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Last Build Date: Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:22:46 +0000

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Facebook Officially Topped 2 Billion Monthly Users Tuesday

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:22:46 +0000

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced Tuesday that the social network now has more than 2 billion monthly users. Facebook said in its first-quarter earnings report last month that it had 1.936 billion monthly users as of March 31, so it was just a matter of time. Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post (embedded...

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‘Lost Cobra’ Billboards Scare Up Foot Traffic to San Francisco Retail Store

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:08:13 +0000

A San Francisco clothing store is drumming up foot traffic with an unusual approach--nine ominous billboards about a lost cobra. "Our beloved Mr. Chips has gone missing," reads the copy, next to a giant black and white picture of a snake. "Please help this sweet boy get back to the Betabrand store before before the...

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Studio 360 Gets a New Partner in Slate

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:35:46 +0000

Since its creation in 2000, the Kurt Andersen-hosted culture and arts program Studio 360 has been a joint partnership between Public Radio International and WNYC in New York. PRI owns the program, and when WNYC turned its focus toward developing its own shows, a search was on for a new partner. "WNYC decided to step...

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How Employee Diversity at 180LA Led Directly to Its Two Grand Prix at Cannes

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:31:39 +0000

CANNES, France--Still want evidence of the tangible value of having a diverse workforce, and the perspective that comes with it? Look no further than 180LA's "Boost Your Voice" campaign for Boost Mobile. The work won two Grand Prix (in Promo & Activation and Integrated) at the Cannes Lions festival, but likely never would have been...

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Pinterest Is Jumping Aboard the Two-Factor Authentication Train

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:25:12 +0000

Pinterest announced Tuesday that it will begin rolling out two-factor authentication to all of its users "over the next few weeks." Two-factor authentication protects users by enabling them to receive mobile text verification codes each time they log into the social network, or Pinners can opt to receive those codes via push notifications by downloading...

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Google Faces $2.7 Billion Fine From EU Over Skewed Search Results

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:54:54 +0000

According to the European Commission, Google has been steering users in the EU toward its own shopping platform rather than giving them an equal choice between its competitors. "What Google has done is illegal under EU antitrust rules," said Margrethe Vestager, a top antitrust official with EU regulators. "It denied other companies the chance to...

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Adam Driver Surprises Military Family in Budweiser’s Poignant, Patriotic Fourth of July Ad

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:51:50 +0000

Years before he became Adam Sackler on television, and Kylo Ren in the movies, Adam Driver served in the U.S. Marine Corps. Shortly before he was due to be deployed to Iraq, he broke his sternum in a mountain biking accident and was medically discharged. That history provides an apt backdrop for Driver's latest advertising...

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An International Cyberattack Has Disabled WPP’s Computer Network

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:38:58 +0000

A massive cyberattack purportedly designed to take down the Ukrainian government has also affected "several" agencies across the WPP network this morning. At the moment, WPP offices around the world have no access to internal Wi-Fi, and email systems are facing significant outages. The company's website is also currently down. The holding group's official Twitter...

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Instagram: Here’s How to Stop Users From Replying to Your Stories

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:35:52 +0000

Did you know that when you share posts to your Instagram Stories, other users can send you message replies to each post? If you want to stop users from being able to send you these messages, our guide will show you how. Note: These screenshots were captured in the Instagram application on iOS. Step 1:...

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Facebook Deletes About 66,000 Hate Speech Posts Every Week

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 14:55:51 +0000

The second installment in Facebook's Hard Questions series of explanatory posts focuses on how the social network handles hate speech. Vice president of Europe, Middle East and Asia public policy Richard Allan penned a long Newsroom post explaining the challenges Facebook faces in dealing with hate speech. Allan outlined how Facebook defines hate speech: Our...

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