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    Report: Ferrari embroiled in legal battle over 21-year-old's Facebook page
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    Ferrari is facing a court battle in Switzerland due to alleged copyright infringement over taking over a Facebook fan site. If the suit is successful, it could cost the company millions and harm its reputation on social media. Sammy Wassem started the Facebook fan page for Ferrari when he was 15 ...

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    Read This: How GM is using social media to ease recall woes
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    Working through customer service at a giant corporation is often akin to trying to get the attention of a giant by poking it with a twig. Twitter and Facebook users, though, have tossed aside the metaphorical twig in favor of a far more attention-grabbing Howitzer, using the public nature of ...

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    Official: Auto Ad of the Year Award finalists announced [w/video]
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    Finalists for the 2013 Automobile Advertising of the Year awards have been picked, and Ron Burgundy from Anchorman 2 with the 2014 Dodge Durango is one of them. So is the underside of a cat (it's more interesting than it sounds), which is seen through a Kia Optima panoramic sunroof. There are 15 ...

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    Video: The Crew open-world racer gets Gamescom walkthrough trailer
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    It's easy to get excited about Gran Turismo 6 and Forza Motorsport 5, but the next-generation of video game consoles are showing signs of bringing new twists on the traditional racing simulators to market. Besides the Playstation exclusive game, DriveClub, there's the multi-platform title The ...

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    Video: Meet Points, the Internet-enabled future of street signs
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    After three years of research, Breakfast Products has introduced Points - self-touted as the most advanced sign on earth. While we cannot substantiate that particular claim, the three-arm directional display is an interesting and innovative approach when it comes to delivering information to ...

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    Report: How social media is changing the way car defects and complaints are discovered
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    Social media can allow direct and faster access to a person, a group or discussion of an issue, and that has led to wide ranging players in the automotive world figuring out how to use it in order to improve performance. Dealers encourage customers to use sites like Google+ and DealerRater.com ...

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    Official: Dodge Dart Registry helps you crowdsource money for your next ride [w/video]
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    To be honest, we're surprised something like this didn't pop up sooner. Chrysler is riffing on gift registries for couples getting married or expecting babies and cross-pollinating it with a social media funding website like Kickstarter to help customers buy its 2013 Dodge Dart. The Dodge Dart ...

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    Report: Kia under fire for "likes for food" Facebook promo [w/poll]
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    Kia, like just about every other business, is trying hard to find its way in the ever-evolving world of social media. Some might say the Korean automaker is trying too hard, though, judging by responses to its new Facebook campaign. The initiative was born out of an attempt to build the company's ...

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    Report: Nissan courts social media to help with product planning
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    Automotive News reports Nissan may turn to the company's social media followers to help plan future products. Erich Marx, director of interactive and social media marketing, thinks sites like Pintrest and Facebook could be used as specialized focus groups to help answer questions that the ...

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    Video: Ford crowdsources first Focus ST commercial for U.S.
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    Ford has released the first ad for the company's upcoming Focus ST. The automaker headed to the warm streets of Key West with Tanner Foust and stunt driver Greg Tracy to give spectators a glimpse of the hot hatch's capabilities. The two wheelmen spent the evening tearing around closed sections of ...

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    Report: Ford and GM in Twitterfight over Facebook advertising?
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    Frenemies Ford and General Motors have taken to cyberspace for a little verbal sparing, trading snarky shots this week over which company is more likeable on Facebook. GM set itself up Tuesday after news broke that the carmaker decided not to spend $10 million on Facebook advertising the same ...

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    Official: Porsche plasters 2M faces on Cayman to celebrate Facebook milestone [UPDATE]
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    We all know what happens when Porsche and social media collide; the world gets another art car. As you may recall, the German sportscar manufacturer created a special version of its 911 GT3 R Hybrid when it crested one million fans on Facebook last February. Now, one year later, Porsche has ...

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    Ford looks to Facebook for 2013 Mustang reveal
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    The updated 2013 Ford Mustang has already been spied driving around in its seizure-inducing camo patterns. The ponycar's formal introduction is imminent, and Ford wants to make its Facebook fans part of the process. Right now, if you "Like" the official Ford Mustang Facebook page, you can then ...

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    Escort marries social networking and radar detection with Android/iPhone app [w/video]
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    Now we're not suggesting that you're a lawbreaker, but if you're a social networker and you'd like to know where speedtraps are – for no reason at all – then Escort might be able to help. Makers of the Passport line of detectors, Escort has started a mobile app-supported network ...

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    Report: How Nissan outmaneuvered Toyota's Camry launch for Twitter supremacy
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    Automotive News is reporting that Nissan recently scored a hit against Toyota – at least in terms of social media marketing for the new 2012 Camry. When Nissan received word that Toyota was planning to pull back the sheet on the Camry last week, it reportedly set about snatching up promoted ...

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    Study: Audi has most engaged Facebook fans, beats out Justin Bieber
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    Facebook is the latest big deal with all kinda of brands all over the world, as companies have spent small fortunes to bolster their social media presence. Has all that attention worked? It apparently has for Audi, as the Four-Ringed automaker has topped everyone in a key statistic. Mashable ...

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    Video: Mercedes wants you to think Twitter is fuel
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    Mercedes-Benz engineers test out their "tweet fuel" – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Automakers have taken to social media with varying degress of success. On one side, we've got the Ford Fiesta Movement and on the other we've got... nearly every other automaker's social ...

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    Buick launching contest for social network fiends
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    Buick is on the hunt for a younger demographic and it's hoping to find it with the help of a new social media campaign. Called the "Quest for the Keys", Buick is turning to Facebook, Twitter and a variety of location-based services such as FourSquare and Gowalla, to have social media users hunt ...

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    Police using Twitter to track down stolen cars
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    Police in Seattle have turned to social media in an effort to help recover stolen vehicles. By sending out a Tweet that describes the liberated vehicle, authorities are hoping someone in the network of followers will spot it and report the vehicle's location. The Twitter account being used by the ...

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    Feeling charitable? Be one of the first to drive the 2012 Ford Focus
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    2012 Ford Focus – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Ford wants to let the entire world have a shot at test driving the redesigned 2012 Focus. The automaker has announced a new contest that is designed to give interested folks a shot at some time behind the wheel of the compact car. The ...

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