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Beats envy? Jay Z buys 2 streaming music services for $56 million

Perhaps noting the success of contemporary Dr. Dre with Beats, Jay Z has now purchased Aspiro, a Swedish tech company that runs two streaming music services: WiMP and Tidal The cost of the acquisition was $56 million, according to Reuters. Show More Summary

Five Fundamentals to Using YouTube for Your Business

Many companies are now using YouTube to reach out to current and potential customers. Which is why I believe that this platform is perfect for businesses. All you need is a video camera and a little creativity to build long-lasting relationships with your clients. So how do you to reach potential customers among the countless cat videos? I have some suggestions on how to start.

2015 Facebook Awards Submissions Now Being Accepted

The Facebook Studio Awards have shed the \"Studio,\" but the mission of the 2015 Facebook Awards remains the same: highlighting exceptional creative work on Facebook. In addition to the name change, other new elements of the 2015 Facebook...Show More Summary

'Scandal' Season 4, Episode 10: Possibly the most intense episode ever

One way to describe Thursday's return of Scandal is heart-poundingly intense. It gets our hopes up and plays ping-pong with our emotions One moment Olivia is dancing with Jake, plotting a grand finish atop a piano; the next, she’s gone. Show More Summary

How USA Network's most ambitious drama 'Dig' yet came to be

With the upcoming addition of new conspiracy-thriller Dig to its roster, the USA Network is looking to prove it's done some major growing up. While the network — once known primarily for its sun-soaked action-dramas and zany one-hours...Show More Summary

Full 'Game of Thrones' Season 5 trailer leaks online

Stay calm, Game of Thrones fanatics; the moment has arrived HBO screened the final two episodes of Season 4 of GoT Thursday night in IMAX theaters, capping off the viewing with a special airing of the first full trailer for Season 5....Show More Summary

Founder Jack Dorsey Praises Twitter’s History, Importance, CEO in Tweetstorm

Twitter’s crucial 2014 fourth quarter earnings report is due next week (February 5th, 2015), and co-founder Jack Dorsey has conjured up a 17-tweet \"tweetstorm\" in defence of the company, its platform and its CEO. Twitter needs a big...Show More Summary

Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman to star in T-Mobile's Super Bowl spot

Earlier this week, T-Mobile revealed that Kim Kardashian will star in one of its Super Bowl ads. Now, the "uncarrier" has unveiled the stars of another Super Bowl spot: Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman. The two comediennes will vamp...Show More Summary

Facebook: All Your Mobile Ad Revenue Are Belong to Us

This past quarter, Facebook took in a whopping $3.6 billion in ad sales, 53% more than the same period last year. Clearly, holiday marketers jumped on the social PPC bandwagon this year, but an astonishing number of advertisers also went mobile.

How to Design a Subreddit for Your Own Business, Service, or Program

Subreddits are – unknown to many – free to create and customize. Just like we might create our own forum or Facebook group, a subreddit bears many similarities to these platforms. It has a theme: we can designate what type of content and discussions are appropriate and which are not. Show More Summary

#SmearforSmear: The Latest Instagram Activism

Summary: Smeared lipstick can be a telltale sign of the sort of day you had. It can mean your makeup was not applied correctly or your lunch napkin got a hold of your face. Then there is the best meaning of all — smeared lipstick could be indicative of a pleasant encounter (if you know what I mean). But none of those reasons...

Churchill's will shows who got his horses, medallions and gold cigar case

LONDON — Politicians gathered to mark 50 years since Winston Churchill's funeral Friday, as a series of services took place in central London and the boat that carried the wartime prime minister's coffin up the Thames in 1965 made the...Show More Summary

Super Bowl or son's birth? Seahawks star could face tough choice

Playing in a Super Bowl — not to mention having a chance to win two in a row — is among the most incredible experiences of a man's life So is the birth of one's first child Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman could face a choice this...Show More Summary

How To Take Your Mobile Website From “Meh” To “Yeah!”

There is TONS of content out there about getting your wordpress, blog site, sales site, or other website optimized for traffic.  I can throw a virutal-internet stone and hit three articles that will give you advice on how to increase […]

Dear marketers, stop trying to sell sexism. You're failing.

"Men everywhere can now rejoice as their wives and girlfriends finally have a way to track their time of the month." I received this pitch email for the MyPeriod Tracker app this week. "How many ruthless fights have been started dueShow More Summary

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Place Tips | Super Bowl Commercials

Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. Facebook Just Launched A New Feature Designed To Kill Yelp (Business Insider) Facebook has unveiled a new feature called “Place Tips,” and it’s aimed directly at location-based recommendation apps like Yelp. Show More Summary

First officer lands Delta flight after pilot gets locked out of cockpit

Officials say a Delta Air Lines flight from Minneapolis made an emergency landing in Las Vegas on Thursday with the co-pilot at the controls after the pilot was locked out of the cockpit. McCarran International Airport spokeswoman Christine...Show More Summary

Zimbabwe president is the new African Union chairman

African leaders Friday appointed Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as the new chairman of the 54-nation African Union. The 90-year-old Mugabe, who has ruled his country since 1980, succeeds Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould AbdelShow More Summary

Alton Brown's 11 tips for healthier Super Bowl snacks

From an food-lover's perspective, the Super Bowl can be a truly magical experience. It is one of the few nights a year that snacks are encouraged dinner fare, an opportunity that shouldn't be taken for granted While we're totally onShow More Summary

Travel Marketing, from Social to Digital

Together with Facebook, consulting firm Deloitte recently conducted a poll with 10,400 travelers who are also avid social media users, seeking to identify key ways in which travel brands can improve their performance on social media. Or rather, how focus needs to evolve from social media to a broader, more holistic digital marketing approach.

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