Your Wednesday Odds and Ends

By Kiran Aditham 

-As you may have heard, Google is aiming to go upside Microsoft’s dome with the Google Chrome OS. Wired offers five things the OS can do for your notebook. link

-Former Tribal DDB global CMO Liz Ross has joined Digitas as Chief Growth Officer. Fellow Tribal alum Stephan Beringer is also joining the party as president of Digitas Global. link

-The London International Advertising Awards signed on Tony Gulisano and Wayne Youkhana, both former executives of the Clio Awards. One source tells us this is the third ED to leave the Clios in three years. link

-Since he ain’t too legit to Tweet, MC Hammer has been invited to serve as keynote speaker of the Social Media Marketing for Business conference in August at the Harvard Faculty Club. link

-If your usual stroll through the personal ads in Time Out New York seemed unusual this past week, it’s because HBO’s promoting its new show Hung there with fake hooker ads from Detroit, where the show is set. Call the number given to receive a cheeky message and remain guilt-free in the process. link

-Mays lives on! The family of late pitchman Billy Mays has given permission to continue using his likeness in commercials and packaging that will honor all existing agreements. link

-ComScore’s unveiled the top 20 countries by the amount of social media engagement. At the top? You guessed it: Russia. link

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