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Facebook aims to appease advertisers with new tools

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Facebook introduced several new ad measurement tools as a part of its broader push to provide increased transparency for metrics on Facebook-run ad campaigns. The company …

Spotify will now help you find and buy concert tickets

Spotify on Thursday announced a partnership with Eventbrite and AXS that will let you find concert tickets at nearby venues. You can find information on ticket prices and dates right in your Spotify app, although you'll have to leave the app to actually purchase them.<p>Previously, Spotify only …

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Spotify ‘Sponsored Songs’ lets labels pay for plays

A mysterious “Sponsored Content” opt-out setting recently appeared in Spotify, and now the streaming giant has confirmed to TechCrunch what it’s about. Spotify is now testing a new “Sponsored Song” ad unit that a company spokesperson tells us is “a product test for labels to promote singles on the …

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How location-based marketers look to the past to predict the future

The iPhone–which is turning ten this month– transformed the way people communicate, shop, and travel. It also transformed the way marketers reach …

Spotify Announces Group Playlists for Messenger

Spotify today announced a new mobile feature called Group Playlists for Messenger, which enables users of Facebook's chat app to create music mixes collaboratively within a conversation thread.<p>With Group Playlists for Messenger, users can create new Spotify playlists with friends and immediately …

Snapchat launches location-sharing feature Snap Map

Snapchat’s next big feature wants to get you to meet up with friends in real life rather than just watching each other’s lives on your phones. Snap Map lets you share your current location, which appears to friends on a map and updates when you open Snapchat. It’s rolling out today to all iOS and …

Spotify hopes you'll create shared playlists in Facebook Messenger

It can be fun to create shared playlists on streaming music services -- it's a window into your friends' tastes. You don't necessarily want to wade through an app to add tracks, though, and they usually shut out pals who can't use the service. That's where Spotify thinks it can save the day. It's …