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December 21 2014

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Hipstory: Some World Leaders re imagined As Hipsters by Amit Shimoni

December 19 2014


Print ads: Brothel

Brand: Every 8 Minutes Media: Print Category: Public interest Geo: United Kingdom Every 8 Minutes: Brothel


Global markets rally again after Fed pledge

Wall Street was headed for another day of gains as well: Dow and S&P 500 futures were up 0.3 percent

BlackBerry's adjusted profit surprises Wall Street

Canadian company's stock climbed almost 3 percent in Friday premarket trading

Online: Christmas Meatstakes

Brand: Ride for the Brand Media: Online Category: Agency self-promo Agency: Ride for the Brand Geo: United States Ride For The Brand: Christmas Meatstakes See the work at http://rftbmeatco.com For our company Christmas card we set out to create an experience that stayed true to our Texas roots. I think we've done just that. After all, where but Fort Worth could you find an Agency card that requires their clients to kill their gift before they can claim it? Advertising Agency: Ride For The Brand, USA


Print ads: Bible

Brand: BIC Media: Print Category: Office Equipment Agency: Miami Ad School Geo: Brazil Bic: Bible Advertising School: Miami Ad School/ESPM, São Paulo, Brazil Professor: Toni Rodrigues Creative / Art Director / Illustrator: Luan Almeida Published: December 2014


Online: The World's Best Coverband

Brand: Allstars Coverband Media: Online Category: Professional services Agency: nikjoey.com Geo: Netherlands Allstars Coverband: The World's Best Coverband How do you prove you're The World's Best Cover Band? By fooling Shazam! Advertising Agency: nikjoey.com, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Creative Directors: Nik Sluijs, Joey Boeters Art Director: Nik Sluijs Copywriter: Joey Boeters Website: Mark de Vries, LamaLama Published: December 2014


Bing Launches Updates For iPhone, iPad Apps

Bing announced some updates to its apps for iPhone and iPad in time for the holidays, when many will no doubt be unwrapping these devices.

The iPhone app has a redesigned home screen with the larger size of the newer models in mind. The search box has been moved to the middle of the screen, and it’s been made larger.

“We also made it easier for you to enjoy our beautiful image of the day,” Bing says in a blog post. “Just tap anywhere underneath the search box, and all the elements of the app disappear, creating an immersive, full-screen image experience. And if you want to see yesterday’s image, just swipe from the left.”

They also changed the layout for weather, trending news, and images, enabling users to swipe from the bottom of the home screen to have inf zoom to full screen. There are additional changes to the iPhone app, but Bing says it wants people to discover them for themselves rather than telling you what they are.

“On iPad, we have taken advantage of the latest in iOS8 to make the experiences you already use even more powerful,” Bing says. “The translate extension that we brought to our iPhone app a couple months ago is now available on iPad so that you can instantly translate web pages in either the Bing app or your default browser to a desired language.”

The Bing widget for the Notification Center will also serve the Bing image of the day and trending stories.

Image via Bing


The Hamdi Foundation: What if Manhattan

Slavery, Isis, beheadings and crucifixions. Just a few of the nightmares Syrian families are fleeing their homes from. In just three days, Turkey took in more Syrian refugees than Europe has in three years. Violence from the Assad regime has forced ten million people from their homes - that’s half the country - and more than 3 million out of the country itself. There are now 3.3 million refugees, and over half are children.

Syria’s neighboring countries have bore the brunt of the war's effects by taking in millions. But now, they can’t keep up. In some of the poorest communities in the Middle East, the strain on resources has made life unbearable.

Lebanon has welcomed 1,600,000 refugees, swelling its population by 36%. While at last count the UK had only resettled 54.


French Montana: Is Uncle Frenchy Still Tight With Kardashians?

French Montana was a goner. His fifteen minutes of fame on Keeping Up with the Kardashians had expired, and he was out back with Lamar Odom and Ray J.

Sure, you get to see old footage of him with Khloe on the KUWTK spinoff Kourtney and Khloe Take the Hamptons, but everyone knows he’s done.

But some things that go away on KUWTK come back again. Except maybe for Ray J.

French Montana has already been noticed hanging with Khloe Kardashian again. They are not officially anything, but they buy people cars and stuff.

Then, recently when Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick had their new baby, French sent a congratulatory note their way. Well, make that a “congradulatory” note. Apparently French is one of the many people in the United States who misspell the word “congratulations” — even when it is written right in front of you.

Classic thanks @frenchmontana

A photo posted by Lord Disick (@letthelordbewithyou) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:42pm PST

One of the noteworthy things about this note is that he signed it “Uncle Frenchy.” Now, maybe french Montana is really still a well-like figure in the Kardashian household. Maybe they love to see him coming up the walk. Maybe the kids run to greet Uncle Frenchy at thee door.

