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Marketing Day: March 18, 2013

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Here’s our daily recap of what happened in online marketing today, as reported on Marketing Land and other places across the web. From Marketing Land: Small Twitter Advertisers Can Now Target Ads Like Big Brands (& Use The Advanced Interface) Equality has arrived in Twitter’s... Please visit Marketing Land for...
Marketing Day: March 18, 2013

NHS trust fined £175,000 for 'troubling' data security breach

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Torbay Care Trust published personal details of more than 1,000 NHS staff online, leaving them open to identity theftA health body has been handed a six-figure penalty after publishing sensitive personal details of more than 1,000 NHS staff on the internet.Employees with the Torbay Care Trust (TCT) in Devon found...
NHS trust fined £175,000 for 'troubling' data security breach

From Twitter to Etsy to Dropbox, how many female executives do top startups have? [chart]

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Dow Jones VentureSource released a study last week that found that startup companies with more female executives are more successful. (VentureSource defines success as “exited through an initial public offering (IPO), is in IPO registration, is privately held and consistently profitable, or has been acquired for an amount greater than its total venture investment.”) For its study,...
From Twitter to Etsy to Dropbox, how many female executives do top startups have? [chart]

So Is She Gay?

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It is no more of an empirical question than whether she is Jewish. We know she is Jewish, and it is a fact simply and rightly put in the public square. If she were to hide her Jewishness, it would seem rightly odd, bizarre, anachronistic, even arguably self-critical or self-loathing....
So Is She Gay?
Uber founder proclaims comfortable, convenient rides for all

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Berkeley Study: Half-Star Change In Yelp Rating Can Make Or Break A Restaurant

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Two Berkeley economists have found that the tiniest changes in online restaurant reviews can make or break a restaurant. A simple half-star improvement on Yelp’s 5-star rating makes it 30-49% more likely that a restaurant will sell out its evening seats. Online reviews, the researchers conclude, “play an increasingly important...
Berkeley Study: Half-Star Change In Yelp Rating Can Make Or Break A Restaurant

PREDICTION: Sheryl Sandberg Will Leave Facebook Within A Year

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Yesterday, Kevin Roose of New York Magazine predicted that Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg will leave the company within a year. Roose based his prediction on several factors, most of which are logical: Sandberg has done what she was hired to do at Facebook: Help the company build a massive, profitable,...
PREDICTION: Sheryl Sandberg Will Leave Facebook Within A Year

Twitterrific 5.2 brings push notifications, one handful of testers at a time

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More than a few iOS-based Twitter users were happy to see Twitterrific 5 appear late last year with a fresh design, but were less than thrilled to go without the push notifications that many take for granted in other apps. Equality has come through Twitterrific 5.2 -- for some,...
Twitterrific 5.2 brings push notifications, one handful of testers at a time

Miley Cyrus Starts Campaign for Emoji Equality

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Ms. Cyrus (Photo: Wikipedia.org) Miley Cyrus had a brush with social advocacy last year when she recorded Occupy Wall Street’s unofficial theme song, “Liberty Walk.”  But since then, she’s remained pretty quiet on any issues of equality. In 2012, she’s cut her hair several times, most notably when she got...
Miley Cyrus Starts Campaign for Emoji Equality
Sen. Wyden and Rep. Issa introduce vague ‘Internet Bill of Rights’

Sexism at the bar may still exist, but women barristers have come a long way

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During pupillage in the 80s, not only did women make the tea, they had to avoid being groped in the processI know I wasn't the only barrister to feel disheartened by this article which appeared on the Guardian's website on Thursday, written by a woman who had been treated unfairly...
Sexism at the bar may still exist, but women barristers have come a long way

Are you too white, rich, able-bodied and straight to be a feminist? | Zoe Williams

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Being told to 'check your privilege' - as Helen Lewis was - is insidious. But there are times when you should do exactly thatThis is a story about intersectionality. It's going to displease a few people who don't know what intersectionality is, annoy a few people who do, and enrage...
Are you too white, rich, able-bodied and straight to be a feminist? | Zoe Williams

Amazon Took Down 'Ex-Girlfriend' Shooting Targets That Spurt Blood When Hit

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Although target vendor Zombie Industries couldn't see anything wrong with its life-sized, big-breasted, dead-eyed shooting target called "The Ex" -- who even "bleeds" in seductive splatters around her ripped tank top and lacy bra when shot -- Amazon was quick to pull the item from its virtual shelves. "We are...
Amazon Took Down 'Ex-Girlfriend' Shooting Targets That Spurt Blood When Hit

