Minteye offers no-type CAPTCHA as a security twist

(Phys.org)—Minteye is offering a no-type option to annoying CAPTCHA tests where users' first tries turn into third and fourth tries to get the blurry, blotched letters and digits correct for entry. The company Minteye, ...

Facebook ads less than lucrative for many businesses

As the public joined the frenzy around Facebook Inc.'s Wall Street debut, well-connected institutional investors were hearing a more sobering message: The social network's main business, advertising, was sputtering.

Departed Google exec rues Larry Page regime

A former Google executive went public on Tuesday with a lament that the Internet star has become obsessed with advertising and seizing the online social networking crown from Facebook.

US hedge fund seeks five seats on AOL board

A US hedge fund with a large stake in AOL laid claim on Friday to five seats on the board of directors of the Internet company and criticized the strategy of the current management.

Advertisers scan faces to tailor pitches

Picture this: You stop in front of a digital advertising display at a mall and suddenly an ad pops up touting makeup, followed by one for shoes and then one for butter pecan ice cream.

Seeking display ad boost, Google buys Admeld

Google, bidding to boost revenue from display advertising, announced the acquisition on Monday of Admeld, a New York-based company that provides an advertising platform for publishers.

Google buys AdMeld for $400 million: TechCrunch

Google has acquired Admeld, a New York-based company that provides an advertising platform for publishers, for around $400 million, technology blog TechCrunch said Thursday.

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