• Facebook's Earnings Report
    Facebook released its second quarter earnings report this week, revealing that the company now has a host of new monthly active users, and proving once again that the social network does audience engagement better than just about everyone else.
  • Pinterest Looks To Broaden Appeal To Brands
    By now, Pinterest has pretty well proven its value to brands. But, there's always room for improvement. With that in mind, the pin-sharing platform just scored Gunnard Johnson to head measurement science and insights.
  • How Mobile Has Reshaped Shopper Marketing Campaigns
    In keeping with this week's m-commerce theme, the Association of National Advertisers and GfK have some new research out showing just how important mobile has become to shopper marketing campaigns. Specifically, shopper marketing has progressed from only driving short-term sales to motivating shopper behavior more broadly, the ANA and GfK find.
  • Making Sense Of Mobile Search
    How is the mobile revolution reshaping search, shopping, and customer relationship management? That's a big question, of course, but some new findings from Hitwise -- a division of Connexity -- point us in the right direction.
  • Facebook's Wright Brothers Moment
    Facebook has truly gone mobile. Yes, the tech giant has completed its first full-scale test flight of Aquila: a solar-powered Stealth Bomber-shaped drone that brings broadband Web access to remote regions of the world. And that's the point. With its virtually limitless resources, Facebook is on a mission to get every person on the planet commenting on, and, well, using Facebook.
  • Smartwatch Revolution Stalls
    Smartwatches will have their day -- there's no doubt. But we're not there yet. Blame the limits of technology or high consumer expectations, but the smartwatch revolution has definitely stalled. For the first time, in fact, the worldwide smartwatch market saw a year-over-year decline of 32%, according to preliminary data from IDC's latest Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report.
  • WhatsApp-ening in Brazil?
    Must be something in the Brazilian water.WhatsApp, the popular Facebook-owned over-the-top (OTT) messaging service, was blocked again in Brazil yesterday for failure to comply in a criminal case, though very briefly.
  • NBA Gives Twitter's Video Dreams Major Assist
    Of late, Twitter has been naming live-video partners with such frequency that new ones hardly seem worth mentioning. But a new deal with the NBA just got our attention.
  • Smartphone Shoppers See Past Brands
    Sorry, marketers, but brands carry relatively little weight when consumers are ready for a new smartphone -- or, at least, that's according to international research commissioned by Havas Group's Socialyse.
  • Pikachus And Zombies
    Ok, I'm freakin' out. This past week, my life has looked too much like early scenes from "Dawn of the Dead" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers." You know, the ones where the protagonist increasingly encounters people in full zombie form. First, there's one, then two, and pretty soon the brain-dead are outnumbering the brain-living.
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