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Today's #AdweekChat Topic: How We Shop, and Why We Buy 2 p.m. Twitter chat tackles all things retail as the holidays near

Mobile shopping apps and great digital deals may get the buzz, but when it comes to picking out holiday gifts, millions of Americans still want to get in the car…

November 19, 2014, 10:51 AM EST

Kik's Next Big Play: An Animated GIF Messaging App Booming startup buys Relay after raising $38.3 million

The GIF has a future in mobile advertising, especially within messaging apps, according to Kik. The messaging startup, which just raised $38.3 million, has purchased Relay, a GIF-based messaging app…

November 19, 2014, 7:30 AM EST

Snapchat Now Lets You Send Money With That Message Teams with Square to create Snapcash

Now, your money can disappear as fast as a photo on Snapchat. The hot startup is enabling users to quickly transfer cash to each other thanks to a partnership with…

November 17, 2014, 4:44 PM EST

Football Fans Are Going Even Bigger Toward Mobile Than You Probably Think Sports sites see 100% traffic lift among on-the-go consumers

We knew going into this season that fantasy football diehards were probably going to be glued to their smartphones and tablets like never before. But now that the actual numbers are…

November 17, 2014, 2:28 PM EST

Target’s New App Steers You to the Right Aisle for Black Friday Taking on mobile mapping

Even with the e-commerce boom, shopping at brick-and-mortar stores will continue to rule this holiday season. But with more shoppers using smartphones to compare prices, Target is one of several…

November 17, 2014, 8:02 AM EST

This Is What Consumers Want From New Tech And 4 startups trying to take those desires to the bank

What needs and priorities define the contemporary American consumer? The Future Foundation took a look at some key trends shaping modern life, and using its findings, selected four startups the…

November 17, 2014, 12:02 AM EST

And Now Even Wearables Have Programmatic Ads Amtrak buys first promo from new network

Programmatic advertising—a burgeoning medium for desktop, tablet and smartphone marketers—is now happening via smartwatches. FitAd, a 4-month-old wearables ad network, has begun facilitating automated promos for Amtrak's Acela Express service to…

November 13, 2014, 4:18 PM EST

Study: Mobile Marketers Should Pay Attention to China Where 71% of consumers watch videos on the go

Much has been made of cord cutters—consumers who ditch television sets to watch videos on smartphones and tablets—and how advertisers can grab their attention. But while U.S. broadcasters and companies…

November 12, 2014, 10:00 AM EST

Are Brands Afraid of Sharing Their Consumers' Data With Facebook? Social network assures them it’s secure

Facebook wants brands to know their data is safe. The social network has been on a charm offensive of sorts to assure advertisers that when they share information to buy…

November 11, 2014, 2:43 PM EST

Spotify May Be Responsible for Nearly 7% of All Global Music Sales And other things we gleaned from the Taylor Swift dust-up

Irked by pop star Taylor Swift's much-hyped departure from Spotify, the music platform's CEO Daniel Ek took to a blog today to claim that his tech player has doled out…

November 11, 2014, 12:36 PM EST

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