Luxury Brands Are Still Casting a Leery Eye Toward Social Media

Apple, Rolex and Monocle love their exclusive appeal, but to what end?

While scores of marketers practically bear-hugged Facebook and Twitter when they first launched, seeing these social platforms as an opportunity to reach the masses, luxury brands stayed mostly out of…

Apple Pays Twitter Some $200,000 for an iPad Ad but Barely Uses Free Social Media

This strategy is a head-scratcher

Apple bought Twitter's Promoted Trend today to push its iPad Air 2 launch, which is noteworthy because CEO Tim Cook and company have been reluctant to use social media platforms…

34 Places Where You Can Start Using Your iPhone to Buy Stuff

McDonald's, Macy's, Disney World accept Apple Pay

So Apple’s best lineup of gadgets is out and its next big business is ready for launch—Apple Pay. The mobile payments service launches Monday and today Apple revealed a list…

Amazon Will Open a Pop-Up Store in New York City

Hanging sign near Empire State Building

Amazon, a longtime foe of brick-and-mortar stores, is hanging out a real sign of its own in a planned New York City outlet. The e-tailer plans to set up a…

Young Protesters in Hong Kong Have Found an Ingenious Way Around Cyber Censors

FireChat app lets them talk off the grid

As Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" enters a dangerous phase, government censors are clamping down on social media sites used to communicate images of the protest to mainland China. Thousands of young…

Apple Sells Out of Its First Large-Screen iPhone After Years of Resisting Phablets

Steve Jobs was wrong about going big

What's that you said, Steve Jobs? No one's going to buy that large phone? Apple's visionary founder got a lot right, but he appears to have been wrong about supersized phones.…

Can Apple Win Over Retailers With Its Digital Wallet?

Walmart already is snubbing Apple Pay

Launching a revolutionary digital wallet is going to prove challenging even for Apple as it lobbies retailers large and small to invest in the technology. Just two days after Apple debuted…

Everything Marketers Need to Know About Apple's New iPhones and Watch

Don't annoy users with notifications, and other tips

Marketers already are coming up with ways to use Apple's large-screen phones and small-screen watches, which were unveiled today in San Francisco. Apple's annual device launch featured the new iPhone…

Apple Tightens iCloud Security After Naked Celebrity Photo Leak

Promises to be more alert for suspicious activity

Apple is implementing more robust iCloud security protocols after a massive breach of celebrities’ accounts—and leak of private nude photos—revealed some weaknesses in the photo-storing service. CEO Tim Cook revealed the…

Apple Says Nude Celebrity Photo Leaks Were Targeted Hacks

Maintains that its cloud is secure

Apple's cloud is safe, the company has said in response to claims that a security flaw in its photo-storing software allowed hackers to grab naked images from celebrities' personal accounts. It…