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Gillette's Facial Hair Through the Ages a Viral Hit A little scruff never hurt anyone

Clean-shaven, bearded or mustashioed: Men have rocked it all with style and aplomb. Gillette's 100 Years of Hair celebrates the most popular facial hairstyles of the last decade, showing that…

July 4, 2014, 9:00 AM EDT

Ad of the Day: Verizon Reminds Parents That Girls Aren't Just Pretty but 'Pretty Brilliant' AKQA's STEM effort

It's 2014. We're in a post-feminist society, right? Ha ha. Nope. That's why campaigns like "Inspire Her Mind," from Verizon, in partnership with Makers, are so important. The initial spot, which had…

June 12, 2014, 8:05 AM EDT

Netflix Will Stop Telling Customers Verizon Is Making Their Movies Load Slower But its cool ISP tool says Verizon is slow

Netflix said Monday it would comply with Verizon's cease-and-desist letter, sent to both the general public and Netflix general counsel David Hyman from Verizon general counsel Randal S. Milch. The…

June 9, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

Verizon Sends Netflix a Public Cease and Desist Letter Snarky error messages draw pushback

Netflix has been taking potshots at ISPs and Verizon isn't taking them lying down. On Tuesday, Twitter users started posting screenshots of their Netflix apps calling out Verizon by name…

June 6, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

Brandwatch Raises $22 Million Social listening player has a huge client list

Social media monitoring company Brandwatch just raised $22 million. The company specializes in social "listening," tracking conversations online and giving data to brands to influence their strategies. Brandwatch counts 1,000 brands…

May 22, 2014, 12:59 PM EDT

Korean Dramas Hook Millennial Viewers Who Speak Spanish and English DramaFever viewership jumped 440% in a year

Is Korean—even for those who need subtitles—the language of love? DramaFever, which claims to be the largest importer of prime-time soap-styled dramas from South Korea, would say so. The lion's share…

May 15, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

Big Broadband: Regulating Internet Like a Utility Would Stifle the Internet FCC's Wheeler is caught in the middle

The Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler is getting it from all sides on his net neutrality proposal—caught between consumer groups, big Internet companies, and now big broadband providers, all…

May 13, 2014, 1:26 PM EDT

Retail, Automotive Biggest Spenders in 2013 P&G, GM, AT&T among Kantar's top 10 spenders for the year

The absence of the Summer Olympics and political spending in fall 2013 (compared to their presence in 3Q 2012) may have put a damper on advertising expenditures, but total ad revenue…

March 25, 2014, 4:18 PM EDT

Netflix Pays to Bust Up Comcast Traffic Jam Deal gives streaming service direct access to cable giant’s network

In a move that seems certain to have a profound impact on how Netflix negotiates with other broadband providers going forward, the streaming video service on Sunday announced it has…

February 23, 2014, 3:26 PM EST

This Chicago-based Agency Specializes in Multicultural Work Commonground's clients include Coca-Cola, NBCUniversal, Miller Lite and Verizon

Specs Who Co-founders and managing partners Sherman Wright (l.) and Ahmad Islam What Marketing agency Where Chicago Agency vets Wright and Islam bumped into one another while vacationing in Cancun and bonded over the…

January 23, 2014, 5:42 AM EST

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