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Posts made in November, 2014

Silicon Valley goes for the BIG new thing in advertising: billboards!

on Nov 30, 2014

By Noel Young It’s not the sort of advertising boom you might expect in one of the hottest spots for technology on earth. But, as Bloomberg reports, some of the most expensive property in Silicon Valley these days is about 14 feet high, 50 feet wide and overlooking the highway: Billboards! And the stars are not always the glamorous types you might expect to...

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US High Court to decide if online death threats should be classed as free speech

on Nov 30, 2014

By Jessica Davies The US Supreme Court is set to decide whether death threats posted on social networks such as Facebook should be liable to prosecution or whether they should be protected by constitutional rights to free speech. The decision, due to be made this coming week, will reportedly involve the High Court determining whether or not police need proof of...

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Ad of the day: 'I Hate Thailand'

on Nov 30, 2014

By the drum An unusual twist on your regular ad campaign, this video from tourism for Thailand has already notched up more than one million views since being posted last week. It turned out the clip, which begins with a traveller proclaiming how he hates the country, after losing his bag and experiencing a few other unlucky scenarios, was produced by...

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Amazon conducting itself like 'playground bully' in Kindle trademark row

on Nov 30, 2014

By Jessica Davies Amazon has reportedly been accused of acting like a “playground bully” after suing the maker of the popular CBeebies show Big & Small over its trademark. The e-tail giant has claimed the production company of the Lenny Henry-voiced show – London-based company Kindle Entertainment – has violated its Kindle e-reader trademark,...

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