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Are Brands Afraid of Sharing Their Consumers' Data With Facebook? Social network assures them it’s secure

Facebook wants brands to know their data is safe. The social network has been on a charm offensive of sorts to assure advertisers that when they share information to buy…

November 11, 2014, 2:43 PM EST

What We Learned About Mark Zuckerberg From His Candid Talk With Users He's not cool and not into appletinis

Mark Zuckerberg finally admitted it: He's not cool, and he never built Facebook to be cool or meet girls. Oh, and he never heard of an apple martini before the…

November 6, 2014, 7:07 PM EST

AOL Gives Advertisers an Alternative to Facebook's People-Based Marketing Builds technology to serve ads anywhere

AOL is into "people-centric" marketing just like Facebook. The company said it could now identify 100 million consumers and target ads to them no matter what device they utilize—desktop, laptop,…

October 31, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

Instagram's Video Ads Are Finally Live, and Here Are 4 From Major Brands Disney, Activision and Banana Republic among early buyers

After six months of testing, Instagram's video ads are officially here. Instagram, owned by Facebook, has deals to show 15-second autoplay spots from Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW. The…

October 30, 2014, 3:00 AM EDT

7 Big Stats From Facebook's Q3 Earnings Report Ad sales continue to drive growth

Facebook's advertising sales jumped 64 percent in the third quarter compared to the same period year, as the company maintained momentum from earnings reports earlier this year. Here are 6 other…

October 28, 2014, 5:08 PM EDT

How HP Turned 6-Second Vines Into a 30-Second TV Ad Brands are repurposing social media, memes into multi-platform campaigns

Brands are constantly seeking creative methods to make their pricey campaigns pay off in more ways than one. But computer giant HP hit the jackpot by turning its Vine campaign…

October 27, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

Facebook Departs From Real-Name Policy to Allow Privacy in Rooms New app reminiscent of old Web

Facebook’s new app Rooms is a nod to the desire for anonymity online and represents a throwback to the old-school Internet. Facebook launched its anticipated privacy-centric app this week to…

October 24, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

New Facebook Tool Lets Marketers Host Real-Time Chats With Celebs But will organic reach issues force more spend?

Twitter has long had a reputation as a real-time marketing platform, making it a go-to site for brands to host Q&A sessions with celebrities and personalities. But Twitter may be…

October 20, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

Snapchat Says Ads Are Coming This Weekend: 'We Need the Money' Reveals new details of its business plans

Snapchat—ready to actually bring in revenue—will start showing ads this weekend, and the messaging app gave a better understanding of how marketing will arrive in users' inboxes with a blog…

October 17, 2014, 4:46 PM EDT

Whisper App Accused of Not Being Anonymous After All Company denies Guardian's reports of tracking users

Dark social just got darker. Indirect Snapchat leaks were only the beginning. Now, our trusted anonymous apps like Whisper aren’t so trusted after The Guardian found that the company tracks…

October 17, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

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