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Yahoo wants to take on Meerkat, Skype and Snapchat all at once

Yahoo may have a way to restore some of its former glory in the messaging world. Tipsters for <i>The Information</i> claim that the company is building a mobile app that includes text messaging, Snapchat-style recorded video <i>and</i> elements of live video apps like Meerkat and Skype -- think of it as a hedge …

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Here Is a List of Celebrities Who Are Already on Meerkat and Periscope

As we've learned throughout social media history, celebrities often drive consumer adoption of new websites and apps. Actor Ashton Kutcher and …

Advertising Industry

The Secret Science of Shopping: Why We Buy What We Do

<i>This article originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>I remember sitting in a McDonald’s as a kid and complaining that it was so cold. My dad told me it was cold on purpose; the restaurant doesn’t want you to sit there all night after finishing your meal, he said.<p>The cold temperature supposedly …

eCommerce

Uploader Lets You Post Photos to Instagram From your Mac

There are quite a number of apps out there that let you interact with Instagram on your Mac. While elegant apps like Grids for Mac, Instagram’s own desktop interface and others let you organize, like, sync and download images from the service, uploading photos directly from the computer has proven …

Instagram
Internet Radio

How's the Media Industry These Days? Confused.

Media companies and creators seem to be entering a new period of confusion, as the financial, technological and consumer behaviors they counted on are changing rapidly.<p>It’s no secret that the media industry has been high on the list of businesses that have been disrupted by the Internet and is …

Music Industry

Can Ello Finally Explain Its Existence?

The mysterious, once-buzzworthy social network just hired its first chief marketing officer.<p>Ello isn’t trying to take on Facebook. At least, that’s what the social startup has been insisting since its media-fueled five minutes of Silicon Valley fame last year. (<i>Fast Company</i> wrote a few articles at …

Advertising

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Why Audio Never Goes Viral

Last October, several dozen audiophiles gathered in a basement auditorium for an all-day conference about “the future of radio in a digital age.” …

Apple, The Record Label?

You better believe that when Apple’s streaming music service comes out later this year, it’s going to come hard. Apple’s MO is to arrive late but with superior firepower, as it did with the iPhone and will with the upcoming Apple Watch. What does that mean for its quest to steamroll Spotify, Google …

Music

Degrees don’t matter anymore, skills do

If I were to make a nomination for the most destructive belief in our culture, it would be the belief that some people are born smart and others are born dumb. This belief is not only badly off target as a shorthand description of reality, it is the source of many social pathologies and lost …

Education

This photo app brings back the old school mentality of printed photos

WhiteAlbum brings spontaneity back to digital photography by mailing you 24 prints pre-curation<p>When’s the last time you pulled out your iPhone and …

Photography

When Netflix and other on-demand services killed the TV ad golden goose

With subscription services draining television advertising revenues, we need a new business model fast to fund the hit shows of tomorrow<p>Netflix and other subscription services are training an entire generation to watch television without commercials, which is ironic given that the bulk of their …

IPTV

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Where Does Radio Stand in a Connected World?

The evolution of entertainment and new ways to access information have left the medium of radio with an uncertain future.<p>Radio today<p>As it stands, radio is in a healthy condition. According to UNESCO, radio reaches about 95 percent of the world’s population, and AM/FM radio accounts for 86 percent …

Podcasting

Why Economists are Wrong About Tech

<i>Michael Baxter is co-author of iDisrupted, a new book on disruptive technology.</i><p>The problem with the economy is economists. The problem with economists is technology<p>Pick up an economics book; any one will do, a heavy or easy read, and move to the index. See if you can find the words ‘Moore’s’ and …

Economics

What Teens Really Think About YouTube, Google+, Reddit and Other Social Media

What Teens Really Think about YouTube, Google+, Reddit and Other<br>Social Media<p>Written by an actual teen<p>Based on the unexpected response to my original …

Social Media Marketing

Facebook Takes On Twitter To Win The Golden Globes

At Sunday’s show, Zuck’s crew is launching “The Facebook Lounge” and Instagram will be backstage. Why? To get stars to Facebook, not tweet.<p>If you want viewing enhancement during this Sunday’s Golden Globe ceremony, Facebook wants you.<p>For the first time, the social networking giant will have a major …

Facebook

The case for consistency: native design isn’t always right

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: graphicnoi/iStock<p>Quite a few companies are reclaiming mobile app development these days. Some are moving outsourced …

20 Compelling Moments for Digital Music in 2014

From Taylor Swift to Thom Yorke; YouTube to SoundCloud; iTunes, Google, Grooveshark, Pandora, Facebook, Twitter and <i>that</i> U2 album giveaway… 2014 …

Music Industry

Droga5 Nabs Top Facebook Studio Award for Newcastle Brown Ale Work

For the second year in a row, the Facebook Studio Awards' best distinction goes to an agency-brand combo that used the social media platform as an …

Advertising

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Meet the Model that Got Discovered on Facebook

With a single message on Facebook, life changed for Polish-born Ewa Wladymiruk. She left her gothic roots behind, came to New York and joined Supreme Management, and quickly become one of the hottest faces to grace the catwalks at Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Alexander Wang and many more.<p>Harper's …

Fashion