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16 of the Gayest Ads in History From Ivory soap to Marky Mark

With advertisements from The Gap, Amazon’s Kindle and JCPenney acclimating the public eye to seeing frank images of same-sex couples, it’s easy to conclude that we’re simply seeing the product…

June 16, 2013, 10:17 PM EDT

Gay Advertising’s Long March Out of the Closet Same-sex imagery is much older than you think

James Cash Penney, the son of a Baptist minister and founder of one of America’s enduring retail empires, probably rolled over in his grave. Tucked in the glossy pages of JCPenney’s…

June 16, 2013, 10:16 PM EDT

Amazon Enters L.A. for Grocery Delivery Is the e-grocery space set for a renaissance?

It seems like the e-grocery business—for all its problems during the dot-com era—could be on the verge of a Web 3.0 renaissance. For instance, Amazon today debuts its AmazonFresh grocery initiative…

June 10, 2013, 2:31 PM EDT

Looks Like the Windowing Wars Are Back When It Comes to Digital/Cable TV Amazon deal for Viacom from Netflix echoes HBO-Starz tiffs

At the FX upfront breakfast this year, John Landgraf said something surprising: the company was rolling out a new digital service called FX Now. Part of the service (which is…

June 4, 2013, 8:22 PM EDT

The Store of the Future Has Arrived (and No, It's Not Apple) How brands are digitizing retail

Eighty-five-year-old Chicagoan Martin Shafron, a self-described “computer illiterate,” steps into the rotunda-like entrance of AT&T’s flagship store in the city’s high-end retail district known as the Magnificent Mile. Though Shafron…

June 3, 2013, 10:02 PM EDT

Razorfish Opens San Francisco Lab for Emerging Retail Experiences Follows successful space in Atlanta

There’s no shortage of specialists out there to help make the digital dreams of retailers a reality. As the concept of the fully digitized store spreads, agencies including AKQA, iCrossing…

June 3, 2013, 10:01 PM EDT

Amazon Moves Ahead With 5 Original Series New shows will help company compete with Netflix, Hulu

Amazon will move ahead with five original TV series picked from the 14 pilots it released in April. Based on user feedback for the pilots, the company will begin production on…

May 29, 2013, 11:21 AM EDT

Your Kids Have the Same Media Habits as You Do Growing up digital

When it comes to technology, you don't stand a chance against your kids. Born into a digital world, tweens—those age 7-13—have unprecedented access to devices and gadgets. Half of 10-…

May 29, 2013, 6:29 AM EDT

JCPenney One of 10 Brands Predicted to Die in Next Year Volvo, WNBA, Martha Stewart Living, Nook also named

As new brands are brought to life in the evolution of various verticals, others will inevitably give up the ghost. While obsolesence related to industrial shifts is the No. 1…

May 24, 2013, 12:04 PM EDT

NBCUniversal Expands Licensing Deal With Amazon Will add more content to Instant and Kindle

NBCUniversal will bring a broader range of content to Amazon Instant, TechCrunch reported. The network has expanded its licensing deal with Amazon to include the shows Covert Affairs, Defiance, Grimm, Hannibal…

May 17, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

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