MOBILE, Ala. - Facebook plans to roll out a new tool for advertisers that directly targets users based on what they buy offline.
The Wall Street Journal reports the tool combines what Facebook already knows about people's friends and 'likes' with information from third-party data marketers who track things like loyalty-card programs.
The newspaper says Facebook's efforts are winning over advertisers like General Motors and Neiman Marcus, but raise privacy concerns. Facebook says it isn't using location data to target the ads, and it has created a program to make data between itself and its data partners anonymous.
Two inventors from Boston have created the world's first 3D printing pen, called the 3-Doodler. With it, images actually jump off the page. It looks like a thick marker, and its able to melt plastic that cools instantly into whatever shape you can dream up.
Because of the hot metal tip, this isn't a toy. The 3-Doodler will cost around a hundred bucks and it could be in stores as early as next Christmas.
The Burner app is now available for Android. That's the app that gives you a disposable phone number when you need one, like for selling things on Craigslist. You create a number, use it, and when you're done with it, burn it like it never existed.
Get it in the Google Play Store, or the Apple store.
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Mobile Police are investigating an apparent shooting that left two people dead and one person injured. Witnesses said it happened around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Campus Quarters Apartments on University Boulevard.
Alabama State Troopers have shut down part of eastbound Interstate-10 due to a wreck.
World leaders and joyous, singing South Africans honored Nelson Mandela on Tuesday at a rainy Soweto soccer stadium where U.S. President Barack Obama praised him as a "giant of history" and the last great liberator of the 20th century.
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W.C. Helveston was credited with furthering the Pay As You Go Program and helping finance the Child Advocacy Center.
The Mobile County Sheriffs Office is wrapping up an undercover investigation aimed at cracking down on local scrap metal businesses.