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Steve Jobs famously disdained D.C. Tim Cook’s quietly taking it on.
From: Politico | By: Tony Romm | Friday, August 28, 2015
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What would you say to a person who told you that you could retire at age 30, never have to work again, and still live a comfortable life, all on a normal salary and without winning the lottery? You’d probably call them crazy. Of course that’s not...
From: The Art of Manliness | By: Brett | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Ninth grade was nothing like what Darrius Jones expected. Jones imagined that with high school would come more independence. Instead, he felt like he was being treated like a kid. “You had to sit a certain way,” he recalls. “You couldn’t lean,...
From: In These Times | By: Colleen Kimmett | Friday, August 28, 2015
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By the rude bridge that arched the flood, Their flag to April's breeze unfurled, Here once the embattled farmers stood And fired the shot heard 'round the world. -Ralph Waldo Emerson, "Concord Hymn," 1837 For centuries most Americans believed that "the...
From: AOL Television | By: Jim Sleeper | Friday, August 28, 2015
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This past Tuesday, federal officers, largely comprised of Department of Homeland Security personnel and with the help of the NYPD, raided the offices of Rentboy.com in Manhattan. The CEO as well as five current and one former employee were arrested,...
From: AOL Television | By: Dale Cooper | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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In Cincinnati, all eyes — or, at the very least, the eyes of those in the local news broadcasting business — have been on WCPO, an E.W. Scripps-owned ABC affiliate television station that in January 2014 put up a hard paywall on its website WCPO.com....
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Shan Wang | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but sends a clear message.
From: NPR | By: Peter Overby | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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SuperPAC Priorities USA Action released a digital ad blasting Republican candidates for their heated rhetoric on immigration. It's a small campaign for now, but sends a clear message.
From: NPR | By: Peter Overby | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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From a London-designer who only uses faux fur and reports that the fur industry is enjoying another very profitable year, to Viktor & Rolf's poetic couture show and an article on why walking canes should become part of mainstream fashion.
From: You Look Fab | By: Inge | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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It's a trap! The newest ad from the Truth anti-smoking campaign, set to premiere Sunday night during MTV's Video Music Awards, uses the famous meme to warn youth of the dangers of even casual smoking and smoking non-cigarette tobacco products. And...
From: Urlesque | By: Ed Mazza | Friday, August 28, 2015
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To charge, or not to charge? It's the existential question facing publishers when it comes to monetizing their content online.  Piano Media, which recently merged with online paywall expert Tinypass, is a software platform that helps publishers sell...
From: Business Insider | By: Lara O'Reilly | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Google Debuts New In-App Interstitial Designs For App Install And Text Ads Marketing Land: Google Debuts New In-App Interstitial Designs For App Install And Text Ads by @ginnymarvin http://t.co/8NG7eJpee7 Why publishers should care about article tagging...
From: Damon Kiesow | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Unless a cigarette is safer than others it can't be labeled "natural" or "additive-free", the Food and Drug Administration told three manufacturers.
From: NPR | By: Rob Stein | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Apple has sent out invitations to an event on Sept. 9 in San Francisco, where it's expected to introduce the latest iPhone, a new Apple TV set-top box and other updated products."Hey Siri, give us a hint," reads the invitation to the event, at 10 a.m....
From: Ad Age | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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It's hardly unusual for a sports star to pose in his skivvies to hawk underwear. But in a new, rather bold Tommy Hilfiger ad (which you can watch below), tennis champ Rafael Nadal strips off his boxer briefs in a locker room—slowly, of course. So,...
From: Allure | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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At the height of her career, the beautiful young performer accidentally stumbled into a power struggle between Hollywood communists and McCarthyites....
From: The Atlantic | By: John Meroney | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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A 27-year-old woman appeared in court Thursday after being charged with promoting prostitution through an ad on Backpage.com. An undercover police officer responded to the advertisement in the dating section of online classified ad site, an ad that appeared...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Wire | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Early in 1969, Dean Burch, the new Republican chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, called me to ask for some advice. "Ok, big shot," he said, "you talked me into taking this job. You told me I could do good in the world. Any ideas?" I told...
From: AOL Television | By: Newton N. Minow | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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In the wake of a stronger than expected GDP report (see Second Quarter GDP Revised Up, as Expected, Led by Autos, Housing), some are questioning the stated growth.For example, the Consumer Metrics Institute says "On the surface this report shows solid...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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At this year’s B2B LeadsCon, we asked a panel of marketing experts to share 20 customer engagement tips in 20 minutes. Here are their ideas on ways you can connect with your B2B customer base. The post 20 Top Customer Engagement Tips appeared first...
From: Chief Marketer | By: Beth Negus Viveiros | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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As Harvey Weinstein gears up for another awards season, the company he built faces a new and challenging phase with the loss of talented top executives and tense negotiations with his board of directors over new contracts for himself and his brother,...
From: The Wrap | By: Jeff Sneider and Sharon Waxman | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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A photo posted by Jasmine Tookes (@jastookes) on Aug 23, 2015 at 4:51pm PDT Kate Moss and Mark Wahlberg. Christy Turlington and Ed Burns. Justin Bieber and Lara Stone. Models Jasmine Tookes and Tobias Sorensen are in good company as the latest campaign...
From: Fashion Magazine | By: Sarah Daniel | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The festival has become a playground for wealthy libertarians. Maybe it was never a socialist utopia to begin with...
From: Salon.com | By: Jacob Sugarman | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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This article was originally published on Webydo. Faris and Rosie Yakob, the husband-and-wife team behind Genius Steals are traveling the world with their nomadic agency helping brands discover new ways of thinking and innovative products. Their past...
