Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 10th Sep 2012 09:54 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Now here's an interesting little nugget Jeff Bezos didn't want you to know about when he introduced his new Kindle tablets: the Kindle Fire HD is ad-supported, and originally, you would not have been able to remove those advertisements from the device. Over the weekend, the company reversed this policy, allowing you to permanently remove the advertisements from your Fire HD for $15.
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RE[2]: Advertising sucks...
by UltraZelda64 on Tue 11th Sep 2012 06:50 UTC in reply to "RE: Advertising sucks..."
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What you described would, in my opinion, be the "best" (if there could even be such a thing when it comes to this subject) kind of advertising. The kind of stuff that doesn't try to forcibly ram shit down your throat. Instead, we've got stuff like what what Vonage put out a few years ago with their annoying little jingle, pounded in your head once or twice every single f--king commercial break. And I only know because while at a friend's house a TV was always on, and whether I was actually watching it with them in the same room or in a completely different room minding my own business... you just can't miss it even if you want to.

Things like that, they're not the only culprit, just the only one I can think of (like I said, advertising is dead to me). I have determined years ago that I will NEVER support a company that has such annoying commercials. See what that got them? I remember their name... and I remember to avoid them. Oh, and I almost forgot; more recently, Yorkshire Farms--their rap commercials annoyed the hell out of me so bad, I'll never buy their products. Maybe I'm just ass-backwards, but these companies' advertisements actually work AGAINST them sometimes.

Oh yeah, I remember alright... not to buy anything with that name on it in the future. Note to such companies: Thanks for trying... to force shit down my throat with some of the most annoying ads possible, overplayed to hell and back. I'll keep your company's name in mind, in my own little blacklist. You are precicely the reason I use things like Adblock Plus, and refuse to browse the web without it.

Edited 2012-09-11 07:10 UTC

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