Erin Griffith

Managing the 'Sharepocalypse'

Bottlenose dashboard aims to make social streams smarter

Call it information overload, drinking from a firehose or “sharepocalypse.” Social media feeds are only increasing in speed, and as the content piles up, users tend to tune out. Bottlenose, a…

Facebook's Virtual Dinner Party

Social networks begin to sample the dining experience

On Facebook you can do it all: share, game, shop, listen, chat, stalk, and poke. Until now, however, you couldn't eat. Maybe that's because restaurateurs tend to get overwhelmed when it…

Clear Channel, Cumulus Partnership Aims Crosshairs at Pandora, Groupon

Will cross-publish content from iHeartRadio, SweetJack

Clear Channel's three-year-old digital streaming service, iHeartRadio, will now stream content from 570 terrestrial radio stations owned by competitor Cumulus Media, the companies announced today. iHeartRadio launched several years ago as…

Hot List: Digital

Facebook and Spotify are among the year's hottest digital media companies

Social Media Site Facebook Call it a bully, a new paradigm, a blessing, a curse—whatever you call Facebook, its presence and power is undeniable. Today the social network has more than 800…

Spotify to Become More Content Rich With App Layer

Open platform launches with apps from, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork

Spotify will open its API to third-party app developers, adding a layer of content to its music-streaming service, the company announced today. The move comes in response, in part, to criticism…

Can Social Shopping Finally Take Off?

Some companies still trying to integrate social networking and e-commerce

Analog shopping is inherently social. There’s the flea market stroll, the girls’ outing, and the time-honored encounter with a mall Santa. But e-commerce, a category that’s expected to reach $200…

Executive of the Year: Lisa Donohue

Starcom USA CEO spans the quantitative and creative divide

If the future of the media business is not just numbers, but ideas, then Starcom USA CEO Lisa Donohue is the industry's new authority. On first meeting Donohue, you'll see telltale…

ShareThis Shares Sharing Data

Social platform launches new measurement standard

It’s safe to say few in digital advertising believe in the click as a strong gauge of effectiveness, be it advertising or content. Yet attempts to replace it—engagement, influence, impressions,…

Big Underdogs Form Display Ad Alliance

AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo merge to compete against Google and Facebook

In a move to fend off Google, Facebook, and the rapidly proliferating real-time bidding exchanges, AOL, Microsoft, and Yahoo last week made the rumors official: They're joining forces. Where they'd…

How to Get Equity Without Really Trying

Wahooly has a novel idea: Give a stake to people who promote them on social media

Before a startup can raise money, it needs users—proof that the concept works. But to attract those users, it needs that money. The result of this catch-22? A bunch of…