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Getty Images Announced A New Grant Program In Collaboration With Instagram

Getty Images announced a new grant program to support photographers using Instagram to document stories around the World. Getty Images, the global leader in visual communication, announced a call for entries for a new photography grant to support photographers using Instagram to document stories from underrepresented communities around the world. Instagram has introduced new opportunities …

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IBM Announces Marketing Partnership With Facebook

IBM and Facebook teamed up to offer new integrations, providing access to Facebook advertising data and more for IBM marketing cloud customers and marketers. The deal will see IBM offer access to Facebook data as part of its marketing cloud analytics services and combine IBM’s marketing cloud data with anonymised user data from Facebook’s 1.44 …

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Facebook Launches Collaborative Video App Riff

Facebook launched a free app called Riff, which lets people create collaborative videos with their friends. Meerkat and Twitter’s live video streaming app Periscope have garnered a lot of attention in recent weeks. Now, Facebook has launched Riff, a new video app with potentially viral growth. Facebook Creative Labs developed Riff. Unlike Meerkat and Periscope, …

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Twitter Launches Live Streaming App Periscope

Twitter has launched Periscope, an app that lets users broadcast live video recorded on their smartphone directly to their followers on social media. Today, Twitter launched its live streaming app Periscope that is Twitter’s answer to Meerkat, a similar live streaming app that took off at the South by Southwest Interactive Conference – SXSW in …

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Facebook Launches Blueprint Education Program For Marketers And Brands

Facebook launched “Blueprint” which is a new educational program for Facebook marketers, from small businesses to big brands and agencies. Blueprint is a new program for training brands on the best practices for advertising and marketing campaigns. Combining online courses, in-person training and certification, Blueprint offers training on everything from campaign optimization and how to use …

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New Live Streaming App for Twitter: Meerkat

Meerkat is a new video streaming app that allows iOS users to post live video to Twitter in just one click. Meerkat – a live streaming application, was created by San Francisco based tech firm, Life on Air and launched on Friday 27 February. In its first week, Meerkat acquired 28,000 users. On Thursday, 18,000 …

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Lovebook Finds Dates By Facebook Ads

Lovebook is a new matchmaking service that uses targeted Facebook ads to find dates for singles. The new matchmaking start-up was created by CJ James, who says he was inspired to create the service after watching a friend’s struggles with using conventional dating websites and wondered if there was a different approach. The service offers three …

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Facebook Plugs Publicis And VivaKi Into Atlas Ad Network

Facebook is opening its ad tech to more agencies and brands after making a round of new deals with big holding companies and advertising software firms. Publicis and its tech arm, VivaKi, are now plugged into Facebook’s Atlas ad network, which launched in the fall to compete with Google’s DoubleClick and to help brands and …

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Twitter Acquires Niche Social Media Talent Agency

Twitter announced it’s acquiring Niche, a startup that provides monetization strategies and software to the community on Twitter and Vine. Twitter now has a plan to make money on Vine, the video app it acquired three years ago. Twitter declined to disclose the terms of the deal. According to a person familiar with the situation, …

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Facebook Is Allowing Instagram Campaigns In Facebook Awards

The Facebook Awards (formerly the Facebook Studio Awards) celebrate top creative work on Facebook and, for the first time, on Instagram campaigns too. This is the fourth year Facebook is hosting the ad awards. Historically, the Facebook Awards considered campaigns published on Facebook only. This year Facebook Awards will also consider work on Instagram, under …