Google releases Featured Photos screen saver for Mac

Google today announced that it has come out with a new Mac screen saver that displays certain photos that people share publicly on Google+. Previously these kinds of photos have been available as a backdrop on the Chromecast and other devices, but now they’re available for use on Apple’s desktop operating system. Recently Google released…

Instagram introduces Live video and disappearing messages

After Instagram copied Snapchat and then differentiated itself by adding Boomerangs, mentions, and URLs, now the company is at it again. Starting today, the company is rolling out ephemeral Live video and messages. The first is arguably the most interesting addition, and brings one of Facebook’s big features to the photo sharing app. When you’re creating…

Advertising Is Dead. Long Live Advertising.

In the ad world, change is the only constant. And boy, things ARE changing. Traditional advertising certainly isn’t extinct, but there is simply too much noise out there, and people are sick of it. They’re shutting out the blast advertising that has crept into every aspect of their lives and centering in on the things…

How to Set Up Google Analytics Goals for Facebook Ads

Do you use Facebook ads? Not sure you trust Facebook’s metrics? Setting up Google Analytics goals lets you track the traffic and conversions from specific ads on Facebook. In this article, you’ll discover how to use Google Analytics goals to measure conversions from your Facebook ads. What Is a Google Analytics Goal? Google Analytics is…

CNN buys Casey Neistat’s Beme app, brings the YouTuber in-house

 CNN has acquired Beme, the social app co-founded by YouTuber Casey Neistat. As part of the deal, Neistat will lead the Beme team as a new standalone media sub-brand operating under CNN’s umbrella as executive producer, and all 11 members of the Beme team will join the ranks of the news network, according to Variety.…