T-Mobile’s New “Jump” Ads Show SNL’s Bill Hader in Desperate Need of a New Phone

It’s not “Stefon,” but it’ll do.

Trusty Viewers Get Free Video With Ad “Work”

People will do almost anything to get free digital access to movies and TV shows. HitBliss is one company that believes people will even watch ads to earn money to pay for this content.

Prioritizing Growth Over Profits, One Kings Lane Raises $50 Million in Capital

To date, the online retailer has now raised $117 million.
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Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure Big Audiences

Slightly ahead of the holidays, several online retailers have announced TV commercials, including One Kings Lane, Fab.com, OpenSky, Gilt Groupe and Wayfair.

Mega-Multitasker Jack Dorsey Finds Time to Tout Candy

The Twitter and Square executive joins actor Matt Damon, supermodel Gisele Bundchen and quarterback Tom Brady in a pitch for a new line of confectionaries.
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Dish’s Ads to End All Ads

Dish Network Corp. plans to promote its new ad-skipping feature with, ironically enough, a television ad — that is, if broadcast TV networks agree to run the spot.


Dish Network Offers DVR That Removes Ads

Dish Network Corp. released a feature on its digital video recorder Thursday that automatically removes commercials from shows aired by major broadcast networks, threatening to seriously undercut billions of dollars in broadcast television advertising.

My So-Called Social Super Bowl

Last night, I took a rare break from social media and opted for a real-time, real-life Super Bowl instead. And somehow … I saw the same game everyone else did.


The Internet Isn’t Fun Anymore (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.

The Best Retail Ads of the Holiday Season Get the Ugly Sweater Treatment

Here are some of the best retail spots of the holiday season, the ones that motivated throngs of people to shop and spend record amounts online.

iPhone Strains O2’s London Network

AOL Now Aol.