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Instagram became a little bit more like Vine when it announced this week that its video clips are now embeddable. Prepare to see more 15-second clips coming to a website near you.
Outback Steakhouse wants to make your birthday extra special. It’s developed a new chair with the Brazilian ad agency Lew’LaraTBWA that will hug whoever sits in it whenever “Happy Birthday” is posted to their Facebook Timeline.
Though they are not available yet, Graffiti Codes will allow hand-drawn doodles and graffiti to be read by smartphones. The MIT researchers developing this technology have considered several applications, including smarter, more relevant advertising.
The Martin Agency is echoing public art from the Great Depression era in new ads for Morgan Stanley. The campaign aims to inspire people during tough economic times and to connect the idea of responsible capitalism to Morgan Stanley.
From The Huffington Post
All Facebook users now have access to Graph Search — allowing them to easily collect the information stored in public profiles from all their contacts. More discreet users may want to take this as an occasion to revisit their privacy settings.