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Facebook Talking to Apple on New Version of ‘Home’ Software

Facebook Talking to Apple on New Version of ‘Home’ Software | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc. is talking to Apple Inc. about crafting a version of its new mobile software for the iPhone, in a push to boost revenue from the growing number of users who access the social network on smaller screens.
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Facebook is looking to change their software once again as they are partnering with Google to create a new layout and system that will work better on smartphones.

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BlackBerry Q10 - The Keyboard to Success?

BlackBerry Q10 - The Keyboard to Success? | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
In a few weeks the BlackBerry 10 with a physical keyboard will be available to buyers. People love the BlackBerry keyboard, but is the device obsolete anyway?
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This article talks about the new Blackberry phone and its keyboard. There are mixed reviews about the new keyboard size and layout. It is being put through testing with small groups of users. From personal experience, I prefer their old keyboard style as it was easy to use and the perfect size.

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Boston Marathon explosions: 8-year-old victim Martin Richard mourned by community | Toronto Star

Boston Marathon explosions: 8-year-old victim Martin Richard mourned by community | Toronto Star | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
29-year-old restaurant manager and Chinese national also among dead; 176 people injured, at least 17 of them critically.
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The explosions at the Boston Marathon have caused much controversy. This article discusses the victims, what political leaders are saying about the event. This tragic event could ruin the reputation of the Boston Marathon for future years. What conequences will be paid?

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Social Media: 10 PR Tactics | Heidi Cohen

Social Media: 10 PR Tactics | Heidi Cohen | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
No one cares about your latest press release especially on social media. Using social media for PR is about building a community around your business and creating content your audience wants. Here are ten social media tactics for PR that focus on...
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This article goes over various websites that can be used to push your PR tactics to the next level and really get your messages ut there and use media to do so. Some great tips.

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Food Was the Cause of 2012′s Biggest PR Fails | FirstWeFeast.com

Food Was the Cause of 2012′s Biggest PR Fails | FirstWeFeast.com | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
It may be no surprise that Business Insider's countdown of the top 10 biggest public relations gaffes of the year includes six committed by the food industry.
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Here are some of the biggest PR fails from 2012 that all involved the food industry.

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Oreo's Power-Outage Tweet: Much Ado About Nothing? :: PR News

Oreo's Power-Outage Tweet: Much Ado About Nothing? :: PR News | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
While many in the press gushed about Oreo's creative Twitter response to the power outage at the Super Bowl, others wonder if the effort was blown out of proportion. This goes to show how much power Twitter and social media has on everyone.
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Super Bowl 2013 Commercials: Watch Them All Here

Super Bowl 2013 Commercials: Watch Them All Here | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it

Relive Super Bowl 2013 by watching all the funny, sexy and witty ads that played during this year's game.

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Tablets, Netflix top list of popular Canadian tech trends - Business - CBC News

Tablets, Netflix top list of popular Canadian tech trends - Business - CBC News | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
Tablet ownership is growing explosively in Canada, according to a new report on tech trends, which also notes that Netflix continues to sign up new subscribers.
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Although Netflix has been around for ome time now, they are still gaining new subscribers every day in increasing numbers. The ourchasing of tablets is assisting in Netflix sales because people want everyhting more portable. Business is looking good for Netflix as they are one of the top tech trends today.

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Soundtracks for life

Soundtracks for life | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ― Nietzsche
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Hey everyone, if you're a musis fan or want to hear of some great new artists, give my music blog "Soundtracks for Life" a look and follow :)

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Blog Interesting - 32 Ways to Keep Your Blog from Sucking - Scott Hanselman

Blog Interesting - 32 Ways to Keep Your Blog from Sucking - Scott Hanselman | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
Scott Hanselman on Programming, User Experience, The Zen of Computers and Life in General
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Here are some tips and tricks to keep your blog interesting to your audience, and how to get a bigger audience seeing your blog.

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10 (more) signs that desperately need to be proofread | PR Daily

10 (more) signs that desperately need to be proofread | PR Daily | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
Break out your red pens because these signs are in need of correction.

 

You call it a gift.

 

Your friends and loved ones say it's more of a curse.

 

During a casual stroll you can't help but point out the bar's misspelled drink special sign, or the movie theater marquee with the misplaced apostrophe.

 

It's something that writers and editors do—and these 10 signs will drive you nuts...

 

[Especially liked the banner by the school comms specialist - ouch ~ Jeff ]


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Ikea monkey Darwin headed to animal sanctuary in Ontario

Ikea monkey Darwin headed to animal sanctuary in Ontario | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
This monkey was seen in an IKEA parking lot and the pictures spread like wild fire. He was a pet of a shopper and is now being taken away. This story is allowing IKEA to get a lot of attention in the media. The attention isn't good or bad on behalf of the company, so it could be helping to advertise them. This article explains ye situation in detail.
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McDonald’s Twitter Promotion: A PR Disaster ! | Social Media for Business Performance

McDonald’s Twitter Promotion: A PR Disaster ! | Social Media for Business Performance | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it

How McDonalds failed with their pr. They got a negative response to their social media tactics rather than the positive one they were anticipating. This article further discusses the details of the fiasco.

