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Reddit Moderators Revolt Over Site's Firing of Popular Talent Director Victoria Taylor

Subreddits shutter after key AMA organizer is let go

As America readies for fireworks, Reddit is grappling with darkness. Hundreds of Reddit's community forums—called subreddits—have been made inaccessible to the public in protest after the San Francisco-based company dismissed its…

Why Facebook's Suggested Video Deal Looks Good for Funny or Die

Comedy site's vp explains how it will work

Facebook made its play to rival YouTube's video ad business on Wednesday, unveiling a plan to monetize videos and share the revenue with creators. Menlo Park, Calif.-based Facebook will launch a…

Twitter Just Made It Easier for Advertisers to Target College Grads, Parents and Small Businesses

With a persona-based system

Twitter wants to make targeting easier for advertisers, so today it unveiled a feature called "personas," which lets brands target groups of consumers based on whether they have college degrees,…

Android's One-Second Mobile Videos Add Up to a Fascinating Project

Fun play on 'leap second'

How much creativity can you pack into a one-second video? If you're Android, quite a lot, apparently. On Tuesday, clocks around the world added a "leap second"—a one-second time adjustment periodically…

8 Stats That Show the Branding Impact of Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest

A July Fourth tradition

Few brands do as well as Nathan's Famous on the Fourth of July thanks to its ESPN-televised hot dog eating contest in Coney Island in Brooklyn, N.Y. What's particularly interesting, though,…

Brands Tap Into the Growing Fervor Around the U.S. Women's World Cup Run

Coke goes patriotic, Seahawks get funny

The U.S. women's soccer team thrilled its fans last night by defeating Germany 2-0 to advance to the Women's World Cup final. And while only a modest number of brands were…

How IBM Got 1,000 Staffers to Become Brand Advocates on Social Media

And then take home a big award

IBM has had a pretty tech-savvy workforce since it was founded in 1911. It is Big Blue we are talking about here, after all.  But it wasn't until a year ago…

Facebook Tests 10-Second Video Views for Advertisers

More social clips cause marketers more problems

Facebook is testing a new way for advertisers to buy video promos that may help determine which  ads people are actually watching. A Facebook rep confirmed to Adweek that it is…

ThePostGame Will Partner With WPP's New Sports Entertainment Business

The goal? More branded videos

ThePostGame, a 4-year-old digital media property that reaches roughly 40 million people per month, is set to make a few major announcements. First up will be a sales and marketing…

26% of Millennials Give Fake Birthdays to Score Better Online Deals

Nearly half abandon shopping carts to save

Would you fake a birthday to get an online deal? What about hiring a personal consultant to make sure you're getting the most out of your frequent-flier miles? Those are just…

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