Thursday Morning Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Amazon announced the launch of “Internet of Things” system Amazon Dash (video above).

-Brands are gearing up for the release of Furious 7.

-BBH created this unusual recruitment ad.

-Barbarian is launching a standalone production house called Lot112.

-The Pew Research Center released a report on U.S. smartphone use.

Tom Standage, deputy editor at The Economist talks “digital strategy and the limits of a model based on advertising.”

-Benecol appointed Fallon as its pan-European ad agency.

MediaPost examines “6 Ways Social-Media Sites Rob Users Blind.”