Target Takes Trick-or-Treating to Instagram

Target is bringing Halloween to Instagram with a virtual trick-or-treat experience that draws on the do-it-yourself spirit of the holiday. The push, which launched today, uses Instagram's picture-tagging feature and Target's original content to help consumers get ready for the holiday. [...]

Facebook to Be More Transparent About Experimenting on You

Facebook plans to keep experimenting with how its service affects users' behavior -- just more responsibly. The social network said in a blog post yesterday that it's giving its researchers clearer guidelines to follow when studying sensitive topics, such as users' emotions. Facebook said it has also created a board composed of members of its legal and privacy teams to review proposed projects. [...]

Don’t Hang Up Yet: BlackBerry Turnaround Gains Momentum

BlackBerry's turnaround is gaining momentum, after demand for CEO John Chen's first major new device outstripped supply and the company reported a smaller loss than estimated. BlackBerry's net loss narrowed to 2 cents a share, excluding one-time items, in the fiscal second quarter that ended Aug. 30, the company said today in a statement. [...]
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