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Facebook Aims to Promote Better Journalism, Fight Hoaxes and Work With Local News Outlets

It's looking for input from newsrooms

In a blog post on Wednesday, Facebook laid out a fairly elaborate plan to promote better media reporting and consumption. Called the Facebook Journalism Project, it includes a local news…

Instagram Is Dropping Ads Into Its Stories Feature, Now 150 Million Daily Users Strong

Airbnb, Nike and Buick are on board

Instagram is starting to let brands advertise in between its 24-hour video stories section even though the feature just launched in August. Why already? Why not? The scale is there—the Facebook-owned app…

Here's What Makes Disney the Most 'Intimate' Brand for Millennials

Amazon and Netflix round out the top 3

If you want to see how much media factors into the lives of millennials, look no further than the latest Brand Intimacy Report. Independent agency MBLM, which is just out with…

A Majority of Americans Want Donald Trump to Dump His Twitter Account

Quinnipiac survey: 64% of U.S. adults want him to quit

If the results of a new survey are any sign, Americans now think Donald Trump should focus on more pressing matters than his Twitter account. According to a survey of nearly…

Nearly 3 Million Users Tuned in to Twitter's Golden Globes Red Carpet Livestream

Nice follow-up to its NFL deal

Around 2.7 million Twitter users on Sunday evening viewed the digital platform's red carpet livestreaming collaboration with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and Dick Clark Productions (DCP) for the…

Facebook Advertisers Now Have More Ways to Create Retargeted Ads

Could be big acquisition tool for retailers

About two years ago, Facebook launched dynamic ads—the retargeted promos that pop up in newsfeeds after someone looks at a product on a retailer's website or mobile app.  Now the social…

Snapchat Is Testing New Ad Features to Improve Ecommerce and Lead-Gen Marketing

App debuts deep-linking and auto-fill

Snapchat has been steadily introducing ad products during the last couple of years, involving everything from shoppable ads to in-the-feed videos and a full-blown API. The diversification of tools is what many big-budget…

This Digital Publisher Wants to 'Alter the Perception of Cannabis Users'

Civilized aims to be the Vanity Fair of marijuana culture

A sophisticated digital platform was missing from the world of cannabis publishing, so Derek Riedle and his wife decided to create one. Riedle is the CEO and founder of Civilized, a…

If $4.8 Billion Sale to Verizon Goes Through, Marissa Mayer Is Leaving Yahoo's Board

Internet giant also changes name to Altaba

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Yahoo chief Marissa Mayer will leave the company's board if the tech giant's $4.8 billion acquisition by Verizon goes through. Since Yahoo recently disclosed…

Facebook Is Testing Out Mid-Roll Ads to Further Boost Its Video Revenues

By borrowing YouTube's model

Look out, YouTube. Facebook is trialing mid-roll ads for videos that are viewed for at least 20 seconds, according to a report today by Recode, which cited unnamed industry sources.…

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