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10 Biggest and 5 Most Surprising Brands 'Friended' by Millennials - Posted October 16, 2014
No alcohol here, sorry. Recent studies have told us that the kids these days just aren't really into brands on social media. ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Phone Speculation Surfaces Again Following Meeting with Samsung in Seoul - Posted October 15, 2014
After India and ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Delivers Internet.org Summit Keynote; Internet.org Innovation Challenge Launched - Posted October 9, 2014
The first-ever Internet.org Summit kicked off in New Delhi, India, Thursday, and highlight... [AllFacebook]

Samsung (Mostly) Sticking with Publicis - Posted October 1, 2014
Samsung's global review is over, and the news from AdAge isn't much of a revelation: the company is sticking with ... [MediaJobsDaily]

Samsung (Mostly) Sticking with Publicis - Posted October 1, 2014
Samsung's global review is over, and the news from AdAge isn't much of a revelation: the company is sticking with ... [AgencySpy]

What Barriers Must Internet.org Overcome to Connect the Remaining 4.4B People with No Access? - Posted October 1, 2014
The goal of Internet.org -- the initiative ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Forms EMEA Client Council - Posted September 29, 2014
Facebook announced the formation of its EMEA Client Council in a post in Spanish on the Facebook for B... [AllFacebook]

Samsung Smart TV Owners Had a Cool Ryder Cup Experience This Weekend - Posted September 29, 2014
The 40th Ryder Cup concluded yesterday, and fans with 2013 or 2014 ... [Lost Remote]

Samsung Aims Straight at Apple with In-House Campaign - Posted September 15, 2014
In a campaign we somehow missed last week, Samsung decided -- without the assistance of any outside creative agency -- to double down on its strategy of laughing at Apple. The targets of the "It Doesn't Take a Genius" series couldn't be more obvious. But then, they did wear some very large... [AgencySpy]

10 Brands That Tried to Newsjack the #AppleLive Event - Posted September 10, 2014
Different brands used yesterday's Apple product launch in different ways: Samsung ran sponsored tweets to try and draw attention away from its competitor while Snapchat ... [PRNewser]

Facebook Reaches 100M MAUs in Africa - Posted September 8, 2014
Facebook announced that it reached the 100 million monthly-active-user mark in ... [AllFacebook]

Samsung Receives Editorial Smackdown for ALS Newsjacking Stunt - Posted August 25, 2014
Newsjacking and the ALS ice bucket challenge were two of the big topics on this little blog last week, and on Friday Samsung and its in-house creative/marketing teams in the UK managed to combine them bot... [PRNewser]

Internet.org App to Debut in Zambia - Posted July 31, 2014
Zambia may seem like an odd choice for the site of an application's launch, but it makes p... [AllFacebook]

Surf's Up for Samsung and 72andSunny - Posted July 25, 2014
They had us at that cover of "Absolute Beginners." But check out the rest of this spot, entitled "Every Day is Day One" from 72andSunny Amsterdam and Samsung. Directed by Mark Malloy, this ode to all things surfing stars an even m... [AgencySpy]

Social Media Newsfeed: New Messaging App for Instagram? | Pandora Earnings - Posted July 25, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Like Apple Technology, TBWA May Be Updated Very Soon - Posted July 15, 2014
For more than 30 years, TBWA/Media Arts Lab has enjoyed one of the most prized advertising accounts on the planet. After reports from the ... [AgencySpy]

Samsung Pokes Fun at Apple (Yet Again) in New Campaign - Posted July 14, 2014
Two new spots introduced by Samsung over the weekend tell us that the brand's strategy--if not that of its creative AOR 72andSunny, which did not produce this campaign--still revolves around knocking its archrival down a few notches. Surely you caught the not-so-subtle insinuation that the 8.4-inch Wi-Fi Tab S... [AgencySpy]

Morning Media Newsfeed: USA Loss Draws 22 Million | WSJ Cuts Newsroom Staff - Posted July 3, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: USA Loss Draws 22 Million | WSJ Cuts Newsroom Staff - Posted July 3, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

The TV-Viewing Question Pixie is Attempting to Answer: Why Look Down? - Posted June 19, 2014
The Miami Heat were down 10 points to the San Antonio Spurs heading into the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, and, down three games to two in the series, the Heat's season was on the line. LeBron James had been in a lull up to that point... [Inside 3D Printing News]

