I really, truly, absolutely hate ads on webpages. Any device I have has some sort of adblocking solution installed. As it turns out, some marketing "geniuses" are going to take these annoyances to the next level. Let's see how..
Ads on your Smart TV.
Oh, this is real! smile
Every movie I play, 20-30 minutes in it plays the Pepsi ad, no audio but crisp clear ad. It has happened on 6 movies today,.
Pepsi, of all things!
Luckily, the problem was limited to Australia, and is already "resolved". smile But don't you worry, they will try again for sure!
Just a reminder, same Samsung SmartTVs did similar stunt a year ago.
Back then, it was possible to get rid of ads by opting-out of some obscure Yahoo crap:
Ads when making phone call
As reported by The Register, some companies would like you to listen to advertisements when you are making a phone call. And you can even "express product interest by pressing an action key"!
Right. While you're at it, don't forget add 10$/month fee for ad-free calling.
Luckily for us, this "product" hasn't been deployed on any mobile network so far. At least, not on the networks I know.
Welcome to the new world! You're paying us good money, but we'll still try make more money off of you..