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Are camera phone-equipped amateurs to blame for professional photographers' financial woes? A new exhibition, now on show at the Visa pour l'Image photojournalism festival, aims to bring a definite answer to the question....
From: Time | By: Olivier Laurent | Monday, September 1, 2014
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by Sue Halpern Every so often a random confluence of articles makes it possible to see into the future with the clearest of crystal balls. In this case, the articles come from The New York Times and Harper’s, and the story they tell together should...
From: The Atlantic | By: Sue Halpern | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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BETC Paris While this agency’s logo pays homage to the bee colony it tends atop its roof terrace—which happens to be some of the finest real estate in Paris, boasting a 360-degree view—the insect imagery also gives a nod to the creative chaos inside...
From: AdWeek | By: Noreen O'Leary | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying About Homer Never Working at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant & Begrudgingly Accept the Post (...)
From: The Big Lead | By: Mike Cardillo | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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James Hamblin, at The Atlantic, because there is no choice without consequences…: This week another large study added to the body of known cardio- vascular benefits of eating almonds. Every ounce eaten daily was associated with a 3.5 percent decreased...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Marketers will keep close watch on Apple’s Sept. 9 event when it is set to introduce the iPhone 6, the next evolution of its phone that dominates the U.S. and is central to mobile advertising. The Cupertino, Calif.-based tech giant is expected to make...
From: AdWeek | By: Garett Sloane | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Everybody on the internet these days wants to create the next viral sensation. How did ALS's ubiquitous ice bucket challenge pull it off?...
From: Grist | By: Heather Smith | Monday, September 1, 2014
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PORTSMOUTH The golf course with the quirky name has graced the pages of Golf Digest, recognized as one of the best municipal courses in the country. But Bide-A-Wee Golf Course has been operating in the red for years, and its finances have worsened....
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Optum Hospice used to be known as Evercare until the last year when United Healthcare subsidiary, Optum rebranded the company.  To me a hospice company owned by a health insurance company just doesn’t mix, especially when the same corporation has...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Apple is reportedly going to announce the iPhone 6 and the iWatch at the same event on September 9. This is a bit of a stunner since Apple normally likes to keep the spotlight on one major product for each media event. We would have expected Apple...
From: Business Insider | By: Jay Yarow | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Social activism reached a tipping point this summer with the ALS Association’s unstoppable Ice Bucket Challenge, which to date has raised nearly $100 million while soaking millions more. In the latest brand-activist mashup, Dr. Martens and Tavi Gevinson’s...
From: AdWeek | By: Michelle Castillo | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Crossroads GPS, the Karl Rove-affiliated outside group, has added a second TV ad into the rotation that takes on Democratic Rep. Ami Bera of Elk Grove. The ad, nearly identical to a spot running in San Diego against fellow freshman Rep. Scott Peters,...
From: Sacramento Bee | By: Christopher Cadelago | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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by Dish Staff Believe it or not, Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas, thought it would be a great idea to run the above ad in Dallas-area movie theaters earlier this month to publicize a sermon series he was about to start. Matthew...
From: The Atlantic | By: Dish Staff | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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  Ten years. That’s how far away in the past the Google IPO lies. Ten years of explosive growth for the digital world, ten gruesome years for legacy media. Here is the lost decade, revisited in charts and numbers.  The asymmetry is staggering. By...
From: Monday Note | By: Frédéric Filloux | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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(Photo: unknown)Here is a perfect ad placement in what I would guess is the Gazette-Mail, a newspaper in Charleston, West Virginia. A recent Associated Press story informs us that dog meat has fallen out of fashion in South Korea. Eating dogs has been...
From: Neatorama | By: John Farrier | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Time for the inevitable freakout from Snowball Snookie and the appalling Betsy McCaughey (thanks for that, Sully) to start yapping on Fox about death panels: Five years after it exploded into a political conflagration over “death panels,” the issue...
