Tim Rakowiecki

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Meningitis warning given ahead of NYC's Gay Pride weekend

People traveling to New York City for Gay Pride events over the June 28-30 weekend are being told to seek advice about vaccination for invasive meningococcal disease, in a report released Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine.<p>Doctors from Weill Cornell Medical College and the New York City …

Japan tests 310mph bullet train

Japan's "floating" trains of the future, designed to travel at speeds of 311mph, have undergone their first test tracks.<p>The new generation L0 Series trains, which employ the latest magnetic levitation technology instead of conventional wheels, will begin commercial services in 2027.<p>The first five …

Audi Made An Android App That Saves Your Battery Life

Here's an interesting addition to the "brands make products" trend. Audi, with help from DDB Spain is out with a mobile Android<p>app called Start-Stop that mimics one of the features in new Audi vehicles; smart technology turns off the engine when not in use (at a stop light, etc.) and turns it back …

Apps

THE HANGOVER Part III Film Clip - How Did You Not Know?

1970s Photos Of Disneyland Celebrating Cinco De Mayo

A look back at "The Happiest Place On Earth" former “Cinco de Mayo Fiesta.”

The Strange Art Of The Melting Bridges Of Google Earth

Once an artifact of the race to map the world, these odd anomalies found in satellite photos illustrate the difficulties in truly depicting physical space inside our computers.<p>Google’s Earth is slowly losing some of its strangest and most distinctive features, according to artist and programmer …

SNL's Zach Galifianakis Episode: 5 Best Scenes

Zach Galifianakis brought his off-kilter sense of humor to this week's episode to strong effect. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau made cameos.<p><i>Zach Galifianakis, characteristically disheveled and eccentric, brought his off-kilter sense of humor to this week's episode to</i> …

Lohan: ‘I’ve Never Been a Junkie’

European malls move beyond shopping to survive

CANNES, France - As growing numbers of shoppers move online, European mall owners are looking to pull in customers by including services that can't be replicated on the Web like hospital care and government offices.<p>Malls must become more like full-service community centers to survive in the face of …

Creating Social Change with Social Media

#GivingTuesday began with a simple question: On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, could we trigger a new day of giving after two days of getting?<p>People all over the country came together to answer that question with a resounding “yes,” and social media certainly helped us get there. But …

Coca-Cola's Wendy Clark Defends 'Crucial' Social Media

<i>Debate erupted Monday when Ad Age reported on a Coca-Cola study concluding that online buzz has no measurable impact on short-term sales. Today</i> …

Public Relations

Getting Customer Feedback Better, Faster, And Cheaper

Businesses spend billions and obsess over figuring out what their customers think–but they shouldn’t. Here’s why you can no longer make excuses for a lack of useful feedback.<p>Every year businesses globally spend $33 billion on market research, essentially trying to decipher what our customers are …

25 Of The Most Engaged Brands On Twitter

What does it take for a brand to engage with its audience on Twitter?<p>Social media startup Nestivity released a list of the top 25 most engaged brands …

The coming era of ‘on-demand’ marketing

Emerging technologies are poised to personalize the consumer experience radically—in real time and almost everywhere. It’s not too early to</b> …

Is Social Media Advertising or PR?

PR excels at messaging, but advertising focuses on results. So where does that leave your social media marketing?<p>Who manages your company’s social media?<p>The social world for marketers remains a space where rules are yet to be written. But whether you think of social media as PR or marketing …