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It's bad enough when apps add unwanted toolbars and buttons in your browser, but it's especially irksome when they inject ads. It's no fun to have a technical support scam interrupt your web reading, after all. Google clearly hates this rogue softwar......
From: Play Savvy | By: Jon Fingas | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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With increasing scrutiny from lawmakers, regulators, consumer advocates and the general public, the past five years have been hard on a for-profit college industry that had enjoyed years of happily feeding at the federal student aid trough. There have...
From: Consumerist | By: Ashlee Kieler | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Two books by Mark Leibovitch create a picture of Beltway wheelings and dealings that's almost unbearably incestuous, with virtually no lines drawn between elected officials and profiteering lobbyists. Greg Waldmann plumbs the depths and reports back.
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Greg Waldmann | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Sandhya Somashekhar at the Washington Post writes about efforts to reduce abortion stigma and make the experience of getting an abortion slightly less miserable. She kicks off the piece by highlighting a new clinic in Montgomery County, Maryland, whose...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Marcotte | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Due to some changes in my wireless plan I have a basically new Samsung Galaxy Five that I need to sell, which is a Verizon phone. I tried an ad on Craigslist and got 0 hits. If you've sold a phone in similar circumstances before, what do you recommend...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: codacorolla | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The attorneys general of five states have filed a lawsuit against a company they say is peddling magazine and newspaper subscriptions it isn’t authorized to sell, and charging highly inflated prices for them to boot. Authorities in New York, Oregon,...
From: Consumerist | By: Mary Beth Quirk | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Rosalia Marzulio wants to bake Kanye West’s honorary doctorate in a cake. That is, the artist and freshman at School of the Art Institute (SAIC) is requesting that SAIC President Walter Massey pass this proposal on to West. She started a Facebook event...
From: Art Fag City | By: Katie Waddell | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The holiday's jokes are unfunny and misleading. They're also, often, redundant....
From: The Atlantic | By: Megan Garber | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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In 1975, Gary Dahl was an advertising executive when he came up with the Pet Rock idea. The stones came in a cardboard box containing a tongue-in-cheek instruction pamphlet for "care and feeding."
From: NPR | By: The Associated Press | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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TLC presented another ambitious 2015-16 slate during its Upfront presentation to advertisers on Tuesday. Of the cable’s planned 500 hours of original programming, which includes 50 new and returning shows over the next year, are new offering in its...
From: The Wrap | By: Jethro Nededog | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Brian X. Chen, reporting for the NYT: “As the mobile advertising ecosystem evolves, and our advertising business grows, delivering solutions with best-in-class privacy protections remains our focus,” Ms. Lewis said. “As a reminder, we never share...
From: Daring Fireball | By: John Gruber | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Discovery Channel’s 2015-16 upfront slate is highlighted by the introduction of Elevation Weekend and super-sized new series “Naked and Afraid XL.” Other new shows include “Treasure Quest,” “Pacific Warriors,” “Lunar XPrize,” “Killing...
From: The Wrap | By: Tony Maglio | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Oklahoma State athletic director Mike Holder refuted Tuesday that the Cowboys might fire coach Travis Ford.
From: ESPN | By: ESPN.com news services | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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The deal gives Rubicon access to Chango’s intent marketing technology, which delivers ads based on a consumer’s intent to buy a product or service....
From: New York Times | By: SYDNEY EMBER | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The Scientology documentary “Going Clear” premiered on Sunday night, but another strange gathering of rich people stole the spotlight on Monday. A group of big name musicians held a bizarre press conference in New York to celebrate the launch of...
From: The Daily What | By: TDW | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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April 1: March was a month of volatility, intrigue, crisis and huge divergence in economic policy. Plus, manufacturing around the worldThe post A drama-filled March, and manufacturing madness appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Katherine Dunn | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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The 1975 fad made Mr. Dahl, a down-at-the-heels advertising copywriter when he hit on the idea, a millionaire practically overnight, but he came to regret the brainstorm that gave rise to it in the first place....
From: New York Times | By: MARGALIT FOX | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Old Spice has come out with a new men’s body care line said to rival nature. Yes, actual nature. Old Spice is at it again. Getting our attention by using something most of us can relate to, even when associated with personal care products: Humor....
From: EcoSalon | By: Liz Thompson | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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The commercials are the closest thing Star Citizen has to a conventional advertising campaign. The post The Oddly Compelling Spaceship Commercials of Star Citizen appeared first on WIRED....
From: Wired | By: Chris Baker | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Advert in which customer claimed health insurance ‘probably saved my life’ was likely to mislead consumers, rules watchdogAn ad for Bupa has been banned for implying that cancer patients who receive private healthcare have a higher chance of survival.Bupa’s...
From: The Guardian | By: Dugald Baird | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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When you're an online stock photography company whose collection boasts more than 50 million iconic images and videos, there's really no excuse for a stodgy office. Not to disappoint, New York-based Shutterstock inhabits some cool digs. But the company...
From: AdWeek | By: Carrie Cummings | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Lonely separated dad gets a quick response to his ad on a dating online website
From: Irish Times | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Google has opened the floodgates on cheap Chrome devices, announcing three brand-new ways you can use a browser-only PC without breaking the bank —from a tiny stick that plugs into an HDMI port to a laptop that flips over to become a tablet to $149...
From: Business Insider | By: Matt Weinberger | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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One of the films I enjoyed at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival but didn’t get around to reviewing is The D Train. Directed by Jarrad Paul and Andrew Mogel, the new indie dramedy tells the story of a loser (Jack Black) who believes he’ll win his way...
From: SlashFilm | By: Peter Sciretta | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Nine months after Jordan Spieth signed an endorsement deal with AT&T, the 21-year-old Texan is starring in his first TV commercial with the Dallas-based company, a campaign against texting and driving.
