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Snapchat Quietly Bought a Smartglass Startup Owned by the CEO's Friend Sony hack also reveals Evan Spiegel's outlook on advertising

It's not just Sony whose corporate secrets are being outed by an ongoing leak of hacked documents. Emails released today also reveal Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel green-lit the $15 million…

December 17, 2014, 5:49 PM EST

'Wild' Author Cheryl Strayed Confesses to Her Social Media Addiction Twitter and Facebook function as water cooler for writers

Specs Who Age 46 Claim to fame Author of Wild (the film adaptation, starring Reese Witherspoon, is currently in theaters) Base Portland, Ore. Twitter @CherylStrayed What’s the first information you consume in the morning?  You mean after…

December 17, 2014, 12:09 AM EST

The Hidden Meanings and Inspirations Behind Instagram's 5 New Photo Filters The first styles added since 2012

Instagram unveiled its first new filters in more than two years today, giving phone photographers five more styles to select from when editing their pics. Filters are the hallmark of Instagram,…

December 16, 2014, 5:47 PM EST

These 10 Toy Brands Are Winning Social Media For The Holidays Lego and Monster High play big on Facebook and Twitter

What holiday toys generate the best social media buzz? To find out, Brand Chorus analyzed the biggest sellers from online retailers Amazon, Toys "R" Us and Target to create a…

December 16, 2014, 7:08 AM EST

Twitter Debates Whether to Hit Autoplay on Videos, and Here's Why Brands love it, but would users protest?

Twitter is weighing a difficult decision, one that not only could disrupt the traditional order of things at the social network but also may well be the key to keeping…

December 15, 2014, 2:38 PM EST

Facebook Celebrates 2014's Most Shareable Moments in Its Year-End Video Activism, celebrity, sports and more

Facebook wants you to know that a lot happened in 2014, and people shared it on Facebook. The social network is out with its year-end video looking back at major events.…

December 15, 2014, 12:00 PM EST

Acquiring a Social Agency Is Sounding Less Sexy by the Month Analytics, mobile and even direct are becoming hotter targets

Social media marketing is generating lots of buzz for brands, but interest in acquiring shops that specialize in it is another story. In the annual survey of marketing, media and tech…

December 15, 2014, 12:35 AM EST

Which Brands Boomed and Which Ones Busted in Social Media This Year? Fiat scores while American Airlines nosedives

Between constant tweaks to Facebook's algorithm, changes to Twitter and the rise of Instagram, social media has certainly kept marketers on their toes this year. A new look into data compiled…

December 11, 2014, 4:04 PM EST

Instagram's CEO Tells Us Who His Favorite Users Are Now That There Are 300 Million of Them Kevin Systrom on the future of his platform

Kevin Systrom is presiding over the next-generation of social media, an era he helped spark with Instagram, and now the highly stylized sharing app has 300 million users, many of…

December 11, 2014, 2:25 PM EST

Kate Spade Wins at Pre-Roll by Letting Anna Kendrick Be Anna Kendrick Holiday campaign thrives on bite-size versions of 'Waiting Game'

Even with the buzz around this year's glossy, over-the-top holiday advertising, sometimes the simple stuff works best—at least that's what Kate Spade thinks about its new campaign with Anna Kendrick. Last…

December 10, 2014, 5:09 PM EST

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