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MTV Launches Ariana Grande's New Album With a Little Help From Twitter Pepsi sponsors tweets to songs

Ariana Grande is amplifying her album release with a Twitter campaign starting today. The singer and MTV, along with their sponsor Pepsi, are using Twitter's Amplify advertising to debut four…

August 20, 2014, 11:21 AM EDT

W+K Develops a Series of Underwater Apps for Sony's Waterproof Phone The life aquatic, half an hour at a time

If you ever hoped to pretend your phone were a fish or an aquatic plant, Sony would like to present its Xperia Z1S. The brand, along with Wieden + Kennedy and…

August 20, 2014, 9:18 AM EDT

UGG's Tween-Targeting Mobile Campaign Nets 17 Million Views Capitalizes on the selfie generation

In a time when most marketers are just starting to ramp up mobile investments to target millennials, UGG appears to be well ahead of the curve by targeting iPod Touch-toting…

August 19, 2014, 5:09 PM EDT

Leaked Screenshots Reveal Upcoming YouTube Music Service Launch expected soon

Images of Google’s long-awaited YouTube music service have surfaced online, signaling that the launch may not be far behind. The tech blog Android Police got hold of the images, which…

August 19, 2014, 4:40 PM EDT

Uber Hires Former Obama Adviser David Plouffe to Fight 'Big Taxi' Things just got political

Uber, a mobile app that gives consumers an alternative to taxis, has hired President Barack Obama's former senior adviser David Plouffe to help the company wage political and legal battles…

August 19, 2014, 3:02 PM EDT

New Movie Promotion Asks You to Dish on Your Closest Relations Paramount taps Whisper app for marketing

There's nothing like a Whisper campaign for building movie buzz. The secret-sharing app is a key element for promoting the new Paramount Pictures film Men, Women and Children, asking people to…

August 19, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

Uber's Delivery Play Shows Logistic Brands Are Under Attack UPS and FedEx see tech encroachments

The logistics industry—long dominated by UPS, FedEx and USPS—is officially under attack from the technology sector. Amazon delivery drones are seemingly on the horizon, and Google is pitching same-day delivery in…

August 19, 2014, 12:50 PM EDT

Predictive Data Boosts Social Messaging by 91% Helps media and entertainment brands the most

Real-time social messaging is most beneficial to brands in the media and entertainment sectors, according to SocialFlow's latest study that examined 1.6 million posts by brands. The New York company found…

August 19, 2014, 11:27 AM EDT

Twitter Experiments With Favorited Tweets in Timeline Users are annoyed

Twitter is experimenting with highlighting favorited tweets, with a number of users seeing favorited tweets from users they follow in their timeline as well as receiving notifications when others follow…

August 18, 2014, 5:14 PM EDT

Funny or Die Reveals 10 Percent of Its Kik Fans Click on Video Messages 'Never seen that kind of number'

Funny or Die found a new way to boost video views. All it takes is a little Kik—help from the messaging apps' new Promoted Chats product. The digital comedy crew…

August 18, 2014, 4:39 PM EDT

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