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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

Condoms, Horse Heads, Handcuffs and 11 Other Things Amazon Will Now Deliver in an Hour New Prime app promises weirdness without the wait

Amazon's whole mission is to get people what they want as fast as possible, a pledge the retailer took to an extreme new level with today's debut of a one-hour delivery…

December 18, 2014, 8:50 PM EST

Google's Making It Easier to Figure Out if Online Ads Actually Drive In-Store Traffic Famous Footwear, Office Depot are initial testers

Google wants to prove to advertisers that there's a direct correlation between someone seeing a search ad and then going into a brick-and-mortar store.  The tech giant is rolling out a…

December 18, 2014, 4:01 PM EST

Why This Fashion-Minded Digital Agency Is Hungry for Food Clients The next big e-commerce sector?

After cranking out high-tech projects for fashion and retail brands since 2008, Gin Lane Media is bullish on the food industry as the next big market to rise with ecommerce…

December 18, 2014, 7:04 AM 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

Infographic: What Marketers Talked About Most in 2014 CRM, analytics and lots of mobile

According to data from Salesforce, 86 percent of top marketers say building a holistic marketing approach is a top priority, but only 29 percent of companies say they actually have…

December 16, 2014, 8:00 AM 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

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