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DAVID’s Global Influence Grows with Two Key Hires

DAVID, the 50-person, year-old division of Ogilvy & Mather headquartered in São Paulo and Buenos Aires, is ramping up its global expansion plans with the additions of Head of Global Production Veronica Beach and Head of Planning Nazia Du Bois. The pair makes a natural fit for the agency, with its humorous bent and total dedication to brands and personalized service – characteristics that evoke the philosophy of agency founder David Ogilvy.

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Microsoft rebrands Hotmail - now it's Outlook.com

Microsoft are dumping the name "Hotmail" in favor for the brand new Outlook.com name. Hotmail was once synonymous with "webmail" and to stop using a name like that is quite the bold move. In LA Times Microsoft announce that Microsoft opens Outlook.com to the public, and this is why Hotmail.com won't be the brand name anymore.

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Israel made law banning anorexic models: BMIs below 18.5 are not to be seen on catwalk or in photo

Israel just passed a law banning models with a BMI (body mass index) level below 18.5.

The Israeli government joins a number of other organizations like Milan Fashion Week, Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America in setting minimum BMI limits. However this is the first time that a country has set down legislation for a wholesale ban on what are viewed by some as unhealthily skinny models.

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Anonymous hacks Burger King, turns it into McDonalds

Yup that's all I got to say about that. Except, I was hoping it was gonna be more Patrick Carney pranking. :(

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Show your gun, get 15% off your pizza

A Virginia Beach Pizza shop offers a 15% discount to any gun owner who either shows his weapon or concealed weapons permit. And here you were thinking that people poking guns in other peoples faces would get free pizza. That only happens in the movies.

All Around Pizza owner, Jay Laze started the offer after a Utah frozen yogurt shop made headlines earlier this month for also giving gun toters discounts.

“I thought it was a great idea and I was wondering why nobody here was doing it,” he says. “It should be happening all around the country.”

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Google passes the buck - seeks to "cut funding" to pirate sites via Mastercard, Visa etc

Google is doing an elaborate bit of hand waving around those pesky pirate sites, by looking into cutting their funding says the Telegraph. Visa, Mastercard and PayPal have famously shut off funding to Wikileaks back in 2011, so Google reckons why not have them cut off funding to those pirate sites too. But here's the thing, Google doesn't pay out their adsense dosh via Visa or Mastercard, they pay you by check or bank deposit.

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Updated: Black Keys Drummer now the King Of Twitter

The Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney and Justin Bieber got into it with each other at the Grammys. When asked what Carney thought about Bieber's lack of Grammy Nominations, Carney replied "Grammy's are for music, not for money. He's making a lot of money. He should be happy, I guess."

First of all, why the hell is anyone asking the Black Keys about Justin Bieber? What world do we live in where this makes sense?

Anyway.

Instead of counting all his money Bieber turned bratty and tweeted this to his 34 bazillion fans:

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Updated: Tesla to NYT: Neener Neener.

Things are heating up on Twitter and it's kind of awesome.

First the New York Times writes a scathing review of the Tesla S road trip from New York to Boston.

And with that, Tesla's rep was damaged and even dropped the share price. It did some PR to assuage the damage, indicating the car has been driven through death valley as well an in a Minnesota winter without the issues.

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