The Ticker: Apple conference; 5 global brands to watch; Tumblr; Facebook growth; Social media skepticism

Fast Company: Here Are The Services, Businesses, and Markets Apple Just Shook Up

Ad Age: Five Global Brands to Watch as They Emerge in the U.S.

Digiday: Tumblr’s Hunt for Brand Strategists

Wall Street Journal: Days of Wild User Growth Appear Over At Facebook

Mashable: Despite Popularity, Americans Skeptical of Social Media