The TV-Viewing Question Pixie is Attempting to Answer: Why Look Down? - Posted June 19, 2014
The Miami Heat were down 10 points to the San Antonio Spurs heading into the fourth quarter of Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals, and, down three games to two in the series, the Heat's season was on the line. LeBron James had been in a lull up to that point... [Lost Remote]

Morning Media Newsfeed: MSNBC Cancels Finney | Colbert Blasts Amazon - Posted June 6, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: MSNBC Cancels Finney | Colbert Blasts Amazon - Posted June 6, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

How Samsung is enabling the future of social TV - Posted June 3, 2014
After years of hacking together make-shift television devices through PC TV tuners cards, wall projectors and more I finally decided it was time to buy my first "r... [Lost Remote]

$40M Investment Round Sprinkled Into Sprinklr - Posted April 30, 2014
Social media management system Sprinklr announced the closing of a $40 million series-D investment round from ... [AllFacebook]

2014 Facebook Studio Awards Winners Announced - Posted April 29, 2014
Facebook announced the winners of its ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook And Parse: One Year Together - Posted April 28, 2014
Last Friday marked the one-year anniversary of Facebook's acquisition of mobile application-development platform Parse, and the social n... [AllFacebook]

Morning Media Newsfeed: GMA Ups Spencer | Everest Special Nixed | Journalists Freed in Syria - Posted April 21, 2014
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Morning Media Newsfeed: GMA Ups Spencer | Everest Special Nixed | Journalists Freed in Syria - Posted April 21, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly] Click here to receive Mediabistro's Morning Media Newsfeed via email. ... [FishbowlNY]

Peel CEO: "Social TV Companies Are Either Dead or Dying" - Posted April 16, 2014
Last week the Samsung Galaxy S5 was released with a preloaded "Smart Remote" app, powered by Peel's smartRemote technology. Peel turns smartphones and tablets into universal remotes and content recommenders. HTC's preloaded "Sense TV" app is also powered by Peel's technology. When a... [Lost Remote]

Titan Aerospace: Targeted By Facebook, Acquired By Google - Posted April 14, 2014
Those may have been the drones Facebook was looking for, but they now belong to Google. ... [AllFacebook]

The Multifaceted Asian Consumer Market - Posted April 14, 2014
"Overall Asia is a market in flux, with radical changes and an influx of tech and global brands. It creates a society where consumers are being pulled in different directions", said Bernd Schmitt. Not only are there distinctions between developed and emerging Asia... [PRNewser]

Has Selfie Marketing Gone Too Far? - Posted April 10, 2014
President Barack Obama is arguably the king of the selfie, as Ellen DeGeneres is its queen. But with Samsung's recent disclosure that the Obama-Ortiz selfie was not a spur of the moment snapshot but a paid marketing stunt, The White House is ... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple Berates TBWA\Chiat\Day in Internal Emails - Posted April 8, 2014
The ongoing Apple vs. Samsung battle looks even less flattering for TBWA\Chiat\Day after... [AgencySpy]

Samsung Claims Apple Almost Dropped TBWA\Chiat\Day in 2013 - Posted April 2, 2014
At least that's what Samsung's lawyer Jon Quinn said during opening statements in the brands' ongoing patent trial. According to a quote in The Verge, Apple considered dropping TBWA\Chiat\Day after its rival's campaign inspired ... [AgencySpy]

Facebook's Connectivity Lab: Drones, Planes, Satellites, Lasers To Further Internet.org Mission Of Bringing Connectivity To The Whole World - Posted March 27, 2014
Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a drone from Facebook? Th... [AllFacebook]

Top 10 Tech Brands Survey Marks Decline in Apple's Reputation - Posted March 26, 2014
Strategy Analytics' ConsumerMetrix service just released its latest ranking of top tech companies by brand preference, and the findings come as l... [PRNewser]

Treat Friends To WhatsApp With Android Update - Posted March 11, 2014
Cross-platform mobile messaging company WhatsApp... [AllFacebook]

Social Media Newsfeed: Facebook Developer Conference | Instagram Ads - Posted March 10, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Head Of Global Connectivity Chris Weasler: No Plans For Facebook Wireless Network - Posted March 5, 2014
Facebook Head of Global Connectivity Chris Weasler said in an interview with ... [AllFacebook]

