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Judge Rules California Cab Companies Can Sue Uber Over Ads

A federal judge has ruled California taxicab companies can sue competitor Uber over advertising statements that it offers the safest rides on the road.


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FreeBike Project Allows Companies To Advertise While Helping Students Get To Class On Time

Some University of Southern California students are depending on a free service to get to class on time.


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Billboard Depicting U.S. Soldier And Muslim Woman Sparks Controversy

The advertisement, which includes the simple phrase “#betogether”, is for a company called Snore Stop.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/31/2013

A similar  bike sharing program that launched in New York provides 6,000 bikes which are available for short-term rental at 330 stations in Manhattan. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Bike Share Hits Speed Bump Over City Ad Contracts

A pilot program that would allow Angelenos to rent bicycles at kiosks citywide has hit another hurdle.


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Things That Aren’t What They Seem at Your Neighborhood Bar

Are bartenders getting more clever, or are their customers getting more drunker?



Billboards You Will Not Ever See in The U.S.

Sit on the bus bench, and the scale reads out your weight … in big red digital numbers. It’s an ad for …


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South Bay Senator To Call For Boycott After Lowe’s Pulls Ads From Muslim-American TV Show

A state senator from South Bay says he’s outraged that the company Lowe’s reportedly pulled its advertising from a cable television show about Muslim Americans.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/11/2011

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LA Riders Left Standing In Ad Revenue Fight Over Bus Benches

Officials ended the deal after concluding that they were unable to get an accurate account of the number of benches with ads — or monies owed to the city.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/12/2011

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Google Braces To Pay At Least $500M In Ad Probe

Google Inc.’s lucrative online advertising system is facing a U.S. Justice Department investigation that is expected to cost the Internet search leader at least $500 million.


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Still Winning? Charlie Sheen Earns Cash For His ‘Tweets’

It isn’t just “tiger blood” fueling Charlie Sheen’s tweeting: There’s a new world of social media advertising hidden behind his micro-blogging, too.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/08/2011