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Facebook Commercial Gets Flushed (You Knew This Was Coming)

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Facebook’s recent commercial — titled “The Things That Connect Us” — that compared the social networking giant to chairs, as well as bridges and doorbells, got a lot of criticism for being a little too twee. (The best review of the ad — which came as Facebook got its...
Facebook Commercial Gets Flushed (You Knew This Was Coming)

Rapiscan accused of faking privacy tests for airport scanners

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An influential member of Congress has suggested that Rapiscan, the company behind some of the full-body scanners used at American airports, faked tests of its machines' ability to protect passenger privacy. In a letter quoted by Bloomberg, Rep Mike Rogers (R-AL) charged that Rapiscan "may have attempted to defraud the...
Rapiscan accused of faking privacy tests for airport scanners

Booting Up: Minister of Propaganda Edition

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A gesture for Mr. Schmidt? (Photo: Wikipedia) Wikipedia is bleeding admins. Why? The vetting process for becoming one "is basically a hazing ritual at this point." [The Atlantic] Poor Microsoft. The unveiling of its newest Office suite yesterday was totally overshadowed by Yahoo's Marissa Mayer coup. We think we can...
Booting Up: Minister of Propaganda Edition

Five ways Congress should improve the copyright system

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In a Wednesday speech, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) announced plans for a "comprehensive review" of copyright law. The announcement is significant because Goodlatte chairs the House Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over copyright issues. "I am announcing today that the House Judiciary Committee will hold a comprehensive series of...
Five ways Congress should improve the copyright system

Facebook's New Phone Commercial is Even Weirder Than The Last

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You gotta give Facebook credit for being willing to get weird. Latest example: The social giant’s new commercial for Facebook Home, the brand new software that turns your plain ol’ Android phone into a Facebook phone. It features a daydreaming employee, messing around on the new device, and of course...
Facebook's New Phone Commercial is Even Weirder Than The Last
Facebook's first agency-created video ad compares social network to chairs [video]
Self-assembling foam chair expands right before your eyes

Facebook Home ad is as repulsive to some (me) as it must be attractive to addicts

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This video was released as part of the Home presentation and hit YouTube over the weekend. Having had another look at it, it reenforces my believe that this overlay isn’t for me. In fact, I was in the WTF camp since the Home screenshots were leaked. BusinessInsider notes that...
Facebook Home ad is as repulsive to some (me) as it must be attractive to addicts

Apple begins testing new Genius Bar layout to increase appointment capacity

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Aware that customers are increasingly making the journey to its stores to purchase the latest iDevice or Mac and  to interact with employees at the Genius Bar, Apple has begun testing new Genius Bar layouts in order to increase its capacity. Previously offset from the back wall of a store,...
Apple begins testing new Genius Bar layout to increase appointment capacity

Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users, Hires Iñárritu To Make Commercial Comparing It to Chairs

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It's been a while since Facebook has had cause to publicly celebrate. The company's IPO in May was a fiasco, and its stock shows no signs of recovering. Meanwhile, concerns over user privacy have escalated, and there's a sense that the company is not as popular with the kids as...
Facebook Hits 1 Billion Users, Hires Iñárritu To Make Commercial Comparing It to Chairs
Facebook's first ad is all about chairs, people, and ... stuff

HelloFax's Joseph Walla might have found the path to the mythical paperless office

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The company might be called HelloFax, but co-founder and CEO Joseph Walla should probably call his startup GoodbyePaper. In the old days, people used to set up an office by buying a printer, a scanner, a faxer, some chairs and tables and a phone. But all that has changed for...
HelloFax's Joseph Walla might have found the path to the mythical paperless office

SHERYL SANDBERG: The 'Stereotype Threat' Is The Biggest Reason Women Fail

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is promoting her controversial book, Lean In, on 60 Minutes tonight. In a CBS preview, she defends her message that women should take more responsibility for their own success by saying, "I'm not blaming women" but "there's an awful lot we can do."  Her critics also say...
SHERYL SANDBERG: The 'Stereotype Threat' Is The Biggest Reason Women Fail