Samsung Claims Oscars Selfie Was 'Organic,' Also Has a Bridge to Sell You - Posted March 4, 2014
You'd think Samsung would just accept its good luck and bask in all the attention that came with Ellen's record-breaking Oscar tweet. But no story is complete without a little spin. Amidst theories that Samsung directed Ellen to take the pic, a spokesperson ... [PRNewser]

Samsung's New Product Launches Dominated Mobile World Congress - Posted March 3, 2014
Samsung dominated social media platforms during the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - garnering at least 44.2% of all brand mentions. According to research from Synthesio, the technology company was mentioned across social media, blogs, and comments at least 1,246,000 times. Samsung's rival Nokia came in second with 586,200 mentions,... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Samsung's New Product Launches Dominated Mobile World Congress - Posted March 3, 2014
Samsung dominated social media platforms during the 2014 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - garnering at least 44.2% of all brand mentions. According to research from Synthesio, the technology company was mentioned across social media, blogs, and comments at least 1,246,000 times. Samsung's rival Nokia came in second with 586,200 mentions,... [FishbowlDC]

Ellen Broke a Record with Samsung, Breaks Hearts with her iPhone - Posted March 3, 2014
At 2 million retweets and counting. How many iPhones is that anyway, Samsung? In case you were asleep like half the viewing audience, this picture was taken by Ellen DeGeneres in the audience -- a selfie tweeted 'round the world.... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Ellen's Oscars Tweet Breaks Record | California Social Media Law - Posted March 3, 2014
[emailonly]{{{ sbox300x250 }}}[/emailonly]  Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

INFOGRAPHIC: Visa Wins Sponsorship Engagement Gold Medal At 2014 Winter Olympic Games - Posted February 25, 2014
Russi... [AllFacebook]

Samsung Tones It Way Down for New Galaxy Launch - Posted February 5, 2014
Call off the brass section Last week we asked whether tech companies should stop scheduling big events for e... [PRNewser]

Ex-Facebook VP Tom Arrix Named To Advisory Board At SPMD Ampush - Posted January 16, 2014
Former Facebook Vice President of Global Marketing Solutions, U.S. Tom Arrix, who left the soc... [AllFacebook]

2014 GSMA Mobile World Congress Keynote To Feature Mark Zuckerberg - Posted January 16, 2014
Facebook joined mobile carriers association GSMA last November, and Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

CES: Samsung and Fandango give you movie trailers, ticket purchasing ability - Posted January 11, 2014
In September 2013, Samsung integrated Fandango's showtimes, ticketing, and movie trailers into its GALAXY Note 3 devices in an effort to bolster its own content recommendation service, 'Here and Now.' In the ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

CES: Samsung and Fandango give you movie trailers, ticket purchasing ability - Posted January 11, 2014
In September 2013, Samsung integrated Fandango's showtimes, ticketing, and movie trailers into its GALAXY Note 3 devices in an effort to bolster its own content recommendation service, 'Here and Now.' In the ... [Lost Remote]

Samsung Reveals New Tablets at CES - Posted January 9, 2014
Samsung took the wraps off two new lines of tablets at CES this week: the Galaxy NotePro and the Galaxy TabPro. "What we always hear...is people want to do more with tablets," said Nanda Ramachandran, VP of tablets and emerging business at Samsung, as he introduced the tablets. Ramachandran vowed to hold these... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Samsung Partners with 3D Systems for Custom Note 3 Case Concept - Posted January 8, 2014
(engadget) Korean electronics giant Samsung is making overtures to the make-it-yourself community. Samsung has partnered with 3D Systems at CES to show off an app that makes custom inserts for specially-designed Galaxy Note 3 cases. The 3D Systems app allows users visiting Samsung's booth to create custom-designed coins (small plastic inserts... [3D Maker Insider]

Michael Bay Made the Most Awkward Press Conference Appearance - Posted January 6, 2014
Transformers director Michael Bay was supposed to be talking up the wonders of Samsung's TVs at this Consumer Electronics Show event today. But the technology, of all things, tripped him up, and as soon as the teleprompter malfunctioned he straight up pulled a Cartman. ... [AgencySpy]

Michael Bay Made the Most Awkward Press Conference Appearance - Posted January 6, 2014
Transformers director Michael Bay was supposed to be talking up the wonders of Samsung's TVs at this Consumer Electronics Show event today. But the technology, of all things, tripped him up, and as soon as the teleprompter malfunctioned he straight up pulled a Cartman. ... [PRNewser]

