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Here's How Music, Brands and Tech Collided in 2014 Revolt TV's expert panel reviews the landscape with a trio of videos

The worlds of pop music, social media, digital platforms, tech gadgetry and creativity collided like never before in 2014, so Revolt TV recently invited a group of expert journalists to…

December 22, 2014, 1:12 PM EST

Here Are the Brands Whose Follower Counts Were Hit Hardest in Instagram's Spam Purge Nike, Forever 21 and Ellen lose fake fans by the hundred thousand

The great Instagram purge of the past 24 hours hit Justin Bieber hardest—3.5 million lost followers—but some of social media's biggest brands felt the sting of loss, too. National Geographic, Nike, Adidas…

December 19, 2014, 2:58 PM EST

Snapchat Quietly Bought a Smartglass Startup Owned by the CEO's Friend Sony hack also reveals Evan Spiegel's outlook on advertising

It's not just Sony whose corporate secrets are being outed by an ongoing leak of hacked documents. Emails released today also reveal Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel green-lit the $15 million…

December 17, 2014, 5:49 PM EST

The Hidden Meanings and Inspirations Behind Instagram's 5 New Photo Filters The first styles added since 2012

Instagram unveiled its first new filters in more than two years today, giving phone photographers five more styles to select from when editing their pics. Filters are the hallmark of Instagram,…

December 16, 2014, 5:47 PM EST

Twitter Debates Whether to Hit Autoplay on Videos, and Here's Why Brands love it, but would users protest?

Twitter is weighing a difficult decision, one that not only could disrupt the traditional order of things at the social network but also may well be the key to keeping…

December 15, 2014, 2:38 PM EST

Instagram's CEO Tells Us Who His Favorite Users Are Now That There Are 300 Million of Them Kevin Systrom on the future of his platform

Kevin Systrom is presiding over the next-generation of social media, an era he helped spark with Instagram, and now the highly stylized sharing app has 300 million users, many of…

December 11, 2014, 2:25 PM EST

Instagram Is Now Bigger Than Twitter With 300 Million Monthly Users It's also debuting verified accounts and purging fake followers

Instagram now has 300 million monthly users, picking up 100 million since March. The photo- and video-sharing app has surpassed Twitter's official user count of 284 million. Facebook's companion company, bought…

December 10, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

Facebook is Now Helping Marketers Fine-Tune Those Ads for Mobile Apps How about a game to go with that new tablet?

For companies that love to advertise their apps on Facebook during the holidays, the social site has some new targeting options this year.  Now, mobile-app advertisers are guaranteed their promos will…

December 2, 2014, 5:10 PM EST

Here's a Look at Instagram's First Beer Ads From Stella Artois Anheuser-Busch brand markets to millennials

Stella Artois is turning to Instagram during its holiday marketing kick, hoping to appeal to millennial beer drinkers. The Anheuser-Busch brand is the first beer maker to buy ads on…

December 1, 2014, 12:07 PM EST

Here's Why Beyoncé Is Just Better at Instagram Than Taylor Swift And this 8-bit Mickey Mouse rules

Beyoncé showed the world how she kicks it in her downtime with the biggest Instagram post of the week. The 15-second clip represents why she is who she is, perhaps the…

November 28, 2014, 7:00 AM EST

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