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Microsoft Finally Admits Everyone Hates Internet Explorer (MSFT)

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Most people don't like Internet Explorer. In fact, most internet users (i.e., all of us) think that it sucks! We all know it, and now Microsoft has officially admitted this fact. So for the launch of IE9, and in a bid to make a comeback against Firefox and Chrome,...
Microsoft Finally Admits Everyone Hates Internet Explorer (MSFT)

AMC: “Dish never even talked rates with us”

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Thought: Maybe AMC Networks shouldn’t have waited until Dish Network actually pulled its channels off its service to take this punch. But punch the cable programmer did just after midnight Eastern time, releasing a statement that doesn’t beat around the bush. The upshot: Dish’s decision to end carriage of AMC,...
AMC: “Dish never even talked rates with us”
Using the whole chicken: Warner looks to monetize movie audio clips

God’s Incubator: New York Church Brings Hoppit to Life

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And God said, “Let there be an ambience search engine for restaurants and bars,” and there was an ambience search engine for restaurants and bars.  Genesis 1:3   Entrepreneur Steve Dziedzic was disappointed to not get accepted into the TechStars New York last year. He was starting a new personalized...
God’s Incubator: New York Church Brings Hoppit to Life
OptimalKeyword Chooses All The Right Words For Your Social Advertising Campaign

You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.

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I sound like a broken record at this point, what with my proclamations of advertising clinging to the life-preserver that is the mobile market. But I’ll say it again: Advertising, as it currently stands, is not going to continue to work. It’s not only inefficient and annoying for the viewers...
You Wanna Know How You Survive? You Get Sponsors.

Glancee: A Nice-Guy Ambient Social Location App For Normal People

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Some of us can’t be bothered to check in, but still want to find interesting people nearby. The challenge for developers is how to do this in a way that is both useful and not creepy. Glancee, available for both iOS and Android, gets closer to solving these problems than...
Glancee: A Nice-Guy Ambient Social Location App For Normal People
Do you binge-watch TV? 6 ways to justify your habit
From Mad Men to Big Bang Theory: The evolution of adtech

OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

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Group video chat startup OoVoo is working on adding premium video content, gaming and dating applications to its service, according to OoVoo president Jay Samit. Adding additional content to video chat isn’t just supposed to make people stick around even longer, but also bring more advertisers on board. Samit told...
OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton praises the DVR for enabling an 'explosion in creativity'

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Michael Lynton, CEO of Sony Entertainment, has taken the stage here in Dana Point, California for this year's D:Dive Into Media, speaking candidly about his outfit's use of social media to advertise, and more importantly, how modern technology is impacting meaningful change on the creative side of things. Citing...
Sony Entertainment's Michael Lynton praises the DVR for enabling an 'explosion in creativity'

Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

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Man with the plan? (Photo: Twitter/SuccessMag) When you’re as stylish as Tumblr CEO David Karp, who needs to sweat the small stuff? Case in point: his company’s profitability. During an interview at a conference hosted by paidContent, he informed the audience that Tumblr isn’t making money—but it’s “not a metric that is...
Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

Media Talk podcast: a ding dong over Radio 1's chart show

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Ding dong! No, it's not Avon calling - although that would be nice - it's the £145.50* question at the BBC. Should it play Ding Dong the Witch is Dead from the Wizard of Oz soundtrack after it was propelled into the top 10 by an anti-Margaret Thatcher Facebook campaign?We...
Media Talk podcast: a ding dong over Radio 1's chart show

Playboy's New iPhone App Is Literally 'Just For The Articles'

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For decades, men have insisted that they only read Playboy "for the articles." The magazine's new iPhone app is putting that claim to the test. The scandalous magazine's new app is all articles, no nudity. "As the on-the-go extension of the Playboy brand, our new app brings the best of...
Playboy's New iPhone App Is Literally 'Just For The Articles'

drawnblog: Don Draper, as rendered by Charles Williams Til...

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drawnblog: Don Draper, as rendered by Charles Williams Til next year, Mad Men....
drawnblog: Don Draper, as rendered by Charles Williams Til...

Apple TV adds streaming service Watchever in Germany

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In a move that could open the door to more region-specific deals, Apple TV has added access to Vivendi’s new streaming video subscription service Watchever in Germany. Vivendi just launched (PDF) Watchever on Wednesday. The service offers access to “entire seasons of award-winning U.S. series, blockbusters and international art house films”...
Apple TV adds streaming service Watchever in Germany

Peter McGraw and Joel Warner: The Mad Men Experiment: Does Boozing Lead to Funnier Ads?

