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Bad Apple for Radio & TV Ads?
July 30, 2012

Sneaky, sneaky Apple. They’ve just been granted a patent for technology that would allow digital radio listeners to tune out radio ads (and their associated music) and automatically tune in music/video from their device’s library until the ad is over. Like AutoHop’s radio-ad-busting twin, the villainous software would make Pandora ads irrelevant and suck funding […]

Networks have sued Dish Network for its Hopper feature, which allows viewers to skip ads broadcasted by Networks with the touch of a remote control button. Dish quickly countersued, claiming breach of contract by the Networks, since ‘auto-hopping’ still ‘preserves’ the ads in the recording: it’s the consumer who chooses whether to view them or […]