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Services like Silvercar, Uber, and pay-to-play airline VIP programs help keep the new aristocracy away from the rabble...
From: The Atlantic | By: Ian Bogost | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Anti-tobacco groups are hailing the proposal as a major step toward bringing order to the world of "vaping." But TV ads and flavored nicotine cartridges won't be affected....
From: The Atlantic | By: Olga Khazan | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Americans have always viewed a college education as an investment in a student’s future, but there’s another sort of investment going on behind-the-scenes, and it’s nearly risk free. With access to a revolving door of prospective students and a...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Mobile Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. ANDROID TOPS MOBILE AD TRAFFIC: A new study from Opera Mediaworks shows that Android has surpassed iOS for the first time in terms of mobile ad traffic...
From: Business Insider | By: Tony Danova | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Payments Insider is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence members. APPLE CEO TOUTS 800M CARDS ON FILE: Apple now has 800 million registered iTunes accounts worldwide, most of them with linked credit card accounts. "This...
From: Business Insider | By: Keith Griffith and John Heggestuen | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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MAC tweeted a preview photo from their new, Lorde-branded line this afternoon, and the teen musician looks fantastic. More importantly, she looks like her, brooding eyes and all. More »The Best Thing About Lorde’s New MAC Ad Is That They Let Her Be...
From: Splendicity | By: Julia Sonenshein | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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By Jim Gourley Best Defense regular columnist Maryland Attorney General and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Douglas Gansler committed a campaign faux pas this week when he intoned that his opponent, Lieutenant Governor and Iraq war veteran Anthony...
From: Foreign Policy | By: Thomas E. Ricks | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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A selection of health policy stories from Arizona, Connecticut, D.C., Kansas, Maryland, Mississippi and Missouri. The Associated Press: Mississippi: Governor Signs Abortion Restriction Gov. Phil Bryant signed a bill on Wednesday to ban abortion starting...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Watch all the videos because they are worth your time. I promise.
From: The Big Lead | By: Stephen Douglas | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Today's headlines include a number of reports about how the health law is playing in midterm election campaigns.    The Wall Street Journal: Small Businesses Find Benefits, Costs As They Navigate Affordable Care Act Many small businesses won a reprieve...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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UDALL ON THE ROCKS IN COLORADO Why did incumbent Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., take the risky step this week of making his first television ad of the cycle a social issue attack? A new Quinnipiac University poll tells us why. The race, previously considered...
From: Fox News | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Here are some things going on this morning in your world of tech: Shares of Apple (AAPL) are up $40.91, or almost 8%, at $565.66, after the company last night easily surpassed fiscal Q2 expectations, forecast below this quarter’s consensus, raised...
From: Barron's | By: Tiernan Ray | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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We’ve all been there: you’re out of cash for some reason, and have to raid your change jar for spending money. While it can be difficult to find a place to trade that money in fee-free, we do not recommend the method that a woman in Florida used....
From: Consumerist | By: Laura Northrup | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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DataXu, a Boston-based company that aims to improve digital marketing using machine learning and big data, announced Thursday it has acquired San Francisco-based software company JasperLabs. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. JasperLabs is...
From: Mass High Tech | By: Sara Castellanos | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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What corporate buzzwords reveal about the history of work...
From: The Atlantic | By: Emma Green | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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One of the best weather apps for iOS is now the best and most socially-engaged, bar none.
From: Time | By: Matt Peckham | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Facebook may already be tracking your usage to serve you ads, but how would you feel if it was able to log your movement? That's exactly what could be on the cards after the company confirmed it's bought Moves, the always-on fitness-tracking app that......
From: Engadget | By: Matt Brian | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Not much else to discuss this morning other than the slew of earnings reports hitting left and right. Also, it’s bring your child to work […]
From: The Reformed Broker | By: Joshua M Brown | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Despite the revenue gains, The New York Times Company said first-quarter profit was down because of costs related to new digital subscription products....
From: New York Times | By: RAVI SOMAIYA | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Here are 10 things you should know for Thursday, April 24:1. -- U.S. stock futures were rising and European shares gained as two U.S. technology giants posted strong earnings.Stocks in Tokyo slipped after talks between Japan's prime minister and visiting...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Filed under: Market News Apple puts a shine on its stock. Shares of Apple (AAPL) are set to soar this morning after the company announced a series of moves that have investors cheering. Earnings topped expectations, iPhone sales were strong, and Apple...
From: Daily Finance | By: DailyFinance Staff | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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(Alternate headline: Queen LaGriefa.) From this week's I, Anonymous: Steven Weissman It's been about 18 months since the accident. Almost immediately after my husband's death, SO many stupid people did SUCH stupid shit that I wanted to take out an ad...
From: The Stranger | By: David Schmader | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Another magazine is biting the dust: Meredith is folding Ladies’ Home Journal. Ladies’ Home Journal hasn’t been doing well lately. The cracks started to appear in 2012, when it announced an odd plan to have a majority of its content created by...
From: Media Bistro | By: Chris O'Shea | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Oddball residents have long taken up space in MTV’s commercial breaks, which in years past came packed with surprise appearances by Beavis & Butt-Head, a ranting Denis Leary or Donal Logue as the spacey, rambling Jimmy the Cab Driver. The idea,...
From: Variety | By: Brian Steinberg | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Fifteen seconds is short for an ad, never mind a film. But Heineken and Wieden + Kennedy New York premiered just such a movie at the Tribeca Film Festival on Wednesday night—based on a fan's tweet about an evil Abraham Lincoln clone. "They clone Abe...
