Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-R/GA added planners Jason Tarantino and Guy Gould-Davies to its San Francisco office. link

-Those “World’s Greatest Salesperson” finalists will be pitching the Motorola Milestone phone (aka Droid in the U.S.) at Cannes. link

-AOL is close to finding a buyer for social networking site Bebo. link

-Foursquare to sell official merchandise online. link

-FIFA’s playing no games when it comes to ambush advertising during a World Cup match, resulting in a commentator getting fired. link

-Speaking of World Cup, Nike and FADER are throwing down a party at the Football Center in Soweto, South Africa tonight to celebrate Youth Day. link

-Goldman Sachs vet Mike Pratt joined Carrot Creative as director of business development. link

-KSL Media announced a strategic alliance with Experian Marketing Services.

-Google withdrew its lawsuit against a record label for “facilitating copyright infringement on third-party websites.” link

-RAPP names Robert Grammatica global chief client officer. link

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