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WE’VE DONE THE DIRTY WORK FOR YOU, SCOURING THE WEB FOR OUR FAVORITE FINDS OF THE WEEK. HERE’S OUR QUICK ROUNDUP OF THE MOST IMPORTANT, INTERESTING AND INSPIRING THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW IN THE DIGITAL WORLD, COURTESY OF YOUR GDD INTERACTIVE TEAM.

 

ATTENTION! ATTENTION! Insta ads API is officially live, which will make advertising more real-time. Now to wait and see how Facebook data will be used for targeting … (MediaPost) – Lauren Geary, Account Manager

This is why we can’t have nice things. Adorable hitchhiking robot meets its demise in Philly after a year of international adventure. (The New York Times) – Stephanie Bursa, Senior Director of Digital Media

New patent allows lenders to make loan decisions based on the credit rating of your Facebook friends. (The Next Web) – Dan Loehr, Lead Paid Search Specialist

Ads getting blocked by ad blockers? Add mobile ads to your ad strategy: (AdWeek) – Guy Dineen, CEO & Founder

Yahoo Ads were recently serving malware, and this isn’t the first time it’s happened. This is why ad blockers are becoming increasingly popular. (eSecurity Planet) – Kyle Jordan, Senior Developer 

Sometimes it pays to laugh at yourself. Arby’s thanked Jon Stewart for all the mockery at its expense over the years with a 60-second spot during his penultimate episode as host of The Daily Show. (AdWeek) – Kylie Paul, Social Media Manager

Virtual reality technology + Time Magazine = Internet sensation … in all the wrong ways. (GameSpot) – Gina Tagliarino, Senior Copywriter