Sure, there’s been a lot of talk about Pinterest
in recent weeks. A lot
, a lot
, a lot
of talk. But finally, someone’s cutting through the fat to really pin down what’s behind the hype—its strikingly salivating similarities to bacon
Speaking of similarities, the Associated Press unveiled a new logo this week that closely resembles the old look. However, the news organization used some unfamiliar lingo to describe it, calling the logo its “visual identity system
.” Yeah, we’re at a loss, too.
And despite melting under the heat
of Lebron James in Thursday night's loss
to Miami, NBA sensation Jeremy Lin pretty much has his pick of brands to endorse, domestically and on a global leve
l. But the New York Post reports
that Lin’s Harvard education could keep him from making flashy decisions in the name of money.
If it’s true that someday a person’s reputation will be more valuable than his or her net worth
, Lin would benefit from carefully choosing the companies to which he lends his image, rather than jumping in all Scrooge McDuck-style.
The National Enquirer
, for example, would probably be a bad choice for Lin, especially after the tabloid pushed things too far by publishing an open casket photo of the late Whitney Houston.
Even a relatively safe bet like Best Buy could be dangerous for Lin. Inside one Best Buy store in South Carolina, pornographic images reportedly appeared
on the television for several minutes this week.
Clickz provides us with imagery of another kind. It’s an infographic
showing how the 2012 election has shaped up thus far, according to online ad spending.
Obama takes the cake for advertising on the Internet, and if Bill Maher has anything to say about it, the president will continue to stay on top. The HBO host just handed over $1 million
to the commander-in-chief’s SuperPac.
No one will be spending money on whale meat on Amazon anymore. The e-retailer succumbed to mounting pressure
after the Environmental Investigation Agency tracked the illegal sale of animal byproduct through the company’s Japanese site.
We would like to know where we might find this mind-controlled skateboard
manufactured by Chaotic Moon Labs, putting us just one ollie-kick-flip away from our childhood “Back to the Future” ambitions of someday owning a Hoverboard.
For now, we’ll just stick to ambitions of having a great weekend. Y’all do the same. We’ll let Sophia Grace and Rosie take us out.