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Interactive advertising coming to Kinect

Posted in Xbox 360 by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2011

Try as you might, you just can’t escape advertising. Well, if you have a Kinect, you will soon be able to make full use of both voice and motion commands to interact with ads. I can tell, you are thrilled at the prospect. NUads will apparently be on the Xbox 360 dashboard or embedded in games and other content.

Soon you’ll be able to issue voice commands to request more information about products via email or text messages and advertisers will be able to prompt you to say ‘Xbox Near Me’ and a map to the nearest retailer will be sent to your phone. You’ll also be able to do things like vote for your favorite brands / products using motion control.

Best Buy advertising higher prices as sales?

Posted in Best Buy by Conner Flynn on May 24th, 2010

Just because you see something advertised as a sale, it does not make it a sale. Just like everything you read on the internet is not true. The Consumerist reports that Best Buy seems to have begun advertising some laptops at prices that are higher than their regular price. Then they go ahead and take it one step further by placing “as advertised” signs on the laptops in the store, giving consumers the impression that they’re getting a sweet deal.

No, that ain’t right. But shoppers also need to be alert and not so trusting. A tipster specifically mentions laptops like the Dell and HP models advertised for $649.99 and $699.99 in the ad pictured above, which are $20 and $50 higher than their regular price. Other previous laptops advertised at higher prices also now seem to have gone back to the regular price.

Apple working on proximity based advertising?

Posted in Apple by Conner Flynn on January 14th, 2010

Apple files some interesting patents, some go mainstream, some don’t, but they are worth paying attention to. The latest patent involves proximity-based ads. The idea is that it would allow users to add contacts as icons on the home screen.

But it goes a step further allowing a business to contact people based on their proximity. So if you’re near say a burger joint, you could receive contact information, their address and special offers when you’re near. It could be established via wired or wireless communications, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.

USB Inserts for advertising

Posted in USB by Conner Flynn on November 30th, 2009

USB Inserts for advertisingThis is either a great idea or a bad idea. It’s hard to say which. That depends on how you feel about being assaulted by these when you open a magazine and find one of these paper-thin USB key ads. Mind you, that’s along with those paper re-subscribe slips and perfume pages.

But it is a neat concept. They can be made to order, are super slim, and can fit in small places. But chances are you won’t be interested enough in any ad content to actually load up what’s on it. At least I wouldn’t be motivated.

Google and Yahoo offer advertising deal revision

Posted in News by Darrin Olson on November 3rd, 2008

Google and Yahoo offer to revise advertising partnershipIn an attempt to keep in the good graces of the Justice Department, Google and Yahoo are looking into revising the deal for an advertising partnership between the two companies. An anonymous person close to the negotiations has said the revisions are drastically scaled back from the original talks.

The new deal would have an agreement term of just 2 years; much less than the original plan for 10 year. It also would limit the amount that Yahoo could earn from ads placed by Google to just 25 percent, which may help ensure Yahoo stays in the advertising game. Google advertisers would also have the option to opt-out of placing ads on Yahoo at their own discretion.

Resealable Can: No more flat sodas

Posted in Home by Conner Flynn on May 21st, 2008

Resealable Can: No more flat sodas
You have to drink soda pretty fast so it doesn’t go flat, right? Not anymore. Not everyone can finish the can. It’s either drink the flat beverage or be wasteful. Ukranian inventor Johan De Broyer is a man with a love of carbonated beverages and a dream. He has come up with a neat way to re-seal cans.

His idea opens up new possibilities in advertising too. You pop the top as usual, then when you want to re-seal it, just turn the pop top tab and it completely closes up the can. That wouldn’t mean squat if it were just an enclosure, but Johan claims his invention can create a completely gas-tight and liquid-tight seal. Advertisers should love the fact that they can take advantage of the resealed top.