Instagram Unleashes a Fully Operational Ad Business

With shopping links and Facebook-powered targeting

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…

Here's What Marketers Need to Know About Google's Mobile Upgrades

Now on Tap has ad potential

The future of marketing on Google devices is Now. The search giant held its annual developers conference today, providing a look at the future of its mobile operating system, the…

These Are the Digital Trends Everyone in Tech and Advertising Needs to Know

According to Mary Meeker's Internet report

One of the most-watched digital reports of the year is out—Mary Meeker's Internet Trends—and it shows just how much room mobile advertising has to grow. Meeker runs digital investments for…

Ad Tracking Platform Brings on New Investors

$21.9 million in Series B funding, which tracks national TV ads and correlates digital responses, announced $21.9 million in Series B funding. The platform shows where and when national TV ads are running in real…

By Watching How Customers Shop in the Store, Crate & Barrel Lifts Web Sales 44%

The e-commerce, brick-and-mortar link

Crate & Barrel found a way to increase its Web sales conversion rate by 44 percent—and it wasn't through the meticulous, oft-employed procedure that e-retail wonks call multivariate testing. Instead, the home-decor…

Twitter Hatches a Google Deal Amid Disappointing Earnings

Brands can now buy ads seamlessly from both digital companies

On the same day it released disappointing first-quarter earnings and watched its stock tumble 18 percent, Twitter announced a new deal with Google that it hopes will lift the business.…

Has Google Perfected the Retail Search Ad With Its Local Inventory Offering?

Sears Hometown store visits jumped 122 percent

Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores, a retailer fighting for every sale, has evidently found a weapon in Google's Local Inventory Ads that it says works to drive consumers to its…

Facebook Buys a Company That Could Solve an Annoying Online Ad Problem

No more messages about products you already bought

Facebook is buying a company that could help it solve an age-old online advertising problem—the one that keeps showing people the same ad even after they bought the product. It's…

Daily Mail Launches Its Fashionable E-Commerce Platform in the U.S.

Popular service lets readers buy celeb-inspired outfits

While many fashion publications are still struggling to develop e-commerce platforms to bolster their bottom lines, Britain's Daily Mail Online claims to have found a successful formula with its Femail…

This New Website Wants to Be an Etsy for Artists

One-week-old Ziibra already has JetBlue cherry-picking its creative work

Can Ziibra be to artists what Etsy is to artisans? Indeed, Ziibra, which launched last week, wants to be the destination for painters, musicians and designers to promote and sell their…