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Published: February 1st, 2018


Mobile – including Instagram – now accounts for almost 90% of Facebook’s ad revenue: Sandberg

Facebook Inc.'s focus on mobile users continues to pay off for the social media giant, and it's lifting the fortunes of the businesses who advertise on its platform along with it, COO Sheryl

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Instagram announces post scheduling feature; Hootsuite upgrades Instagram support

Hootsuite users frustrated by the platform's inability to post directly to Instagram have had their prayers answered... by Instagram. The San Francisco-based social media icon/Facebook division announced on Tuesday that it had added

Published on: January 30th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Mobile ad sales drive Facebook shares to record high

Facebook Inc.'s investment in mobile continues to pay dividends - literally, as the social media giant's latest quarterly results pushed shares to a record high on Wednesday. In fact, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg

Published on: July 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Take a look at Amazon’s rumoured ‘all-in-one’ messaging app

The Seattle-based tech giant is reportedly working on launching its own competing messaging app called Anytime. According to AFTVnews, Amazon has started surveying customers about a new messaging service for input on which

Published on: July 17th, 2017 Alex Radu

Just how friendly are Canadians? Facebook has an idea [infographic]

As Canada gears up for its 150th birthday, companies large and small are lining up to celebrate, and Facebook Inc. is no exception. In celebration of our country's upcoming sesquicentennial, the social media

Published on: June 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Google survey concludes Google is awesome [infographic]

Google, Google-owned YouTube, and the Menlo Park, Calif. tech giant's signature browser, Chrome, are among teens and younger millennials' favourite brands, according to a new study by Google Inc. The study, which Google

Published on: April 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook’s mobile ad revenue grew by more than 60% last year

Mobile continues to drive Facebook's ad revenue, to the point where it will no longer be separately reporting mobile and desktop results, executives revealed while discussing the company's most recent quarter. For the

Published on: February 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Twitter kills Vine, lays off hundreds

Vine, the short looping video sharing site introduced by San Francisco-based Twitter Inc. in 2013, announced today that its six seconds of fame are almost up. On a day that Twitter announced it

Published on: October 27th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Instagram hits 500,000 advertisers, with Canada among top 5 source countries

Instagram hit a new milestone on Thursday, with the company announcing that more than 500,000 companies are now advertising on its photo-based social networking platform - an increase of more than 100 per

Published on: September 22nd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New keyword moderation tool helps Instagram users prevent online abuse

Social media might not be the safest of spaces for all users, but Instagram, at least, is taking a tangible step to address the problem on its platform. The company has introduced a

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Want to reach millennials? Snapchat, email safe bets, Fluent says [infographic]

Millennials - that alternately praised and despised generation of 18-to-34-year-olds born between 1982 and 1998 - might have less brand loyalty than their predecessors, but they actually use Facebook less and are more

Published on: August 26th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Here’s why top social media influencers can charge millions for a post

In today's world of online marketing, Google and Facebook might command the majority of attention - and 64 per cent of digital ad revenue - but the best-known users of social media platforms

Published on: August 25th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Penny Oleksiak grabs online attention from most Canadians, including Drake

A few weeks ago, Penny Oleksiak was still an unknown Olympic hopeful. Fast forward to today and the four-time medallist is hailed as a Canadian hero. After becoming the most decorated Canadian swimmer in

Published on: August 17th, 2016 Jackie Atkins

Connor McDavid shines on the ice, but not so much online

After going first overall in the 2015 NHL draft to the Edmonton Oilers, Connor McDavid has gained quite a lot of attention from hockey fans all over. Already a Canadian superstar, we looked

Published on: August 10th, 2016 Jackie Atkins