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Watch the Pitchfork Music Festival Live All Weekend

This weekend, the Pitchfork Music Festival returns to Chicago's Union Park. If you can't make it, the fest will be streaming live via LiveOne’s CrowdSurfing® platform. You'll be able to access the stream on Pitchfork.com starting at 3:30p.m. Central on Friday, 1 p.m. Central on Saturday, and 1 p.m. …

When Branding Is Too Good: A Cautionary Tale From New York’s Citi Bike

Why would any other company want to join Citi as a sponsor?<p>New Yorkers have racked up more than 7 million trips on Citi Bike, New York City’s bike-share system, since it launched late last May. More than 100,000 people hold annual memberships. Yet financially, Citi Bike needs help. According to the</i> …

Mashtags? Like, epic fail buddy. The social media marketing gone #wrong

It's always been painful yet irresistible to watch when businesses try tuning in to "the youth", but the 21st century has an especially abundant array of opportunities for such misguided behaviour. After all, everything moves so fast on the internet that you're out of touch basically as soon as …

Huawei teases new devices for MWC, also takes a jab at Samsung and Apple

With MWC only a week away, we’re starting to see plenty of companies teasing their upcoming devices ahead of the event. Huawei is no exception, and has now launched a new advertisement that not only hints at several new devices, it also semi-subtly takes a jab at the two biggest giants in the …

Mobile Technology

Dumb Starbucks Was Set Up by a Comedy Central Show

Very dumb internet sensation <b>Dumb Starbucks</b>, the parody Starbucks coffee shop that popped up in Los Angeles over the weekend, was revealed to be a prank set up by <b>Nathan Fielder</b>, the comedian behind Comedy Central's <i>Nathan for You</i>. Eater LA was on the scene for a dumb but well-attended live press …

CVS Action Brings Call For A Food Fight

Well, that didn’t take long.<p>Just hours after CVS announced last Wednesday that it would halt sales of tobacco, public health activists and their media allies seized the opportunity to advance a notion championed by such anti-”Big Food” luminaries as <i>The New York Times’</i> Mark Bittman and the Dean of …

Sony Waterproof mp3 Player Sold Inside Bottle of Water

What <i>does</i> a company do to convince potential customers that its product is genuinely waterproof? Well, aside from saying so on the packaging, it can sell the product already immersed inside a bottle of water.<p>Though the device itself was launched a while ago, Sony turned to Auckland-based ad agency …

Olympic Athletes Requested to Cover Apple Logos During Opening Ceremony Because of Samsung Sponsorship [Updated]

Olympic athletes are being asked by Samsung to cover any Apple logos on their devices during the Parade of Nations at the 2014 Winter Olympics opening ceremony because Samsung is a lead worldwide sponsor of the Games.<p>The report, from a Swiss site (via <i>SlashGear</i>) [Translate], does not go into much …

Hackers accessed Target's network using credentials stolen from a contractor

Customers might have to be worried about another range of companies thanks to the Target credit card security breach. The retailer reported that the initial intrusion into its network was traced back to credentials stolen from Fazio Mechanical Services, a refrigeration, heating, and air …

20 Best DJ Mixes of 2013

20<p>Four Tet, ‘Beats in Space #676 – Part 1’<p>As Four Tet, Kieran Hebden makes DJ mixes for dancing in your head. In January, he presented two hours of …