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Twitter Says Native Ads Will Be Available To All MoPub Publishers Tomorrow

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Twitter Acquires Data Startup Gnip

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Twitter is acquiring social data analytics firm Gnip, a step that will give the microblogging service more control over the monetization of its data.

The value of the deal was not immediately disclosed, but Gnip has raised $6.6 million in funding. Gnip was the first company to be authorized to resell Twitter’s historical data.

Twitter and Gnip announced a partnership in 2010 that provided the “firehose” of data to clients, helping to generate revenue from the information created by Twitter’s…

Twitter Acquires Data Startup Gnip

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Twitter is acquiring social data analytics firm Gnip, a step that will give the microblogging service more control over the monetization of its data.

The value of the deal was not immediately disclosed, but Gnip has raised $6.6 million in funding. Gnip was the first company to be authorized to resell Twitter’s historical data.

Twitter and Gnip announced a partnership in 2010 that provided the “firehose” of data to clients, helping to generate revenue from the information created by Twitter’s…

Facebook Tweaks News Feed Algorithm To Combat ‘Spammy’ Posts

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Facebook is tweaking its news feed algorithm again, this time to combat posts that contains “like-baiting,” duplicate content and “spammy links.”

Facebook says the algorithm change is in response to user feedback, and hopes to minimize the visibility of content the company considers “spammy.”

Included as spammy are posts that include “like-baiting,” a strategy that actively encourages users to Like, comment, or share content with friends to…

Facebook Overhauls and Limits Those Despised Right-Rail Ads

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When Facebook rolled out its last desktop redesign last month, it left the right column — the home of many dodgy direct-response ads — alone. Now, however, it’s gotten around to cleaning them up as well.

The company announced on Wednesday that it will roll out an updated design for right-column ads in the “coming months.” The new units will have the same proportions as desktop news feed ads, which means they will be bigger. There will also be fewer of them.

Millennials Trust User-Generated Content 50% More Than Other Media

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It seems as if millennials have avoided traditional media ever since they learned how to read.

The results of new research by marketing startup Crowdtap and the global research company Ipsos shed new light on how the connected generation gets its news. When it comes to trust, it turns out, millennials almost always choose their peers over professionals.

User-generated content (UGC) is media created by your peers. It includes…

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Millennials Trust User-Generated Content 50% More Than Other Media

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It seems as if millennials have avoided traditional media ever since they learned how to read.

The results of new research by marketing startup Crowdtap and the global research company Ipsos shed new light on how the connected generation gets its news. When it comes to trust, it turns out, millennials almost always choose their peers over professionals.

User-generated content (UGC) is media created by your peers. It includes…

Vine Releases Private Messaging Feature

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Vine released a new private messaging feature Thursday.

Users can now send video and text messages to one another through the app. Users can record a video message, add text, and send it to those in their Vine network, as well as those in their phone’s address book

Messages sent to multiple users at one time will result in multiple 1-to-1 conversations, according to the company’s blog, so it does not appear the messaging feature…

Vine Releases Private Messaging Feature

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Vine released a new private messaging feature Thursday.

Users can now send video and text messages to one another through the app. Users can record a video message, add text, and send it to those in their Vine network, as well as those in their phone’s address book

Messages sent to multiple users at one time will result in multiple 1-to-1 conversations, according to the company’s blog, so it does not appear the messaging feature…

Jelly Now Lets You Ask Questions About Specific Locations

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Jelly, the question-and-answer-based social network created by Twitter cofounder Biz Stone, got its first major update Monday.

The app now lets users ask questions tied to specific locations and pushes those questions to nearby users. To specify a location, just drop a pin on a map. Previously, questions could be either just text or a combination of text and photos.

“You can ask with your camera, you can ask with a decidedly familiar blank…