Happy Fat Tuesday!

Noah from 88Slide wrote in. He says: 88SLIDE is a daily one minute info-challenge format (read: game show), distributed via the Internet at 88slide.com, and through iTunes as a video podcast. Cell phone users can also download the 3GP formatted series at 88slide.com. We release original episodes M-F, and outtakes and bloopers from the previous […]

Hummer Can’t Buy A Break

From Austin 360: The Thermals, a rambunctious rock band from Portland, Ore., were en route between gigs last year when they got a phone call from their label, Sub Pop. Hummer wanted to pay them $50,000 for the right to use their song “It’s Trivia” in a commercial. “We thought about it for about 15 […]

Pushing Fashion To The Pod

Karl Lagerfeld is Podcasting. Lagerfeld closed New York’s Fashion Week with a runway show that one didn’t need a ticket to experience. CORE’s motion design division, COREaudiovisual, created brand-oriented content that was seen by audiences both inside and outside the show’s venue, and produced a video Podcast of the event that was available minutes after […]

Dethroning King Search

From Jakob Nielsen’s Alterbox: I worry that search engines are sucking out too much of the Web’s value, acting as leeches on companies that create the very source materials the search engines index. There’s no doubt that search engines provide a valuable service to users. The issue here is what search engines do to the […]

The Corporate Coffee Backlash: Coming To Your Town Soon

In a comment seeming to stary from their party line, Consumerist says: Normally we’re not into anti-consumer agitprop but this one butters the biscuit. You can’t see it in the photo, but this stencil is directly adjacent to a brand-spankin’-new, soon-to-open Starbux. Click over to Consumerist for more photos.

Sub Millionaires’ Row

The house above is a 827 sf shack in Cupertino, CA (the peninsula town that Apple Computer calls home). The asking price is $764,900. From San Francisco Chronicle: You’re not the only one dreaming of ditching the Bay Area for a Midwestern college town or a coastal city in the Southeast. Two out of five […]

Edelman ‘s Word

Courtesy of Flickr user, “edelman_talkshop” TalkShop is a blog about word-of-mouth and the Me2 Revolution, published by Edelman and hosted by Phil Gomes, the company’s Senior Counsel, Online Communications. The blog pulls in thoughts and opinions from members of the worldwide Edelman network. Edelman is public relations giant. They made news recently by hiring Steve […]

In A Sea Of Free Standing Inserts

Remember CD-ROM? According to The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News does. The paper will begin to distribute CD-ROM copies of Hollywood Previews magazine in certain Sunday issues. In the 1990’s, CD-ROM’s were seen as a viable new venue for media, but they never flourished. Hollywood Previews, produced by iMedia International, began appearing in […]