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Introducing Business Insider's Newest Section -- Retail

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Welcome to Business Insider's brand new Retail section! We'll be covering all the daily happenings at big box chains and apparel brands, and in e-commerce and the restaurant industry.  Not only will we be reporting major business news at mega-retailers like Walmart, Target and Amazon, but we'll have extensive coverage...
Introducing Business Insider's Newest Section -- Retail
How the Doritos Loco Taco became the fast-food sensation of the decade

Chirpify Launches Campaign To Draw Indie Artists To Its Social Commerce Platform

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Chirpify lets consumers purchase goods on Twitter and Instagram simply by typing "buy." Now, it's offering free-for-life service to indie artists. Chirpify, a social commerce company that lets you purchase products on Instagram and Twitter by replying to a photo or tweet with the word "buy," is giving away...
Chirpify Launches Campaign To Draw Indie Artists To Its Social Commerce Platform

Denver-based hybrid loyalty startup Plink raises $3 million Series A from Grotech Ventures

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As retailers try to figure out how to bridge the gap between online and offline, finding a loyalty program that can work with both sides of the equation can be equally as difficult. Denver-based Plink is one company that is making things easier for restaurant chains and today the company...
Denver-based hybrid loyalty startup Plink raises $3 million Series A from Grotech Ventures

Taco Bell fuels world's tastiest superheroes

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Taco Bell is showing its cornball side in a new homage to 1970s-era Saturday morning cartoons. The Super Delicious Ingredient Force is a group of unlikely superheroes, such as Captain Enchilada Sauce, doing battle with the Cruddy Combo Clan. The video below abruptly segues into hawking Taco Bell's $2...
Taco Bell fuels world's tastiest superheroes

Top ten albums of 2012 not on Spotify

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Running a digital music startup is a tough racket, especially when even Spotify, the golden child of this space, has major gaps in its catalog. There are a lot of reasons why your favorite band might not on Spotify. Some artists have exclusive licensing deals, like the Beatles do...
Top ten albums of 2012 not on Spotify

Don't ask — at Taco Bell http://gowal.la/s/2dKt

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Don't ask — at Taco Bell http://gowal.la/s/2dKt
Foursquare is finally offering paid promotions to small businesses -- not just fast food giants

"Were the iPhone built like a Chipotle burrito, its processor would be on the outside."

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"Were the iPhone built like a Chipotle burrito, its processor would be on the outside.": Brilliant takedown by Mat Honan of a post on Slate entitled: Chipotle is Apple. Yes, there was an article on Slate on Thursday with that title. And yes, it was ridiculous.  Chipotle is fine. Compared...
"Were the iPhone built like a Chipotle burrito, its processor would be on the outside."

Taco Bell on #Yelp: Kudos for having the coolest staff ever. I don't recall ever reviewing a fast food place, in fa... http://bit.ly/a2wzu8

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Taco Bell on #Yelp: Kudos for having the coolest staff ever. I don't recall ever reviewing a fast food place, in fa... http://bit.ly/a2wzu8

DailyDirt: Romantic Fast Food For Valentine's Day?

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Lots of people get married or propose on Valentine's day, and the diamond industry has successfully made its shiny minerals part of the wedding tradition. But can fast food restaurants get into this romantic ritual, too? Here are just a few ways that couples can get hitched --along with a...
DailyDirt: Romantic Fast Food For Valentine's Day?

Now Mountain Dew Bought Promoted Tweet To Apologize For #Fail 'Racist' Ad [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: Earlier this week, Mountain Dew found itself in the middle of a PR disaster after one of its ads, made by rapper Tyler, The Creator was panned for alleged racism and normalizing violence against women. (See the ad and the drama that...
Now Mountain Dew Bought Promoted Tweet To Apologize For #Fail 'Racist' Ad [THE BRIEF]

Heh @dcconcierge u like taco bell don't u ? (@ Taco Bell) http://4sq.com/93cRCP

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Heh @dcconcierge u like taco bell don't u ? (@ Taco Bell) http://4sq.com/93cRCP

Advertisers Will Spend $9.2 Billion On Social Media In Next 4 Years [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, Adland. Here's what you need to know today: Social media ad spend is slated to double from $4.6 billion this year to $9.2 billion in 2016, a report by BIA/Kelsey predicts. Furthermore, native spots will increase from $1.53 billion this year to $3.85 billion in 2016. McDonald's has a...
Advertisers Will Spend $9.2 Billion On Social Media In Next 4 Years [THE BRIEF]

