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A Glimpse Into Marketers’ Social Media Strategies Even the big guys struggle to measure ROI

Almost every company puts much money and effort behind social media strategy, with goals ranging from enhanced brand awareness to direct leads or sales. But while 97 percent of those…

September 16, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

Anonymous Apps Try to Curb Bad Behavior Ask.fm is investing millions to ensure a safe user experience

Ask.com was well aware of the controversy surrounding anonymous app Ask.fm before purchasing it last month, according to its CEO Doug Leeds. Here, the exec, who now also oversees Ask.fm,…

September 15, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

Anonymous Apps Like Whisper and Secret Have a Dark Side Abusive language and bullying have brands proceeding with caution

An increasingly popular category of social media presents an enticing but potentially risky proposition for brands eager to reach teens and young adults. Services such as Ask.fm, Secret, Whisper and…

September 15, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

Feds Tried to Fine Yahoo $250,000 Per Day for Not Complying With U.S. Surveillance 7-year secret battle finally comes to light

Yahoo has won a seven-year legal battle to declassify documents about how U.S. intelligence officials pressured the tech giant, under threats of huge fines, to hand over user data. The court victory…

September 12, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

If You Block an Ad, Facebook Now Wants to Know Why Says feedback improves News Feed

Facebook wants to know why users decide to block certain sponsored posts in an effort to serve more relevant ads in the News Feed. The social network has always let…

September 11, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

Innovative Sports and Entertainment Apps Are a Challenge for Event Marketers The live experience has to be just as engaging

We are in the midst of a transformational shift in how fans consume and attend live events. Innovations that provide better interactive experiences outside of venues are clearly outpacing those…

September 8, 2014, 9:37 PM EDT

Simulmedia’s New CMO Sees the Future of TV Says it’s all about aligning with the digital model

Specs Who David Cooperstein New gig CMO of Simulmedia Old gig Vp, practice leader for the CMO practice at Forrester Research Age 48 Twitter @Minicooper   Photo: Alfred Maskeroni  How will your experience at Forrester play a role in…

September 7, 2014, 8:23 PM EDT

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…

September 5, 2014, 2:21 PM EDT

Madden Game Uses Google to Create Gif Ads in Real Time Ads will mimic action on the field

EA Sports: It's in the meme. To promote its flagship Madden football game, EA Sports is trying out a new Google advertising program that allows the game maker to quickly…

September 4, 2014, 2:35 PM EDT

YouTube May Be Worth Up to $40 Billion—More Than Twitter Jefferies report projects $8.9 billion in ad sales by 2016

YouTube, broken out from Google’s overall business, is potentially worth more than Twitter with a valuation up to $40 billion, according to an analysis released today by Jefferies. The report looked…

September 3, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT

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