From: Web Design Ledger | By: Dennis Mitzner | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The ecosystem of press criticism is probably as strong now as it has ever been: columnists like Jack Shafer of Politico, public-minded academics like Jay Rosen of NYU, in-house critics like New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan. There are press...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Kevin Lerner | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Meet Durland and Darvin, the Hummer-driving, rock-and-roll-playing, real-life twins keeping Twins.com in the family and out of Minnesota's baseball mitt....
From: Grantland | By: Ben Lindbergh | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The big stuff, globally speaking, is never really what matters in Franzen's novels — not nearly so much as love, anyway.
From: The Millions | By: Lydia Kiesling | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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While both Sanders and Trump have seized on populist groundswells, Trump's success has more sinister connotations...
From: Salon.com | By: Peter Finocchiaro | Wednesday, August 26, 2015
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As speculated, Apple (AAPL) has chosen a larger venue for a media event, announcing in emails to media this afternoon that it will host something at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on September 9th, starting at 10 am, Pacific. The...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The evolution of audio as a portable medium justifies the progressive rationale behind leveraging digital audio resources to support mobile advertising efforts....
From: ClickZ | By: Anna Bager | Friday, August 28, 2015
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"Duck Dynasty" may be in ratings decline, and some have pronounced the end of the beard trend in a post-hipster era. But don't tell that to Dollar Beard Club, which since its June launch is having a viral run akin to its clean-shaven forebear Dollar...
From: Ad Age | By: Jack Neff | Friday, August 28, 2015
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It was initially easy to laugh at Russell Wilson's bubbles-cured-my-concussion claims. It was giggle fuel. He was also claiming the bubbles healed a teammate's knee injury. Silly stuff. No one would believe it, anyway, right? Then, when Wilson later...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Mike Freeman | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Instagram is breaking outside the box.After years of limiting photos and videos to the square format, Instagram announced on Thursday that people will be able to post photos and videos shot in landscape and portrait mode -- aka the formats available...
From: Ad Age | By: Tim Peterson | Friday, August 28, 2015
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A Kindle battery that lasts for two years, so you only have to charge your e-reader on a biennial basis.  A stylus that recognizes your handwriting and converts it into a "digital shopping list." A 3D tablet that doesn't require the user to wear any...
From: Business Insider | By: Tim Stenovec | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Female leads and creators, multicultural casts, and an international sensibility are paying off...
From: Salon.com | By: Erin Keane | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The old adage used to be that digital video had to be short, that viewers wouldn't sit and watch it in long sessions. That may have been true on the desktop - but video ad tech company FreeWheel's latest quarterly market report shows new devices are...
From: AOL Television | By: Andy Plesser | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Xerox Corp. will debut a new brand campaign this weekend during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, its first major brand advertising effort since John Kennedy was named CMO last year."The campaign goal is to evolve the Xerox brand in a way that more accurately...
From: Ad Age | By: Kate Maddox | Friday, August 28, 2015
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A super PAC supporting Ohio Gov. John Kasich is increasing its New Hampshire advertising spending to $5 million and launching a fourth ad highlighting his budget-balancing experience in Washington....
From: CNN | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Five groundbreaking ad campaigns will be presented by the leaders who created them at this year's Ad Age Brand Summit in Los Angeles on Nov. 3 and 4.Curated by the editors of Creativity, Ad Age's sibling publication, the series will showcase how creative...
From: Ad Age | Friday, August 28, 2015
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A quick disclaimer: I am a socialist and I share much of Jeremy Corbyn’s politics. I believe that austerity is unjustifiable ideological warfare; I believe in renationalising the railways, I… Continue reading The post It is un-socialist to support...
From: Spectator | By: Gareth Evans | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Trailing Donald Trump in the polls by a widening margin, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is trying to use the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on Saturday to highlight his successes in crisis response. On Tuesday, his presidential campaign released...
From: Mother Jones | By: AJ Vicens | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Flash, it was nice knowing you The demise of the once ever-present multimedia platform draws nearer with Google's decision to automatically pause "many" Flash ads in its web browser Chrome Chrome won't pause all Flash content — for example, a Flash...
From: Mashable | By: Stan Schroeder | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Ohio Gov. John Kasich's first ad in the crucial presidential primary state of New Hampshire opens with the little-known candidate emerging calmly from a cacophony of shrill voices and grainy pictures of his competitors, and then he promises to "look...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: Noah Bierman | Friday, August 28, 2015
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10 Ad Blocking Extensions Tested for Best Performance — This test is about the performance of an ad blocker in terms of how quickly it loads a range of ad blocked pages, the maximum amount of memory it uses and …
From: O'Reilly Radar | By: Nat Torkington | Friday, August 28, 2015
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It’s not good news.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Maxwell Wessel | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Derek Blasberg interviews the tennis star en route to Nike's 1995 ad re-enactment.
From: Vanity Fair | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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The Big Content Spend: How & Where Are Brands Placing Their Content Budgets [Infographic] – In this infographic, we’re taking a look at just how big of an investment companies are putting into content marketing this year. What kinds of brands...
From: Online Marketing Blog | By: Ben Brausen | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Postponing the “Mr. Robot” finale was the right call—the horror of real TV violence didn't need a replay last night...
From: Salon.com | By: Sonia Saraiya | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Today on In Case You Missed It, Volkswagen releases a new commercial for its Golf R that changes depending on what sound effects the viewer makes. We also take a look at a bionic knee from "Monster" Mike Schultz designed for Moto-crossing lower-l......
From: TUAW | By: Andrew Tarantola | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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