Binny Bansal Abruptly Resigns From Flipkart Following Investigation Into Misconduct

Binny Bansal, chief executive of Indian ecommerce platform Flipkart Group, resigned abruptly on Tuesday following an investigation into “an allegation of serious personal misconduct.” This comes just six months after his fellow co-founder left the ecommerce company. And while details are sparse, it at the very least is not an ideal development for U.S. retail…… More Binny Bansal Abruptly Resigns From Flipkart Following Investigation Into Misconduct

An Ad Agency Is Making Alexa Apologize Hilariously to Cities That Didn’t Get Amazon’s HQ2

As residents of New York and Washington, D.C., bemoan the prices paid to bring Amazon’s sprawling HQ2 facilities to their cities, many other cities are watching from the sidelines and wishing they’d made the cut. To help ease the pain of rejection, Austin ad agency McGarrah Jessee wrote custom breakup messages for Amazon’s Alexa to…… More An Ad Agency Is Making Alexa Apologize Hilariously to Cities That Didn’t Get Amazon’s HQ2

Who Were LinkedIn’s 2018 Top Voices for Marketing and Social Media?

LinkedIn unveiled its 2018 Top Voices for Marketing and Social Media Tuesday. The professional network said it measured activity from September 2017 through mid-September of this year, factoring in engagement (including comments and reshares) with original content and relative follower growth. LinkedIn and Microsoft employees were excluded from the list. LinkedIn added that its Top…… More Who Were LinkedIn’s 2018 Top Voices for Marketing and Social Media?

Despite recent violence, Chicago is far from the U.S. ‘murder capital’

St. Louis led the nation with 66.1 murders per 100,000 people in 2017. It was followed by Baltimore, Detroit, New Orleans and Baton Rouge. The post Despite recent violence, Chicago is far from the U.S. ‘murder capital’ appeared first on Pew Research Center. Powered by WPeMatico

The DoJ Clears All Major Holding Companies in Production Investigation

All five agency holding companies subpoenaed by the Department of Justice as part of an investigation into video production and postproduction practices that began in 2016 now claim to have received information confirming that they have been cleared of any wrongdoing. This would appear to mark the conclusion of a case that stretched over nearly…… More The DoJ Clears All Major Holding Companies in Production Investigation

LinkedIn Re-Created Its Company Pages Experience From Scratch

LinkedIn Company Pages are now LinkedIn Pages, and vice president of products Tomer Cohen said during a press briefing Tuesday that the pages experience has been rebuilt from scratch. LinkedIn Pages product lead Sparsh Agarwal said in a blog post that more than 2 million posts, videos and articles are generated by the professional network’s…… More LinkedIn Re-Created Its Company Pages Experience From Scratch

Amazon Chooses Northern Virginia and New York City for Its 2 New Satellite Offices

Amazon has ended its search for its new headquarters–but not without walking away with an immense trove of data about cities across the country and massive incentives. The final two locations for Amazon’s new offices are Long Island City, a neighborhood in Queens, New York, directly across from Manhattan and National Landing in Arlington, Va.,…… More Amazon Chooses Northern Virginia and New York City for Its 2 New Satellite Offices

SodaStream Calls for an End to Plastic With a Singing Animated Turtle Who’s Voiced by Rod Stewart

SodaStream has enlisted an animated turtle voiced by Sir Rod Stewart–who is also wearing what appears to be a toupe of straws shaped like Sir Rod Stewart’s hair–as well as Game of Thrones’ actor Thor Bjornsson to ask you to please stop using disposable plastic bottles for the sake of the planet and the life…… More SodaStream Calls for an End to Plastic With a Singing Animated Turtle Who’s Voiced by Rod Stewart

Former Top Vice Creative Lands At Spring Studios

Tom Punch, who recently left his post as chief creative and commercial officer at Vice Media, joins the creative marketing and production company Spring Studios as global president and CCO. Powered by WPeMatico

YouTube CEO Warns Of Dire Consequences Should Europe’s Article 13 Pass

If the Article 13 copyright directive passes, it will have a “profound impact on the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of people,” says YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki. Powered by WPeMatico