• Facebook Extends Graph Search To Status Updates
    Facebook on Monday said its Graph Search tool will now include posts, status updates, photo captions, check-in and comments. That’s in addition to being able to search for people, photos, places and interests on Facebook through the revamped search service the social network announced in January and rolled out widely to English speakers in July. The latest expansion means people can search for updates about topics of interest, posts about a city, place or from a certain time, and posts you might want to see again (“My posts from 2012”). As an example of a search for an interest-related …
  • Barilla Starts Damage Control After Chairman's Remarks On Gays
    The world's largest pasta brand, Barilla, is trying to do damage control after its chairman infuriated many by expressing his sentiments about gays.
  • iPhone 5C Gaining Ground ON 5S
  • McDonald's Drops Soda From Happy Meals; Offers Combo Fries Alternatives
    McDonald's has announced that it will no longer offer soda with it its kids' Happy Meals.
  • Autobytel Snaps Up Piece Of AutoWeb
    Online auto research and shopping site Autobytel has invested $2.5 million in cash to back AutoWeb, Inc.'s pay-per-click (PPC), auction-driven automotive advertising marketplace, which is scheduled to go live in early 2014. Autobytel has an option to invest an additional $2.5 million as AutoWeb grows.
  • SoCal Honda, LA Galaxy Go Social For Charity
    Social media is central to the LA Galaxy's partnership with SoCal Honda "Pass it Forward" is a Facebook app on the LA Galaxy Facebook page in which invited to enter to win prizes by joining the "team" of one of the four charities. Participating charities include America Scores LA, County of Los Angeles Public Library, LA Food Bank, and Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Los Angeles - each chosen by four featured LA Galaxy players. The app launched on Thursday, the 26th.
  • Judge Rules Gmail Ads Might Violate Wiretap Laws
    In a major defeat for Google, a federal judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that its Gmail service infringes privacy by scanning emails in order to surround them with contextual ads.
  • Images, Features Boost Mobile Auto Ad Interaction
  • Nissan Goes Vevo For Summer Hits
    Nissan is launching a music video program on VEVO around summer hits. The effort, overseen by AOR TBWA\Chiat\Day has three major artists doing other artists' summer hits in videos under "The Nissan Tracks" umbrella.
  • Visualead Raises $1.6 Milion
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