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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#1455 Adblock Plus finds the end-game of its business model: Selling ads
Eyeo GmbH, the company that makes the popular Adblock Plus software, will today start selling the very thing many of its users hate—advertisements. Today, the company is launching a self-service platform to sell "pre-whitelisted" ads that meet its "acceptable ads" criteria. The new system will let online publishers drag and drop advertisements that meet Eyeo's expectations for size and labeling.

"The Acceptable Ads Platform helps publishers who want to show an alternative, nonintrusive ad experience to users with ad blockers by providing them with a tool that lets them implement Acceptable Ads themselves,” said Till Faida, co-founder of Adblock Plus.

Publishers who place the ads will do so knowing that they won't be blocked by most of the 100 million Adblock Plus users. The software extension's default setting allows for "acceptable ads" to be shown, and more than 90 percent of its users don't change that default setting.
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#1455 Adblock Plus finds the end-game of its business model: Selling ads
#1454 Generic OSX malware detection method explained
#1453 Gugi: from an SMS trojan to a mobile-banking trojan
#1452 How a third-party App Store abuses Apple’s developer enterprise program to serve adware
#1451 Hands-on: Blue Hydra can expose the all-too-unhidden world of Bluetooth
#1450 Allow web domain changeover: US tech firms
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