Samsung's 'Smart Home' App Connects Phones, TVs - and Refrigerators - Posted January 6, 2014
Samsung will unveil a service this week that lets consumers control their home devices from their TV and tablet to the washer and refrigerator via a single app. Samsung will debut its "Smart Home" service at CES, the annual tech tradeshow that kicks off in Las Vegas this week. The company s... [Inside Mobile Apps]

How Facebook App Developers Can Maintain Momentum After The Holidays - Posted December 12, 2013
Facebook reminded application developers that the end of the ... [AllFacebook]

#PRFail: Samsung's Flammable Phone Response Backfires - Posted December 11, 2013
Samsung, the world's largest smartphone maker, has a hot deal for the holidays. Its Galaxy S4 is smartly ... [PRNewser]

Samsung Tries to Fight Fire With Smoke and Mirrors - Posted December 10, 2013
If you were a tech company and you were informed by a customer that one of your products caught on fire, what would you do? At first, Samsung requested proof of the damage before considering a replacement -- now the mobile tech company is really wishing it hadn't. When a... [SocialTimes.com]

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Grand 2 - Posted November 25, 2013
Samsung released the latest iteration of its Galaxy Grand smartphone Monday, the Galaxy Grand 2, with a bigger screen and more power than its predecessor. The new device boasts a 5.25-inch screen with 16:9 HD ratio aimed at improving HD viewing. The big screen, and increased processing power, make the Grand 2... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Why Did Facebook Join GSMA? - Posted November 11, 2013
Facebook officially joined mobile carriers association GSMA, marking the first social network to join a wireless trade group, ... [AllFacebook]

PolyVista Technology Digs Deep Into Sentiment - Posted October 28, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5? Many users are contemplating which smartphone upgrade is the right one for them. PolyVista, a BI text analytics tool that specializes in finding insights and sentiment in text-based data like online reviews, social media, blogs and surveys, wants to help out. It... [AllTwitter]

PolyVista Technology Digs Deep Into Sentiment - Posted October 28, 2013
Samsung Galaxy S4 or Apple iPhone 5? Many users are contemplating which smartphone upgrade is the right one for them. PolyVista, a BI text analytics tool that specializes in finding insights and sentiment in text-based data like online reviews, social media, blogs and surveys, wants to help out. It... [semanticweb.com]

Facebook Acquires Mobile App Data Startup Onavo, Establishes Israeli Office At Its Tel Aviv HQ - Posted October 14, 2013
Tel Aviv-based mobile application data startup Onavo announced in a ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook To Android Beta-Testers: Please Come Home - Posted September 20, 2013
Facebook is urging its Android beta-tes... [AllFacebook]

Internet.org White Paper: It's All About Efficiency - Posted September 16, 2013
Internet.org -- the global partnership formed by Facebook, ... [AllFacebook]

Nuance's Voice Is Heard: Its Tech Featured In Samsung Galaxy Gear SmartWatch And Surfi AI Answer Engine - Posted September 6, 2013
Nuance Communications is high-profile this week. The company has announced that Samsung's new Galaxy Gear wearable smart watch and Galaxy Note 3 tablet will integrate its voice and language capabilities. Additionally, word comes from SpeechTrans that its new natural language processing ... [semanticweb.com]

How Charitable Is Facebook's 'Internet for All' Project? - Posted August 27, 2013
Internet.org sounds like the most noble kind of charity organization: designed to bring broadband to the four billion-plus people around the world who don't have access, it might be Mark Zuckerberg's passion project (and the promo clip is quite stately thanks to JFK). But Matt Buchanan of The New Yorker, among many... [PRNewser]

Zuckerberg: Internet.org Not About Making Money - Posted August 26, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg participated in a lengthy question-and-answer session with Steven L... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Returning To TechCrunch Disrupt - Posted August 23, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at last year's TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco, where he discusse... [AllFacebook]

Facebook, Ericsson, MediaTek, Nokia, Opera, Qualcomm, Samsung Form Internet.org, Aim To Connect The Two-Thirds Of The World's Population Without Web Access - Posted August 21, 2013
"To make the world more open and connected" has been the mission statement of Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Brings Cover Feed To Android App, For Home-Supported Devices - Posted August 1, 2013
Facebook will release an update to its Android application Thursday that will allow users to set popular Home feature ... [AllFacebook]

