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Homosexuality is illegal in the South Asian nation
From: Time | By: nktime2 | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel had better be careful what he wishes for when he suggests that the city may not be willing to act as the ultimate guarantor of its pensions unless concessions are made first (“Could the city walk away from pension obligations?”...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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In India, homosexuality is illegal. Some big papers rejected the personal ad which read: Seeking well-placed, animal loving, vegetarian groom. Her son has received several responses.
From: NPR | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Mr. Weiner, the creator of “Mad Men,” discussed the show’s ambiguous finale in a talk at the New York Public Library....
From: New York Times | By: JEREMY EGNER | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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SPONSORED: "If we really understood where our food comes from, the characteristics of how it's grown, we might take more ownership of where we buy our food, and what types of food we buy," says Matt Rothe, co-founder of Stanford's FEED Collaborative,...
From: VentureBeat | By: VB Staff | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Ma‘an reports: "Right-wing Jews and Israeli police officers physically assaulted Palestinian security guards on duty at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound early Tuesday."
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Delta claims to have made the "Internetest inflight safety video on the Internet." And by Keyboard Cat, I think they're right. Where else, after all, will you see a cat in a shark suit on a Roomba on a plane? The video, from Wieden + Kennedy in New York,...
From: AdWeek | By: Rebecca Cullers | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Last week I went to a workshop in London about nudging, titled “Silver Bullets Need A Careful Aim. Dilemmas in applying behavioural insights”. It was very interesting, and my gratitude goes out to the organisers who put together a really interesting...
From: Contexts Magazine | By: Roger Tyers at Sociology Lens | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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As much as Twitter is doing to fight harassment lately, it's clear that ill-willed users are still slipping past the social network's defenses -- and sometimes, in very conspicuous ways. Users have spotted trolls using Twitter's promoted tweet ads to......
From: Download Squad | By: Jon Fingas | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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In the noisy world of digital marketing, these four retargeting channels can bring previous site visitors back to your online store.
From: Fox News | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Companies are full of roles—big and small—that should be charged with thinking about the environmental and human costs of doing business....
From: The Atlantic | By: Christine Bader | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Plaintiffs coerced into prostitution as teens alleged that Backpage was complicit in their trafficking.
From: Reason | By: Elizabeth Nolan Brown | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Here's everything you need to know about the last 24 hours in advertising, in case you blinked. Buzzing on Adweek: Spotify is now in the video business  Spotify announced it will soon offer more than just music: The streaming company will add video...
From: AdWeek | By: Katie Richards | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Matthew Weiner confirms a theory about the Mad Men finale
From: Time | By: ongreno8 | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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NXTTakeOver:UnstoppableairsliveWednesdaynight,May20,onWWENetwork.It’sthelatestNXTlivespecial,whichmeanseveryWWEfanworththeirsaltwillbegluedtowhatevertheyusetowatchtheNetworktoseeifJohnCenainterferesinthechampionshipmatch.I’mkidding!OK,I’monlysort-ofkidding.Here’sthecard,asofnow:1....
From: With Leather | By: Brandon Stroud | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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LendingTree is moving its creative business to Grey San Francisco from Merkley + Partners, the marketer's agency of nearly three years. Grey landed the assignment after a review that began with 11 agencies and came down to three finalists, sources said....
From: AdWeek | By: Noreen O'Leary | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Whatever your views are on online advertising, it's here to stay. But that doesn't mean that companies aren't doing all they can to strip the web of ads on your behalf. Perhaps the most notable is Adblock Plus, which has made a name for itself by del......
From: Play Savvy | By: Matt Brian | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Did you know there used to be live mermaids at Disneyland in the late '50s and '60s? It's true! In this excerpt from Chris Strodder's book The Disneyland Book of Lists, one of these former Disneyland mermaids shares her tale. When the new Submarine Voyage...
From: TresSugar | By: Tara-Block | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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 If the ear-splitting decibel level was any indication, there was plenty to talk about at Michael’s today. When we took a stroll around the dining room the main topics of discussion were the Mad Men finale (Interestingly enough, the East Coasters...
From: Media Bistro | By: Diane Clehane | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Waggener Edstrom expanded its healthcare practice with two new hires: SVP Maria Favorito and Account Manager Martina Schwarzkopf. The former will be based in Boston and the latter in New York. Schwarzkopf, who “earned a Ph.D. in molecular biology...
From: Media Bistro | By: Elizabeth S. Mitchell | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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One of my favorite things about this site and the staff here is the off-site chatter amongst all of us that takes place over the course of every day. We talk baseball. We loudly bemoan really bad, hackneyed, trite, ad hominem attacks on players by the...
From: It's About the Money Stupid | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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We’vegoteverythingfromlightheartedmysterytoMadMaxthisweek…sowhotookNo.1 inourestimation?1. BloodshotReborn#2JeffLemiregetsgrimanddarklyfunnyinhisspinonValiant’santi-hero.Bloodshothaslosthisnanitesandisjustanormalguy,now.AnormalguywhoseesacartoonparodyofhimselfcalledBloodsquirtandawomanwhodiedbecausehefailed....
From: Gamma Squad | By: danuproxx | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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A few years ago, Ken "Popehat" White put together a very important and useful post that completely dismantled the old trope that "free speech doesn't mean you can shout fire in a crowded theater." That line, of course, is so frequently used by those...
From: Techdirt | By: Mike Masnick | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Aerial photographs taken last summer of some of the largest organic egg and dairy farms in the United States showed few animals outside on pasture, but the USDA will not investigate whether these operations are violating rules for organic agriculture,...
