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A plane tows a Geico banner. (nathanmac87/Flickr/Creative Commons)

Geico Banner Ad Falls From Plane, Lands On Fremont Home

An advertising banner touting Geico insurance fell from a plane towing it over Fremont on Monday, striking power lines and landing on a home.

07/23/2014

The touch-screen control panel of the new Tesla Model S .(Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Car Dashes May Be Next Frontier In Targeted Advertising

Location based ads are popping up in dashboards across the country, and location is just the beginning of the trend. Advertisers are targeting consumers by their vehicle type, the music they listen to, and anything else they may do with their dash.

05/13/2014

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Beastie Boys Sue GoldieBlox Over Copyright Infringement

The lawsuit claims that the toy company has infringed upon other artists, including Queen, Daft Punk, Kaskade & others…

12/12/2013

Beastie Boys (credit: Nathanial Hornblower/Nasty Little Man)

GoldieBlox Offers Peace To ‘Beastie Boys’ In Open Letter

“Although we believe our parody video falls under fair use, we would like to respect his wishes and yours.” – Excerpt from Goldiblox open letter

11/27/2013

Adam Horovitz & Michael Diamond of the “Beastie Boys” (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Beastie Boys In Legal Feud With Oakland Toymaker Over ‘Girls’ Viral Ad

The hip-hop group sent a letter to Oakland toymaker GoldieBlox over a viral commercial parodying the hit song “Girls”…

11/25/2013

A photo of a Tecate billboard taken in San Francisco's Mission District  (The Tens)

SF Mission District Beer Billboard Promotes Public Urination

A recent Spanish-language billboard advertising Tecate beer in San Francisco’s Mission District appears to endorse public urination.

06/28/2012

mrquiggly

Super Bowl Ad Has Local Dog Advocates Steaming

The sneaker company’s ad features a French Bulldog named Mr. Quiggly, who is about to race a group of greyhounds.

01/29/2012

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ConsumerWatch: Phony Ads Used As Credit Services Lure

Scammers are doctoring up phony real estate and help-wanted ads that are tricking apartment and job hunters to sign up for subscription credit monitoring services they may not want or need.

01/11/2012

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