Maria Sharapova Tapped For Google Demo Slam

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Who wouldn't jump at the chance to hang with Maria Sharapova? Certainly not Jonny Watson and Dan Harrison from Dare who were offered 90 minutes of the Russian tennis babe's time to come up with a video to promote Google's Search by Voice technology. The resulting video became part of Google's Demo Slam which allows the public to vote for their favorite Google product demo.

Sharapova, being the famous beauty she is, and the pair's Whack A Guy With A Tennis Ball approach has garnered the video 156,000 views and the number four slot in the Demo Slam competition.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-23-10    
Topic: Celebrity, Tools, Video



Questionably Safe MINI Connected Brings Social Networking to the Dashboard

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We predict over the next year the proportional number of MINI's involved in car accidents will far outweigh that of any other vehicle. Why? Because MINI has deemed it worthy to provide access to popular social networks directly from the dashboard. We all know people can't text and drive so why would anyone think doing a very similar thing interacting with the dashboard would be any different? Yes, interacting with the dashboard is probably easier than interacting with a phone but it's still a diversion.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-23-10    
Topic: Brands, Commercials, Creative Commentary, Opinion



Death Match to Determine Most Classic Holiday Icon

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Things slowing down at the office? Need something to do before the boss decides to finally tell you it's OK to leave for the holidays? We've got you covered. San Franciso-based Heat has put together Head to Head Holiday Death Match, a competition between 120 holiday icons.

Visitors to the site are asked to vote for the icon they feel best embodies the holiday spirit. Click away for a while and then you can check out the leaderboard to see how the 120 icons stack up against one another.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-23-10    
Topic: Games



Taylor Momsen Frolics in Lingerie For John Galliano Fragrance

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How the super cute Little Jenny became the rebellious, sexed-up Taylor Momsen is a mystery we may never solve but John Galliano is happy that's the direction in which things are headed. He's tapped the 17 year old Gossip Girl to appear in a new ad campaign for his Parlez moi d'amour fragrance.

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by Steve Hall    Dec-23-10    
Topic: Brands, Celebrity, Racy, Video



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