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Facebook Thinks Shoppers Will Use Their Phones More Than Ever This Holiday Season

Millennials are driving the trend

If last year's holiday shopping habits were any sign of things to come, marketers planning their holiday budgets might want to prepare for more mobile advertising and shopping than ever…

Trolli's Facebook Messenger Bot Is a Mobile Tamagotchi Made for Millennials

It rewards participation with candy

Is the future of marketing to teens automated? Today candy brand Trolli is launching a Facebook Messenger chatbot that it hopes will open up a new way to talk to…

Selena Gomez's Social Media Posts Are Evidently Worth $550,000 Apiece

Women rule Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

Celebrity women are absolutely dominating social media when it comes to personal branding nowadays, and Selena Gomez is the queen bee of digital buzz. According to measurement company D'Marie Analytics,…

Yahoo Misses Second-Quarter Earning Expectations, Even as Revenue Rises

Income from mobile sees big lift, though search is falling

In what was perhaps its last time reporting earnings as a publicly traded company, Yahoo Inc.'s total revenue beat analysts' revenue estimates while slightly missing estimates on an earnings-per-share basis. Revenue…

Chinese Consortium's $1.2 Billion Deal to Buy Opera's Ad Business Falls Through

Privacy concerns around app maker were sticking point

A purposed acquisition from three Chinese internet firms to buy mobile giant Opera for $1.2 billion has fallen through. In February, the trio of firms—Qihoo 360, Kunlun and Golden Brick Silk…

Facebook Is Launching New App-Install Ads to Help Developers Find Audiences

14 actions that signal a good fit

Facebook has updated its app-install ads to allow developers to select targeted audiences based on which users will most likely use an app and not just install and forget about…

Why Walmart and Big 5 Sporting Goods May Benefit Greatly From Sports Authority's Demise

Foot traffic suggests sales gains

The Sports Authority is shutting down its more than 400 stores by the end of August, so NinthDecimal ran a study to figure out which retailers may benefit from the…

Zipcar Can Now Track How Many People See Its Rolling Ad Campaign in Seattle and D.C.

Wrapping cars in data sensors

Zipcar is rolling out a campaign in Seattle and Washington D.C. that blends an old-school advertising technique with new technology—it's wrapping ads around cars and tracking how many people see…

Here's to Getting Past the Internet's Ugly Teen Years

Despite boundless promise, there's a lot of growing up to do

There's a photo of me from my high school prom from 1994. I'm wearing the traditional tux, paired with bug-eyed Bono-style sunglasses, muttonchops and a bushy goatee. And if you…

Mercedes-Benz's Minicar Brand Is Trying to Turn Snapchat Into Pokemon Go

Smart USA targets millennials

OK, don't let your heads explode, people. Even though Smart USA is running an effort that melds concepts from the mobile game that just will not leave the waking world…

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