Eric Stern

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Free Hotel Rooms For People Popular on Facebook & Instagram

MANILA – Do you have a huge fan based on Facebook and Instagram? Then this post is just right for you.<p>The luxury hotel called Nordic Light Hotel in …

How Facebook Aims to Beat Google by Tracking Your Offline Purchases

Brian Boland thinks Google gets too much credit for its ads.<p>That should come as no surprise. Boland is the vice president of ad products at Facebook, …

Mark Zuckerberg Reveals How Facebook Could Make Money Bringing The Internet To Poor People In Distant Parts Of The World

That's caused some scathing remarks from critics who called his project "venture humanitarianism" and "Facebook's gateway drug." Even Bill Gates, one of Zuckerberg's mentors, said, "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's …

Facebook adds Amazon device targeting, updates video app ads

Facebook updated its tools to enable developers to specifically target Amazon-branded mobile devices and to improve the use of video ads.<p>App …

Apps

Kenshoo: Holiday ads on Facebook costlier than 2013, but still deliver results

Yes, it’s true that advertising on Facebook — especially during the holiday season — is getting very costly. But Facebook Marketing Partner Kenshoo …

Facebook Slingshot App Gets A Major Update

The Facebook Slingshot app was released back in June, and now Facebook has given their app a major overhaul, and the new version of the app comes …

Apps

Heineken Exec: Facebook Now Rivals YouTube for Video Ads

Nine months after Facebook debuted auto-play video ads, one major brand utilizing them is willing to put the social media platform on par with …

Advertising

Study: Facebook ad conversions spiked weekend before Black Friday

Many Facebook advertisers started sequencing their content well before Black Friday or Cyber Monday, and it appears to have paid off. Facebook …

Facebook Relaunches Slingshot As A Snapchat Stories-Style Lifecasting App

Reply to unlock didn’t work. Neither did dropping the requirement and just letting people freely send photos and videos to each other. So today Facebook took yet another swipe at Snapchat with the re-release of its ephemeral sharing app Slingshot for iOS and Android.<p>Now you follow people like on …

Samsung Asks Appeals Court To Throw Out $930 Million Damages In Apple Infringement Case

The hearing at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit was the latest fight between the two smartphone makers, which have been litigating around the world for three years, each accusing the other of infringing patents in making smartphones and other mobile devices.<p>They have essentially …

Yale, Organovo team up to 3D print organs for transplants

Every day, an average of 18 people die waiting for an organ donation. The growing transplant wait list was 121,272 people long in 2013.<p>A potential …

Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook’s Plan to Wire the World

handauli is a tiny town in rural India about a four-hour drive southwest of New Delhi. India’s a big country, and there are several Chandaulis. This …

Tim Cook

Viewbix Raises $3M To Wrap Video Ads Inside Interactive Players

Video ad startup Viewbix is announcing that it has raised $3 million in additional funding.<p>The company basically wraps videos in a custom player, so if you’re an advertiser, the player can include your branding, as well as the ability to collect contact information and more.<p>You can see sample …

Facebook just gained a big ally in its battle with Cisco

Last summer, an organization led by Facebook fired a huge shot at Cisco. On Thursday, one of Cisco’s oldest rivals, Juniper, jumped in to back Facebook in a big way.<p>And the threat to Cisco from Facebook went from huge to enormous. It won’t kill Cisco, but it will shake the trees a little bit and …

Oculus Rift Pokémon game lets you throw Poké Balls in VR

It may not be the first time someone's remade Pokémon for the Oculus Rift, but it's probably the most exciting. By pairing the VR headset with a Leap Motion and Voice Attack, players of the <i>Unofficial Pokémon Alpha Prototype</i> can even pick up Poké Balls and throw them at vanquished opponents. Of …

Apple Maps Could Finally Be Getting This Much-Needed Feature

Apple might finally be adding a long-awaited public transit navigation tool in Apple Maps, the company’s mapping service heavily criticized for its …

Transit

Interview: Icon Bryan Cranston

0<p>SHARES<p><b>So how do you go from Breaking Bad to Godzilla?</b><p>When I was first asked if I’d be interested in this role, I said no, because I thought, I have …

Slingshot App by Facebook - Reactions across Social Media

Find out more at: http://www.brand24.net<p>On the 17th June Facebook launched a new photo messaging app called Slingshot. This bold move took aim at a very popular and similar app, Snapchat.<p>Within one week after the announcement Internet users generated over 20k mentions, concerning Slingshot. …

Tag Heuer Introduces World's First Self-Charging Phone

What happens when one of the world’s leading watchmakers sets its sights on mobile? You get a $12,000 “infinite-power” phone that runs on light.<p>Why, you might be asking, would Tag Heuer—known for its opulent chronographs, Brad Pitt ads, and general bling—suddenly venture into the mobile world with …

Facebook Rolls Out Billing Info “Autofill” For Simpler Checkout To 450K Ecwid E-Commerce Merchants

Facebook today announced a partnership with e-commerce site platform Ecwid to let its 450,000 merchants easily integrate Autofill With Facebook, a feature that lets customers pull in credit card, billing, and shipping info they’ve stored on Facebook. At its F8 developer conference, the social …

Introducing a New Way to Sell Virtual Goods for Games on Desktop

Today, we are announcing an update to desktop app ads that allow game developers to sell virtual goods directly from an ad in News Feed or the …

Facebook Launches “Out-App Purchase” Ads

What if in-app purchases didn’t have to happen in-app? Rather than indirectly helping developers monetize with ads that drive them installs and re-engagement, Facebook today began letting them sell Facebook desktop game virtual goods straight from ads in the News Feed or sidebar.<p>But an even more …

LG Builds a TV That You Can Roll Up Like a Poster

Pretty soon setting up a TV will be as easy as unrolling a poster, if LG has anything to say about it.<p>The Korean electronics manufacturer unveiled a …

Apple Patent Hints The 'iPhone 6' Will Be Made Of Indestructible Glass

A new Apple patent gives more weight to rumors that the next iPhone will be made of a nearly indestructible type of glass.<p>Apple won a patent this week for “fused glass device housings," a new method of fusing together pieces of glass, which could be used to make casings for devices like the iPhone …

Tesla’s chargers now moving a gigawatt hour of electricity a month

There are now enough Tesla (s tsla) Model S electric cars — as well as the company’s electric car chargers that keep them going — out there driving …

Instagram: Big, bad, and ready to make money

<b>By Jessi Hempel</b><p>July 9, 2014, 12:00 PM EDT<p><b>The photo-sharing social media service has a fast-growing, hyper-engaged user base that advertisers love.</b> …

Instagram Direct Isn’t Dead, The Messaging Feature Has 45 Million Users

Seven months after launching Instagram Direct, 45 million of Instagram’s 200 million users are actively sending or opening Direct messages, the company tells me. This 23% monthly usage rate indicates Direct is far from stillborn. While I haven’t seen or heard of many friends using the ephemeral …

iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

Facebook Plays Favorites With Autoplay Video Feature

Experimenting with new ways to display video in the News Feed, Facebook is also apparently playing favorites in deciding what content gets enhanced …

Social Media