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As the latest round of would-be blockbusters not starring Seth Rogen and James Franco packs ‘em in at a theater..
From: Popdose | By: Robert Cass | Monday, December 22, 2014
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(Drew Sheneman via GoComics.com) . Because I am not a nice person, it amuses me that the NYTimes is primly reporting “G.O.P. Hopes for Unity May Be Upset by Ben Carson“: … With former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida moving closer to declaring his candidacy,...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Monday, December 22, 2014
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On a day when a rocket fired from Gaza landed in southern Israel, Israeli forces shot six protesters in the northern Gaza strip, attacked Palestinian fishermen, and struck a Hamas installation, as one official described a "ticking clock" till the next...
From: Mondoweiss | By: Kate | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Taxi apps like Uber could be distracting drivers, even causing accidents, a New York Times article has suggested.  Drivers for companies like Uber and Lyft need to have iPhones in their vehicle in order to pick up passengers. That means that their route...
From: Business Insider | By: James Cook | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Online video solutions and distribution company Elemental Technologies Inc., has raised $14.5 million in series D financing in a round led by Telstra Corporation Ltd. Other investors in the round included Sky PLC, General Catalyst Partners, Norwest Venture...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Duncan Riley | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The surprise CEO shift at Kraft Foods Group could signal major changes at the packaged-foods marketer, possibly including less emphasis on marketing and more focus on cost cutting. The company might reduce spending on underperforming brands like Jell-O,...
From: Ad Age | By: E.J. Schultz | Monday, December 22, 2014
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  BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- Stocks posted their biggest weekly gain in almost two years last week, reversing a similarly material corrective move from the prior week. Put simply, stock investors are getting a Santa Claus rally to end 2014. Must Read:...
From: TheStreet | By: Jonas Elmerraji | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Whether you end up changing the world or just your own health, eating less -- and spending on quality over quantity -- is a great idea....
From: Grist | By: Nathanael Johnson | Monday, December 22, 2014
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More from the archives: Described as funniest Supreme Court amicus brief ever, and it prevailed in the Ohio campaign-law case [Ilya Shapiro, Trevor Burrus and Gabriel Latner for P.J. O’Rourke, via our post] Mardi Gras time: “Caution! Non-edible baby...
From: Overlawyered | By: Walter Olson | Monday, December 22, 2014
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A flourishing digital economy based on easy payments could help save journalism and encourage the invention of new forms of media...
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Monday, December 22, 2014
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by Sebastian Rotella, ProPublica, and James Glanz and David E. Sanger, New York Times In the fall of 2008, a 30-year-old computer expert named Zarrar Shah roamed from outposts in the northern mountains of Pakistan to safe houses near the Arabian Sea,...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Monday, December 22, 2014
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There’s a YouTube video that’s consistently going viral, and I learned about it when a couple of people from my boot camp class asked me if I’d seen the video of the commercial of pregnant women dancing their butts off. I immediately Googled and...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Paula Mooney | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The technology company Interlude has attracted the attention of the music industry with a tool that creates music videos with branching plots subject to a viewer’s choices....
From: New York Times | By: BEN SISARIO | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Next year, companies are expected to spend more money on digital advertising than on TV commercials in China....
From: New York Times | By: ALEXANDRA STEVENSON | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Robert Lloyd, a New York antique dealer, holds an unusual distinction: He is the world's largest dealer of Guinness advertising art.
From: CNN | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Guest:Marketplaces are notoriously one of the hardest types of businesses to start because you have to acquire two different types of users at the same time: buyers and sellers. You need to launch with both, and you need to make sure they both scale...
From: VentureBeat | By: Aaron Epstein, Creative Market | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Impossible to have one without the other
From: Reason | By: Sheldon Richman | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Heidi Klum landed on Santa’s naughty list, after appearing in two Sharper Image ads that were deemed “too sexy” for Las Vegas. Heidi recently shared an Instagram photo of herself sitting in Kris Kringle’s lap, and she admits that she’s been...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Treva Bowdoin | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Guest:The holiday season is upon us, bringing purchases and gifts of shiny, new mobile devices to new users. This tremendous growth and adoption is not only an opportunity for mobile developers to draw new and existing users to their apps but also a...
From: VentureBeat | By: John Koetsier | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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'In most cases the pollsters themselves don't have granular enough soundings of public opinion to be making those judgments'The post Federal polls show race is tightening—but it’s not clear why appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Since it's Holiday Fundraising time it seems like a good day to revisit a post I wrote a few years back about what blogging is and why I do it. Some of it is outdated now --- things have moved on, politics have changed in many...
From: Hullabaloo | By: digby | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Target featured 2-year-old Izzy Bradley in a newspaper ad that ran last Sunday
From: People | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Check your inbox.
From: The Kernel | By: Aaron Sankin | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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What Ferguson taught us about media—and ourselves.
From: The Kernel | By: Ben Branstetter | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Here’s everything you should know about one of the divisive battles of 2014.
From: The Kernel | By: Aja Romano | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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It is the bane of many female subway riders, a practice with a name almost as off-putting as the act itself: manspreading. Now, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is targeting it with new ads....
From: New York Times | By: EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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On December 20, 1943, exactly 71 years ago to the day, a badly damaged American bomber was flying over German airspace. Piloting the plane was a 21-year-old on his first mission. Half his crew lay wounded or dead. A German fighter flew in and lined up...
