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Flash ads face doomsday on Google Chrome

By Joe Kukura on Aug 31, 2015

Sept. 1 will not be a banner day for banner advertising. Millions of animated web banner ads will stop working Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, as the Google Chrome Web browser will no longer support online advertisements created with the Adobe Flash animation software. Google had announced the cutoff in June, and the so-called Flashpocalypse hits this week, leaving millions of online advertisements frozen, appearing in gray and not being seen by users surfing the Web using Chrome. And just to add insult to injury, Amazon will no longer accept Flash ads also effective Sept. 1. Solutions for creating ads that display across all browsers and devices — even after Sept. 1 — will be a key topic at the ad:tech New York digital marketing conference. The session "Keeping Up with and Leveraging Mobile Ad Fo

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Award-winning journalist & certified public school teacher in math, English, and social sciences since 1988. I earned my Bachelor s degree from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and graduated with honors, where I studied English, mathematics, social sciences, engineering, and education. While teaching full-time during the day, I earned my Master s of Arts degree at night, earning a 3.8 grade-point. Currently, I am working on an additional graduate degree, a Master s of Science degree. -Contributed to the writing, editing, and publishing of various stories for publications such as The Michigan Daily, Metro Times, The Village Voice, Ear Magazine of New Music, Insurance and Technology, Ypsilanti Press, Ann Arbor News, The Dexter Dispatch, Ann Arbor Family Press, Ann Arbor Observer, Ann Arbor Journal, The Ann Magazine, Saline Reporter, Dexter Leader, Manchester Enterprise, Milan News-Leader, and Chelsea Standard, Monroe Guardian, Ile Camera, News-Herald, and Dearborn Press and Guide. -In 2012, won award from the Michigan Press Association for article in a shared-series on “Remembering 9/11”.