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Ikea Wins Valentine’s Day With Offer of Free Crib—Nine Months From Now | Adweek


Ikea Australia has done the maths (or has it?) and come up with an amusing Valentine’s Day offer—a free crib for babies born nine months from today. You’ll have to clip out the voucher and keep it in a safe place for those nine months, and also provide proof of birth (whatever that means). The […]

Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work • The Register


This is genius! I wonder how many people at my office are doing the same as a lot of their days seem to consist of the same ‘work days’. After getting permission to study Bob’s computer habits, Verizon investigators found that he had hired a software consultancy in Shenyang to do his programming work for […]

Why would anyone apply for a job on Facebook?


The Facebook Job Board Is Here: Recruiting Will Never Look The Same – Forbes Facebook announced its long-awaited job board this morning, ushering in a new era of online recruiting and, eventually, what’s likely to be an important new source of revenue for the company. After a yearlong “Social Jobs Partnership” with the U.S. Department of […]

Zynga closes UK office, closes games and axes 5% of staff | The Wall Blog


We have already seen stocks in social networking firms quickly decline this year and last night more of the bubble burst as social gaming firm Zynga announced, timed to coincide with the launch of the iPad Mini, that it was cutting 5% of its 3,200 workforce. The cuts will include the closures of its operations […]

Cadbury Screme Eggs Are Amusingly Rotten in Halloween Spots | Adweek


Hardly surprising that Cadbury recently owned by US mega company Kraft and now owned by another US corporation Mondel?z is now creating Halloween products. Cadbury has finally started recognizing Halloween with its Cadbury Screme Egg, and these three Canadian TV spots for it—by ad agency The Hive in Toronto—are as spooky as ads for candy […]

Twitter Weekly Round Up for 2009-12-13


I'm at Gare du Nord (73 Rue de Dunkerque, Paris). http://bit.ly/2gKzMp # Go to http://www.graze.com and use the code 4THHHD5T to get a free box of healthy snacks delivered to your desk or front door # So we have a 'tree' in the garden :-) http://yfrog.com/6o78mj # Is excited that Glee is previewing in the […]

Job website hit by major breach


Hackers are believed to have stolen the personal details of millions of people using the online job site Monster. Users around the world have been affected, including the 4.5 million users of the UK site. They of course didn’t think to email me or change account passwords by default instead they put a tiny notification […]

The best job in the world?


Want to be an island caretaker at the Great Barrier Reef? Yes so do I and probably hundreds of thousands of others – especially since the salary is ridiculously high too. £73,500 and a six month contract – smells like a tourism campaign to me but hey I’m heading on over to islandreefjob.com with everyone […]

okay well I am back


okay well I am back in London now after the two 8 hour flights yesterday. Melatonin is a fantastic invention. Woke up sleepy [thanks scally for that call] and took Jack out for a walk – he was very happy to see me. I was very happy to see him. Pets they are fab no […]


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