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Google's New California Campus Will Be More Like a Sci-Fi City Than an Office Biodome-like structures to owl habitats

Google has just unveiled plans for its new Mountain View, Calif., campus—and they don't skimp on the sci-fi. The designs, by architects Bjarke Ingels at BIG and Thomas Heatherwick at…

March 2, 2015, 8:34 PM EST

10 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week The Dress, llama drama and Oscars cause a social eruption

Last week felt like a year in Internet time because there was so much happening online. It started with the Oscars and ended with escaped llamas and the dress. There…

March 2, 2015, 8:00 AM EST

Now With 2 Million Advertisers, Facebook Is Gaining a Foothold With Small Businesses It's added a half million paying brands in the past year

Facebook now has 2 million advertisers, a milestone CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced today in a video post on the social network. Zuckerberg and COO Sheryl Sandberg thanked small-and-medium-sized businesses (SMBs)…

February 24, 2015, 5:22 PM EST

Here's How Google Instantly Built Real-Time Ads to Promote Oscar-Winning Movies Data showed interest in winners lasts just 15 minutes

Google hit the Oscars with a rare real-time marketing campaign, one that quickly began promoting links to buy and stream the winning films moments after stars accepted their awards. Google said…

February 23, 2015, 2:19 PM EST

Why Google Should Fear Facebook's New Product Ads Social network's targeting threatens retail search dominance

Anything Google can do Facebook wants to do better. And with the latter's new product ads, it has a data advantage that could lead to big revenue for the social…

February 18, 2015, 7:01 AM EST

JCPenney's 4 Cent Video Ads on Twitter Could Threaten YouTube's Longtime Dominance Retailer shows how social is changing

JCPenney says Twitter was behind its most successful social program—not Facebook or YouTube—and credited the platform's new video creation and viewing capabilities. The retailer only paid 4 cents for every…

February 17, 2015, 4:26 PM EST

Facebook Launches Dynamic Product Ads for Data-Minded Retailers Merchants like Target can upload catalogs and then zero in on consumers

Facebook is giving Target and other retailers a new way to market to its 1.4 billion users. It's called product ads—yet another ad format that Facebook says sets it apart…

February 17, 2015, 1:25 PM EST

Facebook Brings New Partners Into Its Ad Network of the Future Publicis, Mediaocean and Merkle join Atlas

Facebook is opening its ad tech to more agencies and brands after making a round of new deals with big holding companies and advertising software firms. Publicis and its tech arm,…

February 10, 2015, 12:55 PM EST

Jack Black Dishes on His Childhood in Google's Illustrated Love Letter to California Spicoli, Farrah Fawcett, Styx and more

When Jack Black was a kid in Hermosa Beach, Calif., he left a special message for the Tooth Fairy: Rather than money, he wanted Farrah Fawcett's phone number. That's just one…

February 3, 2015, 1:44 PM EST

How Facebook Became a Proving Ground for Hyper-Targeted Super Bowl Ad Tactics Brands like Toyota selectively message each group

Facebook always says it has a Super Bowl-size audience to advertise against every day—1.3 billion users—but this year for the Big Game it's not just about hitting the whole audience,…

January 22, 2015, 10:30 AM EST

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