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Editor’s note: Dayvid Figler is a defense attorney and writer, based in Las Vegas, NV. Ham sandwiches are trending today. By now, the old judicial chestnut about how “even a ham sandwich can be indicted by a Grand Jury” has hit twitterus ad naseum...
From: Pando Daily | By: Dayvid Figler | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Hollywood has the Oscars, and the good movies have the Film Independent Spirit Awards. That’s a joke, but these days it’s becoming more and more true as politicking and advertising become increasingly important for the Academy Awards. The Spirit...
From: SlashFilm | By: Germain Lussier | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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When there’s a clash between two titans of industry, the line between healthy capitalistic competition and all out war is a very fine one. Inevitably, due to either ingenuity or luck, there’s a winner and loser even if the latter … The post The...
From: High Snobiety | By: Alec Banks | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Short Read: for his classical-music highlight, Michael Church picks a refreshing concert series orchestrated by Esa-Pekka Salonen and held at the Southbank From INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine, November/December 2014 At 56 going on 26, the Finnish conductor-composer...
From: More Intelligent Life | By: Anonymous | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Retailers' Black Friday ads and the whole holiday season are geared to tap into a very ancient part of our brains. What happens to our brain when we shop during the holidays?
From: NPR | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Chuck Schumer  via TPM is trying to be a last season quarterback on healthcare reform. “Unfortunately, Democrats lost the opportunity the American people gave them. We took their mandate and put all of our focus on the wrong problem — health care...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Richard Mayhew | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Raise your hand if you've entered a drawing at a wedding show? Checked out the "offbeat discount" tag on Offbeat Bride? You might be looking for a deal. Here are our tips for getting the best deals with wedding vendors AND a special promotion from one...
From: Offbeat Bride | By: Catherine Clark | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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By Gabrielle. I hereby declare Noa Weintraub Queen of the Stunning Staircase! She is ruler over two of the most startlingly stylish sets of steps I’ve seen, so I really think she deserves the crown. (There should really be a crown.) Her home is a fun...
From: Design Mom | By: Design Mom | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Government has become a clearinghouse for corporations and plutocrats with deep pockets to buy the politicians who grease the wheels for lucrative contracts and easy regulation. It’s all pay for play, and look the other way. According to the watchdog...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The dispute centers on an unused garbage transfer station on the shore of the East River, which is set to be reopened soon, over residents’ objections....
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Sen. Chuck Schumer, the third-ranking Democrat in the Senate, suggested during a speech Tuesday that Congress's focus on passing the Affordable Care Act compromised his party's efforts to restore the economy....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Apple is highlighting the hardcore battle arena game as an example of an app that pushes the limits....
From: VentureBeat | By: Dean Takahashi | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Milk. It’s what you put in cereal and eat with cookies. But would you pay twice the price you shell out now for a regular pint of milk for a so-called “premium” dairy beverage? Coca-Cola is willing to bet shoppers will be wooed by its new Fairlife...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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According to the Federal Trade Commission, Sony deceived consumers by falsely advertising the PlayStation Vita's "game-changing" features when the console launched in the US. And, perhaps in an effort to stay out of court, the electronics company has......
From: Engadget | By: Edgar Alvarez | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Before you run an A/B test you have to understand who you're marketing to. Here's how learning more about your prospects' habits and aspirations can help you come up with testing ideas that actually increase conversions.
From: Unbounce | By: Allison Otting | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Every weekday, we bring you the Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots, new and trending TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, a company that catalogs, tags and measures activity around TV ads in real time. The New Releases here ran on TV for the first time yesterday....
From: Ad Age | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In a year of both triumphs and stumbles in The New York Times’ ungainly digital business progress, today’s appointment of Kinsey Wilson to the post of strategy and innovation editor makes a lot of sense. Wilson lost his job as NPR’s chief content...
From: Newsonomics | By: Ken Doctor | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Both Huffington Post and CNN posted tweets and stories showing readers where to go to attend the Ferguson protests being planned in cities across the nation. But readers were less than appreciative and charged the two news sites with joining the protesters,...
From: Big Journalism | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Merrian Borgeson, Senior Scientist, Energy and Transportation, San Francisco: The Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) – whose members include Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, ConocoPhillips, BP, and others – was caught red-handed...
From: Natural Resources Defense Council | By: Merrian Borgeson | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Welcome to the second installment of SiliconANGLE Media’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide series. In this series of gift guides, we’ve been giving you high-tech gift ideas for your friends and loved ones this holiday season. In our golf gift guide, … Continue...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Suzanne Kattau | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Twitter Offers will allow advertisers to add coupons inside of tweets. The social media company hopes it will be a novel way for businesses to woo customers....
From: New York Times | By: MIKE ISAAC | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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When Sony launched its handheld PlayStation Vita device nearly three years ago, ads promised that the Vita would include “game changing” technology, like the ability to play games stored remotely on PlayStation 3 consoles, or that you could save...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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What War on Christmas? If you live in Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard's home, it's the best holiday of the year (to buy Samsung). This commercial includes Kristen Bell rocking a onesie while very pregnant, a state that Shepard told Us Weekly was "like sleeping...
From: Jezebel | By: Kate Dries | Wednesday, November 26, 2014
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Still don’t know what to get the people on your shopping list? Or maybe you haven’t decided what you should ask your loved ones to get you to demonstrate that they don’t hate you. Our colleagues at Consumer Reports have put together a fully interactive...
From: Consumerist | By: Chris Morran | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. When she tried to hold them accountable, a whole new kind of abuse began...
