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As the Tech Industry Grows and Diversifies, Digital Agency Dress Codes Now Range 'From Hobo to GQ'

Just don't be basic

When Andrea Bredau, managing director of talent at Huge, brings in job candidates, she tells them not to wear suits. Take note, newly minted college grads winding down your summer vacations and…

Is Twitter to Blame for an MLB Player Crying on Live TV During a Game?

'Social media got ahead of the facts'

One of the most bizarre events in the recent history of Major League Baseball occurred last night, and many people feel social media is to blame. The New York Mets…

Groupon Challenges GrubHub and Yelp With 10% Off All Delivered Orders

Service debuts in Chicago with Mike Ditka, of course

Groupon officially jumped into the restaurant delivery game on Thursday, offering 10 percent off every order in Chicago from national chains such as Quiznos, Popeyes, Subway and Papa John's, as…

It Wasn't an April Fools' Joke: Amazon Dash Buttons Are Available Now for $5

But will anybody buy them?

Amazon's Dash buttons are here, going on sale on the e-commerce giant's website today for $5 each. Eighteen brands are offering the buttons, which let consumers place them around the house,…

Facebook's Mobile Base Is 1 Billion Users Bigger Than All of Twitter

Social network is growing faster, too

Facebook now counts more than 1.3 billion mobile users, putting its smartphone-based audience at a billion more people than Twitter attracts as a whole. That is one of the most…

Despite Wall Street's Impatience, Twitter's First CMO Will Have to Play the Long Game

No quick fixes, agency execs say

Twitter is looking for a chief marketing officer a couple months after Anthony Noto, its chief financial officer, took over marketing on what turned out to be a temporary basis.…

Here's How Yahoo's New Messaging App Silently Combines Texting and Video

Users will express themselves without sound

Yahoo just released a messaging app, Livetext, which lets people chat on their phones while viewing each other on video. Here's the kicker: The video app doesn't offer sound. So, users…

Twitter's Ad Sales Jump 63%, but the Platform Still Needs a Lot More Users

Interim CEO Jack Dorsey addresses growth problem head-on

Twitter saw ad sales rise last quarter, leading to better-than-expected revenue, but the interim CEO Jack Dorsey, co-founder of the company, said user growth is still too slow. The San Francisco…

Is Google+ Finally Cooked for Good? Agency Execs Aren't So Sure

Marketers weigh in as tech giant pivots social strategy

Google yesterday admitted it was wrong to require Google+ account holders to use the company's other digital products, marking a significant policy departure for its struggling social media hub that…

8 Intriguing Digital Marketing Stats From the Last Week

Why Instagram may be leaving money on the desktop table

Big digital players released second-quarter earnings numbers last week, and many other enticing interactive statistics came to the forefront. Here are the eight most interesting, data-driven developments we came across: 1.…

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