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Qualcomm decides to reject Broadcom’s buyout proposal, but Broadcom still committed

Qualcomm was very recently approached by Broadcom with a buyout offer of over 100 billion dollars. That’s a huge chunk of change, but apparently it wasn’t enough to even tempt Qualcomm; their board has unanimously decided to reject Broadcom’s offer. Despite being a very, very large offer, Qualcomm believes they’re in an excellent position in […]

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Four years on, ‘GTA Online’ is still a money-spinner

Almost four years down the line, GTA V is still drawing big crowds. And players are dropping a lot of dollar on the game's ballistic online mode. That cash is filling up the safes at Take-Two Interactive. The distributor announced on Wednesday that t…
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Hangouts still has a future for consumers, for now

You’ve probably heard that Google is planning on taking Hangouts into the business space away from consumers, but there are a ton of questions over whether or not Hangouts will still be available for you to use to chat with your buddies. Your non-business buddies, anyway. The short answer is yes, fortunately. Amit Fulay, the […]

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Trump’s Nordstrom tweet isn’t illegal, but it’s still a problem

When Donald Trump became president of the United States, many thought his off-the-cuff tweeting days were over. Surely he would adopt the seriousness of his new role as leader of the free world and apply more discretion over what he says on social me…
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Overtime? Game Day ads are still in play on YouTube

The confetti has hit the field. We all went Gaga. The Pats have come out victorious.

While you may not have seen that coming, we’ve seen our highest ever watch time during the game, with more than 350K hours spent watching Big Game ads, marking over 15 percent year-over year-growth. If your Game Day party was anything like ours, mobile also played a huge role – 70 percent of this watch time came from mobile devices. And this is just the beginning.

Historically, the day after the Big Game kicks off several weeks of watching and re-watching Big Game ads, so make sure you check out the tenth anniversary of the YouTube AdBlitz channel and vote for your favorite by February 10 at midnight ET.

We’re already starting to see some early favorites. Some with a fresh take on iconic characters, others that introduced new heroes. But the undeniable theme of the night was ads that connected to social and political topics — in fact, these ads accounted for nearly half of the watch time on Game Day.

Here are the top ten ads so far (based on Game Day views as of 2/6 at 2 a.m. ET):

  1. Budweiser – Budweiser 2017 Super Bowl Commercial | “Born The Hard Way”
  2. Bud Light – Ghost Spuds | Bud Light Super Bowl Commercial 2017 feat. Spuds MacKenzie
  3. Hyundai – A Better Super Bowl | NFL Hyundai Super Bowl LI
  4. Kia – 2017 Kia Niro | “Hero’s Journey” Starring Melissa McCarthy
  5. T-Mobile – T-Mobile | #UnlimitedMoves with Justin Bieber | T-Mobile Commercial
  6. Tide – Tide | Super Bowl Commercial 2017 with Terry Bradshaw
  7. 84 Lumber – 84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial – The Entire Journey
  8. Netflix – “Stranger Things 2” – Super Bowl 2017 Ad
  9. Audi – Audi #DriveProgress Big Game Commercial – “Daughter”
  10. Mr. Clean – Mr. Clean | New Super Bowl Ad | Cleaner of Your Dreams

Interest in commercials didn’t stop at YouTube either. Of the top trending Google Search questions during the game, three were about the ads:

  1. How old is Lady Gaga?
  2. How does overtime work in NFL?
  3. Who owns Alfa Romeo?
  4. What is 84 Lumber?
  5. How many “Pirates of the Caribbean” are there?

The Big Game may have been called, but the battle for top ad is still in play. Check back next week to find out this year’s winner of YouTube AdBlitz!

Deborah Powsner, YouTube Ads Marketing, recently watched Patriots vs. Falcons | Super Bowl LI Game Highlights.


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It turns out dating app Hinge is still free for select members despite shift to premium service

Dating app Hinge is scaling back a significant part of its overhaul less than a month after it was implemented by offering free membership to select users. Since the changes were enforced, users have had to pay $ 7 per month to access the service.

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Still waiting for your Mavic Pro drone to arrive? DJI says it’s working on it

The Mavic Pro drone garnered a lot of attention when DJI unveiled the compact and foldable quadcopter in September. It started shipping last month, but a number of problems has left many pre-order customers still waiting for their machine to arrive.

