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Garett Sloane
Here Are the Brands Whose Follower Counts Were Hit Hardest in Instagram's Spam Purge Nike, Forever 21 and Ellen lose fake fans by the hundred thousand

The great Instagram purge of the past 24 hours hit Justin Bieber hardest—3.5 million lost followers—but some of social media's biggest brands felt the sting of loss, too. National Geographic, Nike, Adidas…

December 19, 2014, 2:58 PM EST

Condoms, Horse Heads, Handcuffs and 11 Other Things Amazon Will Now Deliver in an Hour New Prime app promises weirdness without the wait

Amazon's whole mission is to get people what they want as fast as possible, a pledge the retailer took to an extreme new level with today's debut of a one-hour delivery…

December 18, 2014, 8:50 PM EST

Snapchat Quietly Bought a Smartglass Startup Owned by the CEO's Friend Sony hack also reveals Evan Spiegel's outlook on advertising

It's not just Sony whose corporate secrets are being outed by an ongoing leak of hacked documents. Emails released today also reveal Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel green-lit the $15 million…

December 17, 2014, 5:49 PM EST

The Hidden Meanings and Inspirations Behind Instagram's 5 New Photo Filters The first styles added since 2012

Instagram unveiled its first new filters in more than two years today, giving phone photographers five more styles to select from when editing their pics. Filters are the hallmark of Instagram,…

December 16, 2014, 5:47 PM EST

Twitter Debates Whether to Hit Autoplay on Videos, and Here's Why Brands love it, but would users protest?

Twitter is weighing a difficult decision, one that not only could disrupt the traditional order of things at the social network but also may well be the key to keeping…

December 15, 2014, 2:38 PM EST

Instagram's CEO Tells Us Who His Favorite Users Are Now That There Are 300 Million of Them Kevin Systrom on the future of his platform

Kevin Systrom is presiding over the next-generation of social media, an era he helped spark with Instagram, and now the highly stylized sharing app has 300 million users, many of…

December 11, 2014, 2:25 PM EST

Instagram Is Now Bigger Than Twitter With 300 Million Monthly Users It's also debuting verified accounts and purging fake followers

Instagram now has 300 million monthly users, picking up 100 million since March. The photo- and video-sharing app has surpassed Twitter's official user count of 284 million. Facebook's companion company, bought…

December 10, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

Nearly 25% of Video Ad Views Are Fraudulent, and 6 Other Alarming Stats $6.3 billion menace will shake confidence

Bot fraud, digital advertising's albatross, will suck $6.3 billion from the industry next year, according to a much anticipated report highlighting the threat from the Association of National Advertisers and…

December 9, 2014, 10:30 AM EST

Here Are This Year's Digital Hot List Winners Instagram, Netflix, TMZ lead 2014's tech roster

December 7, 2014, 8:57 PM EST

Here's a Look at Instagram's First Beer Ads From Stella Artois Anheuser-Busch brand markets to millennials

Stella Artois is turning to Instagram during its holiday marketing kick, hoping to appeal to millennial beer drinkers. The Anheuser-Busch brand is the first beer maker to buy ads on…

December 1, 2014, 12:07 PM EST

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