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Shonda Rhimes Addresses Being Mischaracterized as an 'Angry Black Woman' Calls out The New York Times on social

Shonda Rhimes is calling out The New York Times for an article that suggested the Grey's Anatomy creator is an "angry black woman," and that she's taking advantage of the stereotype to fuel…

September 19, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

Lenovo Not Afraid to Make Fun of Itself in Native Content Targets niche Onion, Reddit audiences with web series

Most computer tech companies don't want to damage their products, yet Lenovo is asking consumers to imagine creative ways to destroy its laptops.  It partnered with Onion Labs, the satirical newspaper's…

September 19, 2014, 2:12 PM EDT

Joan Rivers Touts iPhone 6 From Beyond the Grave What an unusual Facebook marketing snafu

While many people are struggling to get their hands on an iPhone 6, it seems comedian Joan Rivers was able to posthumously acquire one of the desired devices. The funny…

September 19, 2014, 1:19 PM EDT

See Which Brands Are Talking Like Pirates on Twitter Today Some go overboard on funny holiday

Today is Talk Like Pirate Day, an annual event that makes it acceptable to swap out everyday conversations with pirate parlance and dress up in costumes. And, of course, brands…

September 19, 2014, 12:57 PM EDT

Home Depot's Breach of 56 Million Credit Cards Is Even Bigger Than Target's Will cost the company $62 million

The extent of the Home Depot security breach is just coming to light, and it does not paint a reassuring picture for patrons of the big-box retailer. Fifty-six million customers were…

September 19, 2014, 12:12 PM EDT

Yammer Co-Founder Debuts 'Vine for Audio' But will six-second voice clips get people talking?

Alan Braverman co-founded Yammer, the social-network-styled workflow management system for businesses that Microsoft purchased in 2012 for $1.2 billion. So, the Silicon Valley veteran knows a thing or two about…

September 19, 2014, 11:49 AM EDT

In-Image Ads Can Now Be Programmatic, Too GumGum partners with Xaxis to automate buying for its unusual promos

GumGum, a company that offers ads appearing inside Web images, is partnering with Xaxis to sell its unusual inventory programmatically. Indeed, whether one is talking about TV, online video, display…

September 19, 2014, 7:08 AM EDT

On the Day of Its IPO, Here's What Americans Think Alibaba Is [Video] New Yorkers give their best guesses

The Alibaba Group is having its initial public offering today. There is no question the "Amazon of the East" is set to make several people wealthy, including co-founders Jack Ma…

September 19, 2014, 12:07 AM EDT

Larry Ellison Steps Down as Oracle’s CEO Continues on as chairman

Larry Ellison has stepped down from his position as Oracle’s chief executive after a 37-year career. He will now serve as the tech company’s executive chairman and chief technology officer,…

September 18, 2014, 7:27 PM EDT

Facebook Will Get 10% of U.S. Digital Ad Spending in 2014 Research shows social giant's digital dominance

Adults in the United States will spend an average of 6 percent of their total digital media time on Facebook—or 21 minutes every day—and the social media giant captures 10…

September 18, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

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