Facebook bans ads tied to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Business / Tech Jan 31, 2018

Facebook bans ads tied to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

Facebook Inc. is banning ads on its social network that promote cryptocurrencies, initial coin offerings and binary options, saying they're "frequently associated with misleading or deceptive promotional practices." The announcement came after about ¥58 billion ($532 million) in cryptocurrency was stolen from Tokyo-based virtual currency ...

Japan plans to ban before-and-after photos in ads for cosmetic surgery

National Oct 26, 2017

Japan plans to ban before-and-after photos in ads for cosmetic surgery

The health ministry will prohibit medical institutions from using before-and-after photos of patients in cosmetic-surgery advertisements, sources said Wednesday. The plan follows a series of consumer problems stemming from advertising for aesthetic medical services, including minor cosmetic surgery and liposuction. Before-and-after images will be allowed for ...

Space alien Donald Trump appears on Mexican billboard

World / Politics Jul 29, 2017

Space alien Donald Trump appears on Mexican billboard

A massive image of U.S. President Donald Trump as an alien intruder now towers above one of the busiest roads in Mexico City, urging motorists to "Make America Great Again." The gaudy billboard sports a caricature of Trump with a blue-and-red fleshless face beneath his ...

Business / Corporate Aug 9, 2016

Dentsu to buy U.S. data marketing firm Merkle Group

Advertising agency Dentsu Inc. said Tuesday it will buy a majority stake in U.S. data marketing agency Merkle Group Inc. as it expands its overseas portfolio. Merkle Group has expertise in customer data analysis, with more than 650 major companies among its clients globally. It ...

Dentsu considering 60 businesses for acquisition

Business / Corporate Feb 19, 2016

Dentsu considering 60 businesses for acquisition

Dominant advertising agency Dentsu Inc. has locked sights on as many as 60 acquisition targets to bring more technology and talent to its global business. The deals pipeline includes mostly small and midsize companies, a contrast with the company's record ¥409 billion purchase of Aegis ...