| Feb 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
YouTube is serving notice on video fraudsters: The site said it has started to methodically audit the views a video has received to strip out obviously fake activity, in step aimed at building credibility with advertisers.
Starting this week, YouTube...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:01 PM
For Girl Scouts leaders, responding to criticism during the annual cookie sale ritual seems to have become as routine as helping the youngsters sell the sweets.
The latest charge comes from an old foe of the Girl Scouts, Pro-Life Waco, a Texas...
| Feb 8, 2014
Bryan Wright isn't a "showrooming" shopper who inspects a product at a local retailer before buying it for less from an unaffiliated online retailer.
Wright, a Tolland resident, spotted two of Lego's Ninjago building sets at Walmart.com that he was...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 4:29 AM
It appears there's a new breed of mall rats on the loose.
Ocala cops were waiting for a man, identified as James Leroy Routson, 71, after he allegedly posted an online ad seeking to meet someone at a mall for some oral sex, reports the Ocala Star...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Thanks to Sony's new marketing campaign, you, too, can be a Monuments Man (or Woman).
The latest promotional tool for the George Clooney film is a World War II newsreel-style trailer that serves as an actual campaign to help find missing art. Sony is...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 9:05 AM
Two men were arrested after police said they tried to sell dozens of fake prescription painkillers that were advertised on Craigslist, authorities announced today.
The Lake County Sheriff’s department said it received a tip from McHenry police...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 6:38 AM
Cable network A&E said on Friday it was bringing back family patriarch Phil Robertson to the hit reality show "Duck Dynasty" after fans protested his suspension over anti-gay remarks and big-name corporate sponsors stuck by the series.
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:09 PM
The party is over for “party central.”
The owner of a roughly 4,000-square-foot Glendale home advertised as “party central” on Airbnb.com, an online vacation rental platform, has agreed to stop renting the house specifically for...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 7:59 AM
Tens of thousands of visitors to Yahoo.com may have been exposed to malicious advertisements that can install malware that gives attackers access to users' computers and online banking activity.
Starting Dec. 30, some ads served on Yahoo's ad network...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:44 AM
The owner of an approximately 4,000-square-foot Glendale home advertised as “party central” on Airbnb.com, an online vacation rental platform, has agreed to stop renting the house specifically for parties after having six festivities shut down...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Old Spice appears to be burning up the bandwidth with “Momsong,” a minute-long, body-spray-touting video that has racked up some 1.3 million hits (and counting) since it was posted to YouTube on Friday.
The song – in a sort of ‘...