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Facebook's Trending news section, which appears on the righthand side of each user's news feed, is getting a refresh that will make it easier to find information and see different perspectives of the day's most popular stories, including a Twitter-like live feed with user mentions. The section is also coming to mobile devices for the first time, starting on Wednesday. Read the full story: Mashable More
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 December 2014 10:22
It's a good day for Elevate, which was just named Apple's favorite app of 2014. The app, which helps you improve memory and focus, was Apple's top pick of the year. The runner-up was Instagram's Hyperlapse, which speeds up shaky videos and turns them into time lapses in just two taps. Read the full story: Mashablewatch The Ridiculous 6 2015 movie now More
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Last Updated on Friday, 24 March 2017 12:32
The move to offer online shoppers earlier access to Black Friday deals – beginning as early as Thanksgiving Day this year – resulted in record-breaking numbers of consumers shopping on mobile, reports PayPal. Based on its online commerce data, the company reports having seen a 47% increase in PayPal global mobile payment volume on Thanksgiving compared with Thanksgiving 2013, and a 62% increase for Black Friday 2014 over last year. Meanwhile, the company also saw a 43% increase in the number of customers shopping through PayPal mobile this Thanksgiving, and a 51% increase across the same metric on Black Friday. Read the full story: TechCrunch More
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Last Updated on Monday, 1 December 2014 11:04
When a hashtag usage becomes synonymous with social media, you know it's a problem. And while there may be a grain of truth to every cliché — we've all had #justsayin moments — there comes a time when we've just used them way too much. Read the full story: Mashable More
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Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:42
Once the clock strikes midnight on Nov. 28, we can officially wrap the turkey in tin foil and break out the Christmas music without judgment. In this holiday playlist, there's a little mix of Bing Crosby, 'N Sync and Sufjan Stevens to remind us that Christmas music isn't only songs from the 1950s. Read the full story: Mashable More
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Last Updated on Friday, 28 November 2014 10:36
Starting today, Twitter users on iOS and Android devices will be alerted to a change in the type of data the social network is collecting on them, and will be offered the option to opt-out by adjusting their settings. The data in question is a list of the apps you have installed on your mobile device – a collection of data Twitter is calling the “app graph.” The company says it’s using the app data to help “build a more tailored experience for you on Twitter,” which includes things like improving your “who to follow” recommendations by connecting you with those who have similar interests; showing your relevant promoted content; and adding content to your timeline like tweets and accounts that Twitter thinks you’ll find interesting. Read the full story: TechCrunch More
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Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 November 2014 04:24
The Internet is about to get a little more crowded. According to new data from market research firm eMarketer, the web will reach 2.89 billion users in 2015, or what equates to 42.4% of the world's population. This would mark a 6.2% jump from this year and reach about two in five people on a global scale.
The company projects even more growth in the upcoming four years; about 3.6 billion people (or half the world's population) will be online at least once a month by 2018. Read the full story: Mashable More
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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 11:51
Generation X became Generation Y. Millennials are growing up. And now marketers are shifting focus to "Gen Z" — the next major consumer group, comprised of teenagers who are younger than 19 today. This generation has grown up with full access to the Internet and technology. They're digital natives, and it's even tougher for brands to woo this group and win their loyalty, love and income. Read the full story: Mashable More
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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:20
As 2014 comes to a close, it's time to reminisce about the brands that wooed us with clever advertising this year. Countless businesses desperately tried to make their videos go viral. We saw the most-shared ad of all time this year, which was Shakira's "La La La" World Cup promotion. The spot, sponsored by Activia, has racked up 5,819,822 social media shares, according to Unruly, and more than 405 million views since its launch in May. Read the full story: Mashable More
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Last Updated on Thursday, 20 November 2014 10:18
Music video streaming service Vevo today announced that Rio Caraeff is stepping down from his role as the CEO — formally confirming news that was reported twice this past weekend, first based on a leak, then based on a leaked memo from Caraeff to staff. This is a massive change to the company’s leadership: Caraeff has been running Vevo since 2009 — the year it was founded — seeing the music video JV between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Abu Dhabi Media Company and Google through massive growth. Read the full story: TechCrunch More
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 03:15