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Not much is known about model Charlotte McKinney, other than that fact that she is a drop dead gorgeous model with unattainable curves who may give Kate Upton a run for her money. The 5’7 blond, blue-eyed bombshell has all the looks of an up and coming...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Renae Gylbert | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Andy Donaldson was browsing new flats in London when he noticed that some photos in real estate ads are really, really bad. His blog and book showcase some of the worst, as he tells NPR's Scott Simon.
From: NPR | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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This story first appeared at AlterNet. In a must-read article in the current issue of Harper’s magazine, journalist Jessica Bruder, adjunct professor at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, adds a new phrase to America’s vocabulary:...
From: The Raw Story | By: Lynn Parramore, AlterNet | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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From faithful commentor Satby: Last spring I sent my shots of seeds I started; the hanging basket and flower box orange petunias are the result. The vanilla strawberry hydrangea is past its peak but still pretty, and the morning glories are the 6th generation...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Anne Laurie | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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These teens are poised for stardom.
From: The Kernel | By: Michelle Jaworski and Rae Votta | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Speculations over a Jay Z and Beyonce divorce have been running wild lately, with the tabloids running stories about cheating and elevator fights to their heart’s content. But are all these so-called insider sources completely bogus and perhaps the...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Patrick Frye | Sunday, August 31, 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, August 30, 2014
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Snoop Dogg took a page from Nick Cannon’s book, donning whiteface. And it looks like it could be for a possible role in a new movie. Peep more pics and videos inside… Remember all of the controversy that stemmed from Nick Cannon dressing in “whiteface”...
From: Young Black and Fabulous | By: _YBF | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Diet Racism: The soda for that special person in your life who keeps on saying borderline-racist stuff but swears they "don't see skin color." CollegeHumor nails it with this YouTube video that comes in the form of a fictitious beverage ad See also:...
From: Mashable | By: Sam Laird | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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EU antitrust authorities will decide whether to clear Facebook's (NASDAQ:FB) $19B offer for WhatsApp by Oct. 3.U.S. regulators have already cleared the takeover in April, provided WhatsApp sticks to its current privacy practices after the merger, including...
From: Seeking Alpha | By: SeekingAlpha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Australian ISPs say that the government should employ a UK-style "follow the money" approach to deal with pirate sites. Site blocking and warnings might also be entertained, as long as throttling and disconnecting users is taken off the table. Rightsholders...
From: TorrentFreak | By: Andy | Monday, September 1, 2014
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On this end-of-summer week, we’re following fresh funding for Techstars Seattle company Bizible, seven startups selected for accelerator Fledge, a name change for the WCTA, a standout series on Amazon in Europe, and more: —Bizible, a Seattle startup...
From: Xconomy | By: Benjamin Romano | Friday, August 29, 2014
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I have created a goo.gl shortlink for my app page, so that I can know how many times the link is clicked from my page. I checked the link when I created it, and it worked fine. Now when I checked it again, it redirects to some linkbucks ad (though I...
From: Super User | By: noob | Monday, September 1, 2014
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SUMMARYResponsible for all aspects of internal client’s print advertising, collateral material, logo development and typography. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESDesigns and produces art and copy layouts for material to be presented by visual communications...
From: Nature | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The Manager of the Production Design Team directs and evaluates the production and quality of work of the graphic artists and design team. The department develops new and revises existing Marketing Communications, including but not limited to emails,...
From: Nature | Monday, September 1, 2014
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I am trying to get the list of all inactive members from a specific OU named inactive with the following queries: (&(objectCategory=person)(objectClass=user)(OU=inactive,OU=Users,OU=Administration,DC=companyname,DC=com)(userAccountControl:1.2.840.113556.1.4.803:=2))...
From: Server Fault | By: Manish Oswal | Monday, September 1, 2014
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For more than a century, Southern Californians have dreamed of their region becoming host to a great global city. At the turn of the 20th century Henry Huntington, who built much of the area’s first mass-transit system, proclaimed that “Los Angeles...
