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Marketers Pick Apart Google's Twitch Purchase Reported $1 billion deal is huge for the search giant

The Internet-based video game ad space has had its shares of ups and downs—as the likes of Zynga have seen revenues plummet. But marketers are not going to give up…

July 25, 2014, 4:07 PM EDT

Google to Buy Live Gaming Service Twitch for $1 Billion Signals new direction for YouTube

Google has closed a deal to purchase livestreaming gaming service Twitch for $1 billion, according to VentureBeat, which cites anonymous sources close to the matter. Neither Google nor Twitch have commented…

July 25, 2014, 11:50 AM EDT

Pinterest Hires the Man Behind Axe Marketing at Unilever David Rubin will drive brand efforts

Pinterest has a new advocate, David Rubin, who was a vp at Unilever in charge of marketing hair care products. At Pinterest, he's the new head of brand, working with…

July 22, 2014, 3:32 PM EDT

Google's Ad Dollars Keep Rising Thanks to Smart and Stealthy Moves Shopping ads and text formats drive revenue

Advertiser spending was up about 20 percent at Google last quarter, and market experts said some of the company's strongest initiatives such as enhanced campaigns and shopping ads are helping—even…

July 18, 2014, 4:53 PM EDT

This Digital Agency Went From a Spare Bedroom to Winning Awards Grow’s major clients include Google, HBO and Rdio

Specs Who Drew Ungvarsky, owner and creative director What Digital agency Where Norfolk, Va. Ten years ago, a computer science major named Drew Ungvarsky who loved designing and developing started Grow in the spare bedroom…

July 17, 2014, 10:18 AM EDT

Amazon Has the Best Consumer Perception of Any Brand Mid-year rankings show Target hit hard by data breach, TV viewing habits changing

Target’s much-publicized data breach cost the company more than the $400-$450 million that’s been estimated—it also levied heavy damage on the retailer's perception among consumers, according to new rankings from…

July 16, 2014, 12:52 PM EDT

These Brands Want Girls to Care About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Google, Verizon, ComEd and more

The latest trend of empowerment marketing has inundated us with positive messages for women. But some brands aren't letting their message end with a campaign spot. Armed with statistics that…

July 14, 2014, 1:48 PM EDT

Google and ABC Build a Programmatic Ad Exchange That Only Buys Mastheads Rising Star requires top billing

Google's private programmatic exchanges can now book premium ad space like mastheads for brands. It is working with ABC to promote the new show Rising Star using an exchange that…

July 7, 2014, 8:00 AM EDT

YP CEO: We Were 'Mobile First' Before It Was Cool David Krantz on why his company is a digital power player

David Krantz took the reins as YP CEO in 2012, when the listings directory spun away from AT&T Interactive, which was his former employer and the brand's former parent. Since then, he's been…

July 4, 2014, 1:00 PM EDT

This Agency Was Tackling Search Before Google Even Existed Acronym wants your company to be an SEO superstar, too

Specs Who Michael Bruh (l.), president, COO; Selina Eizik, U.S. CEO; Anton Konikoff, founder, global CEO What Paid search and SEO agency Where New York, London and Singapore Talk about old school. Launched in…

July 2, 2014, 9:06 PM EDT

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