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How Wish Built (and Fumbled) a Dollar Store for the Internet

There were unbelievable bargains on “bestdeeal9,” a store hosted on the e-commerce platform Wish, including a $2,700 smart TV being…

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World

N.Y. Governor Candidates Flood the Airwaves With $20 Million in Ads

An Army veteran. A bartender’s son. A hard-working executive, burning the midnight oil. These are just a few of the…

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World

Buffalo gunman’s video is surfacing on Facebook, sometimes with ads beside it.

People searching on Facebook for footage of Saturday’s racist shooting rampage in Buffalo, N.Y., may have come across posts with…

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Business

And Now, a Word From Your Streaming Sponsor …

The two titans of the video streaming wars — Netflix and Disney+ — have long resisted commercials, showing a reluctance…

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Business

Advertising Acts as Another Vehicle of Protest to Ukraine War

As western social media sites tried to block misleading ads coming out of Russia this week, Rob Blackie was trying…

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Business

How Did Squarespace Know Podcasts Would Get This Big?

In 2009, Anthony Casalena was listening to a lot of podcasts, especially one called “This Week in Tech,” a round…

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Business

Why Did Facebook Reject These Ads?

A breastfeeding workshop, pants for postpartum comfort, consent education: These are a few of the services and products featured in…

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Business

Google Pledged to Remove Ads From Climate Denial Sites, but Many Still Run

Ahead of last month’s United Nations global climate summit, Google, the world’s largest media company, made a big announcement: It…

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Magazine

Just How Optimized Can Your Life Be?

The Instagram algorithm has developed some strange ideas about me. For example, it has decided that I might dream of…

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Politics

National Issues Dominate Ad Wars in Virginia Governor’s Race

Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Four of the five most expensive…

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