Assembling desks and chairs for Sunfire Offices --- http://twitgoo.com/wjz49

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Assembling desks and chairs for Sunfire Offices --- http://twitgoo.com/wjz49

Best Buy Tries on Apple's Sleek Look

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Best Buy Co. is testing a new turnaround strategy: Making its cavernous electronics emporiums look more like Apple Inc.’s sleek retail outlets. The heart of a test store near Best Buy’s headquarters here is a Solution Central help desk, rimmed with chairs and manned by the company’s black-tied Geek Squad....
Best Buy Tries on Apple's Sleek Look

This Is Facebook's First Ever Major, Agency Created Ad -- And It's Pretty Existential [Video] (FB)

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As Facebook announced its one billion-user milestone this morning, Mark Zuckerberg also unveiled its first-ever, agency created ad. This premiere also served as the announcement that Wieden & Kennedy -- creators of Old Spice's "Man your man could smell like" and Nike's "Just Do It" slogan --is the social media...
This Is Facebook's First Ever Major, Agency Created Ad -- And It's Pretty Existential [Video] (FB)

Time to get on your chairs & dance your asses off! Hidden Cat's tasty remix of Angel Deradoorian's You Carry the Deed -> http://ow.ly/1GAAi

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Time to get on your chairs & dance your asses off! Hidden Cat's tasty remix of Angel Deradoorian's You Carry the Deed -> http://ow.ly/1GAAi
_______ Are Like Facebook: The Simple, Effective Parody Site For Facebook's Glitzy Ad Campaign
Here's The Latest Ad In The Weird 'Chairs Are Like Facebook' Campaign (FB)
Watch this: 'The Pale Blue Facebook,' narrated by Carl Sagan

The Social Radio lets you tune in to SXSW’s music and tweets on the web

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The tweet broadcasting platform The Social Radio is launching a special version of its website for SXSW, the Argentine startup announced as the event launched today. Available without invitation at www.thesocialradio.com/sxsw, the temporary player will let you listen to tweets live from SXSW, mixed with music from participating bands. As we reported,...
The Social Radio lets you tune in to SXSW’s music and tweets on the web
LivingSocial delves into physical goods with new online retail shop
Microsoft's new guerilla marketing tactic: Draw graffiti of the Surface on local car washes
Working conditions begin to improve at Apple partner's factories

Dealmaster Monday has monitors and chairs and things!

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It's Monday, Arsians, and that means one thing around here: It's Dealmaster time! The Dealmaster is a big fan of monitors, because if there's one thing you can't have too many of, it's monitors, right? That and beer. And since we don't actually provide links to beer—not yet, at least—it's...
Dealmaster Monday has monitors and chairs and things!

Why Facebook Thinks It Is Like A Chair

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Today Facebook revealed its first-ever TV spot, produced by advertising agency Wieden & Kennedy. The gist: Facebook is like a chair. "Chairs are for people. And that is why chairs are like Facebook," the ad explains. Zuckerberg gave an additional explanation, after announcing Facebook had reached 1 billion active users:...
Why Facebook Thinks It Is Like A Chair

Tim Dowling: open all hours

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What with the Guardian Open Weekend, Twitter and my banjo playing, I seem to be putting my flaws on increasingly public displayMany weeks ago, I agreed, on behalf of the middle-aged man band I'm in, to play a short set on a small stage at the Guardian Open Weekend. Like a far-off appointment to have a tooth pulled,...
Tim Dowling: open all hours

Dear Lamar Smith & House Judiciary: Have You Learned Nothing From SOPA?

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I've been hearing for a few months now that the staffers on the House Judiciary Committee, who were the main supporters of SOPA, haven't been able to let go of what happened (or even understand it). That's been pretty obvious from the few public statements they've made since SOPA failed....
Dear Lamar Smith & House Judiciary: Have You Learned Nothing From SOPA?
Robotic wheelchair can climb steps, traverse uneven surfaces, turn on the spot
Facebook May Ditch Its Boring Logged Out Homepage For This Epic 3D Polygon Art
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?