From: ESPN Dallas | By: ESPN.com news services | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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USC AD Pat Haden said he will boycott the College Football Playoff committee meetings in Indiana this week in lieu of the state's newly passed "religious freedom" law.
From: ESPN | By: Chantel Jennings | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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By the time they met in 2014, AJ Amyx and Andy Zitzmann were very familiar with professional coaching. In fact, between training, seminars, books, and coaches, the now 30 and 38-year-olds, respectively, had spent a combined $250,000 on professional development...
From: Business Insider | By: Libby Kane | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Some trends, you just can’t escape. They start popping up everywhere you look, and eventually, they seep into your thoughts. That’s how this post about floral midi skirts came about. It’s like exercising demons – if I post about it, maybe it’ll…...
From: Broke and Beautiful | By: Lindsay Ginn | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- The performer Jay Z unveiled his streaming service Tidal this week to much fanfare but the star-studded hype may not justify the upstart service's prospects. Jay Z is certainly well known but Tidal is jumping into a crowded space...
From: TheStreet | By: Rebecca Borison | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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New York (AFP) - GoDaddy, which has built its reputation trying to make Web hosting sexy, storms into Wall Street with a stock offering Wednesday aiming to revive the public markets' appetite for technology.Arizona-based GoDaddy is expected to raise...
From: Business Insider | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on April 3rd! Mobile marketing is growing...
From: VentureBeat | By: John Koetsier | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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JWT Atlanta worked with stunt driver Rhys Millen on a new spot for Pennzoil entitled “Airlift Drift.” The 90-second spot sees Millen cruising around Cape Town, South Africa in the 707 horsepower Dodge Hellcat Challenger before being lifted on a platform...
From: Media Bistro | By: Erik Oster | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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David Beckham is such an adorable dad. On March 30, David stopped by the Late Late Show with James Cordon to share some cute stories about what it's like to parent his 16-year-old son, Brooklyn Beckham. [ Watch: David & James Spoof Serious Underwear...
From: Perez Hilton | By: Perez Hilton | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Barry Diller's IAC Interactive has long been a collection of disparate companies, some growing very fast, and others stuck in the mud. As a result, investors have had to parse through its many holdings to separate the winners...
From: TheStreet | By: Leon Lazaroff | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Jay Z and other ultra-famous stars declare a revolution in the form of $20-a-month subscriptions....
From: The Atlantic | By: Spencer Kornhaber | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Chicago-based multicultural agency Commonground/MGS, which opened up shop in NYC at the end of 2013, is back with a new spot for Coors Light that aims to recharge the beer brand and is, hence, aptly dubbed “reFRESH.” The black & white :30 ad,...
From: Media Bistro | By: Kiran Aditham | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Kim Kardashian has devoted many of her social media postings to publicizing her weight loss wars. From her initial struggles to shed those post-pregnancy pounds to recent wails about her personal trainer’s tough regime, Kim has repeatedly made it clear...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Joanne Eglash | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Cablevision is valuing the New York Daily News at $1. The offer would come one month after New York media and real estate magnate Mortimer Zuckerman said he was considering selling the newspaper and had hired Lazard Ltd (LAZ.N) to assist with the process....
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- With the Federal Reserve indicating interest rate increases, conflict in Yemen, oil price drops, and a bull market that has run for a full six years, positive stock market returns in 2015 are far from guaranteed. So here are 11...
From: TheStreet | By: Ben Reynolds | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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By Steve Hamm Last November in a championship powerboat race off Key West, Florida, Nigel Hook, skipper of Lucas Oil 77, was knifing along at more than 140 mph when he got a heads up from his support team that one of the main batteries was about to fail....
From: A Smarter Planet | By: Steve Hamm | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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It still isn't clear what the legal ramifications of Indiana's new law on religious freedom will be, but meanwhile, The Washington Post's Catherine Rampell notes a remarkable shift in the business community on the question of discrimination. Economists...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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You know all those Sensodyne commercials featuring dentists that claim our teeth are being dissolved by everything we eat? Is acid erosion a real thing to be concerned about or is that just really effective (for me) scaremongering to sell product?Those...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: cecic | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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From: Uniwatch | By: Paul Lukas | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Fugees founder Pras Michel and an obscure company are behind one of the most unique super PACs.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Michael Beckel | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The World Health Organization has just declared the most widely used herbicide in the world, glyphosate, a "probable human carcinogen," a designation long overdue. Cancer is only one of many health consequences of the growing scourge of herbicides, pesticides...
From: Truthout | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Ava, the artificial intelligence from the movie Ex Machina who famously punked Tinder users during South by Southwest, isn't interested only in dating. She also has a business side, it turns out—and she wants to help schedule your next meetings. A24...
From: AdWeek | By: Tim Nudd | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The White House hopeful implies that he'd do "whatever it takes" to eradicate al-Qaeda, ISIS, and anti-American ideology in Iran. Don't believe him....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The White House hopeful implies that he'd do "whatever it takes" to eradicate al-Qaeda, ISIS, and anti-American ideology in Iran. Don't believe him....
From: The Atlantic | By: Conor Friedersdorf | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Patton's ex may not like her recent commentGettyWhile opening up about her newfound independence, Paula Patton inadvertently put down her nine-year marriage to Thicke.Words that may sting ex-husbandTake a peekMJ prank called Russell CroweJulianne Moore...
From: Wallet Pop | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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MillerCoors has scrapped a planned campaign for Coors Light because ads did not go over well with distributors. Instead the brewer is working on a new effort in hopes that it will be ready by June in time for the important summer drinking season.The...
From: Ad Age | By: E.J. Schultz | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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