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October 18, 2013 | Comments
From Morning Filter (Oct. 18, 2013), Marketing‘s daily morning newsletter
Wind Mobile bidder takes jabs at Canadian government
At one point Naguib Sawiris was interested in purchasing Wind Mobile. But after the government branded the Egyptian billionaire’s interest in purchasing the telecom a “national security concern,” Sawiris had some choice words about Canada. Speaking to Ahram Online, Sawiris vowed not to invest “even a single penny” in Canada and called the government’s decision to block the sale “totally a farce.”
[Read more via Ahram Online]
Canadian projects raise 3.2 million on Kickstarter
In just one month Canadian projects have brought in 3.2 million dollars in crowding funding on Kickstarter. More than 47,000 consumers have donated money to 301 projects registered in Canada since the crowd funding service launched here on Sept. 9, proving Canadians are interested in both crowd funding and products developed through non-traditional means.
[Read more via Techvibes]
NFL logos re-imagined
In the past, we’ve seen logos re-imagined as Angry Birds characters and apocalyptic zombies. Now one graphic designer has imagined what the NFL team logos would look like if they ate as much as fans do. Pass the chips and enjoy all 32 fat-ified logos.
[Read more via Kissing Suzy Kolber]
Trying to decode Twitter TV Ratings
Those interested in the correlation – or lack of – between TV ratings and Twitter activity have been keeping tabs on the new Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings. So far the metric has shown that just because a show generates a lot of activity three hours before, during and three hours after an episode first airs, it doesn’t mean it’s a TV ratings hit. Here’s a look at what the metric shows about most-tweeted-about shows, and why it’s important to understand what those tweets really mean.
[Read more via Wired]
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