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Twitter Asks You How You Use Twitter While You Watch TV, While You’re Watching TV and Using Twitter

So it’s asking its users about their TV + Twitter habits. Again.

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(Almost) No One Is Reading Your Tweets

Until Friday afternoon, Justine Sacco was just like you: A Twitter user whose tweets went unread by almost everyone.

Happy Holidays! Facebook Stuffs More Ads in Its Stockings.

’Tis the season to increase your News Feed ad load. Did you notice? Wall Street has.
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Music-Discovery Service ExFM Pulls the Plug

A startup that had buzz four years ago says that it’s going dark, more or less, next month.
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Netflix Doesn’t Have the Market Cornered on Binge TV: Zombies + Walter White Help AMC Win the Fall VOD War

You have to work (relatively) hard to get video on demand out of your pay-TV provider. But lots of you are doing it.

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News Corp Buys Storyful, a Social Video Sorting Startup

News Corp has acquired Storyful, a video news startup, for $25 million. Storyful specializes in verifying and clearing amateur and user-generated video so news organizations and brands can use the clips. News Corp, which owns this website, says Storyful will keep operating as a standalone business.

When Twitter Bought MoPub, It Bought Itself an Advertising Safety Net

Even if growth on Twitter’s own properties stalls out, it now has a fast-growing mobile business that works everywhere else
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Ads on Instagram Work Great, Says Instagram


Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg Sell, and So Does Wall Street

Mark Zuckerberg is selling a bunch of shares — but he’s buying even more, and giving $1 billion to charity. Meanwhile, Facebook investors are using the news as a chance to profit from a big run.

Mirriad, the Company That Wants to Automate Product Placement, Gets Some High-Profile Help

Roger Faxon, the man last seen leading EMI Music, joins the digital ad startup as chairman.

No One Buys Music on the Web Anymore. Except When They Buy a Million Beyonce Albums in Five Days.

Beyonce and Apple defy gravity, and a year-long trend. What Does It All Mean?
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The 13 Most Awesome Moments From Jonah Peretti’s Colbert Show Interview

Here’s What a Facebook Video Ad Looks Like

Ho Ho No! Amazon Apologizes After Customers Lose Access to Christmas Content.

Viggle Tries to Bulk Up Its Social TV Business by Buying Wetpaint

Amazon Really, Really Wants to Sell More Kindle Fire HDX Tablets

Meet the Robot Mule Google Is Now Making for the Marines

Twitter Tries to Get Your Attention

Web Video Startup Ooyala Raises $43 Million

Cable Guys Try Fighting Cord-Cutting With … A Clumsy Web Video

Simulmedia’s Investors Bet $25 Million More on Smart TV Ads (Video)

Longtime AOL Exec Jon Brod Headed Out

Google Makes Its Own Social Ads, With a Twist

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