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Uber's Ride Bookings Are Growing Insanely Fast, Approaching $6 Billion Per Quarter

Jumped 58 percent since January

SAN FRANCISCO—During the first day's closing session of Vanity Fair's New Establishment Summit, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said that his app has 40 million monthly riders paying an average of…

Instagram Is Making It Easier to Discover New Accounts

Brings Stories to Explore tab

Instagram is now letting users find other people's Stories through its Explore tab. The feature, introduced today for both Android and iOS devices, lets those using the Facebook-owned video and photo…

Snapchat Beats Instagram and Facebook as the Top Social Platform for Teens

Study finds 80% use the app once a month

Snapchat's growth as the preferred social platform for teenagers continues to outpace other social platforms, and it's cutting into Facebook usage. According to investment firm Piper Jaffray's new "Taking Stock With…

A Simple Visual Trick Shows Google's Evolution From Search Engine to Cellphones

Brand's hardware on display in Droga5 work

The Google search bar is evolving yet again. You might say it's growing up. Or maybe it's growing out. A new spot for Pixel, Google's first self-branded smartphone, puts the iconic…

Google Debuts New Hardware, Including Smartphone and VR Headset, With AI at the Core

'Evolving from a mobile-first to an AI-first world'

Google just unveiled a Silicon Valley armada of products under one unifying flag: artificial intelligence. The tech giant today unveiled a number of new devices including the first Google-branded smartphone, a…

4 Things You Should Know About Podcast Advertising, According to the Pros

Brands build a relationship with listeners over time

When do you listen to podcasts? Probably in your car or on a train, during some kind of commute. Maybe you listen while you do chores around the house, adding…

8 Stats That Show How Huge an Opportunity Instagram Is for Sports Marketers

Mobile app and the NBA dish data at Advertising Week

When people think of Instagram influencers, many of them automatically conjure up images of Kendall and Kylie Jenner. But marketers should know that sports is absolutely huge on the image-based…

Retailers Can Now Request That Uber Drop Off Customers Right in Front of Their Stores

Ride-hailing app offers new opportunities for brands

Holiday shopping is just about to kick into gear, and brands now have one more app to consider for marketing this year—Uber. Today the ride-hailing app is partnering with location-data…

3 Things Brands Should Know About Gen Z—and They're Not All About Snapchat

Marketing and tech execs tackle next 'it' generation

Marketing has a new buzzword: Gen Z. Younger than millennials, the next generation is more reliant on digital than its predecessor, forcing brands to get more creative in their marketing. A…

Google Says It's Continuing to Close the Gap Between YouTube and TV

Two-thirds of viewers pick up their phones during commercials

In its continued battle to prove it can compete—and beat—with the broadcasting behemoths, YouTube says adults are five times as likely to watch video online than they are through linear. After…

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