• Qwiki

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    Qwiki is working to deliver information in a format that's quintessentially human – via storytelling instead of search. We are the first to turn information into an experience. We believe that just because data is stored by machines doesn’t mean it should be presented as a machine-readable list. Let's try harder.

    Qwiki is launching soon. But you can join their invite-only alpha on their site.

    Qwiki at TechCrunch Disrupt from Qwiki on Vimeo.

    Thanks, Ted

  • Cleveland Responds to LeBron

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    LeBron asked us what we think he should do. Cleveland answered.


  • Advertising – It's a Love Hate Thing

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    Last night in Toronto, the ADCC Awards (Advertising and Design Club of Canada) were held. Toronto's Leo Burnett handled the cover design of the awards book, the call for entry materials and this film, “Hate/Love," that opened the show and was very well received.

    "The opening film for the ADCC show taps into an insight we think every creative feels: love for the business when things are going well, and hate, when things aren't." – Judy John, Chief Creative Officer, Leo Burnett, Toronto

    Hate/Love from CRUSH on Vimeo.

    Agency: Leo Burnett, Toronto
    Production Company: Spy Films, Toronto
    Visual Effects: Crush, Toronto

  • Who is J.O.B.?

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    The story of how a towheaded, semi-deaf haole born on the North Shore of Oahu to a wild Australian father became one of the most controversial surfers renown for his presence in the barrel. A peak into how Jamie O’Brien was weaned to throw himself over Pipeline ledges translating into a life-long adventure. Draining bombs, tweaked airs, broken legs, Tavarua, Nias, Tea- hupoo, P Pass, Chungu, and Hawaii; this will be the movie of the year.

    Thanks, Cameron

  • F**k My B**k

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    You know the feeling. We know the feeling. You just spent months putting the finishing touches on your portfolio. You proudly send off your book just as a proud father sends off his son to college. And just as that father will rarely hear from his son, you'll rarely get any feedback on your book. If you are one of the lucky few to score an interview, you'll be on top of the world. Embrace this. It doesn't last long. You'll walk away from said interview with these key findings: you'd make a perfect intern, you're too junior, or there was never a position in the first place. We welcome you. Use this forum to share in the misery of others or feel free to add horror stories of your own. Completely anonymous, of course. Welcome to: F**k My B**k.

  • When a Brand's Facebook Page Gets Overtaken

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    Cooks Source magazine stole an article they saw on another website and passed it off as their own. When the original author found out, she asked the editor for an apology on Facebook, a printed apology in the magazine and $130 donation (which turns out to be about $0.10 per word of the original article) to be given to the Columbia School of Journalism. A very modest request.

    Instead, the editor proceeded to tell her that the web is considered "public domain" and that she had no case against them. Poor mistake. The author made a blog post on Live Journal, which has since gotten out on the airwaves – leading to a complete takeover of Cooks Source magazine's Facebook page by an angry horde of people calling them out for copyright infringement. Advertisers have started dropping like flies due to calls and emails.

    How do they ever recover from this? Do they deserve to?

    Thanks, Rona

  • Pogo: Wishery

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