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And The Social Media 'Bacon Number' Goes To Mark Zuckerberg?

With one's share value tanking to half its original IPO value, Mark Zuckerberg's been in an ongoing crisis management mode for months now. Acccepting every speaking engagement offered, ironically he spoke at TechCrunch's Disrupt Conference on the same date Apple's stock escalated to an all-time high of $660.97.

Trial By Twitter Over Occupy Wall Street Tweets Could Set Privacy Precedent

In a potential landmark case, Twitter was ordered by Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Matthew A. Sciarrino 73 days ago to turn over three month's of tweets from Malcolm Harris. Accounts under contention are related to two of Harris's profiles on the microblogging site are @destructuremal and @getsworse.

Oh Snap! The $35K, Limited Edition, Japan-Only White Leica M9-P Camera

Only 50 Limited-Edition White Leica M9-P digital full-frame rangefinder cameras are available for sale, and all 50 are exclusive to the Japanese market. Priced at an astounding 2.625 million yen or around $35,500 each, these white Leica M9-P cameras sell at five times the price of standard Leica M9-P cameras.

Tech 101: When and Why You Should Buy Refurbished Electronics

 A lot of people say that refurbished goods aren't for them. The reason for that is they have misconceptions on the quality, durability, and functionality of refurbished items. But the fact of the matter is this: just because it's been 'fixed up' or 'repaired' doesn't mean that it won't last long.

Angry Birds Meat Snacks: A Tastier Way to Crunch Some Pork

Gamers playing Angry Birds can really work up an appetite and snack attacks are as common as pig attacks. What to do? Angry Birds' developer Rovio and Chinese pork producer JoyCome have teamed up to create some seriously symbiotic bite-size taste treats: Angry Birds Meat Snacks!

Hold The Mao: 8 Revolutionary Revised Chairman Mao Posters

The late Chairman Mao Zedong, founding father of the People's Republic of China and global revolutionary icon, is still revered in China though the country has taken a radical turn down the capitalist road since his passing in 1976. These 8 revised and reimagined Mao posters reference the Great Helmsman's impressive pop culture presence to sell consumer goods and more to today's well-washed & wealthy proletariat.

Foursquare's Magnetic Marketing Goes Mad Men With Promoted Updates

It was inevitable the game-like features of Foursquare's 'mayorships,' 'badges' and 'check-ins' would ultimately pave a path to paid advertising. Yes, that unassuming little geolocation-based app that launched three short years ago at South by Southwest and has amassed over 20 million registered users has decided to monetize. Finally slipping into their big boy pants, Dennis Crowley and Naveen Selvadurai's company have launched "Promoted Updates," with clients Madison Avenue ad agencies have been known to court over the years.

Is The Ubiquitous "Keep Calm" A Meme Or A Moan?

Ever wonder why the World War II British slogan "Keep Calm and Carry On" has surfaced some 70 years later to become today's most ubiquitous meme? Not only has the Internet been cyberventillating variations on the theme  online for over a year now, one can find t-shirts and other memorabilia easily accessible for purchase in the real world.

From "Shock 'N Awe" to "I Was Here," World Humanitarian Day Evolves

World Humanitarian Day set annually for August 19th was originally designated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who had lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It's origin was a direct result of a massive bombing attack of Iraq by America and its allies, escalating on March 21, 2003. Known in military parlance as "Shock 'n Awe," and taken from Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" (544-496 BC), it's a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power to paralyze an adversary's perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight back.

"Wannabe" Movie Debuts On Facebook vs Theaters Starring Academy Award Winner Octavia Spencer?

"Wannabe" is a comedy film starring Craig Robert Young, Octavia Spencer, Matt Dallas, Tate Taylor, Adam Huss, written by Craig Robert Young and Richard Keith and directed by Richard Keith. It's being promoted as one of the only films to be released on Facebook. However, while that may be true, if one was to research the movie on the Internet, it is evident this flick was first produced back in 2005?

The World's Mucho Grande Tweet Flies The Amistoso Cielo

Yes, tweets are known for their brevity. 140 characters or less is the constraint Twitter imposes on the Twitterati's bon mots. However if you look closely at their terms of service, they've never restricted the actual size of a tweet, nor how far it could be thrust into space. And this summer, Iberia Airlines has used those loopholes to not only issue the world's biggest tweet but also to show to the world, the skies the limit as to how far a tweet can go.

ideaAPP Could Be A Game Changer For Inventors

If I were to tell you that you can get a complete, worldwide patent search conducted on your invention idea for $9.99, you would think I just swallowed a whole lot of advertising bull.  I thought it was too good to be true too, so I went to the source, the company that owns and offers the ideaAPP for Apple and PC products, and asked the founder an irritating amount of questions.  He answered.

 


Social Media Presence XeeMe.com Presents Life Across All Networks

XeeMe (pronounced "see me") in its simplest form is an aggregator of one's social networks. The service is an offshoot of Society3, a social media technology and service provider founded by serial entrepreneur Axel Schultze. As a social media solution, XeeMe helps brands and highly connected individuals to organize their social presence while they grow their networks and influence.

Toyota “Spade” Minivan Displays Racy Styling, Insensitive Branding

Toyota has unconsciously played the race card in naming their new compact two-door minivan, a sporty variant of the Porte MPV called the “Spade”. If you think that's a tad over the line, join the club.

Social Media Solutions For Casinos Is Better Bet Than Traditional Marketing

Casinos need to up their game when it comes to rolling the dice on social media's 4 R's - Reputation, Relationships, Recommendations & Reach. While a tad behind the curve, casinos are catching up with the hospitality industry at large with their management of social media initiatives. Today, there are platforms, tools and marketing techniques that can help create a customer experience that can distinguish a casino brand from the pack, while far exceeding traditional marketing results.

Noodle-Brained Character Promotes Udon, is Japan's First Vegan Zombie

Got udon on the brain? So does “Udon No”, a really weird character whipped up by tourism promoters from Japan's Kagawa prefecture. The noodle-brained mascot's stated purpose is to ensure thoughts of delicious noodles are always on your mind.

Cocoagraph Chocolate Photography or Eat This Birthday Card Before It Melts

One adventure in gastronomy I have not enjoyed yet is eating an old family photo. The thought of it is actually not that appealing to me.  But what is appealing is the idea of receiving an edible portrait of almost anything else, especially if it's chocolate.

 

Bumpy Bus Ride? Hold Onto Your Instant Ramen!

A “tasteful” ad campaign by a Korean food manufacturer has Chinese commuters holding onto Nong Shim instant cup ramen whether they're hungry or not.

Lay's Potato Chips to Develop Snacks for the Chinese Market

Think globally, eat locally – that's PepsiCo's plan for world potato chip domination in a nutshell. The next battleground is China, where plans are afoot to tailor the multinational corporation's flagship Lay's potato chip brand to better reflect Chinese tastes.

No Need To Invent The Koch Brothers - They're The Real Thing!

If Charles Dickens was alive today, he might have been inclined to create a fictionalized version of the malevolent brothers the likes of Charles and David Koch (pronounced Coke). While these two modern-day rogues have deviously shown how elections can be manipulated, helped create a radical extremist group, despoiled a number of ecosystems and are hell-bent on demonizing the current leader of the free world -- the Koch brothers run one of the largest U.S.companies (bigger than Coke), but one that most folks never heard of.