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1/22/2018

CNN President Jeff Zucker has no interest in running ESPN now that John Skipper has left, a representative confirmed. A source says that Zucker remains committed to the network.

1/22/2018

After extensive testing with employees, Amazon today is opening to the public its first cashier-free brick-and-mortar store. Shoppers with the Amazon Go app will be able to scan their phones at a turnstile in the Seattle store and then proceed to find their selections and leave.

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1/22/2018

T-Mobile is the fastest US mobile network across a range of basic measures, according to the latest evaluation by OpenSignal. T-Mobile won five of six metric tests, which included 4G download speed, overall download speed and 4G availability.

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Mashable
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T-Mobile, mobile network, 4G, 4G
1/22/2018

To better optimize a campaign on Instagram, Shane Barker outlines fundamental steps for success. Barker suggests that marketers find an ideal influencer, select a campaign that fits the goal, and ensure that there is transparency with the sponsored posts.

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Forbes
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1/22/2018

Marketers need to ensure their use of chatbots focuses on adding value to the customer experience instead of simply viewing the technology as a cure-all for their customer service strategies, writes Jay Baer. Consumers are ready to interact with chatbots, so don't invest half-heartedly -- make sure bots are quick, responsive and able to solve problems on the spot, he advises.

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MarTech Advisor
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Jay Baer
1/22/2018

Facebook's latest news feed update includes the prioritization of news sources rated as trustworthy by "a diverse and representative sample" of its users, the company's News Feed chief Adam Mosseri wrote in a blog. Publications with lower scores could see a decrease in distribution, Mosseri wrote.

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Facebook
1/22/2018

According to a survey from Morgan Stanley, 40% of Facebook users say they tap the Facebook Watch platform at least once a week. Launched just a few months ago, Facebook Watch features programmatic shows like Mike Rowe's "Returning the Favor" as well as livestreaming sporting events.

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Variety
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Facebook, Mike Rowe, Morgan Stanley
1/22/2018

Twitter is notifying users who may have interacted with Russian-generated content during the 2016 elections, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Tex., is one recipient. Twitter has suspended more than 3,800 accounts it suspects of having Russian connections.

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The Hill
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Twitter, Sen. John Cornyn
1/22/2018

Procter & Gamble's Pampers is running a social campaign to encourage parents to share photos of babies peacefully sleeping using the hashtag #SleptLikeThis to tout its "Extra Absorb Channels" diapers. The push invites parents to take a quiz devised by therapist Kim West to find out the optimum sleeping patterns for their baby and also includes a spot in partnership with YouTube channel "What's Up Moms?"

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Procter, YouTube, Pampers
1/22/2018

Only 5% of advertising and media executives think commercial digital advertising studies are of adequate quality, with 57% of respondents saying that the biggest barrier to real research is the potential for companies commissioning research to skew the results, per Inskin Media and Research Now.

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The Drum (Scotland)
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