Google Profit Misses Estimates As Search Ad Prices Decline

Google is still an advertising juggernaut, but the search giant continues to grapple with ad-pricing declines that could endanger future earnings.

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Google Profit Misses Estimates As Search Ad Prices Decline

No, Samsung Execs Didn’t Try to Dance on Steve Jobs’ Grave

The latest headlines coming out of the ongoing patent trial between Apple and Samsung may be the juiciest yet: Emails from the trial, they say, show Samsung executives viewing the death of Steve Jobs as “our best opportunity to attack iPhone.” The idea that Samsung danced on the grave of Apple’s founder makes for a compelling story. But it’s very likely not the case, at least according to our reading of the latest emails. The emails (here courtesy of The Wall Street Journal) include messages from Michael Pennington, then VP-sales operations and head of national sales for Samsung U.S., to company executives as the iPhone 4s was released.

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No, Samsung Execs Didn’t Try to Dance on Steve Jobs’ Grave

Yahoo Lays Out New Plan as It Nearly Posts Revenue Growth

Yahoo’s business may have finally reached bottom. In the first quarter of this year, Yahoo came the closest to posting overall revenue growth since the fourth quarter of 2012. “We believe we’ve moved from our core business being in decline,” said Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer during the company’s earnings webcast on Tuesday.

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Yahoo Lays Out New Plan as It Nearly Posts Revenue Growth

New Look AOL Homepage Puts Video Front and Center

AOL’s recently declared plans to “double down” on video appear to be taking shape. Today, two weeks ahead of AOL’s NewFronts event — where it will ask advertisers to sponsor a new slate of original programming — the company introduced a major tweak to AOL.com, giving prominent real estate to a new video player with a 24/7 schedule of recurring programs. “We felt we were missing an opportunity to put video front and center for the AOL.com user,” said Maureen Sullivan, president of AOL.com and Lifestyle Brands

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New Look AOL Homepage Puts Video Front and Center

How Mobile-Tech Players Are Crumbling the Cookie

For years, cookies were the glaring blind spot in mobile advertising. The slivers of code that track user data across the web don’t work well on phones. Other tracing solutions are piecemeal

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How Mobile-Tech Players Are Crumbling the Cookie

Why It’s Hard to Be a Brand On Instagram

Brands have a bone to pick with Instagram. The mobile photo- and video-sharing network now reports 200 million active users and sky-high engagement with 1.6 billion likes tapped out every day, and an increasing number of brands and their agencies are intent on developing a content strategy there

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Why It’s Hard to Be a Brand On Instagram

Another Chinese Counterfeit Product: Social-Media Followers

Chen Kun is a Chinese actor, singer and heartthrob who has touted products from Johnnie Walker whisky to KFC chicken. He’s also a social media master: On Weibo, the Chinese Twitter, he’s listed as having 72.5 million followers. Yes, 72.5 million.

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Another Chinese Counterfeit Product: Social-Media Followers

Vox.com Aims to Bring Context to News With ‘Card Stacks’

Vox Media, home of The Verge, SB Nation and Polygon, made its name catering to niches like tech, sports and gaming. But now it wants to show it can do general news. Vox.com officially launched Sunday night, three months after parent company Vox Media snagged high-profile Washington Post journalist Ezra Klein to run the site

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Vox.com Aims to Bring Context to News With ‘Card Stacks’

Politianmeldt: Dansk politiker misbrugt i falske mail

En dansk politiker er blevet misbrugt i en stribe falske mails og sms’er.

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Politianmeldt: Dansk politiker misbrugt i falske mail

An Emoji Guide to ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3

Things get pretty complicated in Westeros. With the interweaving story lines and confusing character names, an episode of Game of Thrones can leave viewers feeling more lost than Arya Stark.

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An Emoji Guide to ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 3