A new ad blocker replaces ads with news content

Ad Replacer, a new ad blocker for Google Chrome created by aggregation news site Inside.com’s founder Jason Calacanis, will replace ads with “human-curated news.” Ad Replacer curates content from sites such as BBC, Variety, The Verge and CNN, and is powered by people who are curating content 24/7. Calacanis is billing Ad Replacer as an alternative to content recommendation services such as Outbrain or Taboola.