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Instagram Unleashes a Fully Operational Ad Business

Instagram's ad business is growing up fast thanks to a boost of new technology from Facebook. Today, the popular photo-sharing app with more than 300 million users and counting is opening up to potentially millions of advertisers, with more ad styles and sophisticated targeting tools first honed by its parent company.

Here Are the 10 Most Innovative Digital Ad Products of 2014

It wasn't long ago when social media advertising just meant Facebook and digital advertising only reached desktop computers. Well, 2014 saw an explosion in the Internet ecosystem, which has become increasingly mobile with more media-rich formats than ever.

Ads Are Coming to the Comments Section of Publisher Sites

You can tell a lot about people by their online comments, and that's why Disqus believes it could be sitting on an advertising gold mine. The third-party comments service, which runs the discussion section on 3 million websites, is starting to show data-targeted sponsored comment ads.

Why Is There a Starbucks Cup in Tumblr’s Logo Today?

You know that period at the end of the Tumblr logo? It’s for sale to advertisers, called the Sponsored Tumblr Dot.

Facebook Quietly Launches New Ad Policy

Facebook is toying with its News Feed advertising policy, possibly risking a backlash from marketers who are worried that repeated ads will raise auction prices and force advertisers to seek other platforms.

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views.

LinkedIn’s Revenue Hits $534 Million

LinkedIn’s revenue for the second quarter hit $534 million, up 47 percent year-over-year from $364 million in 2013. Sixty percent of that revenue—$318 million—came from the United States.

LinkedIn Ads Can Be Tested and Targeted Like Never Before

LinkedIn advertising is growing up. The company officially launched Direct Sponsored Content today, a sign of maturity that has brands and agencies ready to invest more in the platform.

LinkedIn Buys Business Ad Tech Player for $175 Million

LinkedIn has purchased business-to-business digital advertising company Bizo for $175 million.

How Tumblr Helped Hyundai Spread Its World Cup Message

For the first time, Tumblr is giving brands a look at how their campaigns impact awareness, conducting surveys of users and asking whether they were familiar with their ad partners' messages.