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Flappy Bird: the game that launched an international craze, and ultimately drove its creator, Dong Nguyen, to remove his own highly profitable game from the app store rather than let the monster he had created live one more day. It was rumored to be making Nguyen $50,000 a day. A small gold rush followed, with hundreds of imitators vying for the top spot. Now, it seems, the creator is "considering" bring Flappy Bird back to life.
Twitter Incorporated reported a service outage on Tuesday, saying most users were having "issues" accessing its widely used messaging service on the Web and through mobile applications. Company spokeswoman Christina Thiry told Reuters via email, "We're looking into it. We'll post updates to our status blog as we have them." Further details on the cause of the outage were not immediately available.
CMOs have been sold on the belief that they must build up a large, highly engaged community on Facebook and only then will they see a return on investment from their social advertising spend. This is true to an extent but it has had the adverse effect of creating a glut of boring, stale ad copy and wall posts that are primarily aimed at generating likes and shares. This outdated model of Facebook marketing does little to drive consumer actions and generate new business. Marketers need to understand that the long-term benefit of advertising on Facebook isn’t purely brand awareness and affinity. It is awareness and affinity plus actual sales.
The Oculus Rift development kit is no longer for sale in most parts of the world, the company reports. The development hardware for the virtual reality headset has been on sale since Oculus kicked off their Kickstarter campaign, and began shipping around March 30th, 2013. Since its original development, Oculus has iterated on the hardware design multiple times, so it isn’t surprising to see them ending this initial hardware seeding program.

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