From: The Art of Manliness | By: Brett | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better...
From: SlashFilm | By: Christopher Stipp | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The site is a huge cultural force, but an unfulfilled economic one. Susan Wojcicki’s mission is to change that....
From: New York Times | By: JONATHAN MAHLER | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Heidi Klum’s new Sharper Image ads are too hot for Las Vegas. You’d think a city that sells itself as a place to have sexy experiences (“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas”) would be okay with a little PG-13 nudity, but Heidi Klum’s breasts...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Treva Bowdoin | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Sponsored:Following the recent spate of high profile security hacks online, confidence in being able to safely share private or confidential files via computer or mobile device seems at an all-time low. South Korea-based company Estmob may have an answer....
From: VentureBeat | By: Debra Sharp | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Ogero recently launched its online payment service which aims at developing and modernising its working methods in order to make things easier for subscribers. At the same time, Ogero launched an advertising campaign promoting the settlement of fixed...
From: AME Info | By: Ishraq Al Tal | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Did Jesus actually exist in history? Was there a real person named Jesus who may have done all of the things attributed to Him in the Bible and lived in the Holy Land around 2000 years ago? This time of year, thoughts turn, however, briefly, to the Person...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Matt Reis | Monday, December 22, 2014
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I wish to use header (includes css, js and images) and footer files located in a folder called /template. These files then get included in every file down the directory for example: /template/header.php + footer.php /home/index.php /products/products.php...
From: Stack Overflow | By: david | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The world of digital-advertising sales was turned upside down nearly three months ago, when the Financial Times began selling ads based on time rather than impressions.So did anyone buy those ads, which charge by the number of hours spent viewing them?BP,...
From: Ad Age | By: Michael Sebastian | Monday, December 22, 2014
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I am having trouble with a newly added file server which does not seem to be storing roaming user profile data. I have built the network with a domain controller and I have recently added a File Server, and built several client machines. Trouble is after...
From: Server Fault | By: stew_downunder | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Prosecutors say post advertising unsanctioned protest in support of Putin critic Alexei Navalny breaks media laws read more...
From: Hollywood Reporter | By: Nick Holdsworth | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Days after “Marco Polo,” produced by Electus and The Weinstein Co., bowed in France on Dec. 12, day and date with the U.S, Electus Ben Silverman was at the Cristal Festival, nearly 6,000 feet up in the French Alps IN Courchevel, to deliver a keynote...
From: Variety | By: John Hopewell | Monday, December 22, 2014
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BEIJING (Reuters) - China's parliament is considering tough curbs on tobacco advertising as the world's top consumer of cigarettes looks to kick its smoking habit, state media reported on Monday....
From: Reuters | Monday, December 22, 2014
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These new startups, unlike Ctrip and eLong, are nowhere near being direct competitors to platform providers like Qunar or Alitrip. So these new travel startups will compete to be the "Taobao for travel."...
From: VentureBeat | By: Tracey Xiang | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Your Saturday dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Jon Heyman kickstarted the Troy Tulowitzki rumors again, as he reported that the Mets have discussed a trade for the Rockies shortstop for weeks. Ken...
From: Amazin' Avenue | By: Steve Schreiber | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Anthony Davis should be the leading candidate for this year's Most Valuable Player award, and he offered more support for that argument in the New Orleans Pelicans' 101-99 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday. Davis poured in 38 points on 16-of-22...
From: Bleacher Report | By: Grant Hughes | Monday, December 22, 2014
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The classic movie, It’s a Wonderful Life is considered by many as one of the most beloved and popular films in American cinema. It has become synonymous with Christmas and is one of the top movies to watch during the holiday season. The film made its...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tina Turnbow | Monday, December 22, 2014
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From the Annals of Improbable Research file, in the Washington Post, “Americans aren’t getting married, and researchers think porn is part of the problem“: … A team of researchers, who published their findings in The Institute for the Study of...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Over at the Stacks I curated this 1981 Esquire gem by the late Peter W....
From: Bronx Banter | By: Alex Belth | Monday, December 22, 2014
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A recent ad in South Dakota warns drivers against ‘jerking and driving’. Back when I had a car, I used [...] The post Don’t Jerk and Drive in South Dakota appeared first on The Luxury Spot....
From: The Luxury Spot | By: Gary | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Since a delicious feminist folly occurs nearly every day, I had a hard time picking the sweetest of the cherries off the cupcakes. But here goes, more or less in descending order of absurdity: The “gang rape” hoax at UVA ... Wendy Davis ... Rotherham...
From: Free Republic | By: Los Angeles Times | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Did I find it at all ironic that on the same day I was driving a refreshed 2015 Chrysler 300 the brand's parent company, FCA, announced it would no longer utilize "Chrysler" as part of the corporation's official name? Maybe a little. But the truth...
From: Forbes | By: Karl Brauer | Monday, December 22, 2014
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Good morning Beijing! Today is Monday, December 22, 2014. Weather forecast: Sunny. Today's high will be 8℃, low of -6℃. License plate restrictions: 3 and 8.  The Event You Shouldn't Miss Today Is: Mulled Wine & Tamales at Q Mex Beijing Dining...
From: The Beijinger | By: Steven Schwankert | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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He’s not wrong.
From: The Big Lead | By: Ryan Glasspiegel | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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