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Booze Newz: An Absolut Ode to San Francisco

Posted by Jennifer Sokolowski on June 3, 2011 05:30 PM

Absolut is paying its respects to San Francisco with a new flavored vodka, following in the wake of past citified special editions for New Orleans, Los Angeles, Boston and Brooklyn. Absolut SF’s somewhat esoteric mix of grape, dragon fruit and papaya is designed to capture the “unique cultures, ethnicities and culinary delights of San Francisco” and entice drinkers with a “bold flavor when mixing a perfect cocktail.”

The brand is tying the latest entrant in its Absolut Cities campaign with a Facebook page, “What’s Your Absolut SF?” that encourages city residents to share their stories, as well as inviting prominent San Francisans such as Digg founder Kevin Rose and DJ Miguel Migs to collaborate with the brand on various projects. Absolut is also donating $50,000 to Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco as part of the campaign. Continue reading...

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Social Media Watch: Twitter at 5, Digg, Dropbox and more

Posted by Sheila Shayon on March 21, 2011 11:00 AM

In a blow for Twitter as it turns five, Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan switches loyalty to Facebook, while USPTO denies site's application to trademark "tweet" (again). Still, even though Facebook “likes” may be more profitable than tweets, Twitter may still prevail.

Digg cofounder Kevin Rose steps away, prompting speculation that it has failed.

Dropbox could generate $100 Million in revenue this year.

Tumblr security breach exposes sensitive information.

Zynga launches rewards program to increase user loyalty.

South Carolina bill targets prisoners on Facebook.

And (surprise!) kids are lying about their ages to get online and use social networks.

Below, find out what Foursquare's Dennis Crowley thinks is "pretty hot."Continue reading...

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Headline Roundup: Retail Issues

Posted by Sara Zucker on January 27, 2010 07:24 AM

EBay changes its listing fees to increase sales. [Reuters]

Starting February, Chanel will raise handbag prices by $100. [Madison Avenue Spy]

Prince Charles stars in a new campaign to help Britain's wool industry. [WWD]

Toyota temporarily stops sale and construction of 8 models post-recall. [NY Times]

Thanks to General Motors, Saab enters Spyker's hands. [NY Times]

Book publishers continue to talk with Apple over Tablet e-books. [WSJ]Continue reading...

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