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Topic: Google

Why Google Should Fear Facebook's New Product Ads

Social network's targeting threatens retail search dominance

Anything Google can do Facebook wants to do better. And with the latter's new product ads, it has a data advantage that could lead to big revenue for the social…

Google Made a Tiny Programmable Choir Out of 300 Android Devices

Installed in a Tokyo shopping mall

Google Japan wanted to draw attention to a little Android app called Androidify, which makes tiny android avatars. So, it synchronized 300 Android devices, each with their own little avatar,…

Facebook Launches Dynamic Product Ads for Data-Minded Retailers

Merchants like Target can upload catalogs and then zero in on consumers

Facebook is giving Target and other retailers a new way to market to its 1.4 billion users. It's called product ads—yet another ad format that Facebook says sets it apart…

Apple Lets Weed Apps Into Its Store After Petition from Pot Companies

'Rare' reversal following ban

Apples and pot have long been a popular combo—pot pipes fashioned out of apples are a thing—and now iPhones are a more versatile tool for enterprising marijuana fans. The company…

This New Agency Uses Old-Fashioned Spectacle With a Futuristic Twist

Magnetic Collaborative's larger-than-life stunts

Specs Who (From left) Jessica Reznick, managing director; Glenn Marck, partner, design; Brian Schultz, partner, production; Rick Rathe, partner, operations; Gary Johnson, director of strategy What Experiential and promotional marketing agency Where New York Even…

Ad of the Day: Android Celebrates Unlikely Animal Buddies in Maybe the Cutest Spot Ever

Droga5 commercial is ridiculously easy to get along with

Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria! The latest ad for Google's Android is hysterical, and adorable, as it features various pairings of different animal species playing and frolicking with each…

Pot Marketers Must Get Creative as Digital Ad Networks Just Say No

Emerging industry looks to social instead

Weed-focused tech companies say they want to embrace digital advertising full throttle, but the industry is not quite ready for their business. Display ad networks, social networks and search companies present…

Electronic Dance Music Goes Mainstream As Older Millennials Start Listening

CraveOnline partners with EDM.com to create opportunities for brands

As brands struggle to reach millennials, they're turning to a once-underground genre of music that is managing to capture a large, social media-savvy audience: electronic dance music, or EDM. A study…

Why President Obama Agreed to be Interviewed by YouTubers

White House wants to engage the younger generation

Three YouTubers were able to score the hardest interview in the U.S.—a no-holds-barred sit-down with President Barack Obama. Hank Green, GloZell Green and Bethany Mota interviewed the Commander in Chief, and their…

Weed Apps Are Dazed And Confused Over Apple's Unpredictable Policies

Petition asks iPhone gatekeeper to chill out

Weed tech companies have an Apple problem. They face uncertain rules when navigating its App Store policies, and now a petition is circulating asking the iPhone maker to lighten up. These…

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