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This Creepy Ad Brings an Old Political Tactic to Twitter After Iran Deal

And 'Death to America' drops from trending topics

The Iran nuclear deal is a top trend on Twitter today, and so was "Death to America," at least for a brief time this morning. The historic deal between longtime enemies…

Birchbox's Monthly Deliveries Will Give Virtual Reality a Fascinating Test Run

Combining cutting-edge tech with direct mail

Online beauty retailer Birchbox is the latest brand to take virtual reality for a spin. In August, subscribers to Birchbox Man, a monthly service providing grooming-product samples, will find a…

5 Mobile Ad Players That May Be Acquisition Targets

Location, rich media and video players look lucrative

AOL is reportedly in talks to buy mobile ad network Millennial Media for $300 million to $350 million, which would let AOL sell ads within thousands of apps and give…

Here Are 9 Snapchat Images That Opened Mecca to the Rest of the World

App gets inside holy city

Snapchat is giving the world a look at Mecca today with its first live story from Islam's holiest city. "Mecca live" is even trending on Twitter. The push to get a…

If AOL Buys Millennial Media, It Will Have Reeled In One of Mobile's Last Available Big Fish

A timeline of rapid-fire acquisitions

According to a TechCrunch report Wednesday, AOL is in talks to acquire Millennial Media for $300 million to $350 million, which would give the company's mobile business a boost. Millennial…

New Girl's Hannah Simone Turns Up the Heat With a Branded Peep Show on Periscope

Goes burlesque for St-Germain

The New Girl's Hannah Simone is putting on a show over at Periscope today. It's a "peep show," actually, but a tasteful one in a French burlesque style that will…

Meerkat's Cameo Feature Could Unite Brands and Influencers in Exciting New Ways

Takes real-time video messaging a step further

Meerkat just made real-time video more interactive, unveiling a feature today called Cameo that lets users invite friends on the mobile app to take over their livestream. And it seems…

Twitter Is Now Letting Apps Advertise With Video

Previews mean more downloads

Twitter's video ads are looking for a little more action. For the first time, the microblogging platform is allowing advertisers to drive app installs directly from promoted videos, the company…

Is YP's Search Data Strong Enough to Win More Local Digital Ad Dollars?

Moves into mobile and display advertising

A few years ago, Foursquare, Yelp and Groupon seemed to be booming with brands and consumers, painting a pretty lucrative picture of the future of local advertising. Fast-forward to today—Yelp…

These Award-Winning Drone Photos Show How Everything Looks Cooler From Above

Dronestagram names contest winners

There's nothing like a good dronie—the unique perspective, the otherworldly imagery and the fun of a selfie. So, when users of Dronestagram, an app devoted to drone photography, were asked…

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