Wednesday, September 17, 2014
  • FTC Charges Yelp With Violating Children's Privacy Rules

    Yelp has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle charges that its mobile app collected personal information from children younger than 13, the FTC announced on Wednesday. Regulators allege that Yelp's mobile app, released in 2009, allowed users to provide a birth date. Yelp's app included a screening mechanism designed to ban users under 13, but the technology didn't work, per the FTC. ...Read the whole story

  • REVOLVING DOOR: Publicis Seattle Hires Ryan Stoner As Strategy Director On T-Mobile

    Publicis Seattle hired Ryan Stoner as strategy director, a new position. He will lead strategic development for pieces of the T-Mobile account, including retail, device relationships, B2B, sponsorship business segments and the brand's digital/mobile experiences. Stoner will report to Britt Fero, chief strategy officer of Publicis Seattle. Most recently, Stoner was the founder of two startups: MoPix, where he served as CEO; and Switchcam, where he worked as vice president of business strategy and new business. Prior to that, he worked on the agency side at B-Reel, Omelet and Publicis on brands such HP, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Activision and InBev. ... ...Read the whole story

  • Buffalo Wild Wings Launches GameBreak App For Football Season

    Random iPhone App of the week: Buffalo Wild Wings launched GameBreak, a football app that can be played in-restaurant, online or on mobile devices. The app serves as a destination for users to access sports content (beginning with the NFL season, but extending to more sports throughout the year), track their fantasy performances and create leagues to challenge their friends. Users can earn points each time they play to win weekly and season-long prizes based on their performance. GameBreak Live is played in-restaurant and asks players questions about live sporting events in real time. Pro-Football Salary Cap Challenge is a ... ...Read the whole story

  • Twitter Expands Audience Targeting Tools

    Twitter has begun inviting advertisers to create new list audiences -- and manage existing audiences on ads.twitter.com -- all through a new audience manager tool. Now, advertisers can use their customer information to build audiences using mobile phone numbers, as well as email addresses. ...Read the whole story

  • Facebook Rolls Out Facebook Media, Service Manages Communication Strategies

    Despite continued declines in organic reach rates, Facebook has never been a better place for brands, publishers and public figures to engage their audiences. That is the message from Facebook, this week, as it rolls out "Facebook Media" -- a new service for public figures, organizations and media outlets to manage their communication strategies on the social network. ...Read the whole story

  • Smart TV Gains Momentum

    Smart TV - Internet-connected TV sets - will continue to increase in worldwide use, as well as stand-alone Internet set-top-video box devices. By 2020, expected global smart TV penetration is expected to double to 30.4%. ...Read the whole story

  • WPP Takes 'Significant Minority Stake' In New Hollywood Digital Studio

    Founded by filmmakers Jon Avnet, his son Jake and Rodrigo Garcia, the new digital studio, Indigenous Media, will produce scripted series and channels for digital platforms worldwide. WPP will contribute advertising expertise to help attract brand sponsorships. ...Read the whole story

  • Minorities Distrust News Media Depictions

    Most African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't trust the media to provide accurate portrayals of their communities in news reporting, per a new study. The survey set out to investigate American attitudes toward news amid the continuing rise of digital media, including the proliferation of mobile devices and growing penetration of social media. ...Read the whole story

  • Amazon's Twitch, Disney, iHeartRadio Land On Google Chromecast
  • Microsoft Upgrades RTB Exchange, Adds Mobile, Windows 8 Inventory
How Networks' Counts Of Mobile, Tablets Will Change The TV Scene This Year

When networks begin folding in tablet and iPhone TV viewership this season, suddenly they will gain thousands of "new" viewers, and younger ones too. That's a game changer for the networks, but what about other online ...More