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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

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

Best Buy Sorry for Tweet Joking About 'Serial' Murder at Its Store Says it lacked 'good judgment'

Best Buy had to pull a misguided tweet today that referenced the hit podcast Serial— which is based on a murder that happened outside one of its stores—a familiar exercise for…

December 11, 2014, 6:26 PM 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 Is Now Bigger Than Twitter With 300 Million Monthly Users It's also debuting verified accounts and purging fake followers

Instagram now has 300 million monthly users, picking up 100 million since March. The photo- and video-sharing app has surpassed Twitter's official user count of 284 million. Facebook's companion company, bought…

December 10, 2014, 11:07 AM EST

Here Are the Top 10 Most Loved Brands in Social Media From November MTV, Friskies and a surprise luxury player made the grade

Hootsuite's uberVu system can crunch data from 20 different social media platforms, including Reddit, Facebook, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Blogger, Yahoo Questions, Vimeo, etc. And today the British Columbia-based tech player is…

December 10, 2014, 9:00 AM EST

5 Cereals Twitter Users Are Desperate to Bring Back French Toast Crunch is only the beginning

When General Mills relaunched its sugary French Toast Crunch cereal on Friday after an eight-year hiatus, Twitter exploded with gratitude. Ever since, the cereal has been consistently trending on Twitter. And…

December 9, 2014, 11:17 AM EST

24 Hours in Advertising: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014 JCPenney spreads joy, global ad revenue grows, and dads dance for Sainsbury's

Here's everything you need to know about the past 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Anheuser-Busch bets big on social media For the upcoming Super Bowl Anheuser-Busch will…

December 8, 2014, 5:37 PM EST

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