Critics Wary As Chrome Ad Crackdown Begins

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Today, Google will begin using its Chrome browser to eradicate ads it deems annoying or otherwise detrimental to users. It just so happens that many of Google’s own most lucrative ads will sail through its new filters. The move, which Google first floated back in June, is ostensibly aimed at making […]

Ad Blocking Software Skews Ad Metrics

Ad blockers might be skewing advertising metrics more than initially thought. Research from Catchpoint Systems shows ad blockers make Web pages load faster with ad-heavy news sites being the fastest. Additional research from Secret Media and JW Player shows 26% of time spent watching video on desktop in the U.S. is unmonetized because of ad-blocking software, a number that jumps to 62% in the U.K.