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Buddy Media Adds Brighter Option to Help Brands Buy Facebook Ads

Buddy Media, a start-up that helps brands manage their presence on Facebook, is now going to help them buy ads, too. The New York-based company has acquired Brighter Option, a “Facebook ads API company” that helps brands purchase media on the social network. WPP, the ad giant that invested in Buddy Media in 2010, says it will use Buddy/Brighter exclusively to manage its clients’ Facebook ad buys.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus