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Suddenly, Home Automation Is All the Rage Among Millennial Men on Facebook

They're posting about it 8 times more than a year ago

Maybe the era of the Internet of Things is upon us. Chatter about home automation has recently increased by more than eight times year over year on Facebook, mostly driven by…

These Smart Retail Shelves Tell Brands All About Who Is Looking at Their Products

AI technology tracks facial expressions

The next time you pick up a six-pack of Coca-Cola at your local grocery store, artificial intelligence may be analyzing your eye movements and facial expressions. Today, tech vendor Cloverleaf is…

These Data Visualizations Show What Was Hot on Facebook and Instagram Over the Holidays

Christmas sweaters trended

Unsurprisingly, Facebook and Instagram chatter revolved around the holidays in December, with Christmas and New Year's topping the list of hot topics. But there were a few surprises: for one,…

DJ Khaled's New Mobile Game for Champs Sports Leans Into 1980s Cool

Sega-like graphics pitch Timberland boots

A quarter century ago, DJ Khaled was a teenage employee at a Champs Sports in Orlando, Fla., but these days the hip-hop and social media star is a strategic partner…

64% of Marketers Have a Snapchat Account, According to New Report

L2 data also includes Instagram and Twitter stats

While 64 percent of marketers have a Snapchat account, only 67 percent of those accounts are active, according to an extensive new report from research firm L2. The firm's report tracks…

Facebook Expands Instant Articles to Help Users Discover More of the Publisher's Content

Could compete directly with Snapchat Discover

In a move likely meant to stay on publishers' good side, Facebook is trying out a new way to help users discover more news (real news). Starting Thursday, Facebook will let…

Why the Most Important Word in 2017 Will Be 'Experience'

Brands need to find the space for differentiation

The new year always brings promise and hope with a big dash of anxiety, and my anticipation for a sneak peek at the "new" in Las Vegas for CES is…

Did BuzzFeed Go Too Far in Publishing a Salacious, Unverified Report About Donald Trump?

The post heard 'round the world

On Tuesday evening, BuzzFeed chose to publish 35 pages of documents about President-elect Donald Trump. Those documents contain, as BuzzFeed reported, "memos written over a period of months, [including] specific, unverified and…

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…

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