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Hearing "Amazing Grace" never fails to send chills up my back. But considering the setting, this version by the President takes it to a higher level of emotion.
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For the first time since 2010, the FTC has updated its guidelines to help marketers properly disclose endorsements on social media. An attorney I talked to says to expect enforcement actions soon.
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Have you connected with us on Snapchat? Search for "marketingland" or take a picture of our ghost in Snapchat.
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Google+ kills Ripples; will you miss it?
Shutting down post-level analytics could be an indication of further dismantling of Google+ or it could be a sign that it's simplifying the experience.
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We surveyed the major networks to see how they count video views. 
The major social networks don't agree on how to count video views; here's a rundown of the sometimes slippery metric.
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I talked to +Beardbrand co-founder +Eric Bandholz about how is business is dealing with its love-hate relationship with Facebook. 
Despite great content, company struggles to reach its audience organically on Facebook. But love-hate relationship has it experimenting with ads on the social network again.
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What we learned at today's press conference about Twitter's search for a new CEO.
Twitter will be discussing current CEO Dick Costolo stepping down; Jack Dorsey taking over at interim CEO on July 1 and the search for a permanent replacement.
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Finally, a Google executive steps up to explain/defend Google+ 
"In fact, it’s got more signs of life than it’s had in some time," says Google's vice president of photos, streams and sharing.
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Facebook has launched a handy feature for local business advertisers. Check it out:
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If you have't yet, make sure you check out today's #GoogleDoodle (and song), celebrating kick-ass journalist Nellie Bly's 151st Birthday. 
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    M.A.: Journalism, 1987 - 1989
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    1980 - 1983
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Turtle Wax Mines Social Media Gold With #Reflectie Contest
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There aren’t many consumer products that inspire more adoration than cars. We love them, pamper them, polish them and show them off to our f

Google+ Drops Real Name Requirement, Apologizes For Delay
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Let the Google+ pseudonym rush begin. After three-plus years of restricting users to their real names on the network, Google+ announced toda

The CIA Celebrates Its Month On Twitter By Answering 5 Softball FAQs
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As you would expect, the CIA doesn’t run the most responsive Twitter account. In the one month since its coyly worded introduction to Twitte

For Facebook, As India Goes, So Goes the World? | Fast Company | Busines...
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What Facebooks second-largest market reveals about its international ambitions

Facebook Will Show Fewer Auto-Posts In Your News Feed
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Facebook, recognizing that its users don’t necessarily want to know everything that their friends are doing on Facebook, announced today tha

What Would Happen If Google Really Did Kill Google+?
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Rumors are that Google might be planning to kill Google+ or at least put it into a Walking Dead-like “zombie” mode, as TechCrunch characteri

Why You Suddenly Lost All Those Google+ Followers
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On March 25, many Google+ brand accounts noticed a big dip in followers displayed on profile pages. In fact, Marketing Land decreased by 20%

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Reddit's April Foolery Wins A Slow Day For Social Media Pranking
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It’s April 1, the day when every fool thinks he (or she) is a master prankster and just about any company with an online presence can’t resi

Direct Traffic Beats Facebook By A Mile For Engagement On News Sites
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It shouldn’t surprise anyone that readers of news websites who navigate directly to a site are significantly more loyal than those who come

And The $1.5 Million Winner Was ... "What's #EsuranceSave30?"
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Now it can be told: The tweet that earned a Northern California man a $1.5 million pallet of cash from Esurance’s post Super Bowl promotion

Twitter Moves Beyond The Tweet, Shares First "Impressions" Metrics For O...
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As the race for second screen dominance continues, Twitter is changing how it reports its own TV-related reach. In a new blog post, Twitter

Sid Caesar dies at 91; comedy giant of the small screen
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Sid Caesar, a television pioneer who reigned as the king of live TV sketch comedy in the 1950s with his inspired brand of mimicry, pantomime

Attack on electric grid raises alarm
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Damage to power station in shooting last year prompts worries over terrorism.

Steve Lopez: DWP union boss' $40-million excuse doesn't add up
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From the beginning, the five-month standoff between city officials and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s largest public employ

Warm temperatures stymy snowfall; 2-5 inches fall northwest of Baltimore
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Several inches of snow fell across parts of Carroll County and northern Baltimore and Harford counties Monday morning, but rain and some ice

Man seriously injured after jumping from burning building on West Side
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A man was seriously injured after he jumped from a window when fire broke out in the top floor of a single occupancy hotel on the Near West

Super Bowl 2014: How to create an entire stadium of food and the perfect...
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Wow your guests at this Sunday's Super Bowl party with an entire football stadium made of your favorite snacks.

Jonathan Gold | Manhattan Beach restaurant review: Little Sister a bit t...
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Counter Intelligence: Jonathan Gold reviews Tin Vuong's Little Sister in Manhattan Beach. It has the flavors of Asia, mainly Vietnam, but is

CES 2014: Live from Vegas, giant TVs and thinking gadgets
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International CES , otherwise known as the world’s biggest news conference, kicks into high gear today with dozens of companies pitching the