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Taco Bell Explains Its Social Media Blackout and How It Lit Up Mobile Orders Within Hours Diners used new app at 75% of stores

One day after launching a mobile payment and ordering app, Taco Bell says its stunt to shut down social media had some initial success. On Tuesday, 90 percent of the chain's…

October 30, 2014, 1:36 PM EDT

Instagram's Video Ads Are Finally Live, and Here Are 4 From Major Brands Disney, Activision and Banana Republic among early buyers

After six months of testing, Instagram's video ads are officially here. Instagram, owned by Facebook, has deals to show 15-second autoplay spots from Disney, Activision, Lancome, Banana Republic and CW. The…

October 30, 2014, 3:00 AM EDT

Why Did Taco Bell Just Wipe Out Its Social Media Accounts? An unorthodox approach to launching an app

Taco Bell made a bold move today to grab the attention of hungry millennials. It darkened its social media pages (even appearing to wipe out its 1.4 million Twitter followers and erase…

October 28, 2014, 2:25 PM EDT

Did Vine Star Jerome Jarre Just Walk Out on $1 Million Ad Deal? Tells world he's done selling out

It's like Michael Jordan retiring before ever actually signing with the Bulls. Jerome Jarre, a huge social video star, can't take it anymore and is leaving the ad game, just…

October 28, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

CVS Pulls the Plug on Apple Pay Only the latest to nix mobile payments

Just days after Rite Aid discontinued its use of Apple Pay, CVS has followed suit. The pharmaceutical company announced on Saturday that it would no longer accept payments through Apple's…

October 27, 2014, 6:58 PM EDT

Twitter's Shares Drop, Indicating 284 Million Users Just Aren't Enough Q3 growth disappoints

Twitter shares dropped about 10 percent after the company revealed its third quarter financial performance, with user growth slower than expected while ad sales rose. San Francisco-based Twitter accrued 284 million…

October 27, 2014, 5:53 PM EDT

Moving at the Speed of the Screen Video has become the new daypart

Marketers have long recognized the incredible power of video to sell a product, brand or service. Yet at an ever-increasing pace, consumers are shifting away from the No. 1 vehicle…

October 27, 2014, 12:02 AM EDT

How HP Turned 6-Second Vines Into a 30-Second TV Ad Brands are repurposing social media, memes into multi-platform campaigns

Brands are constantly seeking creative methods to make their pricey campaigns pay off in more ways than one. But computer giant HP hit the jackpot by turning its Vine campaign…

October 27, 2014, 12:01 AM EDT

Facebook Departs From Real-Name Policy to Allow Privacy in Rooms New app reminiscent of old Web

Facebook’s new app Rooms is a nod to the desire for anonymity online and represents a throwback to the old-school Internet. Facebook launched its anticipated privacy-centric app this week to…

October 24, 2014, 2:45 PM EDT

Uber Debuts Taxi App in South Korea, but Is It Legal? Plagued by regulatory concerns

Taxi app company Uber continues to make inroads in Asian markets, signing up independent cab drivers in Seoul, South Korea, despite regulatory pushback from the country's transport ministry and local…

October 23, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

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