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The ESA’s ExoMars mission lander is still missing

The European Space Agency is still in the midst of investigating what happened to ExoMars' Schiaparelli lander, which seemed to disappear 50 seconds before it was supposed to land. At the presscon the agency held earlier, Andrea Accomazzo, ESA's head…
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Is your Microsoft Surface’s battery still troublesome? New drivers try another fix

Today, Microsoft issued its September 2016 update to provide some additional relief to Surface Pro 4, Surface Book, and Surface 3 users. The new drivers optimize battery life, touch, pen response, and more.

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New Apple patent filing suggests wireless charging is still a part of the iPhone’s future

While Apple has repeatedly said that it isn’t sure wireless charging adds convenience for consumers, that’s not stopping internal development by any means. Could it finally arrive in iPhone 8?

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Move over Android, Samsung’s rumored Z2 phone shows it still has time for Tizen

Samsung’s second Tizen-powered phone may be unveiled on Thursday. The Z2 is a predecessor to the Z1, and may make its way to select African and Asian markets like Nepal, Bangladesh, and South Africa.

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The digital divide is still divided — smartphones just don’t do the trick

A California study showed increases in home broadband internet access, but for many, access is limited to smartphones, which does not help with education. The digital divide between lower- and upper-income households is not making much progress.

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Why I still hate Amazon Prime Day with a passion

Hooray, it’s Amazon’s Prime Day! Again! More deals than ever before are promised from the online retailer, and the world can’t wait. Except behind all this, Prime Day has a more insidious purpose, and people are in danger of forgetting it.

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No one likes Kanye’s clothes, but they’re still buying (and reselling)

Kanye West opened a pop-up for three days in New York City selling merchandise inspired by his latest album The Life of Pablo. On its second day, Saturday, hundreds of people filled the streets and organized mayhem ensued.

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Report: The Galaxy S7 edge is pretty cool but TouchWiz still stutters

An initial report has found that the Galaxy S7 edge performs better than most phones on the market, but old habits die hard and TouchWiz still stutters, lags, and skips frames. There seem to be few heating issues, however.

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The FBI still hasn’t cracked the San Bernardino terrorists’ encrypted smartphone

The FBI hasn’t cracked the encryption on a smartphone belonging to the perpetrators of the San Bernardino attack, the agency’s director recently told the Senate Intelligence Committee.

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Consumer Reports still believes in the accuracy of the Fitbit

Consumer Reports still supports the Fitbit, noting, “Both the Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge passed our tests handily, accurately recording heart rates at everything from a leisurely walk up to a fast run.”

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Xiaomi misses 2015 sales target, still manages to sell 70 million phones

Chinese mobile giant Xiaomi has missed its sales target for 2015 by 10 million units, but still managed a 14 percent growth in sales. While it is not a bad sign, it is much smaller than the massive surge in popular Xiaomi noticed in 2014.

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It’s not too late! These last-minute gifts will still thrill them

Gift giving can be a delicate process, especially when you’ve left it up to the last minute. Check out our picks for the best last-minute gifts, whether your recipient is an audio aficionado or a soon-to-be world traveler.

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The world’s ‘most powerful’ smartphone isn’t, but it’s still good

One smartphone maker is learning the hard way why you shouldn't promise more than you can deliver. Yu (partly owned by India's Micromax) has unveiled the Yutopia, which it bills as the "most powerful phone on the planet." There's only one problem:…
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BlackBerry’s still got it: The Priv may have sold out at Walmart

BlackBerry’s first Android smartphone, the eponymous BlackBerry Priv, is apparently performing pretty well. It appeared to sell out at retailer Walmart in its first day of availability.

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Facebook quizzes are (still) a privacy threat

An online quiz that illustrates the words you use the most on Facebook as a "word cloud" has gone viral — and it's a great reminder of why you should be wary of connecting ostensibly fun games with your account. UK-based VPN comparison website Compa…
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A&E and Vice hope that you still like conventional TV

You may be devoting a lot of your viewing time to streaming services, but A&E reckons that you still have a soft spot for old-school TV. Its parent company A+E Networks is teaming up with Vice to launch Viceland, a 24-hour TV channel aimed rig…
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