From: AdWeek | By: Tim Nudd | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Filed under: Hatchback, BMW, New Car Reviews, Luxury "The Ultimate Driving Machine" has been BMW's tagline for nearly 40 years. Launched in the 1970s, the marketing campaign was a stroke of genius by ad firm Ammirati & Puris, as the phrase helped...
From: Auto Blog | By: Michael Harley | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Last Sunday's episode of Mad Men showed a friction in relations, primarily between father and daughter, Don and Sally Draper. It also spent much time teasing out the racial tensions of the time, such as when Peggy assumed her African-American assistant...
From: Ad Age | By: Michelle Dopp | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Is there any way I can get my deposit back from a handyman who disappeared?I'm a homeowner who needed some relatively minor repairs done, a one-day job. My normal handyman is recovering from an injury. After a couple weeks of trying to get referrals...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: Leontine | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The Koch Brothers-backed Colorado chapter Americans for Prosperity came under fire for an issues ad Wednesday, after families of victims of the Aurora shooting objected to the use of a photo from the shooting's aftermath to attack Senator Mark Udall...
From: Mediaite | By: Evan McMurry | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (Real Money) -- You know what was lost in the shuffle of all of the reports last night? How about spending? Specifically, how much are consumers worldwide spending on their devices, particularly when it comes to their expensive cell phones?...
From: TheStreet | By: Jim Cramer | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Until now, there has been no easy for people to use bitcoin for everyday transactions. Xapo has solved that by using MasterCard's payment network....
From: GigaOm | By: Jeff John Roberts | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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This week started with an Easter egg hunt around my parent's back garden. Yes, my sisters and I might be 26, 28 and 30 respectively, but that didn't stop us - it all got very competitive! I also did a super fun shoot for Claire's on Tuesday at my house,...
From: Rock and Roll Bride | By: Kat | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Robert A. Levy Contributions, independent expenditures, super PACs, electioneering communications — the terminology and regulations governing campaign finance are incomprehensible to the average voter. Moreover, the Supreme Court’s last two major...
From: Cato Institute | By: Robert A. Levy | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Tis been some time since we’ve received a memo from Grey, but the agency’s New York CEO Michael Houston has sent out one regarding the brand’s new relationship with coffee staple, Folgers, this week. As a result of taking on assignments for the...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kiran Aditham | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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A new repayment option is really about student debt forgiveness. It's been popular, and is getting very expensive for taxpayers....
From: Time | By: Dan Kadlec | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Is online advertising effective? Exactly how effective? It depends how you measure. Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg cites a recent case study by Canadian sporting goods chain Sport Chek attempting to prove that Facebook ads provide a greater lift than paper...
From: Traffick | By: Andrew Goodman | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Welcome to our new E-Commerce Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the e-commerce industry, produced by BI Intelligence.  Click here to sign up for E-Commerce Insider today, and receive it every morning in your inbox. ...
From: Business Insider | By: Cooper Smith | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Welcome to our new E-Commerce Insider newsletter, a morning email with the top news and analysis on the e-commerce industry, produced by BI Intelligence.  PAYPAL, STARBUCKS PILOT 'WEARABLE WALLET': PayPal is using the Starbucks coffee shop located on...
From: Business Insider | By: Cooper Smith | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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A class at Emerson is working to bring the UK’s “Ask for Evidence” program to the US. The program was highlighted last night at Cambridge Science Festival. (TR was on one of the panels) The premise behind this project is simple: if politicians,...
From: Boston Health News | By: Tinker Ready | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Facebook  has had its price target increased to $79 from $70, Oppenheimer said Thursday. The firm said the company is seeing higher ad monetization and gross margins. An "outperform" rating was reiterated.  Must Read: Warren...
From: TheStreet | By: Keris Alison Lahiff | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Consumption is the bedrock upon which essentially all of economics is built. We assume that all economic activity is aimed at creating consumption (defined broadly to include the value of leisure time, and non-market factors such as clean air.) Of...
From: Econlog | By: Scott Sumner | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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In the run up to the midterm congressional elections, this and other polls find hope for Democratic incumbents while also probing the difficulties that continue to make the health law unpopular among many Americans. Also in the headlines, new ads...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Gloria Gaynor's disco classic "I Will Survive" gets remade as an anti-bullying anthem in this VH1 spot by Del Campo Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi in Argentina, showing tormented boys and girls singing out their plans for sweet revenge in adulthood. Expertly...
From: AdWeek | By: David Gianatasio | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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The Education and Early Life of Cuanduine...
From: HiLoBrow | By: Eimar O'Duffy | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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Here are three things you need to know about the iWATCH.1. The rumors that it will cost ‘thousands of dollars’ are untrue. It will retail for $129.99 in the US and Canada.2. This won’t be a repeat product with minor tweaks and improvements on previous...
From: McSweeney's | Thursday, April 24, 2014
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My old friend and former colleague in the intern pit, Jake Weisberg, sent out an email the other day. He was pitching Slate‘s new subscription push: Slate+. But the reason the email caught my eye was the following paragraph: We face one major impediment...
From: The Atlantic | By: Andrew Sullivan | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Mad Men's Valentine's Day massacre of Ritz Crackers
From: Vanity Fair | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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You know that feeling you get when you see the day’s mail is just a collection of junk — circulars, promotional postcards and credit card offers? One mailman felt that same frustration, only it just made him want to not have to deliver all that stuff...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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A round-up of venture-capital news and analysis from VentureWire and around the Web.
From: Wall Street Journal | By: Zoran Basich | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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Famed for his work on the 'Fear and Loathing' books with Hunter S. Thompson, the Gonzo illustrator proves himself a surprisingly genial fellow in a bio-doc whose artistry can't match that of its subject...
From: Time | By: Richard Corliss | Wednesday, April 23, 2014
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