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Obama Voices Doubts on North Korean Nuclear Warhead

Obama Voices Doubts on North Korean Nuclear Warhead | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
President Obama said he did not believe that North Korea had the ability to miniaturize a nuclear weapon, and he added he would not “reward” the North for provocative acts.
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Obama makes comments about North Korea, this could have a negative effect on his presidential status.

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10 Essential PR Tips for Startups

10 Essential PR Tips for Startups | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
It can be challenging for unknown startups to garner press attention — budgets are tight, relationships with journalists may not be that strong and explaining a new concept is d...
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This article discusses some great PR tips and tactics for small businesses trying to enter the market. They are very helpful and practical. The article does a great job of explaining these tips in detail.

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Gay Couple Asked to Leave Mall for Holding Hands, Kissing

Gay Couple Asked to Leave Mall for Holding Hands, Kissing | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
Smooching and holding hands may not seem like a big deal, but two men were asked to leave the Westfield Galleria in Roseville, Calif. Saturday for doing just that.
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Pope Benedict XVI pushed the Catholic Church backward: DiManno | Toronto Star

Pope Benedict XVI pushed the Catholic Church backward: DiManno | Toronto Star | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
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This article is all about the Pope resigning from his position. His decision to do this has put a negative light on religion and rumors are spreading about why he chose to leave and what he is now going to do after he leaves the position. His actions are definitely going to have a negative impact on catholicism.

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Mountain Dew introduces a breakfast drink

Mountain Dew introduces a breakfast drink | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
If you don't like coffee or tea, Mountain Dew has a new breakfast drink that might perk you up.

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Beyoncé electrifies at Super Bowl halftime - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News

Beyoncé electrifies at Super Bowl halftime - Arts & Entertainment - CBC News | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
If naysayers still doubted Beyoncé's singing talents — even after her national anthem performance last week at a press conference — the singer proved she is an exceptional performer at the Super Bowl halftime show.
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After Beyonce's lip syncing at Obama's inauguration, and all the bad press that came with it, she definitely clear up all the bad media about herself by blowing everyone away through her Super Bowl performance. From her singing to her extreme choreography, she is really getting some good press over it.

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lorato raboijane's curator insight, February 5, 2013 10:01 AM

One of the best performances ive ever watched. She defintely redeemed herself after her lip-syncing saga at the inauguration.

Carley Kozoriz's comment, February 12, 2013 10:27 AM
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Friday Favorites

Friday Favorites | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
Follow the jump to see my fav Super Bowl commercials over the years...

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Rebecca Olivier's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:59 PM

Checking out my favourite blog (Laurenconrad.com) I came across this. She decided to post her favourite Super Bowl commercials that were shown yesterday.Take a look!

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Social media sing with NHL lockout mood swing - Globe and Mail

Social media sing with NHL lockout mood swing - Globe and Mail | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
Social media sing with NHL lockout mood swing
Globe and Mail
“It's silly for the media to speculate on what fan response will be, or conduct silly polls, when the data exists via social media,” Hirsh said.

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Brooklyn Quevillon's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:17 PM

The social media buzz that went on during the lockout was Insane. Now that NHL is back, the social media market is happy and tweeting positive instead of negative.

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Public relations: Instagram flap teaches importance of understanding those 'terms of use' | Business | Kentucky.com

Public relations: Instagram flap teaches importance of understanding those 'terms of use' | Business | Kentucky.com | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
Instagram, the hot photo-sharing social network, found out the hard way recently just how vocal some upset customers can become.
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Some not-so-good PR for the Iphone app, Instagram as some users have been complaining about the service and Instagram has been hit by some nasty customer reviews about their terms of use policies. Maybe some changes will be made?

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PR Associates | PR Associates Expands Aboriginal Relations Practice

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A mineral company has added a new member to the team, Lana Eagle who is a well-known aborigional relations specialist. With her skill set now added to the company they are able to get a better relatinship with a wider range of people that their company is affecting. Definitely a good strategic decision in hiring her.

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5 Lessons in Local Mobile Advertising from Big Brands

5 Lessons in Local Mobile Advertising from Big Brands | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it
Mobile advertising has the potential to spur customers to action in ways tradition advertising doesn't. Here are a few things you need to know to get it...
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RadiumOne integrates with Facebook Exchange, eyeing IPO

RadiumOne integrates with Facebook Exchange, eyeing IPO | Public Relations Articles and News | Scoop.it

Facebook and advertising is at a whole new level. Now with RadiumOne, advertisers can have a new form of advertising, something that is based on a user’s intent, not inference.

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