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The Tech Community Laments Gigaom's Demise

Pioneering blog ceased publication on Monday

After extensively covering the Apple Watch launch Monday, online tech publication Gigaom shocked its readership by abruptly halting publication due to unpaid debts. Gigaom, launched in 2006 by journalist Om Malik,…

Apple Buys Up Twitter's Ad Space to Launch Its Watch and Fend Off Hijacking Rivals

CEO Tim Cook's team warms up to social media

Apple had Twitter blanketed today. There was basically no room for rivals to use the messaging service to hijack its big moment while unveiling the Apple Watch. The Twitter strategy…

10 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week

Instagram users, Snapchat billionaires and SXSW data

Instagram is a juggernaut. Snapchat is a phenomenon, and Kik and Line are basically killing it. What do all these have in common? They represent the latest in mobile and…

Here’s Twitter's Video Strategy to Hook Brands at SXSW

Ad execs say autoplay is on the agenda

At the top of Twitter's agenda at SXSW Interactive this week: meetings with top ad executives to talk up the messaging service's video capabilities, which now allow for easier sharing,…

New Stars, Teams and Sponsors Signal Soccer Has Staying Power in the U.S.

Heineken among four new major-league backers

On Sunday, football stars Kaká and David Villa will face off in Orlando Citrus Bowl Stadium, kicking off the Major League Soccer season in front of a sold-out, 60,000-person crowd.…

10 Must-See Digital Marketing Stats From the Past Week

The Dress, llama drama and Oscars cause a social eruption

Last week felt like a year in Internet time because there was so much happening online. It started with the Oscars and ended with escaped llamas and the dress. There…

On the Eve of Turning 30, AOL Dials Up Mobile and Video

CEO Tim Armstrong tells us what the future holds

AOL is about to turn 30 years old. In May, the company that basically invented Web surfing hits this milestone—and yet somehow, despite its adulthood, finds itself at the very…

Every Brand Wanted a Piece of #TheDress, but Who Wore It Best?

Viral color debate leads to an avalanche of tweets

What a day the Internet had yesterday. First we watched llamas on the loose. Then, just after 6 p.m., BuzzFeed posted what might be its single most-shared article ever: "What…

Here's How Google Instantly Built Real-Time Ads to Promote Oscar-Winning Movies

Data showed interest in winners lasts just 15 minutes

Google hit the Oscars with a rare real-time marketing campaign, one that quickly began promoting links to buy and stream the winning films moments after stars accepted their awards. Google said…

Dove and Twitter Team Up to Address Hateful Tweets About Beauty on Oscar Night

Will women #SpeakBeautiful?

Coca-Cola didn't have much success turning nasty tweets into nice ones as part of its Super Bowl campaign. But now, Dove—in partnership with Twitter itself—will try to do something similar…

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