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Anonymous Apps Like Whisper and Secret Have a Dark Side Abusive language and bullying have brands proceeding with caution

An increasingly popular category of social media presents an enticing but potentially risky proposition for brands eager to reach teens and young adults. Services such as Ask.fm, Secret, Whisper and…

September 15, 2014, 10:00 PM EDT

Mobile Video Has Jumped 400% in the Last Two Years Report: on-the-go clips account for 25% of all views

Ooyala's  Q2 Video Index Report, which was released today, found that 25 percent of online video activity happens on mobile devices—a spike of 400 percent compared to two years ago. The…

September 15, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

Cover Girl Ad Gets Photoshopped Into a Strong NFL Protest Meme #GoodellMustGo image goes viral

The National Football League's problems of the last week are well known. But now social media users—particularly on Twitter—are passing around a Photoshopped version of a Cover Girl ad that's…

September 15, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

Is IAC, Owner of Tinder and Match, Ready to Dump Dating Sites? Investors worry as free, niche services flood marketplace

Despite pressure from investors to sell off the company's dating sites and hookup apps, executives at IAC’s The Match Group remain committed to the market, reports The New York Times. Investors'…

September 15, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

Big Brands Jump on Flipboard's New Video Ads Including Jack Daniels, Gucci and Chrysler

Personal magazine company Flipboard is rolling out a trial program incorporating video ads into its users’ news streams beginning today. The program launches with eight notable brands: Jack Daniels, Gucci,…

September 15, 2014, 1:49 PM EDT

Meet the Man Who Unlocked the Secrets of Mobile Marketing Jerome Jarre schools big brands like General Electric on social

Jerome Jarre is sitting in the front row of this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, catching all the action and instantly turning it into content via the video sharing app…

September 14, 2014, 7:31 PM EDT

Tumblr’s Top Draw as a Marketing Platform Is Its Wealthier User Base Ringing up revenue for retailers

Sure Tumblr has an artsy, hipster appeal, but its users are far from starving. In fact, and perhaps surprisingly, it caters to the wealthiest social media set of any of…

September 14, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

South Korea's Ex-Spy Chief Is Found Guilty of Tweeting Gives new meaning to 'social justice'

Tweeting has famously landed people in heaps of trouble: In fact, nine months ago, it got PR pro Justine Sacco fired and thrown into social-media no man's land. But getting…

September 12, 2014, 4:45 PM EDT

How 9 New York Fashion Week Sponsors Fared on Social This Year Twitter mentions shot up a staggering 1,113% for one

Samsung and Mercedes-Benz were among some of the brands getting the biggest social buzz at this year’s New York Fashion Week, which wrapped up yesterday, according to exclusive data obtained…

September 12, 2014, 4:37 PM EDT

Connor Franta Forges Ahead in Solo Career Former O2L member talks about life after supergroup

A little over two months after leaving YouTube supergroup O2L, vlogger Connor Franta seems to have found solid footing is his solo career. Tomorrow, he'll be co-headlining Fullscreen's Intour in Pasadena,…

September 12, 2014, 4:05 PM EDT

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