How Major Brands Want to Monopolize Our Children - Posted July 29, 2013
Depending on what kind of family you were raised by, you either have lovingly wonderful or horribly debilitating memories of the iconic board game, Monopoly. If you had the type of sister who lent you money, you probably think life is fair. If... [PRNewser]

New On The Speech Recognition Scene: Droids With NLP Processors And More - Posted July 24, 2013
There are new Motorola Droid devices in town: The three Verizon Android 4.2 smartphones unveiled at a press event yesterday include the Motorola Droid Mini, Ultra and Maxx. The line includes what the company touts as the longest-lasting 4G LTE smartphone in the Maxx, with the vendor claiming 48 hours on... [semanticweb.com]

Asiana Airlines Flight 214: Close Call For Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, Who Was Originally Booked On Flight - Posted July 8, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's return trip from ... [AllFacebook]

Samsung Speculation: Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Visits South Korea - Posted July 5, 2013
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is in ... [AllFacebook]

Seoul Man: Mark Zuckerberg Meets With South Korean President Park Geun Hye, Samsung - Posted June 18, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO ... [AllFacebook]

REPORT: Fate Of Israel Development Center, Employees Holding Up Facebook-Waze Talks - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook's efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion ha... [Lost Remote]

REPORT: Fate Of Israel Development Center, Employees Holding Up Facebook-Waze Talks - Posted May 13, 2013
Facebook's efforts to acquire satellite navigation startup Waze in a deal potentially valued at as high as $1 billion ha... [AllFacebook]

Samsung acquires Movl to bring devices and smart TVs closer together - Posted May 7, 2013
Atlanta startup Movl says it's been acquired by Samsung Electronics for an undisclosed sum. Just two years old, Movl began by creating games that interacted with TV -- like "We Draw," ... [Inside 3D Printing News]

Facebook Reaches Deal For Rovi Video Data - Posted April 16, 2013
Facebook is taking steps to make it easier for users with its new Timeline to add movies, TV shows, and celebrities they like to ... [AllFacebook]

Mark Zuckerberg Featured In 'Fortune' Cover Story - Posted April 11, 2013
Facebook Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is all ov... [AllFacebook]

Former Apple Exec Thinks the Company's PR Strategy Is All Wrong - Posted March 19, 2013
Over the last few weeks, we've posted several stories about Apple's newer, more aggressive PR strategy in the post-Jobs era. Not only is the tech giant focused on pushing i... [PRNewser]

Apple Exec Bitch Slaps Samsung Before Galaxy S4 Debut - Posted March 15, 2013
"Once you spend time with the Galaxy S4, I'm very confident you'll find how its innovations make your life simple and fuller." OK, so Samsung president JK Shin tends to exaggerate a bit. In case you missed it, yesterday's big tech news concerned the debut ... [PRNewser]

UPDATED: Facebook, Google Team Up To Solve Android Gingerbread Dilemma - Posted March 4, 2013
The relationship between Facebook and Google continu... [AllFacebook]

This Week's Facebook Hoaxes: Free Samsung Galaxy S IV Smartphones, Justin Bieber Dead - Posted March 4, 2013
The latest round of Facebook hoaxes involve promises of free Samsung Mobile USA Galaxy S IV smartphones and news of the death of ... [AllFacebook]

Can Alexander Wang Make Samsung as Fashionable as Apple? - Posted February 8, 2013
Apple's latest PR push and disappointing iPhone 5 sales have led some to wonder: Is Steve Jobs's baby no longer the king of all things cool? Have Samsung and Microsoft somehow mana... [PRNewser]

From Promise To Performance: Measuring Facebook Success Beyond The Like - Posted January 24, 2013
For a majority of brand marketers, when it comes to creating Facebook strategies, nine times out of 10, the most popular is the one that generated the largest amount of Facebook ... [AllFacebook]

Edelman Switches Sides, Joins the 'Paid Content' Team - Posted January 8, 2013
In a sign of the (changing) times, yesterday saw Richard Edelman, president and CEO of Edelman PR, perform something of an about-face on an issue crucial to our industry's ongoing "PR vs. Advertising" debate. In ... [PRNewser]