Janet Jackson to make documentary about transgender community

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Singer to conduct interviews for Truth, a film hoping to 'change the gender landscape of the world forever'Janet Jackson is reaching out to the global transgender community with her first foray into film production.The documentary, entitled Truth, will explore the stories of transgender people around the world. Jackson intends to...
Janet Jackson to make documentary about transgender community

Simon Rogers quits data journalist role at the Guardian to become Twitter's first data editor

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Guardian data journalist Simon Rogers has quit his role after 15 years to become Twitter's first data editor, it was revealed on Wednesday. Rogers will move to the US to take up the position and replacing him at the Guardian is former Wikileaks and Bureau of Investigative Journalism staffer...
Simon Rogers quits data journalist role at the Guardian to become Twitter's first data editor

Sqoot loses sponsors following misogynistic description of their API jam event

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What looked like a storm in a teacup on Twitter for Sqoot, ‘the daily deal API that helps developers add incremental value’, turned out to be a bad decision that cost them a sponsor for their API Jam event in Boston later this month. Unwisely Sqoot listed “women” as one...
Sqoot loses sponsors following misogynistic description of their API jam event

Grindr’s Joel Simkhai Announces 4M Users, 1M Daily Uniques, And Weighs In On The Skout Disaster

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I love Grindr, and not just because it’s all about the gays. (Full disclosure: I’m super gay.) The reason I love Grindr is because it’s one of the few location-based social networks to show sustained growth and user loyalty, and with that, Grindr is making a difference in the...
Grindr’s Joel Simkhai Announces 4M Users, 1M Daily Uniques, And Weighs In On The Skout Disaster

99Designs for the 99%: Occupy.com crowdsources search for new logo

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The Occupy.com logo contest on 99Designs (click to enlarge) Snazzy logos aren’t just for corporations anymore. Occupy.com, the soon-to-be-launched website for the international Occupy protest movement, has turned to the online graphic design marketplace 99Designs to find a logo. The “Occupy 99Designs” design contest, which launched Wednesday and will run...
99Designs for the 99%: Occupy.com crowdsources search for new logo

Equality and the Good Life: "though we're materially very successful, a lot of stuff is going wrong, and we don't kn... http://post.ly/QxbI

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Equality and the Good Life: "though we're materially very successful, a lot of stuff is going wrong, and we don't kn... http://post.ly/QxbI

Twitter under fire in France over offensive hashtags

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French government joins debate after spate of homophobic, racist and anti-semitic hashtags trended in recent monthsTwitter is coming under increasing pressure from the French government over homophobic, racist and anti-semitic tweets which Paris says contravene its laws on hate-speech.French ministers are in talks with officials from the US-based microblogging site...
Twitter under fire in France over offensive hashtags
PlayHaven on fired sex-joke developer: it wasn't just one issue
Videogame makers discuss LGBT acceptance at 'Full Spectrum' event

Small Twitter Advertisers Can Now Target Ads Like Big Brands (& Use The Advanced Interface)

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Equality has arrived in Twitter’s advertising system. The company has announced that small, self-serve advertisers now have access to the same “advanced” dashboard as bigger spenders, and can also target ads using the same options as big brands. These are things that Twitter has... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Small Twitter Advertisers Can Now Target Ads Like Big Brands (& Use The Advanced Interface)

President Obama's decision Thursday night to grant same-sex couples hospital visitation rights is the latest and most visible example of a strategy to make concrete steps toward equality for gays and lesbians without sparking a broad cultural debate or a

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President Obama's decision Thursday night to grant same-sex couples hospital visitation rights is the latest and most visible example of a strategy to make concrete steps toward equality for gays and lesbians without sparking a broad cultural debate or a

Engineering a Mass-Market Payment Revolution

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The act of paying for something is already radically simple: Swipe a card or hand a piece of paper to someone in exchange for a good or service. So why is now the time to shift consumer behavior to mobile payments? It would appear that we’re fixing a problem that...
Engineering a Mass-Market Payment Revolution
A sneak peek at Subaru's first-ever hybrid

Square launches in Canada, streamlines payments on the world stage

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For all of Square's fast growth, it's been exclusively the domain of US shopkeeps; others had to scrounge for an alternative, if there was one at all. The payment pioneer clearly isn't content to isolate itself or anyone else, as it's making its international debut with support for Canada....
Square launches in Canada, streamlines payments on the world stage

Bud Light's Loudly Supporting Gay Marriage -- No Matter What The Haters Say

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Bud Light thrust itself into the middle of the gay marriage conversation by posting an ad on its Facebook page promoting equality. The pic features a pair of Bud Light cans aligned like an equals sign. In around 15 hours, the post has accumulated more than 34,000 'likes' and racked...
Bud Light's Loudly Supporting Gay Marriage -- No Matter What The Haters Say
Apple's iPhone Problems Have Nothing To Do With Screen Size (AAPL)
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?