Google Exec Blames Google Glass Failure on Bad Marketing

Glass got 'too much attention,' says Astro Teller at SXSW

During a South by Southwest keynote today, Google X's moonshots captain, Astro Teller, told a packed crowd that Google Glass failed because of the negative publicity it suffered from in…

Ad Industry Launches Effort to Combat Rampant Fraud

Facebook, Google and AOL join the Trustworthy Accountability Group

A new group designed to combat industry-wide ad fraud is up and running with a host of big-name companies on its board. Top brands, agencies, Internet and ad tech companies…

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…

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…

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)…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…