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Yik Yak Is Hot With the Cool Kids, and Now It's in Facebook's Crosshairs Anonymous, location-based app surges in popularity

Any attention is good attention, even if it's from Facebook looking to crush your fledgling startup. That's kind of how the founders of Yik Yak look at recent double-edged praise…

October 8, 2014, 4:42 PM EDT

Now You Can Get In on the Facebook Ad Network That Made Millions for the Kardashian Game Rolls out to all

Facebook is taking the wraps off its mobile ad network after saying the early results helped lead to big gains for apps like Shazam and game makers like Glu Mobile,…

October 7, 2014, 11:01 AM EDT

If You Block an Ad, Facebook Now Wants to Know Why Says feedback improves News Feed

Facebook wants to know why users decide to block certain sponsored posts in an effort to serve more relevant ads in the News Feed. The social network has always let…

September 11, 2014, 3:59 PM EDT

Instagrammers, Including Jimmy Fallon, Are Rushing to Try Out Hyperlapse Hot app speeds up videos, offering new creative possibilities

Call it fast-food porn. Now that hyperlapsing is a thing, courtesy of Instagram, everyone’s videos can be seen at 12 times the normal speed. The Hyperlapse app is the latest…

August 26, 2014, 2:48 PM EDT

Is Facebook's Bolt Teaser the Start of App Ads on Instagram? Analyst says installs are 'inevitable'

Facebook's teasing of Bolt, a new app on Instagram, could mean that a new photo-sharing app is in the works, a new ad product is coming to Instagram or both. When…

July 28, 2014, 3:05 PM EDT

Ad Prices at Facebook More Than Doubled Last Quarter Brands compete to be seen

Facebook News Feed is getting more expensive. The price of an ad on the social network more than doubled last quarter, Facebook said today after delivering second-quarter results that impressed…

July 23, 2014, 8:02 PM EDT

Marketers Are Ready for Google Android Everywhere From TVs to Watches It's 'a giant ad product'

Google’s Android makeover gives advertisers new canvasses to reach consumers from TV search to smartwatch notifications to shopping carts. The company is showing off its latest upgrades at its developers…

June 26, 2014, 2:26 PM EDT

This Small Startup Says Facebook Imitated Its Photo App Idea Look forces users to share, too

Facebook’s new app isn’t a Snapchat clone; it’s more of a Look-alike. The core feature of Facebook’s Slingshot—the requirement to reply to unlock a photo—already appears on an iPhone app…

June 18, 2014, 5:30 PM EDT

Twitter's MoPub Welcomes Facebook's Mobile Ads Into Its Platform All networks plug in

Facebook’s mobile ad network seems like a clear threat to Twitter and its MoPub ambitions, but the relationship is complicated. In fact, MoPub has welcomed the Facebook Audience Network into…

May 1, 2014, 12:24 PM EDT

Mark Zuckerberg Gets Reflective as He Nears 30 Espouses motto of 'ship love' at the f8 conference

Facebook has a new unofficial motto: Ship Love. The old motto everyone knows is Move Fast and Break Things, but at today’s f8 developers conference a kindler, gentler Mark Zuckerberg…

April 30, 2014, 7:51 PM EDT

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