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Garett Sloane

Horror Film Lets You Have an Increasingly Intense Chat With the Main Character

Insidious 3 stunt via Kik shows how bots are evolving

In the new horror movie Insidious: Chapter 3, a girl stuck in bed is eager for contact with the outside world. She's even willing to chat with you right now.  Thanks…

Victoria's Secret and Sephora Are Already Using Instagram's New App

Brands, consumers and first ladies waste little time using Layout

Instagram is providing a way to share photo collages with a companion app called Layout, which—even though it was just launched today—is already getting employed in interesting ways by brands…

Has Google Perfected the Retail Search Ad With Its Local Inventory Offering?

Sears Hometown store visits jumped 122 percent

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, a retailer fighting for every sale, has evidently found a weapon in Google's Local Inventory Ads that it says works to drive consumers to its…

SnappyTV Powers Twitter's Video Strategy for Everything From March Madness to the President

7 clips that show how live TV gets online fast

If you see clips of buzzer-beaters from Turner Sports properties in your Twitter feed after the March Madness tips off tomorrow, you can thank SnappyTV for the excitement. Such moments…

4 Important Tips for Making Your Instagram Videos Stand Out

Straight from the app itself

Video is a top priority for some of the biggest brands, who want to get the most out of posts and ads on social networking sites. So on Monday, when…

Why Marketers Shouldn't Be Seduced Into Using Believable Bots

Ex Machina's clever use of Tinder could start a risky trend on chat apps

Sex and advertising are usually a reliable mix. Unless, of course, you trick consumers into thinking they might have a chance of hooking up with your deceptive spokesbot masquerading as…

Jameson Serves a 3-D Whiskey Shot in Its New Instagram Ad

Brand calls it 'a Facebook first'

Jameson says it has created the first 3-D video ad for Facebook and Instagram, using a technique that makes it appear as if a bartender is sliding a whiskey shot…

Facebook Buys a Company That Could Solve an Annoying Online Ad Problem

No more messages about products you already bought

Facebook is buying a company that could help it solve an age-old online advertising problem—the one that keeps showing people the same ad even after they bought the product. It's…

Snapchat Launches Local Channel for New Yorkers

Users in the Big Apple can see and contribute to 'Our Story'

The New York City channel is now live on Snapchat. One of the app's most popular features, its Local section used widely on college campuses, is now giving New Yorkers a…

The Guardian Corrects and Clarifies Story That Damaged Whisper App

Some redemption months after privacy allegations

The Guardian has issued a correction and clarification on a months-old damning report that stung the anonymous sharing app Whisper and its staff. It turns out that alleged privacy problems…

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