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LeBron James Give Sports Illustrated Its Best Day Ever Online Sees highest traffic

LeBron James' big decision turned into Sports Illustrated's biggest day online. The iconic sports magazine says James' story drew 6.1 million visitors Friday, the day the website broke the news…

July 14, 2014, 2:39 PM EDT

Twitter Tells Brands They Can Reach 30% of Their Followers for Free Sharing new stats with marketers

Twitter is telling brands, "Come to us if you want to reach fans freely." The company said today that marketers can hit an audience equal in size to 30 percent…

July 11, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

Google and ABC Build a Programmatic Ad Exchange That Only Buys Mastheads Rising Star requires top billing

Google's private programmatic exchanges can now book premium ad space like mastheads for brands. It is working with ABC to promote the new show Rising Star using an exchange that…

July 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

Digital Video Ads That Make You Want to Click Format continues to get more interactive

Kraft, Nike, Target and Walmart are trialing new video technology that makes ads interactive. In the case of Kraft, a 15-second clip comes with pop-up information on the brand and…

July 3, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

Who Says There Are Too Many Facebook Ads? Developing World Says More Brands, Please Global users find unique marketing

Kelly MacLean’s job as Facebook’s lead ad planner in emerging markets is to watch people watch ads. She travels to places like Brazil, Indonesia, South Africa to study the local…

July 2, 2014, 3:57 PM EDT

Facebook Buys LiveRail to Grow Its Video Ad Business Platform serves publishers like MLB, A+E

Facebook is buying video ad platform LiveRail and giving it control of a network that powers advertising for high-profile publishers—online and on mobile. LiveRail delivers video ads to websites and…

July 2, 2014, 1:40 PM EDT

Google Boosts Music Offerings With Songza Deal Complements two other services in the space

Google's musical ambitions took another step forward today with its purchase of Songza, a music-discovery app that complements a streaming music service and another service that Google is developing with YouTube. "Over the coming months,…

July 1, 2014, 7:43 PM EDT

A Look Back at Google's History of Social Media Failures Orkut, Buzz, Latitude, and it's still in the game

In some alternate social media history, the term Crush List is a verb—meaning to elevate a friend to the most prominent position within one’s social network. And somewhere MySpace founder…

July 1, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

Cost Per App Install Is 30 Percent Less Than Expected On Twitter, Lyft Says New ad program now open to all

Twitter is starting to sell app install ads to all, and the car service Lyft said that these campaigns cost 30 percent less to acquire a new customer than the…

June 30, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT

NFL Says It’s The Champ of Twitter's Amplify Program It makes millions from extra sponsorships

The National Football League is huddling with Twitter to score more highlights and exclusive game coverage on the social site through its Amplify program, which lets brands share in-tweet video…

June 29, 2014, 7:54 PM EDT

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