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Tumblr Overtakes Instagram As Fastest-Growing Social Platform, Snapchat Is The Fastest-Growing App

With 1.35 billion active monthly users, Facebook continues to be the world’s largest social network by some margin, but when it comes to picking up new users, it appears to have reached a saturation point. Research out today from the Global Web Index notes that Tumblr’s active user base in the last …

Facebook To Companies: No More Free Ride

The new news feed will take effect this January, and won't reduce the number of paid ads that users see.<p>"The idea is to increase the relevance and quality of the overall stories — including Page posts — people see in their News Feeds," said Facebook on their blog.<p>The move essentially devalues the …

How to Travel on Business Like a Pro (Infographic) | Inc.com

When it comes to business travel, being an expert flyer doesn't require paying up for business class airfare.<p>All it takes to fly like a pro is knowing what to pack, how to pack it, and where to spend your time once you get through airport security.<p>The infographic below from Business Insider has all …

Who Actually Owns Your Favorite Beers

Thirsty? Nothing like an ice cold Leinenkugel or a Goose Island. Infinitely better than that watered-down Natty Light or, worse, Keystone.... right? …

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America's Coolest Breweries (PHOTOS)

The last decade has brought a resurgence of craft breweries across the country. The coolest not only make outstanding beer, but also are designed with a sense of place in mind, offering activities, brewery tours, and personality to match.<p>No matter the location, these breweries are on a mission to …

Cord Cutting on The Rise, Especially Among the Young

I had DirecTV from 2009 until 2011 and finally dumped them when the prices kept going up and the amount of quality programming continued to become …

North Carolina Leads Oskar Blues Brewery to 38 Percent Growth Through Mid-Year 2013

July 29, 2013<p><b>Longmont, Colo., July 29th –</b> Oskar Blues Brewery, the first craft brewery in the country to brew & hand-can their beer in November 2002, …

Delta changes its loyalty program to reward big spenders rather than flyers

As airlines change plans, make the most of flyer miles Poll: do you want rewards based on distance or price?<p>Just six months after Delta fumbled changes to its SkyMiles program by devaluing its points overnight without any prior notice, the company is trying a different approach.<p>This time around, …

Three reasons Buzzfeed is changing everything we do

en_GB<p>article<p>Why should you care that entertainment website Buzzfeed announced this week that it is expanding its UK commercial team? Because the real …

The GOP arms itself for the next “war” in the analytics arms race

Para Bellum Labs, an RNC incubator, looks to change the business of campaigning.<p>The Republican National Committee (RNC) is arming itself for the …

Facebook Changed How The News Feed Works – And Huge Website Upworthy Suddenly Shrank In Half

Quantcast<p>In November, viral-content-for-a-cause site Upworthy posted insane traffic numbers, reaching almost 90 million people around the world, according to Quantcast.<p>Then, in December, Facebook announced a change to the algorithm it uses to determine what kinds of updates ("stories") users see in …

Flappy Bird Creator Dong Nguyen Says App 'Gone Forever' Because It Was 'An Addictive Product'

The mysterious developer of the world’s most popular free app, who drew global attention this past weekend with his sudden decision to remove it, tells Forbes that Flappy Bird is dead. Permanently.<p>“Flappy Bird was designed to play in a few minutes when you are relaxed,” says Dong Nguyen, in an …

28 Days of Fame: The Strange, True Story of 'Flappy Bird'

In just a few weeks, the mobile app <i>Flappy Bird</i> became a global phenomenon. It was a simple game, but frustrating and endless. Sharing many …

Twitter Testing Major Profile Redesign That Looks a Lot Like Facebook

Twitter is testing a major profile redesign that's very reminiscent of Facebook and Google+.<p><i>Mashable</i> assistant features editor Matt Petronzio spotted …

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Facebook Is Alive and Kicking

An academic from University College London, David Miller, has recently received a lot of coverage for his recent claims that Facebook “is basically …

Newspaper to Put All Reporters Through Social Media Boot Camp

One of the country's oldest remaining big city newspapers, <i>the San Francisco Chronicle</i>, is set to announce a radical plan to arrest circulation …

Twitter rolling out new Web design

Twitter users will be seeing a new look on their desktops and laptops soon, one that will look familiar if they also use the app on their smartphones.<p>In a post Monday afternoon, Twitter announced "a refreshed twitter.com reflecting the look & feel of our iOS & Android apps."<p>The look won't be a …

Facebook officially launches 'Trending'

Facebook has been testing a trending feature similar to Twitter’s trending topics, but the social network announced Thursday that it will start …

LinkedIn Makes Its Big Branded Content Move — The Content Strategist

Outside of the corporate world, the importance of LinkedIn can be a bit of a mystery. For many, the niche network may just seem like an automated …

What Is “Big Data,” Anyway?

“Big data”—the large data sets that can be managed and analyzed only by increasingly powerful and sophisticated tools—is an expansive and rapidly …

Twitter Tests 'Recommended Accounts' Feature

It’s been a year of experimentation from Twitter, and the latest feature that the company is piloting is the option to favorite other users’ accounts.<p>Favoriting has taken on a new meaning in recent times. For many users it is more akin to a Facebook ‘Like’ or an act of acknowledgement rather than …

Ex-Romney Digital Director On The Future Of Digital Campaigning

As the Obama camp celebrated its victory over Mitt Romney last November, the campaign’s digital side received an outsized share of praise. To some, the 2012 election was the birth of a new form of campaigning, where precise digital targeting and data reliant outreach proved itself over big budget …

The Year Megaplatforms Ruled The Internet

On the web we lost, the web we deserve, and the web we want.<p>Here's something you probably didn't read this year.<p>Buried deep in a 179-page SEC filing by a company you probably haven't heard of is a paragraph about a Gmail change that most people may not have noticed. But this IPO filing for Zulily, …

Rap Genius plummets in Google results, apologizes for spammy SEO practices

Rap Genius is having a rough Christmas. After controversy surrounding their search-engine optimization techniques, changes within Google have sent the search results plummeting for the much-feted lyrics-annotation site. As of press time, RapGenius.com is on the fifth page of Google Search results …

In 12 years of blogging, the more things change, the more they stay the same

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / Cienpies Design<p>Last Friday was the 12th anniversary of day when I posted my first blog post on …

Redefining Advertising: How 2013 Transformed Digital Marketing

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Leaked Facebook Video Ad Pitch Deck Reveals Plans To Steal TV And YouTube Dollars

“Avoid saying anything negative about YouTube – leave the impression of the user experience up to them” Facebook tells its adtech partners in a leaked, confidential deck that teaches them to sell Facebook’s video ads. The 32-page document details Facebook’s plan to beat television with reach and …

Facebook, Twitter shares shoot up on hopes for surging ad revenue

SAN FRANCISCO -- With investors hoping Facebook and Twitter can ramp up their advertising revenue, the companies' stocks surged Monday to record highs.<p>Facebook gained nearly 5% to $57.77, while Twitter shot up almost 8% to $64.54.<p>Facebook's stock price has more than doubled this year. Twitter has …

Apple To Go Large In 2014 With iPhone 6 In May And iPad Pro in October

Now that the ink is drying on Apple's deal with China Mobile, supply chain rumors are emerging about Apple’s next significant product releases. Digitimes reports that according to “sources from the upstream supply chain,” Apple is planning to release a 5-inch iPhone 6 “phablet” this coming May and …