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Oculus Is Finally Releasing a Full Standalone VR Headset, Shipping in Spring

This spring, Oculus, the Facebook-owned virtual reality company, will release Oculus Quest, a standalone VR headset that doesn't require a computer or external wall sensors and that still gives users...

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FCC Rules Against U.S. Cities to Speed 5G Deployment

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted today to curb how much local governments can charge cell carriers to install the network equipment needed for the next generation of cell service. The...

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What Marketers Think About Running Ads in Facebook Stories

The number of people using Facebook Stories on a daily basis has doubled since May, and their experiences are about to change drastically. The social network announced this morning that Facebook...

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During Senate Hearing, Tech Companies Push for Lax Federal Privacy Rules

As concern over personal data protections continues to mount, representatives for six major tech and communications companies, including Google, Amazon and Apple, told federal lawmakers today that they...

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Snapchat Is Rolling Out 3 New Ecommerce Features

Snapchat's busy week continued with yet more ecommerce features for advertisers and brands. After announcing a partnership with Amazon to test visual search shopping, Snapchat is debuting three new...

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In Trying to Follow the Wellness Trend, Weight Watchers’ Rebrand Falls Flat

Global weight loss management company Weight Watchers announced this week they renamed to WW, leaving many people confused by the rebrand. The stem of such confusion occurred when the chief executive...

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See How Las Vegas Love Blooms in Only 8 Seconds in These Stylish Ads for Park...

Even if the science is flimsy, it's an intriguing notion to think that it takes a mere 8.2 seconds to fall in love, according to the journal, Archives of Sexual Behavior. Another study, from Microsoft,...

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5 Key Ingredients That’ll Fix a Broken Programmatic System

Over the last 20 years, the relationship between the buyer and seller in the advertising market has fundamentally changed as the market digitized and became automated in 2009 with the start of the...

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U.S. Teens Believe Elected Officials, Social Networks Fail to Protect Them...

Cyberbullying is an issue that continues to rear its ugly head, and a new survey from Pew Research Center found that teens believe their parents are doing a good job at addressing the problem, but...

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Facebook Added a Premium Option for Its In-Stream Video Ads

Facebook unveiled some new options for video ad campaigns on its platform. The social network said in a blog post that over 70 percent of its in-stream ads are viewed to completion, most with audio...

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This Popular ‘Drawing Cafe’ Transports Patrons Into a Quirky Cartoon World

When was the last time you had a dining experience so immersive that you felt as if you had been transported to an entirely different reality--or had merely left reality altogether? While that may...

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Halloween Is Coming: What Are People Searching For on Pinterest?

There have been 95 million Pinterest searches related to Halloween over the past year, up 51 percent year-over-year, and Pinterest shared some of the top trending topics so that brands can get a jump...

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As Google Turns 20, What Does Its Future Offer Advertisers?

Google turned 20 years old this month, and the first Google Doodle appeared on this day in 1998. Since its early days as a project at Stanford University--named Backrub--to rank webpages based on their...

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Watch Real Moms Celebrate ‘Unplugging’ in This Cheeky Breast Pump Video

Breast pumping is often a cumbersome task for women, particularly since many pumps on the market are contraptions complete with tubes and cords that require elaborate (not to mention time-consuming)...

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How Hackathons Can Help Brands Appeal to Consumers’ Lizard Brain Need for a...

Until recently, brand strategy centered on appealing to the lizard brain in us all, influencing our behavior to drive sales with well-known levers of manipulation: vanity, fear, pride, greed, the...

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How ‘Swarming’ Can Boost Writers’ Creativity and Prevent Burn Out

When it comes to workflow, most creative agencies function in a simple linear structure. Large-scale writing projects are divvied up between team members. A single employee is in charge of a single...

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Nearly 50 Million Facebook Accounts Affected by Massive Security Breach

A security breach at Facebook has affected nearly 50 million of the social media platform's users, Facebook said Friday. Facebook discovered the breach on Tuesday, informed law enforcement on Thursday...

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Facebook Messenger Bots Will Soon Have Multiple Personas

Facebook Messenger bots will soon begin expressing themselves through multiple personalities, but it's not schizophrenia--just one of the updates to Messenger Platform that were announced Friday....

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Apple’s Latest Ad Is Larger Than Life—Just Like the New iPhone

Life is colorful and--based on photo sharing online--big. Big moments, big vacations, big colors. Life is just big. That's the premise of a new ad for Apple that's launching today, touting the brand's...

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How Shifting Media Buy Away From Google and Facebook Can Lead to More...

Mobile variety is in short supply for marketers. With the duopoly maintaining near-total dominance, alternative ad-tech players struggle to break through. This means media buying is often limited to...

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