From: Time | By: emilystraus | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Brown Harris Stevens’ Twitter handle reads, simply, “@Established1873.” The brokerage trades upon its distinguished lineage and generally manages to keep its white-gloved hands out of industry drama. But when real estate startup Urban Compass poached...
From: The Real Deal | By: The Real Deal Staff | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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So you’ve mapped out where all the best sales are going to be. You think you’re ready for Black Friday? Not so fast. You could be leaving money on the table. Check your Twitter feed before you head out. Twitter … Continue reading →...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Winston Edmondson | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Having success in your profession takes hard work and dedication. Maybe there are a few tasks from Business Insider's list of things successful people do before breakfast you could incorporate into your morning ritual to make your day more productive....
From: SavvySugar | By: Business-Insider | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Here is my entry from the last Friday Creativity prompt. A woman sits on the train.image from SimpleScrapperA woman sits on the train alone.A woman sits on the train alone going north.A woman sits on the train alone going north to see her mother for...
From: A New Map of the World | By: Amanda | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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No, Budweiser is not putting its Clydesdales out to pasture. Reacting to a flurry of news stories repeating The Wall Street Journal’s claim earlier this week that Budweiser would abandon its iconic Clydesdale horses for a more millennial-friendly approach,...
From: AdWeek | By: Anna Rohleder | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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W+K Portland has launched a new campaign for Weight Watchers, its first for the brand since winning creative duties back in April. In a new 60-second spot, W+K drops the celebrity-driven approach taken by previous agency McCann (whose latest work featured...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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What could be better than a hot cup of coca after a long, cold day of Black Friday shopping? I’ll tell you what, getting that cup of coca for less than everyone around you paid! That’s the American way. All you have to do is tap that new Twitter...
From: Marketing Pilgrim | By: Cynthia Boris | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos thinks e-commerce may not always be the company's biggest business. According to Amazon SVP Andy Jassy, Bezos believes Amazon Web Services (AWS) — the company's cloud business, where it rents out its computers to other companies...
From: Business Insider | By: Matt Rosoff | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Twitter has introduced a new product that allows users to claim discounts via Twitter card-linked promotions, which can then be redeemed at a retailer’s physical location or online shop. Claiming a promotion is easy, and only requires you to enter...
From: Business Insider | By: Taylor Lorenz | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Wieden + Kennedy recently created a pretty incredible out-of-home tourism installation for Travel Portland: the tallest freestanding cuckoo clock in the U.S. Chainsaw sculptor J. Chester Armstrong carved the clock, made from a single Oregon maple, in...
From: AdWeek | By: Tim Nudd | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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If ads on Twitter weren’t annoying enough, some will start asking for your credit card info, in the hopes you’ll load up on store discounts.Twitter Offers, launched Tuesday, lets companies incorporate in-store promotions in ads that appear in users’...
From: PC World | By: Zach Miners | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Building a resume is a tedious task, especially when you’re still in college. But a solid resume can help you score a great internship or land your dream job (and help you start paying back those student loans). Even though you might still be in school,...
From: The Simple Dollar | By: Kristen Kuchar | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become two of the most important shopping days of the season for anyone looking to save some money and finish their holiday shopping early. And while the deals are very good (your bank account will thank you), it's...
From: She Finds | By: Claudia Saide | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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If ads on Twitter weren’t annoying enough, some will start asking for your credit card info, in the hopes you’ll load up on store discounts.Twitter Offers, launched Tuesday, lets companies incorporate in-store promotions in ads that appear in users’...
From: Macworld | By: Zach Miners | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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Twitter's new tool can help advertisers offer consumers deals that could be added to a credit card to use in stores or online.
From: CNBC | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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In a year of both triumphs and stumbles in The New York Times’ ungainly digital business progress, today’s appointment of Kinsey Wilson to the post of strategy and innovation editor makes a lot of sense. Wilson lost his job as NPR’s chief content...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Ken Doctor | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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The math of soul mates, the psychology of nothing, the physics of faith, and more illuminating insights on the universe and our place in it.Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free....
From: Brain Pickings | By: Maria Popova | Monday, November 24, 2014
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In mid-October, I wrote about the New York Times offer to refund overpayments to customers who fell for an unauthorized third-party renewal solicitation. The Times also warned subscribers in print and via e-mail not to fall for the scam. I noted that...
From: Poynter Online | By: Rick Edmonds | Monday, November 24, 2014
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When it comes to helping Africa, there is Bob Geldof's approach with "Band Aid," and then there is Akon's.
From: Global Voices | By: Rakotomalala | Monday, November 24, 2014
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From: Daily Finance | By: DailyFinance Staff | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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This could be the future of shopping, entertainment and communication. Or it could just be another solution looking for a problem....
From: VentureBeat | By: Simon Cohen | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Many young activists are throwing their name into the pool of candidates for local village chiefs in an effort to combat the "rotten" culture of community politics.
From: Global Voices | By: I-fan Lin | Monday, November 24, 2014
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Chinese political cartoonist Biantailajiao, who now lives in Japan after being labeled a traitor in mainland press, says dictators have no sense of humour.
From: Global Voices | By: inmediahk.net | Monday, November 24, 2014
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With the holiday shopping season just around the corner, Microsoft's anti-Apple ad blitz is slowly but surely picking up steam. Over the past two-and-a-half weeks, the folks up in Redmond have released three commercials which poke fun at the iPhone a......
From: TUAW | By: Yoni Heisler | Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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American parents don't feed their children wheat gruel and beef broth anymore—food historian Amy Bentley traces the history and science of industrialized baby food....
From: The Atlantic | By: Julie Beck | Monday, November 24, 2014
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