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Monopoly on the real streets of London

Fancy a game of live Monopoly? An interesting twist on the old board game comes from Hasbro as they celebrate the 70th year of the popular game. The London edition has had a complete makeover, and there's a live game on the internet. London is the real-life playing board, while cabbies are the playing pieces. The cabbies have been kitted out with GPS (Global Positioning System) so their whereabouts are known, when they land on other players places you're fined, when others land on your property you rack up the cash. It's the world's biggest game of Monopoly and London is the worlds biggest playing board. Try it.

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Save the account!

After this man is finished with you, you will take No! for an answer.

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Budweiser partners up for Wedding Crashers film

New Line Cinema's upcoming film "Wedding Crashers" is being hailed by Anheuser-Busch as "one big Budweiser commercial".

Bud will use clips from the flim in two upcoming ads, something they haven't done since 1991 for "Backdraft."

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New ways for celebrities to advertise

Last week, I grabbed a bottle of Glaceau's flavored vitaminwater. It wasn't until I was through with it, looking at the label, that I noticed the description blurb was all about rapper 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson). My first inclination was to call it product placement. I guess I had missed the news last October when 50 bought a share of the water company.

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Nike says "sorry" about the minor theft.

Update on the Minor Theft story, Nike apologizes for "The creation of a Tour Poster inspired by Minor Threats Record cover."
Nike points out that W+K and Odopod had nothing to do with it, instead the tour poster was "designed, executed and promoted by skateboarders for skateboarders."

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The Adventures of Super Fast Max

R/GA, who grabbed home three cyber lions in Cannes last week are opening a new shop in London - if you are interested check out their site for jobs.


Meanwhile, they are gearing up for the next viral award with their new stunt for Verizon, The Adventures of Super Fast Max. Filmed in Keller, Texas it uses actual town residents as cast and crew while we follow Super Fast Max around. Like a Jack Handy of speed, he'll share his words of wisdom like "Some people say that trees can't be fast, but that's just a myth."

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Cannes night life 2005

Those who aren't hiding their green hangover complexion under the deep red fast tan that comes from being yanked out of ones fluorescent office and exposed on a Rivera beach might want to hear some Cannes nightlife gossip, if your ears haven't fallen off from hearing too much already. This is the last of it, I promise.

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I'd like to teach the world to chill

Crispin Porter and Bogusky, have re-done the hilltop classic, the song that reached the top of the pops of the best ad-songs of all time, is now re-sung by G. Love in the new ad for Coke Zero called chilltop. (Flash site).
The lyrics are as bland as they can be: "I'd like to teach the world to chill, take time to stop and smile/I'd like to buy the world a Coke and chill with it a while." but we weren't expecting anything else.

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