Saturday, December 23, 2006
Dynamism.com - Next Generation Japanese Notebooks and Electronics
The Dynamism story is really about two major themes. First, we start with next-generation consumer technology from Japan and around the world. We give you an exclusive, best-of-the-best array of products. Shoppers know they can visit Dynamism.com to find notebooks and gadgets that they've never seen, and that are the best the global marketplace has to offer. (The term "Dynamism.com" comes from the fact that our market-leading products are the accomplishments of global economic dynamism.)
YouTube - Brookers
YouTube has churned out its first crossover viral video star.
Carson Daly has signed Brooke "Brookers" Brodack to a talent/development deal, making the 20-year-old the first talent to emerge, in an official capacity, from the online service.
Via his Carson Daly Prods. banner, Daly will work with Brodack on content for TV, Internet and mobile outlets.
Brodack's portfolio of vids range from comedic shorts and parodies to video diaries. Her video "Zuma," a sendup of the widespread musicvideo for "Dragosteta din Tei," by Romanian boy band O-Zone, has been viewed more than 1 million times.
Daly said he became mesmerized by her videos after recently stumbling upon them online.
"The Internet has become a new platform for identifying emerging artists such as Brookers. I hope to give her the opportunity to expose her talent on a much larger scale," he said. While Brodack isn't the first talent to surface from the Web -- MTV star Andy Milonakis got his start with online video sketches -- hers is one of the first deals struck based on YouTube popularity.
"Several things immediately caught my eye watching her videos," Daly said. "She's got a fresh point of view, considerable directing skills and a great sense of music and how to use it."
Next step for Brodack will be to discuss longform content with Daly and CDP development senior VP Ruth Caruso, in addition to more of the shortform clips she's been producing on her own for the past several years.
"There is potential for Webisodes, mobile series and definitely a great TV show here. She'll be an exciting package to present to networks," Daly said.
Friday, December 22, 2006
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You will find videos of rare and mainstream documentaries, that you may or may not have ever seen before, some date back to the 1960's and some from more recent times. You may also stumble across a quick clip of a network news program, usually regarding an issue that is being highly debated, at the date of posting. You may also find your favourite TV personality or comedians doing your favourite routine as a result of our impulse posting.
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Announcing The Floggies - Consumerist
Since nobody should be allowed to move on from their mistakes, we're holding a knife fight to see who had the "best" flog of 2006. We are pleased to announce... The Floggies.
We will mail the winning company a magnificent trophy. For now, we're thinking of taking a dump in a box and spray painting it gold.
For your consideration....
McDonald's, for 4Railroads and Mcdmillionwinnerhttp://www.consumerist.com/consumer/contests/announcing-the-floggies-223196.php
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In Spring 2005, Wal-Mart Watch began its nationwide public education campaign to challenge the world’s largest retailer to become a better employer, neighbor, and corporate citizen. By connecting and supporting the myriad efforts already underway across the country, Wal-Mart Watch serves as a catalyst for coordinated action, a fact-based presence on the truths about Wal-Mart’s business model, and the nation’s premiere online resource center for Wal-Mart educational tools.
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Thursday, December 21, 2006
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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006
The Personal Bee: The News is Now Personal
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In a nutshell, we're dedicated to helping information producers and consumers capture the essential buzz from the roar of information washing over us all everyday. We believe that smart analysis of the information torrent coursing through blogs and mainstream news sites, coupled with the abilities of smart, aggressive and ambitious human editors, will help accelerate the evolution of our news media.
On this page you will find the top stories from our growing ranks of Beekeepers, people who have decided to take the time to share their knowledge of specific topics by helping to organize the news. We'd love to have you join us as a reader or as a Beekeeper.
Monday, December 18, 2006
America Hates Us!
THOUGHTS FROM A COUPLE IN BROOKLYN WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY AMERICA OBVIOUSLY FUCKING HATES THEM AND WANTS THEM DEAD, AS IF 9/11 WEREN'T ENOUGH ALREADY, AND WE WERE ACTUALLY THERE, AND NO, WE AREN'T GOING TO WATCH THAT MINISERIES.http://whatdidweeverdotoyou.blogspot.com/
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Contemporary Artists in The Saatchi Gallery
Julie Ann Travis , 23, a graduate student at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco, is curious to see what her peers are up to and to share some of her latest work. So recently she posted a self-portrait in which her head is buried in a pile of dirt at Stuart (saatchi-gallery.co.uk/stuart), the latest addition to a recently redesigned Web site for the Saatchi Gallery in London.
The brainchild of the London-based advertising magnate and collector Charles Saatchi, this social networking outlet — a kind of MySpace knockoff for artists — is causing something of a sensation, boosting traffic at the gallery’s Web site overall to more than three million hits a day.
In May Mr. Saatchi, famed for spotting young unknowns and turning them into art-world superstars, created a section on his Web site for artists of all ages to post their work at no charge. It is called Your Gallery, and now boasts contributions by about 20,700 artists, including 2,000 pieces of video art.
Everything there is for sale, with neither the buyer nor the seller paying a cent to any dealer or other middleman. About 800 new artists have been signing up each week.
The Saatchi Gallery has always aimed to provide an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by established international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.
The audience for exhibitions of contemporary art has increased widely during the last ten years as general awareness and interest in contemporary art has developed in Britain.
When The Saatchi Gallery first opened twenty years ago it was only those people who had a dedicated interest in contemporary art who sought out the gallery to see work by new artists. The audience, however, built steadily over the years and the gallery now receives over 600,000 visitors a year, and over 1,000 schools have organised student visits.
The Saatchi Gallery has worked with media sponsors on a number of shows including The Observer, The Sunday Times, Evening Standard, The Independent on Sunday and Time Out.
Many artists showing at The Saatchi Gallery are unknown when first exhibited, not only to the general public but also to the commercial art world. Many of these artists are subsequently offered shows by galleries and museums internationally. In this effect, the gallery also operates as a springboard for young artists to launch their careers.
More on the Kearny, NJ school controversy
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Talk in Class Turns to God, Setting Off Public Debate on Rights
Ink Test - a photoset on Flickr
This series of photos follows an ink test. We tested a variety of pens including gel rollerballs, Pilot G2s, Noodler's fountain pen ink, and even a sharpie. We concluded that Sakura Gelly Rolls and Noodler's Ink are the most permanent of this set.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
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Wii Have A Problem...
Nintendo, which yesterday announced it would voluntarily exchange the straps on 3.2 million controllers for its new Wii video console, is facing a federal lawsuit brought by a Texas man who claims his $250 game was rendered useless after a flimsy wrist strap on the controller broke and sent the gizmo flying. In his U.S. District Court lawsuit, TJ Diaz seeks to have his complaint certified as a class action since prospective additional plaintiffs could consist of "hundreds of thousands of members." Diaz's lawsuit, filed last week in Seattle, notes that the precise number and identity of future class members can be ascertained from Nintendo's business records. As documented on wiihaveaproblem.com, the controller's thin wrist strap has snapped while being used by many gamers, resulting in broken windows and TVs, among other items. In offering to replace the Wii's wrist straps, Nintendo acknowledged receiving reports that, under vigorous use, the "cord connecting the controller to the wrist strap can break, potentially causing the Wii Remote to strike bystanders or objects."
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