CES: New Samsung TVs to start with smart recommendation screen - Posted January 7, 2013
In a first for a major TV manufacturer, Samsung announced at CES today that its new 2013 TVs will display a new "Smart Hub" experience the moment you turn them on. The "On TV" section of the guide will show the last channel you watched squeezed into a co... [Lost Remote]

Social Media Newsfeed: YouTube Send to TV | Yelp Comments - Posted January 4, 2013
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Black Friday Influenced Most Popular U.S. Facebook Pages Of November - Posted December 12, 2012
If you've been following any of AllFacebook's posts about Black Friday, holiday shopping, and Facebook, it's probably no surpris... [AllFacebook]

Facebook Highlights Black Friday Campaigns, Apps - Posted November 19, 2012
With Black Friday just days awa... [AllFacebook]

Orange Debuts Internet+ Mobile Payment Service In France With Facebook, Bango - Posted November 19, 2012
France Telecom's Orange mobile service provider quietly roll... [AllFacebook]

Samsung Hires 'Overly Attached Girlfriend' to Sell Hard Drives - Posted November 12, 2012
Nothing puts the fickle, unpredictable and compelling nature of public opinion into perspective quite like the online celebrity phenomenon. Together we scour YouTube and pluck people from obscurity, elevating them to a state of international fame that is both instant and ephemeral. From the cute and the quirky to the talented... [PRNewser]

Spin the Agencies of Record - Posted November 8, 2012
Samsung, currently focusing on its global b-to-b marketing strategy, added two new shops to manage advertising responsibilities. Samsung chose ... [PRNewser]

Samsung's Galaxy S3 Was 'World's Best-Selling Smartphone' in Q3 2012 - Posted November 8, 2012
Research firm Strategy Analytics reported that Samsung's Galaxy S3 had topped Apple's iPhone 4S as "the world's best-selling smartphone" in the third quarter of 2012--the first time this has ever happened. However, the company projects that iPhone 5 sales will top Samsung's Galaxy S3 in the next quarter and once again dominate... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Optimal Debuts Audience Matrix Facebook Analytics Tool - Posted November 7, 2012
Facebook advertising and marketing developer ... [AllFacebook]

Celebrity driven ad spots continue to drive most social TV commercials - Posted November 6, 2012
In this week's edition of Bluefin Labs' most talked about commercials, we see that Samsung, Pepsi and Windows 8 are at the top of the c... [Lost Remote]

Will the Public Tire of Apple's Endless Product Rollout? - Posted October 22, 2012
Here we go again. Apple launches yet another highly-anticipated product amid a media whirlwind/ hype machine set to whip up the public like a bowl of meringue. And it works. Every time. This time, as we're sure you know, it's the ... [PRNewser]

Spotify Isn't Making Any Money - Posted October 19, 2012
Chances are you're familiar with Spotify. You've probably even used it a few times--and if you registered you've almost certainly started seeing status updates every single time one of your friends listens to a damn song! Wow that's annoying. (All you have to do to stop that nonsense is change the... [PRNewser]

STUDY: Teens Like Facebook More Than Twitter - Posted October 15, 2012
Teenagers are using all kinds of social networks nowadays -- Tumblr, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter -- but they're not really flocking to ... [AllFacebook]

Spotify To Stream on Samsung TVs - Posted October 10, 2012
Social music service Spotify has formed a partnership with Samsung that will allow viewers to stream music from their television sets. Starting with European countries such as the U.K., France, Germany and Scandinavia,... [SocialTimes.com]

Can the 'iPad Mini' Make up for Apple Maps? - Posted October 3, 2012
Thanks to Interbrand and common sense, we now know that Apple is the No. 2 most valuable brand in the world--and its profile is rising faster than that of any other company. Yet, in the wake of disap... [PRNewser]

Don't Cry for Samsung. It's Doing Fine. - Posted September 24, 2012
PR is a tricky art--sometimes what looks like a big win turns out to be anything but, and companies that seem to be stuck in the PR doghouse may actually be doing much better than they appear. There's no doubt that the... [PRNewser]

Lululemon to Calvin Klein: You Stole Our Favorite Yoga Pants! - Posted September 12, 2012
Turns out that monster tech companies like Apple and Samsung aren't the only ones going to court over copyright infringement. Popular athletic wear producer... [PRNewser]

