Month: August 2012

Obama Hosts Q&A Session on Reddit

Published 8 years ago August 31st, 2012

During this past week, US President Barack Obama created a Reddit account to host a question and answers session with users of the site, ahead of the election in November. Obama opened with, “Hi, I’m Barack Obama, President of the United States. Ask me anything. I’ll be taking your questions for half an hour starting…

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Old Spice Interactive Game – Dangerzone

Published 8 years ago August 30th, 2012

Old Spice adverts are the among the most eagerly anticipated adverts today, with figures such as Isiah Mustafa and Fabio providing much mirth in recent years. Another famous ambassador of Old Spice’s manly scent is actor and former pro footballer Terry Crews, whose muscled-bound figure has been previously used by Old Spice to promote the…

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Instacube – The Perfect Frame for Your Instagram Photo

Published 8 years ago August 29th, 2012

A new project from Kickstarter takes your Instagram photos from your phone and displays them on to a 600 x 600 pixels screen, which is featured on an Instagram-styled cube. Instacube streams the pictures wirelessly and can toggle through feeds, which creates a living canvas of your photographs. With almost 4 weeks still to go…

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Going Viral – Fake Celebrity Pranks New York

Published 8 years ago August 28th, 2012

New York was the location for the iconic Martin Scorsese film, Taxi Driver, whose famous tag line was “On every street in every city, there’s a nobody who dreams of being a somebody“. 37 years later in 2012, this statement has been brought to life spectacularly by Brett Cohen. Brett Cohen is a normal, everyday…

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New Options For Google’s “I’m Feeling Lucky” Button

Published 8 years ago August 27th, 2012

Google have enhanced the properties of their “I’m Feeling Lucky” button by adding a few more feelings, including hungry, puzzled, playful, stellar, doodley, artistic, wonderful and trendy. When the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button is hovered over the list of options will appear in the style of a slot machine, before landing on a random feeling….

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YouTube for Business: Hoopmixtape Find the Next Basketball Stars

Published 8 years ago August 24th, 2012

What do current NBA stars John Wall, Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings all have in common? Their talents were all brought to the attention of the world through Hoopmixtape, a project that creates videos showcasing the up-and-coming talent on the USA’s highschool basketball scene, with the intention of the videos to go viral. Their latest…

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Online Tool Finds Out How Many Fake Twitter Followers You Have

Published 8 years ago August 23rd, 2012

A new online tool has revealed that 41% of @Facebook’s followers on Twitter are fake accounts, with a further 40% of followers being inactive accounts, according to Status People. The @Twitter account itself does not fare much better, with 34% of followers being fake accounts. The Status People have defined spam accounts as accounts that…

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Going Viral: Toyota GT86 – The Real Deal

Published 8 years ago August 22nd, 2012

The year is is already approaching its final third, and it is almost time to start reviewing the ads of the year. One advert that is sure to be in the shortlist is the new commercial from Toyota promoting their GT86 model. The ad takes place in a CGI city, where ‘feeling’ is a capital…

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Zuckerberg Endorsement Leads to Major Success for Start-Up

Published 8 years ago August 21st, 2012

Over the weekend, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg let his 15 million subscribers on Facebook know that he was grilling a Fred’s Steak with the aid of an app that keeps track of food’s temperature and lets you know what else is being grilled around the world, called iGrill. iGrill was a moderately successful start up…

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Axe Promote Facebook Competition Through ‘Epic’ Ad

Published 8 years ago August 20th, 2012

Axe bodyspray have promoted their Carribean island holiday giveaway through a stylish new ad that combines cliches of classic action films, against a soundtrack of a parody tension-building theme. The video features a v-shaped formation of boats approaching a tropical island, with everything ready for when they arrive, including bartenders making cocktails, masseuses and a…

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