Good morning. Here’s everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.
1. People are already selling drugs, animals, and adult services on Facebook’s new Craigslist competitor. People are using Marketplace to brazenly sell things that violate Facebook’s policies.
2. Salesforce just bought another company for $700 million after spending $4 billion over the past year. It has acquired marketing data software company Krux.
3. Former CEO Dick Costolo thinks Twitter can still “be a successful, independent company.” During an interview on Bloomberg TV, Costolo said the social media firm can stand on its own two feet.
4. Apple is searching for new revenue streams. The company’s first sponsored app listings go live on October 5.
5. Why Minecraft explain has taken over the world. “The consistency of the block is very important,” says Jonas Mårtensson, the CEO of Minecraft creator Mojang.
6. How to tell if your iPhone suffers from so-called “Touch Disease,” and what to do next. Is your iPhone 6 Plus on the fritz? Here’s what you need to know about “touch disease.”
7. An eager marketer is tricking companies into taking his résumé by delivering it with doughnuts. The stunt has landed marketing professional Lukas Yla 10 interviews, but he’s yet to clinch a contract.
8. A travel website that helps people move around Europe has just raised $70 million. GoEuro has raised the cash in a bid to accelerate product development and growth.
9. To combat ad blocking, publishers ask staff and users to fight bad ads. Digiday reports on publishers, like The Guardian, democratizing the process of catching problem ads.
10. The Financial Times hopes its new website will boost subscribers. The publisher claims the new site is “one of the fastest in the world,” loading in under 1.5 seconds on desktop devices and 2.1 seconds on mobile, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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