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Amarillo, Texas settles logo dispute with Dubai Real Estate company.

Poor Amarillo. Their first ever logo turned out to be a direct rip off of a Dubai real estate company. (Be sure to check out the image above to compare the differences. I mean similarities, HAR HAR HAR.)

Emaar Real Estate sent a letter to Amarillo, just in time to throw water on its 100th anniversary celebration and first ever logo unveiling, saying this:

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Moyee: The coffee for radicals.

Do you believe that Julian Assange is a hero? Do you believe that Bradley/Chelsea Manning potentially putting the lives of American soldiers, and their allies in danger is something to be celebrated? Do you believe a Russian punk rock girl who stages exploits such as shoving a chicken in her vagina is fighting for us all?

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Samsung searching for Women of Steel

Samsung Home appliances is working with MXM Social to find women who have gone through a lot, beat the odds, or find their strength to become role models.

The Women Of Steel initiative runs until December 3rd. You can vote for their favorite woman of steel and share their story in a 100 words or less to prove why she deserves to be recognized as Woman Of Steel.

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Before Black Friday, there's throwaway Thursday.

If you're in Canada then you'll need to make room for all your incredible Black Friday shopping deals at Ivanhoé Cambridge's shopping centers. So what will you do with all your old stuff?

John St. has created Throwaway Thursdays to answer just such a problem. Participating shopping centers across Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia have "Throwaway Bags," in their stores, for customers to donate clothes You then take your bag to the shopping mall's "guest services" area, where they'll be put to good use for those in need.

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GoldieBlox learns a lesson in engineering bad PR

What a nice way to wake up this morning. After Goldieblox received a redonk amount of unwanted PR for infringing upon the Beastie Boys and Queen (and Lonely Island, in their now deleted "I'm on a Goat," parody video) the Goldieblox people have taken down the Beasties song and written their own open letter/ non-apology/product description to the Beasties.

Dear Adam and Mike,

We don’t want to fight with you. We love you and we are actually huge fans.

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ICA "Ready for Lucia" direct mail 'shocker' - with a boy Lucia

The above image is ICA's direct mail advertising their Lucia costumes for Lucia Day.

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Forget about Beastie Boys. Did GoldieBlox's infringement break Intuit competition rules?

As if GoldieBlox doesn't look bad enough, via its Beastie Boys move, now comes this.

Intuit, a company that makes Quickbooks software for small businesses, has a really cool competition called Small Business Big Game. Basically small businesses around America pitch their product for the chance to win some big media space: Commercial slot during the Super Bowl.

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