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Good news: one less popup nuisance

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#1 jgweed


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Posted 30 July 2004 - 05:29 PM

AP reports that:

A San Diego company has agreed to stop bombarding computer users with Internet pop-up ads to advertise its ad-blocking software, avoiding a court battle with the Federal Trade Commission.

The FTC's legal case against D Squared, one of the first to address pop-up ads that have become a common Internet marketing technique, was seen as an attempt to limit an often-intrusive form of advertising that exploits technology built into Microsoft Corp.'s Windows software.
The government alleged that using Messenger, D Squared was able to send pop up ads every ten seconds in the form of small dialogue boxes that usually appeared in the middle of the computer screen.

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