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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

A Year Out From Release, Star Wars Is Already Killing It in Social Media Throwback Instagram video hints at the digital deluge to come

Marketing for Star Wars VII—in an age of social and experiential media—is going to be fun to watch before the film hits theaters in December 2015. Take the entertainment franchise's Instagram…

December 17, 2014, 11:22 AM 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

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

The Curious Case of Ariana Grande's Vanishing Instagrams She kills it with social video, then kills off the clips

According to Shareablee, Ariana Grande has deleted 10 videos and six photos in recent months on Instagram. And from what the digital marketing company has observed, the singer's decision to…

December 12, 2014, 1:08 PM EST

Which Brands Boomed and Which Ones Busted in Social Media This Year? Fiat scores while American Airlines nosedives

Between constant tweaks to Facebook's algorithm, changes to Twitter and the rise of Instagram, social media has certainly kept marketers on their toes this year. A new look into data compiled…

December 11, 2014, 4:04 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

Here Are the Top 10 Most Loved Brands in Social Media From November MTV, Friskies and a surprise luxury player made the grade

Hootsuite's uberVu system can crunch data from 20 different social media platforms, including Reddit, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Blogger, Yahoo Questions, Vimeo, etc. And today the British Columbia-based tech player is…

December 10, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

Anheuser-Busch Is Plotting to Win the Super Bowl With Four Social Media Command Rooms Will entail planned and improvised chatter

After taking over a Norwegian Cruise Ship in New York's Hudson River last year, Anheuser-Busch has another elaborate setup planned for this year's Super Bowl—including four social media command centers…

December 8, 2014, 11:49 AM EST

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