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The Top 20 Tumblr Ads of the Year

When Tumblr introduced in-stream sponsored posts last spring, skeptics predicted millennials would flee. But the blogging site soared to 47 million …

Universal Studios

Facebook reportedly tables release of new News Feed

When it comes to News Feed, bigger is not better with the social network's members, sources say.<p>Facebook's new News Feed, unveiled with pomp and circumstance back in March, isn't headed your way anytime soon, or even at all, according to a new report from AllThingsD.<p>The now reportedly tabled News …

Social Media

Bitcoin’s Biggest Bet: Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25 Million Investment in Coinbase

Coinbase co-founders Brian Armstrong (l) and Fred Ehrsam, sporting we-got-money grins.<p>If you’re a bitcoin doubter, you might want to turn away. The …

Mobile-Ad Revenue Explodes, Finally

Mobile advertising is finally hitting its tipping point.<p>According to a report from eMarketer to be released this week, mobile-advertising spending is …

Digital Advertising

Facebook is tracking what you don’t do on Facebook | Ars Technica

"Self-censorship" is a problem the company is eager to solve.<p>Facebook released a study (PDF) last week indicating that the company is moving into a …

The future of broadband looks very much like cable TV. Here is why

Advertisement<p>22 Comments<p>There is a coming clash between the telecommunications firms and the internet giants, but it’s not just about the internet …

Google+ is automatically creating your own year in review video

If you're anything like us, the thought of sifting through mountains of media to create a year in review video is more than a little intimidating. However, it just got a lot easier for some Google+ members. The social network is now using Auto Awesome to create year in review clips for anyone who …

Here's Why Instagram's Demographics Are So Attractive To Brands

Instagram is telling advertisers that early photo ads have generated great results and that one client, Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, reached 9.8 million people in the U.S. aged 18 to 35 in eight days.<p>Before buying Instagram ads, advertisers need to understand who is on the social network.<p>Over 90% of …

Demographics

Facebook's mobile chops take it to No. 2 in US ad sales

The social network still trails behind Google, the top seller of mobile ads, but it soars past other competitors, according to a report from eMarketer.<p>Facebook is on track to be the second largest seller of digital advertisements in the US in 2013 thanks to its mobile ads, according to figures …

Digital Advertising

Instagram Reveals 'Promising' Early Results of Its First Sponsored Ads

It’s been a couple of months since Instagram introduced ads into its News Feed and there have been some users that have criticized and others that supported the decision. But how have they performed, exactly? The company just published a post sharing the results of some of its first sponsored …

Is WhatsApp the new MySpace?

The last year has been very active for WhatsApp. The world’s leading messaging app has continued to see explosive growth, and is now seeing 400 …

Analysts Expect 3D Printer Shipments To Grow Ten Times Before 2017

Hardware analysts at IDC are estimating that 3D printer shipments will grow 10 times in the period between now and 2017. Printers, once the provenance of hackers and engineers, will soon be household commodities.<p>“Print is extending beyond output on media to the creation of an actual object, and …

Today's Trending Articles on Digital Marketing and Media | eMarketer

Trending<p>Americans cover up to protect their identity; The BBC is losing the time spent game to Netflix; Brexit to affect domain names; and more.<p>The …

Digital Marketing

Zynga tests Bitcoin payments for seven online games

Zynga hasn't had much to celebrate lately — the social gaming company suffered a huge drop in users last year and it hasn't had a hit title in some time. But now it's taking a new tack, turning to the Bitcoin community. In a post on Reddit's Bitcoin subreddit last night, the Zynga team said it is …

Snapchat responds to privacy scares by letting users unlink their phone number

Snapchat has just taken its first steps toward addressing the exploits that led to a leak of 4.6 million phone numbers late last year. Updates to its Android and iOS apps now let you opt out of linking your phone number to your username, preventing others from easily finding you. The company is …

Vine update for iOS brings exposure and focus locking

Vine's six-second videos may not allow much room for artistic expression, but the company is happy to provide a little more control. It just updated its iOS app to enable exposure and focus locking; you now just have to tap and hold on a subject to prevent any surprise changes in brightness or …

Facebook Is Testing A News Feed That Looks More Like A Newspaper

The change is subtle, but its message is clear: Facebook has entered the news business.<p>It’s no secret that Facebook is changing what appears in your feed dramatically. Whereas memes used to rule supreme–making basically anything shared by George Takei go viral–Facebook has reweighted its algorithms …

Typography

Mobile-App Use Increased 115% in 2013

If you used mobile apps more often last year than in any previous year, you're not alone. Mobile-app use increased 115% in 2013, according to Flurry …

Facebook Tests Mobile Ad Network

Facebook took a step towards offering a mobile ad network on Wednesday with a small test running Facebook ads in mobile apps from other …

Flipboard launches widgets and profile badges to let users embed any magazine onto their site

Flipboard released a new feature today that enables users to add widgets and profile badges to their website or blog. These new tools will automatically update when the featured magazine is updated. Naturally, when you click on the widget, it will open up the magazine in your Web browser.<p>Profile …

Google will rank ISPs based on YouTube performance

Soon, YouTube viewers might have a better idea why their videos take so long to load. Google will launch its Video Quality Report next week, a service which will rank internet service providers based on the quality of YouTube video playback. It will first be available for Canadian users, but …

Q4 2013 Referral Traffic: Facebook Up, Pinterest Up, Twitter Down

Social discovery and sharing platform Shareaholic today released a report covering referral traffic data from the eight largest social media sites in Q4 2013. In short, Facebook, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, and Google+ all gained, while Twitter, Reddit, YouTube, and LinkedIn lost.<p>Taking a closer look …