Mobile Minutes: Ad blocking showdown; Facebook and music; Rufus Cuff; Alibaba buys Youku
An ad blocker has taken out a punchy ad in the Financial Times to denounce the Internet advertising industry
Shine, the Israeli ad-blocking company, took out a provocative print ad in the Financial Times on Thursday to denounce the US advertising trade body Interactive Advertising Bureau.
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Facebook, wanting users to tune in more, introduces Apple Music and Spotify sharing
Facebook Inc. wants you to stay awhile and listen. The social media company unveiled a new post format Thursday that allows users to listen to and share 30-second previews of a song or album on the social network.
Read more on The Wall Street Journal
Rufus Cuff is like a tablet on your wrist
We’ve seen a lot of wearable gadgets emerge over the last few years, but none have made as big of an impression as the soon-to-launch Rufus Cuff.
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Alibaba buys Youku in deal said to be valued at $4.8 Billion
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. agreed to buy video service Youku Tudou Inc. in a deal said to be valued at $4.8 billion in total, as billionaire Jack Ma seeks to stream more content to Chinese Internet users through control of the YouTube-like site.
Read more on Bloomberg