For a few hours this morning, you might have noticed that some of your favorite sites were serving up fewer ads — or in some cases no ads at all. No, it’s not because you’re special (though you are, honestly) or because these sites decided to give you a break from slamming your senses with advertising; it was all due to an outage of Google’s ad server. [More]
Lots of large websites run Google ads in order to generate a bit of cash without having to actively sell an ad module. But the folks at Best Buy might want to rethink this strategy, as many of the Google ads on BestBuy.com are linking to deals at competing e-tailers. [More]
• If one wanted an indictment of the modern consumer, one need not look farther than the pages of Vogue magazine whose capricious editor, Anna Wintour, gets parodied in the film adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, starring Annie Hathaway as the dowdy assistant cum Pygmalion fashionista. Our editor went to elementary with Annie and Gawker has the picture to prove it.