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Marketers Pick Apart Google's Twitch Purchase Reported $1 billion deal is huge for the search giant

The Internet-based video game ad space has had its shares of ups and downs—as the likes of Zynga have seen revenues plummet. But marketers are not going to give up…

July 25, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

Google to Buy Live Gaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion Signals new direction for YouTube

Google has closed a deal to purchase livestreaming gaming service Twitch for $1 billion, according to VentureBeat, which cites anonymous sources close to the matter. Neither Google nor Twitch have commented…

July 25, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

Oculus Rift Takes Center Stage at Comic-Con Fantasy-based virtual reality

While you can read about how your favorite characters solved a crisis or watch a movie about a doomsday scenario, there's still something to be said about going through the…

July 25, 2014, 10:22 AM EDT

Starbucks Looks to Share Its App Payment System With Other Retailers Smartphone transactions supplied 15% of U.S. revenue in Q3

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz revealed that his company had amassed nearly 12 million active monthly mobile users in the U.S. and Canada during the brand’s third-quarter earnings call on Thursday.…

July 25, 2014, 9:54 AM EDT

LinkedIn Ads Can Be Tested and Targeted Like Never Before Direct Sponsored Content give brands new flexibility

LinkedIn advertising is growing up. The company officially launched Direct Sponsored Content today, a sign of maturity that has brands and agencies ready to invest more in the platform. Direct Sponsored…

July 24, 2014, 6:16 PM EDT

Samsung’s Secret to Viral Videos: Load Up on Celebrity Endorsements Musicians drive clicks

Samsung grabbed three of this week’s top YouTube videos on the Adweek/VidIQ top 10 video chart, two of which center around celebrities and athletes to prove that the company does…

July 24, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

Weird Al's Comeback Claims Two Spots on Weekly YouTube Top 10 Parodies of Lorde and Pharrell lead Yankovic's viral resurgence

Master satirist Weird Al Yankovic recently came back on people's radars with his grammar-themed Word Crimes, a School House Rock version of Blurred Lines. Now, the singer-songwriter has paired up…

July 24, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

Chernin Group, AT&T Set to Buy YouTube Network Fullscreen Network is finalizing deal with joint venture Otter Media

Otter Media, the joint venture between Chernin Group and AT&T, is finalizing a deal to purchase a majority stake of YouTube network Fullscreen, Re/code reported. The deal reportedly values Fullscreen…

July 24, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

Agencies Dissect Foursquare's Makeover A new logo, redesigned app, but what does it all mean?

Foursquare yesterday unveiled a fresh "F-pin" logo and ultimately a new brand strategy, as it plans to release a starkly different version of its app in three weeks. Adweek asked…

July 24, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Ad Prices at Facebook More Than Doubled Last Quarter Brands compete to be seen

Facebook News Feed is getting more expensive. The price of an ad on the social network more than doubled last quarter, Facebook said today after delivering second-quarter results that impressed…

July 23, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

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