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A Sexbot Hacked the Late David Carr's Twitter, Underscoring Our Digital Vulnerability After Death

The account was quickly restored

One of the truly new things born from the social media age involves "digital death." People who pass away leave behind Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and their friends and…

5 Takeaways for Marketers From the First Day of Google I/O

Virtual reality, virtual assistants and video messaging

Google kicked off its annual Google I/O conference today at an outdoor amphitheater in sunny California, showcasing for the first time major hardware and software debuts happening throughout the rest of the…

Wells Fargo Is Building a Twitter-Powered Conveyor Belt to Dole Out Tech Gifts for Grads

Tablets, smart watches and fitness trackers

To celebrate the annual time of year when students trade in their backpacks for the much heavier shackles of college debt, Wells Fargo is building a Twitter-powered conveyor belt to…

Facebook Is Expanding Its Video Ads With Publishers Like USA Today and Daily Mail

Instant Articles also gets video ads

In a major expansion of the Facebook Audience Network, Facebook is now extending its capabilities by adding pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll video ads for brands advertising on third-party publishers websites…

As Mashable Shifts Focus to Video, It Partners With Bravo, Telemundo and Facebook Live

New data dashboard will drive content creation

Mashable is planning to partner with Bravo, Telemundo and Facebook Live in an effort to build out both linear and digital video operations for its media and entertainment business. At its…

The Wall Street Journal's Social Vendor Says Facebook Is Not Suppressing Conservative News

SocialFlow offers data-minded rebuttal

Facebook's main news section, called Trending, has never been so buzzy thanks to a political web it allegedly weaved itself, with many critics crawling to the surface in the last…

Hillary Clinton Laughs as Benghazi Burns in Donald Trump's Eerie Instagram Ad

It's the second time he's used the footage

Donald Trump has taken to Instagram to launch a new attack ad against Hillary Clinton, criticizing how the former secretary of state handed the 2012 attack against the U.S. consulate…

Twitter Says Users Now Trust Influencers Nearly as Much as Their Friends

How brands are taking advantage of the trend

New research claims that social media influencers might have nearly as much clout as a friend or neighbor—and brands know how to harness these new household names. According to a joint study by…

Why Items From Your Shopping Cart May Start Showing Up in Your Instagram Feed

The dynamic ads are highly effective

The subtly creepy, slyly effective Facebook ads everyone has gotten used to—the ones that show unpurchased items left in the online shopping cart—are now coming to Instagram. To capitalize on the app's…

Newsy Aims to Prove Millennials Do Care About News, Even If It's Not on TV

A first-time NewFronts presenter digs deep

Newsy, a digital media company that has its roots at one of America's foremost journalism schools, thinks it has the found the formula to produce and distribute news for millennials. The…

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