Or maybe he is that ex-boyfriend of your sister’s that just won’t get the hint and move along. She keeps going out to do things with him, but not really “going out.” You know she’s sending him the wrong message. He thinks “there’s a chance.” And he keeps buying family and friends gifts, trying to ingratiate himself with everyone, maybe win the girl back, get out of the Friendzone.

French and Lamar Odom both share the distinction of being kinda-sorta still possible for Khloe. Her divorce from Lamar has never quite been done. But French has more of Khloe’s time.

“You never know, we might be together, we might not,” Montana told Us Magazine. “It’s a great thing to keep it in the air. Our relationship – you break up you make up, you break up you make up. We went through that a couple times. You never know.

“She’s my baby forever. She’s good. She’s the best. There’s no bad blood with her. I love how she is. She inspires me as a person. I’m sure I inspire her in many different ways. We just have that special relationship. Right now we’re in a special zone… She’s a beautiful person. I don’t think a lot of people know how beautiful she is.”

For her part, Khloe confirms that she is not holding any grudges or hatred.

“I love memories,” she said, “and I still talk to him. There’s no bad blood or anything.”


UnTapped: Maple Syrup for Athletes: All-natural, slow-burning energy that's packed with vitamins and minerals

Anyone who has run a marathon, headed into the backcountry or saddled up for a 100-mile day on the bike knows there are some pretty suspect-tasting nutritional options out there. While getting the vitamins and nutrients one needs to maintain performance......
Sony’s ‘The Interview’ Capitulation May Prevent Further Leaks, Imply New Hacker Emails

Minecraft creator outbids Jay-Z, buys priciest home in Beverly Hills

If you need yet another sign that the game industry is a serious business force and that game creators are the new entertainment moguls, look no further than the newest purchase by Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Person. The Mojang cofounder, who cashed out of the company after a $2.5 billion Microsoft buyout in September, just set a record for a Beverly Hills real estate purchase by laying down $70 million on a mansion in the Trousdale Estates neighborhood.

As reported by Curbed LA, the 23,000-square-foot residence features "a candy room, a car showroom, vodka and tequila bars, a 54-foot curved glass door that opens onto the pool, eight bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, apartment-sized closets, and a movie theater." Oh, and let's not forget the "three high-definition 90-inch television screens [that] bring panoramic views of Los Angeles from the roof into the down stairs lounge." the $5,600 toilets in each bathroom, and the cases of Dom Perignon that were reportedly part of the deal. There are tons of pictures and video of the ridiculous residence over at its official listing website.

“[Person] fell in love with the house, its sleek contemporary design, and its spectacular panoramic views that sweep from downtown LA to the Pacific Ocean,” Aaroe Group agent Katia De Los Reyes, who helped represent Person in the sale, said in a statement. “The fact that the house also was completely furnished in such great style was another major selling point for him.”

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After Sony Hack, Hollywood Searches for a New Villain

Ripples from Sony Pictures’ decision not to release its controversial comedy “The Interview” immediately reached other entertainment projects in the works as producers and studios sought to distance themselves from productions involving North Korea.

Xbox One To Get Pandora, Vevo, Popcornflix And More Apps This Week (Greg Kumparak/TechCrunch)

Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
Xbox One To Get Pandora, Vevo, Popcornflix And More Apps This Week  —  Microsoft might have said that they're done shipping their big Xbox One software updates for the year — but that doesn't mean they can't release a few new toys in the form of apps.  —  The company has just announced five …


Cundari: Holiday cookies

The holidays are a time for merriment, joy, and in Cundari's case, self-mockery. This year, we're celebrating the season with custom-designed gingerbread cookies inspired by a few of the folks in our office. Man, it sucks being an intern.

Creative team - Cry-baby creatives are only happy when ther're miserable.
Account person - Being on the front lines isn't always easy.
Creative director - Big responsibility. Even bigger ego.
Producer - Endless projects. Imminent deadlines. Continuous Advils.
Intern - Always willing to bend over backwards to help.

Advertising Agency: Cundari, Toronto, Canada


How North Korea could have pulled off Sony Pictures hack (CBS News)

CBS News:
How North Korea could have pulled off Sony Pictures hack  —  Sources tell CBS News the sophisticated and damaging cyberattack against Sony Pictures originated in North Korea and flowed through a vast array of computer servers in other countries in an attempt to hide its origin.

Sony Hackers Email: Thanks For Running Scared, We'll Stop Now
Rothenberg Ventures Opens Virtual Reality Accelerator Offering 10 Startups $100K And A Clubhouse

Dealmaster: Get an Asus 15.6-inch laptop for $199

Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our partners at TechBargains, the Dealmaster is back with a whole bag of holiday deals for you and everyone on your list. The top deal this week is a 15.6-inch Asus laptop for just $199—that's $49 off the list price. For your two Benjamins you get a 1366×768 display, a 2.16GHz Intel Celeron N2830 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive.


No junkware! ASUS X551MAV UB01 Dual-Core Celeron 15.6" Laptop with 4GB RAM and 500GB Hard Drive for $199 (list price $249).

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