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The 5 Stages of Louis C.K.'s Amazing Twitter Rant on Evolution He quickly shows everything that is right and wrong with social media

Today's Louis C.K. rant about how life evolved in the solar system is exactly what Twitter does best, but also a reminder of the platform's flaws. If you weren’t there…

October 8, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT

Yik Yak Is Hot With the Cool Kids, and Now It's in Facebook's Crosshairs Anonymous, location-based app surges in popularity

Any attention is good attention, even if it's from Facebook looking to crush your fledgling startup. That's kind of how the founders of Yik Yak look at recent double-edged praise…

October 8, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

Facebook Reportedly Launching an App Designed to Hide Your True Identity A shift toward anonymity?

Facebook wants you to be just as comfortable sharing sensitive information as you are broadcasting mundane details, so the social network is planning a new, anonymous sharing app, according to…

October 7, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

Verizon Tries for a 'Ship My Pants' Moment by Poking Fun at Its 'Half-Fast' Rivals Another brand turns to mildly risqué wordplay

Watch your mouth and your online speeds, because if you're doing "half-fast" work on an Internet connection other than Verizon FiOS, it could come out sounding dirty. Verizon is the latest marketer…

October 7, 2014, 12:41 PM EDT

Now You Can Get In on the Facebook Ad Network That Made Millions for the Kardashian Game Rolls out to all

Facebook is taking the wraps off its mobile ad network after saying the early results helped lead to big gains for apps like Shazam and game makers like Glu Mobile,…

October 7, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

Yahoo Wants to Invest Serious Cash in Snapchat Reports say discussions are taking place

Yahoo is looking to buy a piece of Snapchat with an investment that values the hot messaging app at about $10 billion, according to reports. Yahoo is among a number…

October 3, 2014, 6:18 PM EDT

Google Cracks Down on Marketers' Access to Data Third-party measurement firms fear being shut out

Google is tightening its grip on advertising data, and some industry sources fear the policies could hamper their ability to market online. Just this week, Google began talking to ad technology…

October 3, 2014, 2:02 PM EDT

Why Is There a Starbucks Cup in Tumblr's Logo Today? Sponsored Dot unveiled on National Coffee Day

You know that period at the end of the Tumblr logo? It’s for sale to advertisers, called the Sponsored Tumblr Dot. Well, it's not for sale every day, but it's open…

September 29, 2014, 5:34 AM EDT

One Push Notification Too Many Will Make Consumers Delete Your iBeacon App Message overload happens quickly

A new marketing menace is emerging with the explosion in iBeacon technology: message overload. Almost every retailer and brand is starting to test the new location-aware sensors known as beacons,…

September 29, 2014, 12:06 AM EDT

Facebook's New People-Based Ad Technology Is 'Marketing Nirvana' Pepsi and Intel are early testers as social net unleashes data

Facebook is finally sharing its deep knowledge of 1.3 billion users to power advertising across the Web in a way that marketers say is unprecedented, potentially enhancing their ability to…

September 29, 2014, 12:00 AM EDT

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