From: Washington Post | By: Peter Whoriskey | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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DDB New York celebrates canine longevity for Eukanuba with a new campaign documenting a long life study done with a band of Labradors. While Labradors typically live to the age of 12, several of the dogs in the study lived past 16. In the full-length,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Ninety-two per cent of Kenyans who are online are potential tenants, while 73 per cent are prospective real estate owners.
From: Daily Nation Kenya | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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I once took a hiatus from journalism to open a media-related business: a newspaper consisting entirely of classified ads.
From: The Moscow Times | By: By Andrei Malgin | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Matt Bevin has apparently won the Kentucky GOP nod for governor by 83 votes. We were expecting a tight GOP gubernatorial primary in Kentucky, but not this tight! With all precincts reporting, tea partying businessman Matt Bevin leads state Agriculture...
From: Daily Kos | By: Jeff Singer | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Genevieve Blau and her pink Jansport backpack might just be the happiest couple on Instagram today. After their "relationship" won the hearts of the internet, Blau and her backpack were offered an all-expenses-paid trip by Jansport. Earlier this month,...
From: Business Insider | By: Madison Kircher | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Marketers say personalization is the single most important capability for their company’s future marketing efforts, but it remains a major challenge. Enter Watson....
From: VentureBeat | By: Andrew Jones | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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As the University of Hawai'i was cozying up to GMO giant Monsanto, one of the school's professors says that he was forced to tolerate a climate of "bigotry, retaliation and hostility" for speaking out about the potential risks of genetic engineering....
From: Truthout | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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A new survey shows four-fifths of Americans are troubled by the lack of protection for their personal records.
From: Reason | By: Jacob Sullum | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau alleges that online payment platform PayPal signed up customers for PayPal credit accounts without authorization, forced customers to use this credit line instead of their preferred payment methods, and failed...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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This guy I was pissed at the other day has had a change of heart: Luis Lang, who is currently crowdfunding for medical expenses that he can’t afford because he didn’t sign up for insurance under Obamacare, has become a viral sensation. However, the...
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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The Sopranos had “Christopher.” The West Wing had “Isaac and Ishmael.” Buffy the Vampire Slayer, God bless it, had “Where the Wild Things Are,” “I, Robot… You Jane” and about a dozen other monster-of-the-week throwaways that even...
From: Pando Daily | By: David Holmes | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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As we’ve been reporting for months, CBS This Morning is the one morning program showing consistent growth. An article on TheStreet.com suggests NBC’s Today show could even fall behind CTM. CBS This Morning currently trails ABC by an average...
From: Media Bistro | By: Brian Flood | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Franklin will get to showcase itself with five new advertising videos. The five spots were viewed by the Town Council last night. The video spots run about 1:30 to 2:00 minutes each and tout the benefits of Franklin. The spots are meant to be used to...
From: Franklin Matters | By: shersteve@gmail.com | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Kristen Bell shows off her gorgeous smile while hitting the red carpet at Jhpiego’s Laughter Is The Best Medicine Gala held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Tuesday (May 19) in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 34-year-old actress was joined by Sarah...
From: Just Jared | By: Just Jared | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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To stay ahead of the competition, YouTube is focusing its innovations on offering 3D and 4K-ready video capabilities, as well as allowing users to have a 360-degree-view, says the director of YouTube Content and Operations for the Asia Pacific. 
From: Channel News Asia | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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A lemonade stand became a huge success, generating more than $15,000 in donations. Alyssa De La Sala, a 10-year-old girl living with her family in Tampa, Florida, lost her home to an electrical fire two years ago. With the help of her 13-year-old brother...
From: The Inquisitr | By: George Zapo | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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American journalists and pundits rely upon vigorous free speech, but are not reliable supporters of it. They both instruct and reflect their fickle audience. It's easy to spot overt calls for censorship from the commentariat. Those have become more common...
From: Popehat | By: Ken White | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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The Beaver State is the third to pass such a prohbition
From: Time | By: Katy Steinmetz | Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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Most of the country doesn’t have much competition for broadband services. But in some of New York City’s boroughs, particularly Brooklyn and the Bronx, Cablevision and Verizon FiOS fight head to head for residential customers. The battle between...
From: Consumerist | By: Kate Cox | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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Help to influence the future direction of YLF by answering the questions in this short survey.
From: You Look Fab | By: Angie | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Twitter says it acted quickly to take down the messages - which urged transgender people to kill themselves - after being alerted.
From: Sky News | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Scott Johnson
From: Power Line | By: Scott Johnson | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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For many consumers sitting down for dinner now includes an extra guest: their smartphone. But sometimes the meal can get a bit messy. To keep your grubby fingers off your pristine mobile device, Kentucky Fried Chicken has created the Tray Typer; a bluetooth...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
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TNA Wrestling has had a lot of ups and downs over the last year. They lost their television deal with Spike TV, lost many top stars, and even had issues paying talent and production staff. Now more bad news happens to be on deck for TNA, cue Bad News...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Joe Burgett | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Socialbakers, the social media marketing management company, is working on a new product with Sina Weibo, the gigantic Chinese microblog platform that has over 500 million users. Socialbakers CEO Jan Rezab announced the deal this morning at Engage 2015,...
From: Business Insider | By: Jim Edwards | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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Studies show that millennials want to buy from companies that are interested in more than profit. They want to support brands that care. Here’s a lineup of the newest and most beautiful social impact ads from companies, a band and a city that care.
From: Triple Pundit | By: Renee Farris | Thursday, May 21, 2015
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