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  • Facebook, Google Squeezing Publishers Again in The Daily Blog on 04/21/2017

    The platforms giveth, then they puncheth you in the face. That's judging by the seemingly endless reversals by Facebook and Google as they first try to win publishers' favor, then screw them over big time, with changes - justified on grounds of "user experience."

  • MLB Players Launching Social App in The Social Graf on 04/21/2017

    The app, called Infield Chatter, is intended to give the players more of an independent voice online, distinct from the social media presences of their teams.

  • Oculus Taps 'USA Today' For VR Experience in The Daily Blog on 04/20/2017

    'USA Today' used Facebook's VR platform to create an immersive tour of the Buffalo Trace Distillery in Kentucky. The newspaper's virtual tour, produced in cooperation with the 'Louisville Courier-Journal,' gives viewers an insiders' look at the distillery.

  • FTC Fires Warning Shot On Influencers in The Social Graf on 04/20/2017

    Marketers are pushing the boundaries on acceptable practices in their social media influencer campaigns - and regulators are pushing back.

  • Flipboard Enables Video Ads  in The Daily Blog on 04/19/2017

    Online video is spreading to another new format: digital magazines. Flipboard, which helps publishers produce digital content in magazine-like formats, is introducing new video advertising products for three of its biggest content categories.

  • Exercise Is 'Contagious' On Social Networks in The Social Graf on 04/19/2017

    A study published in Nature, shows that exercise - specifically running - is "contagious" across online social networks.

  • 'New York Times' Omits Op-Ed Contributor's Terrorist Past in The Daily Blog on 04/18/2017

    Marwan Barghouti, a Palestinian activist and convicted terrorist, authored a piece for publication in the 'NYT' - but the newspaper did not supply context. Or mention that he murdered five people - and is suspected of involvement in 21 more deaths.

  • Amid Uproar, Facebook Promises Faster Response in The Social Graf on 04/18/2017

    Reeling from another gruesome crime video posted on the social network, Facebook is scrambling to explain how new procedures will help ensure that inappropriate content is swiftly removed in future. But it's an open question whether any system based on self-policing by the Facebook community will ever be able to respond fast enough to satisfy critics and advertisers.

  • 'Denver Post' Sues Ex Ad Execs Over Trade Secrets in The Daily Blog on 04/17/2017

    Amid all the furor over newfangled digital media issues, like ad fraud and programmatic pitfalls, it's good to there's still room in the advertising world for classic moves, such as stealing your company's clients and starting your own business - allegedly.

  • Girls Lead On Snapchat, Instagram Adoption in The Social Graf on 04/17/2017

    Unsurprisingly Pinterest, generally viewed as a female-oriented network, saw the biggest divergence, with 45.4% of teen girls on board, but just 9% of boys.

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