Android Unveiled, Candystand Sold, Teachers Targeted, Flat Screens for Fiesta
- T-Mobile debuts first Google Android phone, thereby changing face of mobile forever, etc., etc.
- Wieden and Starbucks break up.
- Biggie Smalls hits the big screen. "Too bad we're not in middle school anymore," says a twenty-something colleague. "I'm imagining the tears ... and the hugging."
- For the Oct 3 network debut of Star Wars: The Clone Wars -- which objectively sucked -- Cartoon Network is sponsoring 2000 Star Wars-themed house parties across the nation. See creepy fan masks. They remind me of those Arthur plates, but eating off them is probably against some emotionally-enforced intergalactic law.
- OfficeMax targets teachers with A Day Made Better, an annual one-day event that grants over 1200 teachers about $1000 worth of classroom supplies. Nice. Most of my grade school teachers paid out-of-pocket for whiteboard markers and even books. Demonstrate allegiance -- and make donations -- via Facebook. (Where else?)
- Flatscreens for the Ford Fiesta? Fun spelling word -- "zeitgeist" -- thrown in for good measure.
- Oh look, agencies like minorities after all. Agencies that signed a memo of understanding to boost diversity have either met or exceeded their goals since 2006.