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Robots could be spitting in your food any day. Or not.

So this might be a pet issue, but since I have the soapbox, why not use it, right? There’s a lot of talk lately about how a $15 minimum wage will have us all eating robotically served fast food, and how that’s a prelude to the larger trend of robots everywhere, doing everything.

This might sound trite, but the minimum wage isn’t the larger issue here.

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M&C Saatchi launches Like4Lives

Could sharing a photo save the koalas? M&C Saatchi decided to find out. The fact is, koalas are endangered. They get way more likes on social media than donations. But that's going to change thanks to The Australian Koala Foundation’s new social media initiative, Like for Lives, urges people to post a picture of a koala on Instagram or Facebook together with the promise: For every like this picture gets, I will donate 50 cents to savethekoala.com
Visit to join the campaign.

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Burger King wants you to fight to skip the line.

After a fifteen years absence, Burger King is returning to France but with very few restaurants, people are complaining on social media about the wait time. So Burger King and Buzzman have created a mobile game with one intention: to help you skip the line. Download the app, defend your menu against a swarm of hands, and win the fast pass.

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Taylor Swift joins growing army of musicians leaving Spotify

Hey did you hear the news? Taylor Swift has pulled her music from Spotify. First let's read Spotify's sugary sweet blog post lamenting the fact.

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AKA NYC Launches Star-Studded “It’s Only A Play” with a Smile

Entertainment marketing and advertising agency deploys selfies in an innovative Broadway industry media-first opportunity in Times Square to promote the Terrence McNally comedy.

New York, NY— AKA NYC came up with a unique strategy for capitalizing on the star power of the cast of Terrence McNally’s backstage comedy It’s Only A Play, which opened recently at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway. It developed a multi-platform advertising and marketing campaign based on that most ubiquitous of current cultural icons: the selfie.

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John Cale releases tribute video on anniversary of Lou Reed's death

Today is the one year anniversary of Lou Reed's death. As a tribute former Velvet Underground member and love/hate relationship friend John Cale drops this video for a rework of "If you were still around." The song was originally released by the viola-playing Welshman back in 1982 off the album Music For a New Society. Now it is a tribute to Lou, (and Andy Warhol, and Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison and tragic Warhol superstar Edie Sedgwick and Nico.)

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STORY and Accomplice Media Appoint Melissa Thornley to Lead Midwest Sales

CHICAGO—Commercial production company STORY, headquartered in Chicago, and its sister company, Accomplice Media, based in Santa Monica, Calif. have announced the appointment of Melissa Thornley to a new position as head of new business development for the Midwest markets. Thornley will market both companies’ diverse roster of commercial directors and creative talents to advertising and clients in Midwest markets.

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