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Facebook's Mobile Base Is 1 Billion Users Bigger Than All of Twitter

Social network is growing faster, too

Facebook now counts more than 1.3 billion mobile users, putting its smartphone-based audience at a billion more people than Twitter attracts as a whole. That is one of the most…

Here's How Yahoo's New Messaging App Silently Combines Texting and Video

Users will express themselves without sound

Yahoo just released a messaging app, Livetext, which lets people chat on their phones while viewing each other on video. Here's the kicker: The video app doesn't offer sound. So, users…

Twitter's Ad Sales Jump 63%, but the Platform Still Needs a Lot More Users

Interim CEO Jack Dorsey addresses growth problem head-on

Twitter saw ad sales rise last quarter, leading to better-than-expected revenue, but the interim CEO Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the company, said user growth is still too slow. The San Francisco…

Snapchat Replaces Yahoo and Warner Music With BuzzFeed and iHeartRadio

App's Discover channel gets a shake-up

Snapchat has added BuzzFeed and iHeartRadio to its Discover portal—which lets publishers share up to 20 stories a day on the social mobile app—and Yahoo and Warner Music Group's channels…

Instagram's Ad Sales Are Expected to Top $2 Billion by 2017

It will outsell Google and Twitter for display, eMarketer says

Instagram will generate almost $600 million in ad sales this year, according to eMarketer's first report on the photo-sharing mobile app. The research firm also predicted Instagram will earn $2.81…

All Brands Can Now Buy Hour-Long Sponsored Listening on Pandora

Tests lifted purchase intent 30%

Pandora listeners are about to get a lot more free music—if they agree to watch ads. Last fall, the music-streaming service rolled out a new ad format for select brands called…

AOL's Branded Skip Lets You Avoid Ads If You Take a Quick Survey First

Builds 5 new video formats

AOL's new skippable video ads come with the option to view them or take a brand survey. The Web company is calling its new format Branded Skip ads, and it…

Johnnie Walker Targets Newbie Whisky Drinkers With Technology

And adds sommelier-style staffers to bars

From loopy virtual-reality experiments to prankvertising stunts, bars are the new hotspot for marketers to run tech-based initiatives. Now, Johnnie Walker and agency Iris Singapore have built an interactive website and…

Twitter's New Event Targeting Lets Brands Plan Months Ahead for Live Campaigns

Real-time marketing enhanced

Twitter is already a go-to place for brands when it comes to special events and important days. It's a place where the conversation naturally gravitates during, say, the Super Bowl…

Meerkat Just Unveiled a GoPro Livestreaming Feature That Seems Awesome

Real-time views from adventure seekers

Livestreaming app looks to add high-flying punch to its offering  OK, Periscope—your move. Meerkat today revealed a feature that allows its mobile-app users to employ GoPro's high-definition cameras for their livestreams. Now,…

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