Monthly Archives: August 2009

The truth about Twitter

A pictographic way to explain more about Twitter…. if it was only made up of 100 users. Get all the stats here

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Jay-Z announces benefit concert

Rapper Jay-Z held a news conference today (August 31) to formally announce the “Answer The Call” charity concert that will take place at Madison Square Garden on September 11th 2009. Tickets are $50 and ALL proceeds go to New York Police and Fire … Continue Reading

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We’ve heard of popup stores, but popup skate park?

Quicksilver and NYC skate shop Autum teamed up to host a unique popup store with an indoor mini-ramp. Skateboarding themed events were held in the space during this past week including an art show and will come to a close … Continue Reading

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WhiteFi

WiFi on steroids? Now that the FCC has opened empty TV channels to wireless networking, Microsoft Research wants to replicate the success of WiFi—but with 1km connection distances and much greater bandwidth. Welcome to WhiteFi. Check out the full article … Continue Reading

Wikipedia to be monitered

  Wikipedia, the user-written encyclopedia that’s built an empire on the ideal that “today’s Internet is governed by the idea that crowds of people can create the news, share information and collaborate on online projects”, decided to add a layer … Continue Reading

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How “Fanatical” is your family?

  A new campaign from Frito-Lay and the National Football League is encouraging households to demonstrate their gridiron game-day devotion and prove that they are, in fact, the NFL’s “most fanatical family.” And the sponsoring brands are prepared to reward … Continue Reading

E-book Borrowing… no more late fees!

At a press event hosted by the New York Public Library, Sony put their recently announced Reader hardware on display and provided an overview of its recent announcements. But the event was more than simply a recap of past announcements. … Continue Reading

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Bloody Dexter Coasters

With the new season of Dexter just around the corner, what better way to get fans excited then with a new slew of promotional items. Capitalizing on Dexter’s obsession with keeping a record of all his victims, via a catalog … Continue Reading

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Ford Uses Social Media To Target Younger Buyers

  Ford is promoting the new 2010 Mustang with a microsite at FordVehicles.com that lets prospective buyers customize the car. The customizer, at fordVehicles.com/the2010mustang, lets as many as four people work together to choose accessories, colors, decals and the like. … Continue Reading

Pampers’ Reality: ‘A Parent Is Born’

Procter & Gamble’s Pampers brand uses digital media to chronicle the birth of parents via a Web series called A Parent Is Born. The show launches today and focuses on Suzie and Steve Barston, Los Angeles residents anticipating their first child. … Continue Reading