Could Samsung's Loss Be a Win in Disguise? - Posted September 12, 2012
Generally, we PR professionals expect the loss of a major lawsuit to prove damaging for a company's reputation and, consequently, its sales. Yet Samsung's recent ... [PRNewser]

Report: Coca-Cola Added Most Facebook Likes In August - Posted September 10, 2012
Users of Facebook and other social networks were thirsty for ... [AllFacebook]

The PR Pitfalls of 'Brand Ambassadors' - Posted September 6, 2012
Today our friends at the SpinSucks blog highlight an example of an unfortunate PR mix-up on the ... [PRNewser]

Hilarious 2011 Star Trek Video Goes Viral Thanks To Apple's Victory Over Samsung - Posted August 29, 2012
The verdict is in. Last week a federal jury in San Jose, California found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple patents to the tune of $1 billion. But who cares about that? The best thing to come out of Apple's triumph, in my humble... [SocialTimes.com]

Apple's Win: Beginning of the End for PC's? - Posted August 28, 2012
You've probably heard that Apple won their big copyright infringement suit against Samsung. Their victory was, in fact, overwhelming--but how did it c... [AgencySpy]

Apple's Win: Beginning of the End for PC's? - Posted August 28, 2012
You've probably heard that Apple won their big copyright infringement suit against Samsung. Their victory was, in fact, overwhelming--but how did it c... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: Bloody Instagram Photo | Facebook Buy | Chris Christie - Posted August 27, 2012
 Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Google Now Headed To Galaxy S3 As Samsung And Apple Lock Horns Over Siri In Court - Posted August 22, 2012
The Google Now intelligent personal assistant service was introduced mid-summer with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system for the Nexus 7 tablet and a variety of Nexus devices. Originally it was not available for the Samsung Galaxy S3, which offers its voice-enabled mobile personal assistant, S Voice (see story ... [semanticweb.com]

Study: Facebook App Users Aren't Anti-Advertising, But Banner Ads Won't Cut It - Posted August 15, 2012
Facebook application users aren't as anti-... [AllFacebook]

Apple Has Sold 85M iPhones, 34M iPads; Samsung Has Sold 21.25M Phones - Posted August 10, 2012
Since launch in 2007, Apple has sold a total 85 million iPhones in the U.S. earning $50 billion in revenue from these sales. The company has sold 34 million iPads, which generated $19 billion in revenue, since the tablet launched in 2010. This information was revealed as part of a court document... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Olympics Ads Boost Brand Perceptions for BP and Others - Posted August 9, 2012
A recent survey conducted by YouGov BrandIndex in order to gauge the public's perceptions of Olympics advertisers may prove that the coveted ad slots and expensive sponsorships are worthy investments, especially for... [PRNewser]

Social Media Newsfeed: #NBCFail | Google Fiber | Digg Relaunch - Posted July 30, 2012
Click here to receive the Morning Social Media Newsfeed via email. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Facebook Trying To Be More Advertiser-Friendly - Posted July 23, 2012
In an effort to gain more advertising money, Facebook has been testing ways to place more ads on pages. But the company also is ... [AllFacebook]

Amazon Adds 900K+ Facebook Likes In Two Weeks - Posted July 18, 2012
Online retailer Amazon added more than 908,000 ... [AllFacebook]

LG, Microsoft Seek To Give Siri Some More Competition - Posted June 21, 2012
Siri's got more company: LG Electronics Quick Voice is scheduled to make its appearance on the LG Optimus Vu Android smart phones at the end of the month. Now there are three voice-enabled mobile personal assistants, including the ... [semanticweb.com]

Volume, Emotion, Sponsorship: What Brands Have An Edge on Social Media Strategies? - Posted April 30, 2012
Market Strategies International recently released the first edition of what it says will be an annual Social Media Brand Index, a measure for brands both of consumer-generated soci... [semanticweb.com]

Auto Companies, M.I.A., Twitter (And the Giants) Among the Big Super Bowl Winners - Posted February 6, 2012
According to ... [PRNewser]

Samsung Using Kubrick Movie as Tablet Prior Art. What About Star Trek's PADD & Kay's Dynabook? - Posted August 23, 2011
[caption id="attachment_75540" align="alignleft" width="323" caption="Image courtesy of Memory Alpha"][/caption]TechRadar on an unusual "prior art" claim made by Samsung in their tablet legal tussle with Apple. However, even Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" may need to take a back seat in fictional prior art. ... [SocialTimes.com]

