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Instagram Gives Brands Instant Access to Ad Campaign Data First time self-serve tools available

Brands are about to get a lot more help with their Instagram campaigns. For the first time, the photo-sharing service is giving its advertisers instant access to data about how…

August 21, 2014, 1:07 PM EDT

Rocket Fuel's Deal to Buy [x+1] Propels It Into Marketing Cloud Territory Acquisition costs roughly $200 million

Rocket Fuel is buying data technology platform [x+1] in a deal that is worth about $200 million. Rocket Fuel also announced quarterly results today, generating $92.6 million in revenue, up…

August 5, 2014, 6:05 PM EDT

ComScore Will Acquire MdotLabs to Help Fight Ad Fraud Analytics notable will use the startup's safety technology

Cyber-safety startup MdotLabs is being acquired by comScore, an online analytics and fraud prevention. MdotLabs's 12-person staff will join the Reston, Va.-based researcher's team. The move appears to be of a…

August 5, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT

Yahoo Buying Mobile App Company Flurry [Updated] Paying 'hundreds of millions'

Yahoo is buying Flurry, a mobile app advertising and data firm, the companies said today. CEO Marissa Mayer's latest acquisition should give Yahoo a bigger presence in mobile advertising, an…

July 21, 2014, 4:06 PM EDT

How Tumblr Helped Hyundai Spread Its World Cup Message Paid and free tactics give a lift

For the first time, Tumblr is giving brands a look at how their campaigns impact awareness, conducting surveys of users and asking whether they were familiar with their ad partners'…

July 16, 2014, 11:05 AM EDT

Programmers Are Frustrated by a Lack of Netflix Metrics Dearth of viewership data ‘runs counter’ to industry standards

When Breaking Bad scored three Emmy wins last fall, its showrunner, Vince Gilligan, credited Netflix for his show’s longevity and for heightening its popularity. Similarly, program execs in general have…

June 29, 2014, 7:52 PM EDT

Facebook Says If You Like Video Then You'll See More of It Views double in past six months

Facebook is giving video views more weight in its News Feed algorithm, which determines what users see from brands and friends on the social network. The greater emphasis on video…

June 23, 2014, 4:29 PM EDT

Facebook Is Beginning to Look Like a Bona Fide Online Ad Network Web interest targeting is a step toward Google's biz model

Now that Facebook will include users’ Web behavior to fine-tune targeting, it’s only a matter of time before it expands its ad network to outside publishers, according to marketing experts. Facebook…

June 16, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Videology Will Do Your Math Homework Data crunchers make programmatic buying easy

Specs Who (From left) Ryan Jamboretz, chief development officer; Scott Ferber, chairman and CEO; Scott Macleod, CFO What Video advertising platform Where New York office Programmatic ad buying involves complex math that’s worthy…

June 12, 2014, 6:00 AM EDT

Lowe’s Tests 3D Technology Booths First concept out of retailer’s innovation lab

Are consumers ready for Star Trek-like experiences that turn in-store shopping into 3D virtual models? Lowe’s thinks so and is rolling out installations into two Canadian stores that use augmented…

June 11, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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