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Facebook's Mobile Base Is 1 Billion Users Bigger Than All of Twitter

Social network is growing faster, too

Facebook now counts more than 1.3 billion mobile users, putting its smartphone-based audience at a billion more people than Twitter attracts as a whole. That is one of the most…

Twitter's Ad Sales Jump 63%, but the Platform Still Needs a Lot More Users

Interim CEO Jack Dorsey addresses growth problem head-on

Twitter saw ad sales rise last quarter, leading to better-than-expected revenue, but the interim CEO Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the company, said user growth is still too slow. The San Francisco…

Twitter's New Event Targeting Lets Brands Plan Months Ahead for Live Campaigns

Real-time marketing enhanced

Twitter is already a go-to place for brands when it comes to special events and important days. It's a place where the conversation naturally gravitates during, say, the Super Bowl…

These Digital Stats Show Exactly Why Google Fears Facebook Ads

Report reveals changes in the industry

Facebook continues to apply pressure to Google's ad business, showing that the social network's boldness is paying off, according to new research from Adobe. Adobe looked at the last three months…

This Creepy Ad Brings an Old Political Tactic to Twitter After Iran Deal

And 'Death to America' drops from trending topics

The Iran nuclear deal is a top trend on Twitter today, and so was "Death to America," at least for a brief time this morning. The historic deal between longtime enemies…

Here Are 9 Snapchat Images That Opened Mecca to the Rest of the World

App gets inside holy city

Snapchat is giving the world a look at Mecca today with its first live story from Islam's holiest city. "Mecca live" is even trending on Twitter. The push to get a…

Minions Inspire Love and Hatred With Their Marketing Run Amok

They're freaking everywhere

It was all bound to happen because that's how the Internet works: First we prop big sensations up, and then we revel in their downfall. And that's exactly what has…

New Girl's Hannah Simone Turns Up the Heat With a Branded Peep Show on Periscope

Goes burlesque for St-Germain

The New Girl's Hannah Simone is putting on a show over at Periscope today. It's a "peep show," actually, but a tasteful one in a French burlesque style that will…

Brands Try to Redefine Emojis in Twitter's Latest Hashtag Game

The real meaning of fist bumps and smiley faces

Brands have hit peak emoji mania. This morning, the hashtag #NewMeaningsforEmojis started trending nationally on Twitter, and brands were quick to weigh in with their takes on the small digital…

Twitter Is Now Letting Apps Advertise With Video

Previews mean more downloads

Twitter's video ads are looking for a little more action. For the first time, the microblogging platform is allowing advertisers to drive app installs directly from promoted videos, the company…

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