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Reddit Moderators Revolt Over Site's Firing of Popular Talent Director Victoria Taylor

Subreddits shutter after key AMA organizer is let go

As America readies for fireworks, Reddit is grappling with darkness. Hundreds of Reddit's community forums—called subreddits—have been made inaccessible to the public in protest after the San Francisco-based company dismissed its…

Twitter Just Made It Easier for Advertisers to Target College Grads, Parents and Small Businesses

With a persona-based system

Twitter wants to make targeting easier for advertisers, so today it unveiled a feature called "personas," which lets brands target groups of consumers based on whether they have college degrees,…

Twitter's Adam Bain on Keeping It Fresh and Avoiding Sharks and Lawyers

Innovation in unlikely places

CANNES, France–He could be Twitter's next CEO, so it was a perfect time for Adam Bain's talk on innovation and to hear his thoughts on everything from creative corporate culture…

Twitter's Top Tactician on How Brands Like Coca-Cola Can Win the Moment

Seems simple, but it's a lot of work

CANNES, France—Brands know they want to be on Twitter, but they don't always know what to say. That's where Twitter's Ross Hoffman and his team come in. Hoffman, Twitter's director of…

How Facebook Showed Live Nation That Grindr Ads Sell Madonna Tickets

Atlas system revealed winning mobile tactic

CANNES, France—When you're selling Madonna tickets gay-dating app Grindr would seem like a good place to start, given the pop star's popularity within the LGBT community. That was Live Nation's…

These Contest-Winning Instagram Photos Re-created Historic Images With a Few Twists

Inspired takes on visual classics

CANNES, France—Thanks to its photo filters, Instagram is known for empowering the common social-media user with a touch of artistry. But the mobile-social platform recently challenged users to show off…

Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Instagram No-Promo Policy

Bikini shots over brands

CANNES, France—Kim Kardashian West does Instagram her way, and that means no paid promotions and admittedly too many bikini shots. "But it's what I want and what I put out," Kardashian…

Here's Why GIFs Are Back In Style and Bigger Than Ever for Brands

Creators race for marketers' 'loopy' business

Move over, emojis. As marketers look to navigate the changing digital video landscape, GIFs are becoming the go-to features for brands seeking better social-media engagement. DiGiorno Pizza starts embracing GIFs on…

Tinder Founder Says More Than 20% of Users Swipe Right on Brands

Sean Rad looks to hook up with advertisers at Cannes

CANNES, France—Sean Rad, co-founder of Tinder, is the face of modern dating. His app is responsible for billions of potential love matches, all based on a rather simple concept: swiping…

Snapchat's Evan Spiegel Reveals How He Went From Startup Failure to Tech Star

Ad players get to know young CEO at Cannes

CANNES, France—Snapchat is not afraid to make decisions quickly and turn on a dime when it comes to changing directions, says its CEO Evan Spiegel. Today, at the Cannes Lions International…

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