Netflix launched in Canada this week, allowing all of our brethren in the Yukon (not the SUV) to enjoy streaming videos to their heart's content. Lumberjacks and Mounties everywhere have waited long enough to have this wonderful service dance along the maple trees and into their homes, so obviously Netflix wouldn't have had a problem drumming up interest for their launch event that took place, right? Well, Netflix thought they'd need some help, so they hired actors to stand in during the event to attract attention.
As it turns out, people aren't happy with this even though it happens all the time. To find out more and what exactly is going on, hit the break.
I would like to start off by congratulating Facebook for two reasons. One of which is registering their 500 millionth member in July this year. Whether you like them or not you can't really contest the fact that they managed this only 6 years after starting up in a dorm room back in February 2004. The other reason I want to congratulate Facebook is for another immense achievement of having an estimated "worth" of $33,000,000,000 without actually making any real money.
Hit the break to find out more details about Facebook's imaginary triumphs.
If your target demographic is males 18-25, where would be the best place to put advertisements for your product? Obviously on the asses of hot girls. This is exactly what KFC has done with their new guerrilla marketing campaign.
If you are a hot college girl and need $500 fast, you too can hand out coupons and wear red fitted sweatpants that read "Double Down" on the back. At least if you go to Spalding University in Louisville. Talk about an EASY $500.
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This week, Blockbuster finally filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, asking for protection against its almost $1 billion worth of debt as the video rental company tried to restructure everything. However, the company isn't closing everything down, contrary to probably every store you've seen that has liquidation signs in them. Blockbuster looks to focus on kiosks and online offerings as their main business and wants to keep just a couple of stores open.
Wait, you mean Blockbuster isn't in bankruptcy already? If that's what you, our dear reader, were thinking, then click the break for more!
Have you sat down recently and considered all of the forms discrimination can come in? Legislation, hate speech, song lyrics and the worst, of course, being cupcakes.
Wait, what? Yes, it's true. According to the owner of Just Cookies, a bakery in Indianapolis, cupcakes can be a major way to discriminate against others, especially the homosexual community. A gay student group from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) wanted to place an order for rainbow frosted cupcakes or cookies and were refused.
To find out exactly what went down, hit the break.
Back in December,
Comcast came to agreement with NBC Universal to purchase them from parent company GE for $30 billion. Because of this, Jeff Zucker, President and CEO of NBC Universal, has announced he will leave the company when Comcast takes over.
To find out more about Zucker's decision, follow the break.