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Amazon Reportedly Developing 3-D Smartphone Company hopes to be Apple competitor, broaden reach for content distribution

Amazon's long-rumored smartphone will have a glasses-free 3-D display, The Wall Street Journal reported. Citing anonymous sources, the Journal said that Amazon is at work on two phones, including one high-end…

May 10, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

Microsoft Would Reportedly Pay $1 Billion for Nook's Digital Assets Company plans to discontinue its Android tablets

Microsoft is willing to pay $1 billion for Nook Media's digital assets, Tech Crunch reported, citing internal company documents. Since the story broke early today, Barnes & Noble shares jumped 18…

May 9, 2013, 1:58 PM EDT

AOL Earnings Solid as Company Tries to Reinvent Itself Advertising sees growth, but investors question reliance on dial-up

AOL posted solid first-quarter earnings today as it continues its turnaround. The media company's brand business is on somewhat shaky footing as AOL continues to profit mostly from a declining dial-up platform. Overall…

May 8, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT

Facebook Rolling Out Video Ads to News Feeds Social network gives brands four demographics to target with 15-second spots

Facebook will roll out video ads onto users' news feeds as soon as July, The Financial Times reported. The number-one social media company—which just joined the Fortune 500—is launching video…

May 7, 2013, 2:26 PM EDT

This Is Not a Joke: The Onion Hacked by Syrians Parody site responds with parody

Hackers seized The Onion's Twitter feed on Monday, posting anti-Israel and pro-Syrian government messages to the parody news site's nearly 5 million followers. Though the incident recalled The Onion's 2009 parody…

May 7, 2013, 1:27 PM EDT

Report: Google Will Introduce Paid Subscriptions This Week Continues to up the ante in original content arms race

Google will introduce paid subscriptions for certain YouTube channels this week, CNET reported. A rumored à la carte service would include up to 50 different YouTube channels, with single-channel subscriptions…

May 6, 2013, 12:28 PM EDT

Digitas Brings Native Ads to HuffPo Leverages BrandLIVE platform in deal with Web publisher

Digitas, in its NewFront presentation on Thursday, said it will bring real-time native advertising to The Huffington Post. The Publicis Groupe shop unveiled BrandLIVE, a platform that turns ad copy into…

May 3, 2013, 1:07 PM EDT

Facebook Gives Developers and Brands Ability to Target Consumers A new application for Custom Audiences

Facebook now provides a way for developers and brands to target consumers, resulting in more relevant ads on the website and native apps. Developers speaking at Mobile DevCon 2013 in…

May 3, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

New Instagram Feature Allows Users to Tag Brands Will ads be next for the photo-sharing platform?

Instagram added a new Facebook-like tagging feature on Thursday that could give brands higher visibility on the youth-oriented photo-based platform. Called "Photos of You," the feature allows any Instagram user…

May 3, 2013, 10:11 AM EDT

DreamWorks to Buy Youth-Oriented YouTube Network AwesomenessTV is the site's answer to Nickelodeon

DreamWorks Animation will pay $33 million for a tween- and teen-oriented YouTube network, The Wall Street Journal reported. The studio is expected to close a deal this month for AwesomenessTV, YouTube's…

May 1, 2013, 1:04 PM EDT