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Rebranding Fashion In The Age Of Instagram

In rebranding the fashion company Milly, Sagmeister & Walsh created 400 images for social media, signaling a shift in design strategy.<p>A few years ago, a full-page ad in a glossy magazine and a flashy billboard would have signaled to the world that a fashion brand has made it mainstream. Today, it’s …

Graphic Design

Pinterest Comes Out With Promoted Video Ads for Mobile

Pinterest has introduced support for promoted videos for Android and iOS apps across their visual search engine. Companies across the US and the UK …

How to monetize hosted content in the age of Facebook Instant Articles

Should you use Facebook Instant Articles as your primary publishing channel? I would personally say… not in a thousand years. Don’t even let that thought develop in your mind.<p>I would recommend that you not put your business in the hands of a self-interested third-party. Even if it’s a large company …

Snapchat becomes Olympics player

SAN FRANCISCO: Almost one third of Snapchat's daily active users have viewed Olympics content, as younger fans turn to the social network for …

San Francisco

Best of the week: The end of an era for digital media

Between massive shakeups at The Huffington Post and Gawker Media, this week marked the end of an era for digital publishing.<p>For starters, late last …

Advertising Industry

Report: Snapchat is eating Twitter's ad dollars, not Facebook's

Dive Brief:<p>Bloomberg reports that Wall Street analysts see Snapchat's growth having an impact on Twitter—and not Facebook.<br>• "Snapchat’s …

Bersih needs a rebranding

New faces must be brought in to reinvigorate the movement.<p>COMMENT<p><i>By Azhar Nordin</i><p>The talk around the idea of a fifth Bersih demonstration and the …

The Apple Store is now just called Apple

It's a store, but not a Store, you see<p>Apple is simplifying the branding of its retail chain by completely getting rid of the "Store" part of Apple Store. From now on, the company's stores will simply go by "Apple" followed by the location of that specific store. For example, only a couple days ago, …

Apple Store

Uber and Lyft Get Taxed in Massachusetts

To help subsidize traditional taxis.<p>Massachusetts is preparing to levy a 5-cent fee per trip on ride-hailing apps such as Uber and Lyft and spend the …

Transportation
Martin Shkreli

Judge allows lawsuit against AMC by Spanish-language competitor to proceed | Fox News

A federal judge in Texas rejected a request by AMC Entertainment to dismiss an anti-trust lawsuit that claims the theater giant deprived Spanish-only filmgoers in Texas using so-called “clearance pacts.”<p>The lawsuit before U.S. District Judge Alfred Bennett accuses AMC of pressuring Disney, Sony, …

Media Industry

Canadian Solar Is Facing More Challenges Than It Appears

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Investors are cheering <b>Canadian Solar</b>'s (NASDAQ: CSIQ) second-quarter earnings, which included more shipments, higher revenue, and better margins than management's own guidance. Normally, that's enough to get investors excited about any company.<p>What didn't get much …

Class Action

Square's Shares Jump on News of Investor Steve Cohen's Stake

Square’s stock rose 3% on Thursday after billionaire investor Steve Cohen revealed a 1.9% stake in the company, making him one of the largest …

Profit

Stocks Falter on Bets of U.S. Rate Rise

Comments from Fed officials have raised speculation that the bank is on track to increase interest rates<p>U.S. stocks slipped slightly Friday, as investors’ expectations for a Federal Reserve rate increase later this year rose.<p>In a quiet session, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 45.13 points, or …

Stock Markets

The Supreme Court's awful Hobby Lobby decision just spawned a very ugly stepchild

"The court, I fear, has ventured into a minefield."<p>That's how Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg concluded her dissent to the 2014 Hobby Lobby decision. That's the case in which the court ruled that businesses have a right to their own religious beliefs, and could use them to flout otherwise …

7 Secrets of the French Lifestyle

It’s noted that the French have high intakes of fats, drink red wine, eat bread, indulge in chocolate and pastries, and cheese. It begs the question, …

Nutrition

Online Marketing News: CEO Social Success, Influencers Love Instagram & Pinterest Video

<b>3 Things Every CEO Should Do to Succeed on Social Media [Infographic]</b> This new infographic from MDG Advertising illustrates three simple rules for …

Marketing
Digital Economy