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You've seen it on Mad Men: The agency's creative staff whiles away the noon hour with a liquid lunch of Old Fashioneds, then pops back into the office and whips off a whimsical Lucky Strike ad campaign that gets the masses chomping at the bit for tobacco sticks.But does this...
Peter McGraw and Joel Warner: The Mad Men Experiment: Does Boozing Lead to Funnier Ads?

One Thing I Hate About My 16 GB iPad (AAPL)

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Ten days after walking into my local RadioShack and buying a brand new iPad, I'm still in love with it. I have almost no complaints. I use it every day, even more than my MacBook Air. Yes, my iPad gets kind of warm after using it for a few...
One Thing I Hate About My 16 GB iPad (AAPL)

Was "House of Cards" Worth It For Netflix?

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Netflix got into the HBO business with a bang in February when it launched “House of Cards”. The much-hyped miniseries had a big budget, big names in front of the camera and behind it, and a Big Idea — binge viewing! — that generated even more buzz for the launch....
Was "House of Cards" Worth It For Netflix?

"I almost wanted to reach for a cigarette, and I haven't had one for 30-odd years."

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"I almost wanted to reach for a cigarette, and I haven't had one for 30-odd years." - Brian Sanders, the 75-year-old illustrator that Matthew Weiner got to create the new promo for the upcoming season of Mad Men. Sanders actually worked in the 60s-era advertising world, so that was his natural...
"I almost wanted to reach for a cigarette, and I haven't had one for 30-odd years."

VTech's Retro Phone has modern 'Mad Men' flair

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VTech's LS6195 harkens back to the rotary-dial phone with a decidedly digital twist. [Read more]...
VTech's Retro Phone has modern 'Mad Men' flair
The Extinct Agency IPO

User Experience The Don Draper Way

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Products, pages, profiles, and entire click paths are often narcissistic by design, taking into account the needs of decision makers and stakeholders over the customers they’re designed to entice. Instead, they should be designed to evoke emotions and trigger a desired effect, regardless of platform or device.This is part 2...
User Experience The Don Draper Way

Reed Hastings Talks Netflix Content Plans: More Exclusives, No Tiered Pricing (Yet)

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Even though Netflix’s first-quarter earnings came in ahead of analyst expectations, CEO Reed Hastings still had to answer a number of sometimes-skeptical questions during the earnings conference call about how he plans to expand the company’s streaming content library. Hastings has already talked about how streaming content strategy will differ...
Reed Hastings Talks Netflix Content Plans: More Exclusives, No Tiered Pricing (Yet)

Just Thinking About Your Cell Phone Makes You More Selfish

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"To pass through Grand Central Terminal, one of New York's exalted public spaces, is an ennobling experience, a gift," writes Michael Kimmelman in a recent New York Times essay. "To commute via the bowels of Penn Station, just a few blocks away, is a humiliation." He is not being...
Just Thinking About Your Cell Phone Makes You More Selfish

Survey Reveals That People Prefer Mobile Games to Working, Sleeping and Just About Everything Else

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It’s not just the E-Trade baby who’s mastered these apps (Photo: blogcdn.com) Gather round kids, and set down your game of Tiny Wings for just a minute, because we have some mind-blowing news to tell you. A survey commissioned by Popcap Games released today reveals that people are addicted to mobile gaming....
Survey Reveals That People Prefer Mobile Games to Working, Sleeping and Just About Everything Else

M-Go signs up Lionsgate, gets Mad Men, Hunger Games and Twilight

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M-Go, the online video service that was founded by Technicolor and Dreamworks, signed a licensing agreement with Lionsgate to get access the studio’s catalog. The deal includes all previous seasons of Mad Men, as well as next-day access to new episodes as the show gets back on the air next...
M-Go signs up Lionsgate, gets Mad Men, Hunger Games and Twilight

Why Breaking Bad didn't scare Dish, but Walking Dead will

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Dish Network clearly isn’t afraid of Albuquerque drug kingpin Walter White. But wait until AMC’s zombies come back in October. Yes, despite tons of critical praise, Netflix usage and social media buzz, Breaking Bad remains only a niche hit, incapable of producing enough leverage to bring Dish Network back to the...
Why Breaking Bad didn't scare Dish, but Walking Dead will
Comcast Is Calling Its Upcoming Streaming Event 'The Biggest Catch-Up In TV History'

In honor of tonight’s season finale: 25 Things You...

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In honor of tonight’s season finale: 25 Things You Didn’t Know About “Mad Men” That Will Blow Your Mind. The Bill Murray thing may be the craziest. (via Alex Heath)...
In honor of tonight’s season finale: 25 Things You...
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