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By Scott Monty | A roundup of relevant links affecting the industry.
Last year, Amazon gave a boost to its Prime members when it launched a free, unlimited photo storage for them on Cloud Drive. Today, the company is expanding that service as a paid offering to cover other kinds of content, and to users outside of its loyalty program. Unlimited Cloud Storage will …Amazon
Of the many attractions offered by my hometown, a west coast peninsula famed for its deep natural harbor, perhaps the most striking is that you never have to leave the house. With nothing more technologically advanced than a phone, you can arrange to have delivered to your doorstep, often in less …Equality
Streaming music companies have had uneven success shifting ad-supported listeners to more valuable paid monthly subscriptions, and this has created a drag on the entire digital music industry.
Paid-music streaming services account for a smaller share of revenue — and audience pool — than …Entertainment Industry
The merger of Kraft Food Groups Inc. and H.J. Heinz Co. will bring together some of the world’s most recognizable brands from Heinz Ketchup to Maxwell House coffee and Jell-O.
But the combination isn’t whetting appetites on Madison Avenue. Integrating the two packaged food giants will likely mean …Advertising Agencies
Is the money we're putting into online video making an impact?
Online video is undeniably one of the key areas of focus for marketers in 2015, as well …YouTube
Live-streaming apps are the thirstiest of all media. A Facebook post wants a like, a tweet begs for favs, and a snap means little without a response. But for sheer drop-everything, look-at-me arrogance, nothing beats the push notification that says "LIVE NOW." I’m doing literally anything, the …Periscope
As B2Bs spread efforts across a wide range of marketing channels, cross-channel view becomes critical
March 23, 2015 | Advertising & Marketing | B2B | …Marketing
Customer experience presents exciting opportunity, but few use a single customer view for marketing activities
Marketers are planning a customer …Marketing
A Yelper claimed he was treated poorly at a well-reviewed Bay Area spot, but the restaurant's Dropcam footage shows he never even interacted with the …Restaurant
Today’s a big day for Facebook. At its developer conference in San Francisco, the company revealed the future of the Messenger Platform, its first big play for the Internet of Things, and more.
In case you missed the livestream, here’s a list of everything Facebook’s announced at F8 so far.
Facebook today introduced new software development kits for its Parse mobile app development platform, to let developers incorporate data from Internet-connected devices.
The news, which first leaked yesterday from within a Facebook app, came officially today at Facebook’s developer-oriented F8 …Facebook
Today at F8, we launched Messenger Platform and announced Businesses on Messenger.
Messenger Platform enables developers to easily …
At its F8 conference today, Facebook announced it is introducing a video player that can be embedded onto other sites – finally.
Previously, pretty much the only way to share a video hosted on Facebook was to link to Facebook page or share it through the platform itself – quite inconvenient if you …F8
YouTube is preparing to relaunch its livestreaming platform with a renewed focus on live gaming and esports specifically, according to sources within …YouTube
The remnants of RadioShack’s retail empire went on the auction block on Monday, giving bidders the first chance to snap up the company’s trademarks, …RadioShack
In the past decade, as a percentage, more print journalists have lost their jobs than workers in any other significant American industry. (That bad news is felt just as keenly in Britain where a third of editorial jobs in newspapers have been lost since 2001.) The worst of the cuts, on both sides …Journalism
Trying to steer more ad dollars in its direction, Facebook this week is rolling out a new educational program for agencies and brands. The program …Facebook
Adam Leidhecker, a serial entrepreneur, didn’t expect to become addicted to live-video-streaming app Meerkat, yet he found uses for it everywhere.
At SXSW, he toted his smartphone around to broadcast tours of Austin, share impressions of panels and gave his followers tips on the best places to get …Meerkat
Nothing attracts news organizations like Facebook. And nothing makes them more nervous.
With 1.4 billion users, the social media site has become a vital source of traffic for publishers looking to reach an increasingly fragmented audience glued to smartphones. In recent months, Facebook has been …Facebook
Here’s a little insight in the tech industry. Many Internet professional are really smart. And really creative. And really cool. But they’re not $2 …Print Media
People who type things on the Internet have many reasons for publishers not to start running their stuff on Facebook. For instance:
Publishers will get a bad deal.
• Publishers will get a deal that looks like a good deal but turns into a bad deal once Facebook has them in a compromised position.
• Deal …
Google’s mission to organize the world’s information is now targeting your physical mailbox.
The company is currently working on a project that will allow Gmail users to more easily receive bills in their email inbox instead of their mailbox. Called Pony Express, the service also is designed to let …Google
(Kevin Burkett)Comcast has been responding to customer complaints on Twitter and Facebook for years, but that didn’t help the company get out of the …Customer Service
A woman has alleged that an UberX driver raped her after picking her up in Old City on February 6th, according to a report she filed with the …Philadelphia
BuzzFeed is famous for its ability to draw in the eyeballs of a vast, young audience. Now it wants their ears, too.
The entertainment and news website will on Tuesday launch a duo of podcasts: a talk-show focused on weird corners of Internet culture and another ruminating on race, gender and pop …Podcasting
I’m about to celebrate my one-year anniversary as a podcaster. I started a show with two of my friends (one is my co-host, the other is our producer) …Podcasting
Twitter is testing autoplay videos in user timelines, meaning you may no longer need to click a play button in order to see what people are sharing. The autoplay feature is just a test for a small percentage of Twitter’s user base, according to a company spokesperson. It does, however, apply to all …Advertising