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Twitter Accidentally Used Phone Numbers and Email Addresses For Advertising

Twitter is the latest company to admit to a privacy faux pas. In a statement…

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Twitter Rolls Out Direct Message Anti-Abuse Feature

After a month and a half of testing, Twitter is rolling out a spam and…

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iOS 13’s Privacy Changes Have Big Repercussions For Businesses

On September 10, Apple held their “By Invitation Only” event, unveiling new iPhones, Apple Arcade,…

Netflix Is Damn Formidable, Says Media Visionary Tom Rogers
Netflix Is Damn Formidable

Disney’s got an awful lot to work with but Netflix is damn formidable, says former NBC Cable President and Tivo CEO Tom Rogers. Netflix, just to put that in perspective, it took HBO about 30 years to get 30 million subscribers. Netflix is going to add an incremental 30 million globally in a year. Netflix is really really formidable.

How Non-Amazon Retailers “Leaned Into” Prime Day To Increase Sales - Salesforce Execs Explain
How Non-Amazon Retailers “Leaned Into” Prime Day To Increase Sales

“Retailers and brands took advantage of the buzz, the demand, the awareness, that Amazon has created and really rode that wave for great growth,” says Rob Garf, VP of Industry Strategy and Insights for Salesforce. “Retailers didn’t just ignore Prime Day, but they leaned into it.”

Facebook Is Trying To Habituate Consumers Around Driving Transactions, Says Button CEO Michael Jaconi
Facebook Trying To Habituate Consumers Around Driving Transactions, Says Button CEO

In reality, what I think Facebook is doing is very smart. They’re trying to habituate consumers around driving transactions from their platform. For the future of advertising, especially in mobile, the way that you’re going to be able to make money and build durability into your business model is to give consumers what they want.

What if Bing Became the Free Speech Search Engine?
What if Bing Became the Free Speech Search Engine?

Bing has a real opportunity to gain market share on Google for the first time in years. Half the country believes that Google is slanting its algorithm and search results. What if Microsoft’s Bing started marketing itself as the free speech search engine? It could be the Pepsi vs. Coke of the digital age.

Ford Proves the Power of Its All-Electric F-150 Truck By Pulling Train!
Ford Proves the Power of All-Electric F-150 Truck By Pulling Train!

Ford Motor Company released a video of its F-150 All-Electric Truck prototype to allay any fears from truck owners that the electric version would be the weak sister in the F-150 family. They attached 1,000-foot freight train to the back of the electric pickup, weighing over 1 million pounds, and easily towed it 1,000 feet down the track.

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McDonald’s Is Seriously Looking At Offering Vegan Burgers Worldwide

“We’ve got a vegan burger going in Germany at the moment on a promotional basis,” says McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook. “When you look at the whole meat substitute type ideas what will be interesting for us will be to see who is particularly interested in that.”

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The Power is Going From Companies To Consumers, Says Drift CEO

“The most important thing for us and the reason we exist is that all the power is going to all of us, the buyers and consumers,” says Drift CEO David Cancel. “It’s going from companies to consumer buyers. We (as consumers) dictate everything now so every company in the world has to modify how they sell and service to make us happy.”