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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…

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…

10 Useful and Entertaining Digital Marketing Stats From the Last Week

1.5 million Periscope streams shared on Twitter

Last week entailed another round of intriguing data points released by marketers, and we've collected the 10 most interesting and fun stats for your perusal. Check 'em out: 1. You want…

Infographic: How Periscope and Meerkat Stack Up Against Established Social Apps

Are newcomers gaining real traction?

Thousands of people are estimated to have watched Floyd Mayweather defeat Manny Pacquiao via live-streaming Twitter app Periscope and rival Meerkat. The buzz was so great that Twitter CEO Dick…

These 5 Stats Show That Airbnb Is Becoming Big in Cuba

More popular than Rio or Buenos Aires

Earlier today, Airbnb sent out the following tweet: In just 40 days our listings in Cuba have doubled! Check out our favorites here: http://t.co/654W7z0uiU. pic.twitter.com/9zUthVljSS — Airbnb (@Airbnb) May 21, 2015 So, we…

Will Wireless Carriers Really Kill Mobile Advertising, or Is It Just a Bluff?

One switch and it all goes kablooey

Roi Carthy is ready to flip the switch that blows up mobile advertising. His company is threatening to hand a nuclear option to wireless carriers that would eliminate most mobile…

Google Search Results Have a Whole New Look Now That Tweets Have Arrived

Twitter finds way to grow audience, starting with mobile search

The Google-Twitter partnership is now live, with tweets showing up in mobile search results today. The rivals have gotten closer in recent months as Twitter looks for a bigger audience…

In the Data Era, Theater Marketers Can No Longer Act Like Digital Understudies

Targeting takes center stage

Marketing for plays and musicals probably hasn't been this tough since the Great Depression—even on Broadway. Producers can largely thank the Internet and smartphones for that tough reality, though. Getting…

Percolate Raises $40 Million to Build the Ultimate Marketing Machine

Also plans San Fran expansion

This marketing company may be a CMO's secret weapon. It reportedly helped Unilever save millions of dollars in marketing costs, and GE uses it to get more social on places…

Here's Why AOL Is Poised to Take On Facebook and Google

Industry welcomes the competition

What do you get when you combine the one-time champion of dial-up and the current wireless subscription leader? You get an advertising technology player that could compete more closely with…

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