From: New Geography | By: Joel Kotkin | Monday, September 1, 2014
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by Thomas Rodham Wells Governments should tax the production and consumption of junk entertainment like Angry Birds and The Bachelor to correct the market failures that encourage their overconsumption. As with tobacco and alcohol, the point of such sin...
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Thomas Wells | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Texas Governor Rick Perry's Twitter official account sent out a meme mocking the drunk-driving attorney who was behind his recent indictment. Here's a screengrab of that "unauthorized" Rick Perry tweet: pic.twitter.com/1OKkvToaKr — Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce)...
From: Mashable | By: Jenni Ryall | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Jets Tweets For those keeping track of ex-#Jets, the Dolphins waived WR Ryan Spadola today. — Dennis Waszak Jr. (@DWAZ73) August 26, 2014 #Jets: 5,823 passing yds from 2012-2013 (~182 ypg). Peyton Manning, 2013: 5,477 yds (342.3), one game shy of tying...
From: Gang Green Nation | By: Half Serious | Monday, September 1, 2014
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The story behind the (well-intentioned!) invention of the pop-up ad ... Why Internet advertising is a broken system ... The insidious symbiosis of advertising and surveillance ... Would you pay for privacy? An alternative online revenue model ... Content...
From: BloggingHeads | By: Bloggingheads.tv | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Amazon is building a media empire and Twitch is just the latest addition to its arsenal of media hosts....
From: VentureBeat | By: Ross Rubin | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Time for an open thread....
From: Balloon Juice | By: John Cole +0 | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Children as young as seven are being targeted by Coca-Cola's "Share a Coke" campaign, a leading medic has claimed.
From: Irish Independent | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Posted by JessicaEdmondsonI. Why you should care about blogger outreach I work at Distilled as part of the Promotions Team where much of what I do is working with bloggers. My job in a nutshell is to make the right demographic aware of my client's product/services....
From: SEOmoz | By: JessicaEdmondson | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Good morning Beijing! Today is Monday, September 1, 2014. Weather forecast: Rain. Today's high will be 26℃, low of 19℃. License plate restrictions: 4 and 9.  The Event You Shouldn't Miss Today Is: "How to Train Your Dragon" Live Spectacular See...
From: The Beijinger | By: Steven Schwankert | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Michael Saler profiles Marcelo Gleiser, who " wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths," in The Nation: The battle lines became firmly drawn in the years following World War II.......
From: Three Quarks Daily | By: Robin Varghese | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The NFL season has yet to begin, but Russell Wilson, the reigning Super Bowl champion quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, is already retweeting sponsors like Braun. The 25-year-old represents a new era of sports spokespeople where athletes’ performances...
From: AdWeek | By: Christopher Heine | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The legislation awaiting Gov. Jerry Brown’s signature would prohibit the sale or disclosure of information, targeted ads based on school information and creation of student profiles not for educational purposes. It would also require educational tech...
From: San Jose Mercury News | By: /a | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Now you're talkingby Tom Sullivan"Folks, they want to destroy public education," the state Senate minority leader told a room full of supporters last year. He said it as though he had just figured it out.Since the Republican sweep in 2010, Democrats...
From: Hullabaloo | By: Undercover Blue | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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California bill would prohibit the sale or disclosure of student information, targeted ads based on school information and creation of student profiles not for educational purposes. It would require educational tech data to be kept secure.
From: Inside Bay Area | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The campaign has only just begun but Marina Silva, who was handed the Brazilian Socialist Party's nomination after her running mate died in a plane crash, is now the candidate to beat on Oct.5...
From: Time | By: Dan Stewart | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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In the 1990s, few bands were more adored by critics and fans than the Smashing Pumpkins. Combining the brute force and technical chops of heavy metal, the ambition and theatricality of arena rock, and the dark, disillusioned lyricism of grunge, the...
From: Pando Daily | By: David Holmes | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The Canadian icon is selling out to Burger King and its ruthless Brazilian owners. Why that’s a dangerous move.The post Glazed and confused: Dissecting the Tim Hortons merger appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Jason Kirby | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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