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Goodbye MOTO advertisements: conceptual, but intriguing

Some bold Motorola advertising images have surfaced this morning, though, before anyone thinks otherwise we should point out these are conceptual. That being said, these images have arrived by way of B.A. Bakken who is based out of San Francisco and posted them along with a brief mention of them being "pitch work for Motorola."

Google removes Ad-blockers from the Play Store

Today many frustrated developers took to Twitter and other social sites to share the news that their ad-blocker applications on the Play Store have been removed. Things like AdBlock Plus, Adaway, Adfree Android and many others have all been removed today for violating the Terms of Service. Google's cracking down and hitting that old 'remove' switch this afternoon.

Google brings ‘confirm button’ to mobile ads

We've all done it before. Browsing through an app or playing a game on our favorite Android smartphone and tablet, and suddenly you accidentally click one of those ad banners and get redirected. It's irritating, and usually I just want to throw my phone. Since ads aren't going away anytime soon, and are highly effective on mobile, Google's introduced a new system to solve those accidental clicks.

HTC partners with UEFA until 2015

HTC has been struggling a bit of lately, but the company has just signed a new partnership deal that's bound to bring in at least a few new customers. HTC has signed a three-year partnership deal with the Union of European Football Associations, making HTC "the official phone and tablet" of the UEFA. This partnership is schedule to run until the end of the 2014/2015 season.

GoLive Mobile and Airpush hit with lawsuit, accused of unwanted charges

We're not sure about you, but we've never met anyone who's willing to pay a monthly fee for one of those "premium text messaging" services. Perhaps that's why companies will resort to some shady tactics to get mobile phone users to sign up? That's what app developer GoLive Mobile and ad agency Airpush are accused of doing in a class action lawsuit headed up by Colorado law firm Edelson and McGuire, PCWorld reports.

Verizon Selects starts this week – optional targeted advertising for mobile

We have some important news to share with you guys on Verizon Wireless today. This week the carrier will be starting their new program called "Verizon Selects" and you'll want to be on the lookout for the email or text from Big Red. This is essentially Verizon's new mobile advertising plan but you'll want to read on for the full details and see if you'd like to opt-in, or opt-out. I'll go for the latter.

HTC hires new CMO in hopes to stop their downward spiral

It's no secret that lately times have been a little tough for good ol HTC. Their market share has seen large declines over the past few years, especially throughout 2012 while fending off Apple in court and Samsung on the shelves. Today however there is a sign of good news as HTC has just taken a big step and hired a new CMO. They've appointed Benjamin Ho as their new Chief Marketing Officer.

LeBron James stars in new Galaxy Note II ad

Samsung frequently uses celebrities in its smartphone ads, and the company's latest one for the Galaxy Note II is no different. This time around, the ad features Miami Heat superstar LeBron James. The ad shows us a day in the life of the basketball player, as he uses the Galaxy Note II to exchange messages, take pictures, and send out videos of those tasty dunks.
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