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Robert Hof
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Attended San Jose State University
Lives in Palo Alto, CA
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Advertisers are already starting to create commercial messages to reach people while they're immersed in their Oculus Rift and other virtual reality headsets.
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The makers of the popular ad-blocking software for computers, Adblock Plus, today is releasing a full mobile browser that automatically blocks ads on Android smartphones.
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Google will launch buy buttons on its search-result pages in coming weeks, a controversial step by the company toward becoming an online marketplace rivaling those run by Amazon.com and eBay.
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People in the advertising business would dearly love to see Verizon's $4.4 billion acquisition of AOL to succeed to provide an alternative to Google's and Facebook's online ad dominance, but they says the challenges are huge.
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As more than half of searches on Google now occur on smartphones and tablets, the search giant today is releasing a slew of new types of mobile ads and tools to measure their impact in a bid to prove it's still relevant in the mobile era.
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Five top venture capitalists each offered two predictions on the top tech trends to come in the next five years, providing a window into the industry's next big things.
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Elite underground squad battles the bots that waste $6.3 billion in digital advertising dollars
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To become a "destination" and keep mobile viewers hooked, YouTube realized it had to fix itself, from its development platform to its AI.
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VideoYou hear a lot lately about how much YouTube and Netflix compete more and more directly with television, and even want to become more like the iconic medium. And there's more than a little truth to that, not least because TV remains the most lucrative advertising medium out there. What's less [...]
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A new study from Google and the University of California names the key culprits in unwanted "ad injector" software that plagues millions of browsers.
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Remember those Facebook apps that let you use your Facebook login but kept asking for access to everything from your email address to your friends list? And you said, “Um, I don’t think so”? They're still asking, but Facebook heard your complaints, and a year ago it announced that users would have [...]
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  • MIT Technology Review
    Contributing editor, 2012 - present
  • Forbes.com
    Contributing writer, 2011 - present
  • RobHof.com
    writer/editor/blogger, 2009 - present
  • BusinessWeek
    bureau chief, 1988 - 2009
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Gilroy CA - San Jose, CA - Mountain View, CA - Woodland Hills, CA
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  • San Jose State University
  • El Camino Real High School
  • Hughes Junior High School
  • Woodlake Elementary School
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You come here for the incomparable potstickers, as well as pork buns and shrimp dumplings. Cho has been here forever and while his service can be diffident, you shouldn't care. He's a gem. Hope he lives to be 120.
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