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An FCC Commissioner's Reddit AMA Went About as Terribly as You'd Expect Mignon Clyburn gets buried under a downvote avalanche

Passionate support of net neutrality and vocal skepticism of government regulators are two of the few opinions shared by a majority of Redditors, as an FCC commissioner learned first-hand in…

November 22, 2014, 1:43 PM EST

Alexis Ohanian surprisingly returns to the company he helped found.
Alexis Ohanian Is Returning to Help Run Reddit CEO Yishan Wong abruptly exits, reportedly over office space squabble

Reddit is going through a shake-up, but co-founder Alexis Ohanian wants to assure its members that they're in good hands—his own. Ohanian, who left Reddit in 2010 to become a…

November 13, 2014, 4:46 PM EST

What Is Snoop Dogg Going to Do With Reddit? Marketing himself on 'the front page of the Internet'

In early October, it was revealed that Snoop Dogg—alongside other investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital, Peter Thiel, Ron Conway and Jared Leto—purchased a portion of Reddit through a…

October 22, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

This Marketing Pro Practiced His Facebook Ad Targeting by Making His Roommate Completely Paranoid A lesson in niche marketing

Roderick Russell was a bit shocked by just how personalized the ads on his Facebook page were becoming. In the right-hand rail he started seeing messages for cures to a…

September 23, 2014, 3:08 PM EDT

Lenovo Not Afraid to Make Fun of Itself in Native Content Targets niche Onion, Reddit audiences with web series

Most computer tech companies don't want to damage their products, yet Lenovo is asking consumers to imagine creative ways to destroy its laptops.  It partnered with Onion Labs, the satirical newspaper's…

September 19, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

Twitch Responds to User Backlash Unpopular new terms include muting unlicensed music

For people who watch live-stream gaming for hours at a time, music is a lot more than just a soundtrack. The management of video streaming service Twitch.tv found out just…

August 8, 2014, 4:23 PM EDT

Dude, Guess What Inspired PuffPuffChat? Give you 3 hits ... uh, I mean hints

Necessity is the mother of invention and Redditor cherry_garcia found himself in need of someone to talk to while smoking weed. So, he invented PuffPuffChat, a social platform that randomly pairs users into…

July 18, 2014, 9:36 AM EDT

Taco Bell Buys Its First Instagram Ads to Push Waffle Tacos Big millennial appeal includes Vine, too

Taco Bell's "Wake Up Live Mas" campaign entails a clever TV push, radio ads, in-store point-of-purchase and earned social media—all common marketing fare nowadays. At the same time, the Irvine,…

March 27, 2014, 4:09 PM EDT

Robert Rodriguez Has a Prime Outlet for His Guilty Pleasures Explains how he chooses his programming

Specs Who Robert Rodriguez Age 45 Accomplishments Filmmaker (From Dusk Till Dawn, Spy Kids and the upcoming Sin City: A Dame to Kill For); founder/chairman of El Rey network; creator of From Dusk…

March 21, 2014, 10:02 AM EDT

Shhhh! Don't Tell Anyone: Whisper, Secret Apps at SXSW Marketing in age of anonymity

Clandestine apps are having a SXSW moment, with Whisper and Secret in Austin discussing how they are putting the anonymity back into online. On the surface they have similar uses:…

March 9, 2014, 9:18 PM EDT

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