Just as Apple released its new operating system, it appears that some of adland's worst fears may come true, at least in the short run. Apple on Wednesady released iOS9 for the iPhone, which enables extensions for content blocking -- including ad blocking -- in its Safari browser. For months now, execs in the marketing world have been uneasy, declaring that Apple's new operating system could usher in a wave of consumers who block ads on mobile. Thanks to the media attention the issue has gotten, they might not be wrong. Apple's App Store chart indicates that there's at least some initial interest in ad-blocking apps. Since Recode published Thursday morning, Peace remains at the top of the chart, but other apps have moved up. Purify is in the No. 3 slot and in fourth is Crystal, which is an app that was developed by Dean Murphy. Further down the ranking, Blockr is in the No. 13 slot.
Oil prices fell on Wednesday on weak economic data from China and Europe and a rise in U.S. crude inventories, partly erasing the previous session’s sharp gains after the United States said it would delay tariffs on some Chinese products.
Data from industry group the American Petroleum Institute (API) showed U.S. crude stocks unexpectedly rose last week. Crude inventories increased by 3.7 million barrels to 443 million, compared with analyst expectations for a decrease of 2.8 million barrels, the API said.
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