Plink raises angel round for Facebook Credits loyalty program

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Plink, a Facebook Credits-based rewards program, closed an angel investment round of $633,000 at a $5 million valuation. Consumers who sign up for Plink can earn Facebook Credits when they use their credit card at brick-and-mortar locations, such as Taco Bell, Quiznos and 7-Eleven. Plink is one of a few...
Plink raises angel round for Facebook Credits loyalty program

Welcome to Wall Street: The Instagram Buy Is All About Facebook's Investors

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When Pepsi realized it had converted as many Coca-Cola drinkers as it was going to, it started acquiring fast food chains, including Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Kentucky Fried Chicken (which were later spun off as Yum! Brands). It made sense, on the surface: each chain's outlets were a...
Welcome to Wall Street: The Instagram Buy Is All About Facebook's Investors

Why Buddy Media Is So Important to Salesforce

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Michael Lazerow, CEO, Buddy Media Salesforce.com's willingness to shell out $745 million for Buddy Media shows the confidence Salesforce has in the social advertising specialist's ability to turn people's love of conversation to an advertiser's greatest tool. Salesforce announced the acquisition Monday with the intent of making Buddy's marketing tools...
Why Buddy Media Is So Important to Salesforce
Chirpify, not Facebook, swoops in to help brands sell on Instagram

Taco Bell ad is great PR for shrimp bloggers

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Taco Bell ad is great PR for shrimp bloggers

Watch a blind man drive to Taco Bell with a little help from Google’s robot cars

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Self-driving cars are one of the things that remind you of the good old days of Google, when they were more focused on quirky “twenty-percent-time” projects than playing catch up in the social networking space. While the projects are still far from a legal reality in most states, Google has...
Watch a blind man drive to Taco Bell with a little help from Google’s robot cars

Twitter Says More Than Half Its Users Follow Six Or More Brands

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It turns out people really are interested in hearing what brands have to say on Twitter — in a presentation today at the IAB MIXX advertising conference, Twitter’s vice president of global brand strategy Joel Lunenfeld said that 88 percent of Twitter users follow at least one brand, and that...
Twitter Says More Than Half Its Users Follow Six Or More Brands

How to make a Big Mac at home. McDonald's PR is killing it with these videos.

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A few weeks ago, McDonalds Canada made a splash with this video about why their products look so much different in the promo shots versus in the restaurant. Today, it’s got another great one: how to make a Big Mac at home. The product shot video went into unflinching detail...
How to make a Big Mac at home. McDonald's PR is killing it with these videos.

It's so cold in here, my nipples could glass. — at Taco Bell http://gowal.la/c/NrWf

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It's so cold in here, my nipples could glass. — at Taco Bell http://gowal.la/c/NrWf

Meet The CEO Who Lived In A Taco Bell Parking Lot And Now Runs A Cool New Startup

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AnyPerk CEO Taro Fukuyama made a major decision in August 2011. He and his co-founders decided to leave Japan to seek investment for their dating startup, Mieple.  Their first stop: Silicon Valley. "I felt like if you come to Silicon Valley, you can raise any money you want," Fukuyama tells...
Meet The CEO Who Lived In A Taco Bell Parking Lot And Now Runs A Cool New Startup

Taco Bell v. Old Spice: The Twitter War That Wasn't

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Taco Bell v. Old Spice: The Twitter War That Wasn't

The 10 Worst Social Media Fails Of The Year So Far

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The year is less than three months old, yet already several brands have made king-sized screwups in social media. Among their crimes: Using a four-letter word to insult a nine-year-old girl. Live-tweeting a mass layoff. And angering Dave Mustaine of Megadeth. Poland Spring, American Airlines, Taco Bell and NASCAR are...
The 10 Worst Social Media Fails Of The Year So Far

Placed Insights reveal how much Americans love fast food and McDonald's

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America sure loves its fast food. That’s the latest from the April rankings of Placed Insights, a platform that is essentially the Nielsen TV ratings system or Google Analytics, but for the offline world. Seattle location analytics startup Placed unveiled the service last month, which tracks the paths and places of U.S. consumers...
Placed Insights reveal how much Americans love fast food and McDonald's
Silicon Valley's Top Startup Factory Once Funded A Company Because The Founder Looked Like Mark Zuckerberg (FB)

Taco Bell offers PlayStation Vita in pre-release sweepstakes

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If you can’t wait until February 22 to get your hands on Sony’s newest portable gaming device, you’ll need to set aside some extra time for the bathroom. Your shot at winning a pre-release PlayStation Vita is at the same place where you can buy Fritos-filled burritos. Sony’s new partnership...
Taco Bell offers PlayStation Vita in pre-release sweepstakes
Placed Insights Debuts, Bringing ComScore-Like Analytics & Ratings To The Physical World
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