AllThingsD Week in Review: WhatsApp vs. Bullshit Metrics and Apple’s Tearjerker Ad

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Twitter Promoted-Account Ads for Mobile Go Mainstream

Cha-ching! More ad units in Twitter users’ main timelines.
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Here’s Why One Snapchat Investor Thinks the App Is Worth Billions

No revenue? No problem.
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With Catalogs, Flipboard Dips Its Toe Into E-Commerce

Sort of like all those paper Pottery Barn mags that are filling up your mailbox — only digital.
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Yahoo’s Mayer Now Chit-Chatting With Ryan Seacrest About Content Ideas

Maybe a singing competition? Nope, he’s been there. Maybe a radio show? Yipes, he’s done that. Perhaps a New Year’s broadcast from New York’s Times Square. Does this guy get any sleep?
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AllThingsD Week in Review: BlackBerry Is Just Resting, and YouTube Goes Mobile First

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Chartboost Taps Chung-Man Tam to Help Its Ad Products Cohere

The mobile ad network says it wants to do a better job of growing in tandem with its customers.
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Here’s What a Pinterest Ad Looks Like

Pinterest today started its preannounced test of “promoted pins,” a.k.a. the first-ever revenue-generating product for the company valued at $2.5 billion.
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AllThingsD Week In Review: $TWTR, More NSA Drama and the “Dark Web”

The Top 10 stories that powered AllThingsD this week, in one convenient post.
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Instagram Says Ads Coming “In the Next Couple Months”

More than a year after Facebook acquired Instagram, the photo-sharing service said it’s going to start running ads. Instagram, which had already indicated that ads would show up on the service, said they will start appearing “in the next couple months” for U.S. users.

The Street Believes in Facebook Again