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The Story Behind Your Work Is the Inspiration for Slack’s New Branded Podcast

Finally landing your dream job is only half the story in Slack's new career-focused podcast.

Mark Mothersbaugh Traces His Life From Blind Kid to Visionary in Great Google Play Ad

Google Play has been running a great branded content series from BBH Los Angeles called "California Inspires Me," featuring interviews—which are then set to animation—with famous Californians talking about their upbringing. It's a collaboration with California Sunday magazine, and the results have been fantastic.The latest spot in the series breaks today, featuring Devo's Mark Mothersbaugh, who explains how he grew up legally blind and initially wasn't that interested in music. It's a lovely way to tell these kinds of stories. Have a look here:

Google Brings Ads to the Google Play Store

Google thinks it has found a new way for app developers to get noticed in the Google Play store, while boosting the tech giant's own revenue in the process.The upcoming launch of sponsored search results in the Google Play store is being positioned as a way for 1 billion Android users to discover new apps they may not have come across before.

Here’s How Google Instantly Built Real-Time Ads to Promote Oscar-Winning Movies

Google hit the Oscars with a rare real-time marketing campaign, one that quickly began promoting links to buy and stream the winning films moments after stars accepted their awards.

Facetime: See Which Media Stars Came Together for This Week’s Awards and Parties

There was no shortage of media’s elite out on the town this week. Magazine powerhouses came together to accept awards, and Soledad O’Brien stopped by AOL. Here's a look at […]

Jack Black Dishes on His Childhood in Google’s Illustrated Love Letter to California

When Jack Black was a kid in Hermosa Beach, Calif., he left a special message for the Tooth Fairy: Rather than money, he wanted Farrah Fawcett's phone number.That's just one of the funny anecdotes packed into this Google Play ad from BBH Los Angeles. In the three-and-a-half-minute animated clip, Black dishes on growing up in the Southern California beach town in the 1970s and 1980s.

‘The Interview’ Is Now a Rallying Cry for Freedom as It Shoots to No. 1 on Google Play

Call it a showing of Christmas patriotism, at least for some viewers.The Interview shot to the top-selling spot on Google's Play store almost instantly after being released online on Christmas Eve in defiance of a hacking group that threatened to shut down Seth Rogen and James Franco's buddy movie.

Google’s Ad Dollars Keep Rising Thanks to Smart and Stealthy Moves

Advertiser spending was up about 20 percent at Google last quarter, and market experts said some of the company's strongest initiatives such as enhanced campaigns and shopping ads are helping—even if they ma

Google Boosts Music Offerings With Songza Deal

Google's musical ambitions took another step forward today with its purchase of Songza, a music-discovery app that complements a streaming music service and another service that Google is developing with YouTube.

Popular Marijuana Game Gets Pulled by Apple

What a buzz kill, Apple. A popular pot-themed game, Weed Firm, has been removed from Apple’s iTunes App Store.The developer, Manitoba Games, had been riding high in the app charts at No. 1, but today Weed Firm vanished. The game doesn’t seem to be especially scandalous considering the rest of the video game industry, but Apple does often censor content.