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Topic: The Onion

No Joke: Overstock.com Is Getting Into Streaming, as The Onion Predicted It Would

2013's gag is 2015's reality

Today, in a move that pits the company against Amazon, online retailer Overstock.com said it would launch its own streaming and video-on-demand services, slated to be available by the middle…

Google Program Lets Readers Pay a Buck a Month to Block Ads

Test partners include The Onion, Imgur and Mashable

Web publishers for 15 years have struggled with getting readers to pay for content they are accustomed to acquiring for free. Pay walls have been built and dismantled, print-and-digital packages…

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…

Facebook Tests 'Satire' Tag to Help Users Identify Fake News

Should lead to fewer freakouts over The Onion

Facebook wants to make sure its users are not only well-informed but feel smart, too. The social networking giant is experimenting with a “satire” tag for the related articles in a…

Maybelline's 'Ideal Woman Rubber Mask' Makes All Cosmetics Obsolete

Spoof video mocks beauty standards

Maybe she's born with it. Maybe it's a horrifying latex mask. The Onion just rolled out this spoof Maybelline ad mocking conventional standards of beauty. In it, the brand introduces a…

Audi and The Onion's Snapchat Super Bowl Goes for Quick Laughs

For peeps who want something more than football on Sunday

Audi's Super Bowl plans are extensive, including a 60-second spot and a social media war room on both coasts. The carmaker's efforts also include Snapchat while teaming up with The…

5 Epic Branded Twitter #Fails of 2013

Commemorating the terrible tweets

While the potential benefits of real-time marketing have been documented, the tactic's perils helped keep the ad industry entertained during 2013. Well, the brands that got caught in Twitter's crosshairs…

No Joke: The Onion Quits Print Editions

Satirical weekly was down to three from a peak of 17 editions

No, really: The Onion is folding the last of its print editions in December. The 25-year-old satirical newspaper once distributed its weekly newspapers in 17 markets, but now it’s down…

The Onion Explains Twitter Hack

Humor site offers serious advice for avoiding attacks

The Onion—a publication that doesn't even offer real news—seems like an odd target for the Syrian Electronic Army, but the satirical news site claimed its Twitter account fell victim to…

This Is Not a Joke: The Onion Hacked by Syrians

Parody site responds with parody

Hackers seized The Onion's Twitter feed on Monday, posting anti-Israel and pro-Syrian government messages to the parody news site's nearly 5 million followers. Though the incident recalled The Onion's 2009 parody…

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