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#Sharefordogs - the adorable clip that turns slactivism into money

Aaaaaaw! Puppies! Oh yes, Pedigree has found your soft spot, dear slactivists, and have unleashed #Sharefordogs, a posse of cute puppies, on the world in order to actually make money for dogs. How so? Well, they know you by now, they know you'll share the puppy-clip with all your friends and family, and all you ever do is click "share", "like" and make "aaaw" faces at your screen. So they've turned this into their advantage:

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#NotABugSplat puts giant portraits of children in the landscapes targeted by drones

Notabugsplat is a giant art installation project created by an artist collective in Pakistan and the US, including the french artist JR. By rolling out a really large image of a child's face near dwellings, the artists hop to jolt drone operators sitting thousands of miles away who refer to kills as BugSplats into realizing that there's great human loss in each strike.

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Music's going out of business and you're to blame.

A few days ago the above tweet from Bette Midler got some attention. She's one more in a series of prominent and once best-selling musicians who are displaying how their royalties have shrunk to laughable rates thanks to music streaming services.

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Comic Sans new face: Comic Neue

A very unlikely hero just appeared, it's Comic Sans redesigned. It's Comic Neue.

Comic Neue aspires to be the casual script choice for everyone including the typographically savvy.

The squashed, wonky, and weird glyphs of Comic Sans have been beaten into shape while maintaining the honesty that made Comic Sans so popular.

It's perfect as a display face, for marking up comments, and writing passive aggressive office memos.

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Samsung's Obama and Ortiz selfie sneakily breaks all the ad rules

Ortiz snapped a selfie of him and Obama holding the jersey he gifted to the president, and all hell broke loose. You see, Red Sox slugger David Ortiz has a deal with Samsung to use Samsung phones, but as he told the Boston Globe, the tweeted selfies with famous people and current Presidents isn't part of that deal. Boston Globe reporter asked Ortiz straight: “Did Samsung pay you any more money for taking that photo?”

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Testicular Cancer waxing ad a bit like FatBoy Slim "Bushes" video

Did anyone else feel that the setup of hot waxing of the nether regions while filming the facial reactions in the recent Testicular Cancer Awareness ad was a bit familiar? No? Just me? Perhaps, but all I could think of was the 90s hit from Fat Boy Slim - Bushes - and the music video that came with it. They say that as many as 74 women and 2 men agreed to have their faces filmed while undergoing a bikini line wax in order to make the Fat Boy Slim music video.

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Stockholm Art Week - Stockholm Is Your Canvas

Stockholm Art Week are inviting the entire world to hold an exhibition in the center of Stockholm, by offering 30 seconds display time on the large digital billboard in Stureplan, Stockholm. Yes, that's right, your creation will be displayed to the over 450 000 people who pass the billboard daily.

All you have to do is upload your art at the following page : Canvas Stockholm Art week

Idea created by M&C Saatchi Stockholm, lets see how it turns out.

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KIK messenger app now overrun by porn spammers

If you grab every new app out there that you hear the kids& teenagers like, then you probably have KIK, an app extremely popular among the young crowd. While the messenger app is simple and often fun to use, with meme-making features and the ability to add videos and images to chats, it's also full of random sex-spammers.

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