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(Update: reward goes to charity) Meet the man who owned Google.com for one minute

Update: Google has granted Sanmay Ved a generous reward for the discovery of the bug in its Domains service. In a heart-warming twist, Ved said he would donate the money (“over $10,000”) to a charity.<p>Former Google employee Sanmay Ved bought Google.com for $12 on September 29, 2015. He owned the …

Infographic: a Holiday Preview of What Shoppers Want and Where They Want to Buy It

For many, the arrival of fall means two things: good TV and the onslaught of moralizing complaints from your great aunt that the Christmas season …

How 6 Powerful Women in Media and Marketing Redefined the Rules of Leadership

Women are having a moment.<p>Ignited by Sheryl Sandberg's manifesto, Lean In, the issue of gender equality became part of the national discourse.<p>And it …

Facebook Debuts Ad-Buying Product to Get Into More TV-Minded Budgets

For years, Facebook has wanted marketers for large brands to spend more on its social media platform when planning out television-based, integrated …

Do You Love Tea? After Watching This Clip, You'll Realize The True Price Of A Cup Of Chai

Britain’s biggest tea brands like PG Tips, Tetleys and Twinings buy tea from various tea estates in India, in which thousands of workers work from …

20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …

Cooking

Here’s How Social App Whisper Has Quietly Become a Marketing Force

When Secret—a much-hyped "dark social" platform—closed shop in April, media observers assumed websites and mobile apps that offer anonymity were just …

3 reasons Google's logo rollout went smoother than Yahoo's

<b>By Kay Tappan,</b> <i>University of Florida</i> <br>Perhaps the most illustrative phenomenon of this aversion is the logo switcheroo. Remember Gap’s logo disaster in …

The foodie traveller … drinks orange wine in Italy and Slovenia

The revival of orange wine has reconnected vineyards with ancient modes of production – but what does it taste like?<p>You’re familiar with red, white and rosé, but did you know about orange wine? First-time drinkers of it often get a shock. First there’s the colour, that can range from deep amber …

Travelers

How Giada De Laurentiis Plans a Menu Around a Cocktail

In the summer, chef and entertaining guru Giada De Laurentiis has an unusual approach to menu planning. “I find a cocktail that I want to make and I …

Google Doesn’t Just Have a New Logo. It Has a Whole New Look for the Mobile Age

Google's branding just got a makeover.<p>The 17-year-old tech leader today released its new serif-free logo with a two-minute video showcasing the …

iPad-friendly drones invade Apple's online store

Apple's vision of a ritzy, high-end retail presence apparently also has room for drones.<p>The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced and Phantom 3 Professional …

Apple

Why PayPal launched a new mobile peer-to-peer payment platform

The results of PayPal's newest Money Habits Study substantiate the use case for the new service. The survey findings indicate that small debts between peers add up fast in both amount and in impact, and paying them back is challenging and problematic:<p>Most adults don't like to ask people to pay them …

YouTube's first Filipino 360-degree video goes for the feels

SINGAPORE — If you're Filipino and working abroad, get ready to feel homesick. YouTube has released what it claims is the first 360-degree video shot …

Asia

Why New Orleans Tourism Is Soaring 10 Years After Katrina

As the world's media trains its lens on New Orleans for the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina tomorrow, stories have focused both on the tragedy …

Ad of the Day: Old El Paso Brings Brits to Mexico for a Beautifully Shot Tour of Traditional Cuisine

It's rare (and probably unprecedented) that we'd recommend watching 5-minute ads for pre-packaged Mexican food, but these are worth making an …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. A French carrier has leaked that preorders for the iPhone 6S are due to start on September 11.</b> There are also rumors that the phone will be released on September 18.<p><b>2. Amazon's Fire TV is now more popular than Apple TV.</b> Roku, however, is still more popular than both of those streaming devices.<p><b>3.</b> …

Three new Canon inkjets print Instagram pics directly from feed, comments included

Imagine you just just got back from a week-long holiday vacation with friends and you're browsing through all the Instagram photos of your time together.<p>If you start getting nostalgic and decide to save your favorites, it's pretty easy to just take a screenshot for safekeeping in your photos …

‘Milk’ Screenwriter and LGBT Activist Creates a Powerful Anti-Bullying Campaign for Coke

In his inspiring Oscar acceptance speech for Milk, the 2008 film about the assassinations of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and openly gay city …

Here’s What Made Coca-Cola’s Green Glass Bottle the World’s Coolest Container

You've probably never heard the name of Earl R. Dean. Or, for that matter, the Root Glass Company of Terre Haute, Ind. But there's a good chance that …

3 Ways The Internet Of Things Will Change Every Business

Have you entered the Internet of Things yet?<p>If you have a FitBit or other activity tracker that talks to your smartphone, you have. If you have a thermostat, alarm system, or lights in your home that you can control with your computer or phone, you have.<p>But even if you haven’t got one of those …

Internet of Things

Big Brands Like CoverGirl and Coke Are Finding the Perfect Moment to Deliver Mobile Ads

Bottom-of-the-page mobile banner ads can be tough sells nowadays if you work at a media company, whether you're pitching them to an advertiser or a …

How Capital One Used Instagram to Boost Ad Recall by 16 Percent

Last week, Instagram finally turned on the spigot to its advertising business, allowing all marketers to target its app users with filter-enhanced …

Everyone Is an Emoji in This Bizarre and Terrifying French McDonald’s Ad

What are we all but a bunch of emoji with arms and legs and a hankering for McDonald's?<p>An insane new French ad for fast-food chain shows a city full …

How Facebook’s Autoplay Videos Are Ushering in a New Era of Silent Storytelling

Getting aurally blasted by a loud, autoplaying video ad while you're browsing online is certainly one of the more annoying experiences you can have …

Here’s an 8-Bit Video Game That Every Ad Agency Intern Should Be Playing

Ad agency interns love to get real-world experience. Sometimes that means actually working for real clients. Other times it means sitting around …

Periscope Now Has 10 Million Users Who Watch 21 Million Minutes a Day

Periscope today revealed that it has crossed the 10-million-user threshold in just four and a half months since launching the app, a considerable …

Now That Vertical Video Is Finally Legitimate, Creatives Need to Rethink Everything

It's hip to be vertical. With smartphones held upright rather than sideways, such full-screen video started gaining big buzz last year as a way for …

Adweek’s Watch Awards Winners: the Year’s Best in Online Video, From the Hilarious to the Heartfelt

The winners of Adweek's second annual Watch Awards, honoring the best in online video, were culled from hundreds of entries. Filmmakers, actors, …