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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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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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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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Vulfpeck releases silent album, mocks Spotify's pathetic royalties.

Brilliant. Funky R&B band Vulfpeck knows Spotify plays don't pay the bills. So the L.A.-based band is waving a middle finger to them, and promoting themselves and their upcoming tour in the process.

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Brand Palette - download brand's color palettes as CSS etc

Here's a neat site for the designers & art directors out there: Brand Colors. At a glance see what Dribbble, Dropbox, Coca Cola, Adobe, Dell, Flickr and Flattr have as their brand colors. You can download the colors as CSS, LESS, SCSS or ACE. You can sort the colors in collections, like music and photography. The only thing that would make this better if you could submit a color palette and automagically turn that into downloadable css. That would be magic. Our brand colors above, are not listed on the site... Yet. ;)

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Softsoap help Canadians Track The Flu

Softsoap has now blessed Canada with a fun interactive tool, and paranoia enhancer called Flu Tracker. In addition to seeing just how infested your area is via google maps, you can also get tips on how to avoid getting sick. Starting with tip number one: Wash your freaking hands. Really nice touch aggregating tweets from people suffering from the flu. It's a real time thing, too, so you can hopefully see when the flu is died down and it's safe to go outside again.

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The Royal Canadian Mint takes you to the heart of the Arctic.

It's the 100th anniversary of the first Canadian Arctic Expedition. To celebrate, The Royal Canadian Mint create commemorative coins, and an educational interactive campaign called Heart of the Arctic. or Au cœur de l’Arctique, for my Quebecois friends. The campaign is designed to get youngsters excited about the Arctic Expedition through game play. The game which can be downloaded for mobile or played on the Royal Canadian Mint's website.

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The ASPCA partners with OkCupid to play matchmaker.

The ASPCA took a very old idea (this concept used to live in newspaper personals) and partnered with OK Cupid to show all those love-starved neurotic New Yorkers they can find love in the form of a furry four legged creature. I wonder if anyone told the ASPCA that Ok Cupid is primarily a one night stand
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Facebook fraud: Nobody likes this many things

Veritasium's host looks at what we all know - you can buy likes on facebook - and discovers that there's no difference at all between buying "legit" likes from Facebook and "bad" likes from click farms in far away countries. He also looks at how fake likes spread over everyones pages forces people to buy more likes and promoting posts, creating ever larger group of un-enganged fans.

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Aardman creates addictive "Music Inc" game app

You'd think we changed business over the weekend as you'd hear things like this around here;

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