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Twitter Bolsters Audience-Based Ad Targeting Marketers can create lists from email addresses and mobile numbers

Twitter has expanded its tailored audiences capabilities, with some of the tools designed to let Promoted Tweet advertisers more easily create consumer segments and manage existing lists not only with…

September 16, 2014, 6:07 PM EDT

Subway Rolls Out Mobile Payments to All 26,000 U.S. Locations Restaurant chain partners with Softcard

There's now an easier way to eat fresh. Subway rolled out a wider release of its mobile payment partnership with Softcard (formerly Isis Wallet) today, bringing the service to all of…

September 16, 2014, 3:39 PM EDT

PayPal Strikes Blow Against Apple in New Ad Campaign Slams phone maker over security

PayPal took a bold marketing move against competitor Apple Pay today, criticizing the mobile payment technology that Apple launched last week. PayPal took out a full-page ad in The New York…

September 16, 2014, 3:12 PM EDT

Top 10 Web Series Videos: Buzzfeed Imagines Disney Dating Disasters No need to wait for your prince to come

Fairy tale relationships may seem perfect—after all, they're made for the movies. But Buzzfeed believes dating one of Disney's leading men in real life would be far from picture perfect. Without Tinkerbell's…

September 16, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

A Glimpse Into Marketers’ Social Media Strategies Even the big guys struggle to measure ROI

Almost every company puts much money and effort behind social media strategy, with goals ranging from enhanced brand awareness to direct leads or sales. But while 97 percent of those…

September 16, 2014, 10:58 AM EDT

Do Anonymous Apps Enable Cyberbullying? One activist says they have a long way to go

Do apps like Whisper, Secret and Ask.fm, which let their users mask their identity, give voice to cyberbullying and other bad behavior? Mike Dreiblatt, president of the activist group Stand…

September 15, 2014, 10:12 PM EDT

Anonymous Apps Try to Curb Bad Behavior Ask.fm is investing millions to ensure a safe user experience

Ask.com was well aware of the controversy surrounding anonymous app Ask.fm before purchasing it last month, according to its CEO Doug Leeds. Here, the exec, who now also oversees Ask.fm,…

September 15, 2014, 10:05 PM EDT

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

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