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Ad-Free No More: Instagram Ads Have Officially Hit The Feed
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Today we officially bid adieu to the ad-free Instagram feed. From here on out Instagram will run official ads that will display content to users – no follow required. The first Instagram ad can be seen below and is a photo from Michael Kors promoting their “Timeless” Collection:… Please visit Marketing Land for the full […]

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Facebook Testing “Hover Metrics” And Other New Behavioral Data Collection
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Earlier this week the head of Facebook analytics, Ken Rudin, said that the company may begin capturing even more data about how users behave on the social site. The data collected could include minute interactions or more specialized information than has previously been tracked. According to a… Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.

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Travel Through Time With 15 Backward Vine Videos
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We saw some incredible Time Travel submissions to the Vine challenge this week. Your challenge was to use Vine‘s newest editing tool to make mind-boggling backward videos Some of the stop-motion creations achieved the impossible by restoring broken objects and cut paper to their original state. See also: How to Get Started With Vine Sessions […]

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iPad Air Is Now Available for Purchase
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Apple’s iPad Air is now available for purchase in the U.S. and other countries, including Australia, China, UK, Germany, France, Italy and Japan You can get the iPad Air from Apple’s online store, or pick it up yourself in an Apple Store, starting 8AM EST today See also: Apple iPad Air Raises the Tablet Bar […]

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25 Apps to Save You Money
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Are you member of “Generation Procrastination”? If your savings account and retirement plan are gathering virtual cobwebs, you probably are. A recent retirement study by Scottrade suggests that Gen Y is getting way behind on its savings. The recession, mounting student debt and freelance or part-time jobs offering few employee benefits may be to blame […]

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First Data Confirms Acquisition of Perka
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If you're not familiar, Perka is a mobile marketing and consumer loyalty platform that helps small to medium-sized merchants engage their customers with location-based smartphone apps. Perka became a First Data subsidiary on Oct. 4, we're told, and …

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Deja Vu: The “Digg Effect” Is Back
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Close your eyes for a moment and go back with me to 2006. Twitter was a newborn. Facebook wasn’t nearly the behemoth that it is today. Google+? Yeah, right. Social media was a fairly new term at the time, and back then it boiled down primarily to two websites: MySpace and Digg. For… Please visit […]

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Google: “In Stream” Activity On Google+ Doesn’t Only Happen On Google+ Itself
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Google reported this week that Google+ now has 300 million monthly “in stream” users — a number that places it well ahead of the 215 million monthly active users that Twitter recently listed in its pre-IPO S-1 document. But, as is often the case with usage numbers (and not just… Please visit Marketing Land for […]

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