Nokia Smartphones to be Overtaken by Both Samsung and Apple This Year - Posted June 13, 2011
[caption id="attachment_66331" align="alignleft" width="420" caption="Samsung smartphone & tablet lineup."][/caption]Nokia's smartphone presence in the U.S. is barely a blip on the marketshare radar. However, Nokia has been worldwide smartphone market leader since day one. Reuters sets this day one date as 1996. Reuters quotes a No... [SocialTimes.com]

Tech, Entertainment Collide on Comedy Central Web Series The Download - Posted May 7, 2011
Comedian Jordan Rubin will host a new weekly, online-only talk show for Comedy Central, ... [SocialTimes.com]

Samsung Launches "Hunch": A Social Movie Experience - Posted April 12, 2011
Samsung and Digitas launched a social technology program called Hunch that enables movie fans to interact on a microsite as a social movie experience. The catch is that you have to have a Samsung television with the program called The Smart Living Room. The program invites movie viewers to learn more... [SocialTimes.com]

Amazon Supplier Wolfson Microelectronics Sees Revenue Increase - Posted February 9, 2011
Despite losing the Apple iPhone contract in 2008, Wolfson Microelectronics, a British company that supplies microchips to Amazon and Samsung, saw revenue grow 30% last year to $157.3 million. The company released its financial results for 201... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Samsung Has Not Sold 2 Million Galaxy Tablets - Posted January 31, 2011
Samsung has not sold 2 million Galaxy tablets since launch, or ever. T... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Samsung App Store for Web-Connected TVs Hits 2M Downloads - Posted January 20, 2011
After taking 268 days to reach 1 million downloaded apps, the app store for Web-connected TVs from Samsung took less than two months to double that total, ... [WebNewser - SocialTimes.com]

ESPN ScoreCenter App Hits Samsung App Store - Posted December 17, 2010
ScoreCenter, an app from ESPN that delivers scores and statistics to Web-enabled telev... [UnBeige]

Samsung Ships A Million Galaxy Tablets - Posted December 3, 2010
Samsung has sold 3 million Galaxy S smartphones and a million Galaxy Tab tablets. According to Samsung Telecommunications America and research firm Gartner, Samsung Mobile captured 32.1 percent ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Newspapers Develop Apps For Galaxy Tablet - Posted October 8, 2010
While early this year, it seemed that newspapers and magazines were busy talking about their plans for iPad apps, newspapers are now developing apps for ... [Inside Mobile Apps]

Major News Publishers Jumping On Board With Samsung's Galaxy Tablet - Posted October 8, 2010
Since its release in April, Apple's iPad has been the undisputed market leader in tablet computers with an estimated five million units sold in just over six months. Despite the iPad's advanced audio and visual capabilities and wide vari... [morningmedianewsfeed]

Major News Publishers Jumping On Board With Samsung's Galaxy Tablet - Posted October 8, 2010
Since its release in April, Apple's iPad has been the undisputed market leader in tablet computers with an estimated five million units sold in just over six months. Despite the iPad's advanced audio and visual capabilities and wide vari... [FishbowlNY]

Edelman Launches Integrated Marketing Unit - Posted October 4, 2010
Today, Edelman launched an integrated marketing unit that offers graphic design services, direct consumer advertising, event production and mobile marketing, and other branding and marketing services. Called ... [PRNewser]

Video: David Steel, SVP Marketing, Samsung - Posted October 20, 2009
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Samsung Makes End of Summer Fun - Posted August 7, 2008
As you enjoy the Olympic Games over the next couple of weeks, Samsung wants you to play its online Medal Mania game. Offered through its Samsung Fan Club, the sweepstakes game has a s... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Smart Alternatives to the iPhone 3G - Posted July 23, 2008
For everyone out there who wants an iPhone 3G-type phone but doesn't want an iPhone, InformationWeek has an article talking up what it calls "8 killer iPhone 3G alternatives." If you don't w... [ThinkMobile - SocialTimes.com]

Samsung Tries Out a Digital Audiobook - Posted May 22, 2007
Even though Samsung didn't design its new digital audio player as an e-reader, because the YV-150 converts text to speech and works with six languages, including English, Japanese and Chinese gets CNET.co.uk very excited about the device's possibilities. Along... [GalleyCat]

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