All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Contest’

Warren Buffett Backs Billion Dollar March Madness Contest

In a move apt to bring a smile to the face of every statistics geek on Earth, Warren Buffett is backing a one billion dollar payout for anyone who can perfectly pick the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. Quicken Loans is running the contest, and the payout, in the extremely unlikely event that there is a payout, will be backed by …

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Snoop Dogg Wants You To Be His Intern

Snoop Dogg is just looking out for the kids. In a recent promotional video, Snoop Dogg released his latest campaign: the chance to work for the Dogg himself for a day. All you need to enter is to make a small donation to Snoop Dogg’s charity, The Snoop Youth Football League, and you may be chosen to be flown out …

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John Mayer: Win Tickets To See Him In Brooklyn

Have a John Mayer fan in your life? Not sure what to get them for Christmas? Well here’s an early Christmas gift idea, and it could be quite cheap too! On Monday, Mayer took to his Instagram to announce a photo contest. The soulful singer posted, “Submit pictures with #BKLOVESMAYER to enter a flyaway contest to JM’s show in Brooklyn …

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Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, Watch the Trailer

Lest we imagine Hollywood lacks strategy in trailer timing, several Horror flicks are seeing the light of day in advance of Halloween. Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, exposed the trailer yesterday (shown above). Fans of the franchise will find the same heart-stopping thrills and “found-footage” camera tricks they’ve come to love, but fair warning, this is not Paranormal Activity 5. …

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Coca-Cola Prints “YOU RETARD” Under Bottlecap

Why is it that our very politically correct American culture detests derogatory and dehumanizing words but so liberally uses the term “retard”? Have you ever noticed that? Well, Coca-Cola is pulling no punches, and they won’t be getting in as much trouble were the insult any other word – but the company just recently apologized to a family in Alberta …

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Fisherman Sues for $1M Contest Winnings

Every avid fisherman has a story about “the one that got away”. Usually it is a fish that was so big, fought so long, broke line, stripped reel gears, tipped a boat, etc. Fishermen have better stories about the ones that got away than they do about the he loveless they caught, weighed, photographed, stuffed, and mounted. But Rodney Ply …

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Beer Contest Winner Drinks 1.6 Gallons in 20 Minutes, Dies

A beer drinking contest in Spain’s Murcia region ended in tragedy this week when the contest winner, Joaquin Alcaraz Garcia, died of cardiac arrest. The rules of the contest were simple: Consume as many 1-liter glasses of beer as possible in 20 minutes. Garcia consumed 6 liters (roughly 1.6 gallons or 200 ounces) of beer during that period. He was …

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Halo 4 Spartan Ops Resumes in January

Microsoft today revealed the future of Halo 4 for the next couple of months. Of particular note is that Halo 4‘s Spartan Ops mode is going on hiatus until January. The first five interactive episodes of Spartan Ops, comprising the first half of “season 1” have already aired. All five episodes will all be re-entered into Matchmaking, one per week, …

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YouTube Is Looking To Fund New Video Projects

There’s a lot of popular channels on YouTube. The personalities that populate said channels occasionally combine their talents to create collaborations. YouTube is now looking for those kind of people to help kickstart its next contest. YouTube is bringing back its NextUp program in 2012 after a successful run last year that saw multiple creators from around the world get …

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Borderlands 2 Contest Destroys Handsome Jack’s Face

Gearbox must have hired the most eclectic and creative marketing team in video game company history, then dumped pallets of money into their office and said, “go!” That’s how it feels anyway, with Borderlands 2 having some of the best trailers of the year, an unbelievably cool limited edition of the game, and a playable 16-bit version called The Border …

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Oklahoma School Produces Doodle 4 Google Finalist Two Years In a Row

Seriously, are the pencils and art brushes possessed by the ghost of Vincent Van Gogh at Maryetta School, in Oklahoma? For the second year in a row, the school will represent Oklahoma in the national Doodle 4 Google contest the search engine giant has put on for the past five years. Janessa Chastain, an eight year old second grader has …

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Florence and the Machine, MSN Partner for Twitter Contest

Are you a fan of Florence Welch and her band Florence and the Machine? How about Vegas? If either of those things excite you, I’m here to inform you that @MSN just started a Twitter contest to give one lucky winner a trip that includes both. It’d a pretty simple Twitter promotion – all you have to do is follow …

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Journalism & Technology Scholarships for Six Lucky Winners of Google and AP Contest

Last summer Google announced a joint scholarship program for aspiring journalists with the Associated Press, administered by the Online News Association. Now six winners will receive a $20,000 scholarship to help them make their dreams come true. The winners were Rebecca Rolfe, John Osborn, Katie Zhu, Emily Eggleston, Reginald James, and Kevin Schaul. You can view profiles of their submissions …

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Google Online Marketing Challenge: Tips and Overview

Google’s Online Marketing Challenge started in 2008 and began with 500 registered professors. Now there are over 1,000 professors registered with the growing challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to give students real world experience working with Google AdWords and online advertising. It also gives students the opportunity to see how they can grow real businesses and non-profit organizations …

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Google Contest Seeks Young Artists

Users of Google know that their signature “doodle”, visible on the search engine’s home page, is both creative and informative. Sometimes the artwork is evocative of a particular artist to celebrate his/her birthday; other times, the word “Google” can only be seen in the most vague form beneath the image, such as the one commemorating Les Paul’s 96th birthday. The …

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Digital Artists Capture Siri’s Face in Recent Contest

We’ve all heard Siri speak, and we’ve all imagined what she might look like in the flesh. Personally, I tend to think of the AI from Halo or Resident Evil whenever i hear her(?) voice. The New York-based 3D printing service, Shapeways announced the winners of a recent contest in which they asked various artists to show us what the …

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Atari Wants You To Remake Pong

Pong is one of the greatest games ever made. Maybe not for its compelling gameplay, but for its simplicity that brought video games to millions of households. Atari has never really captured that kind of magic again, but they are going to try this year. Atari has announced via their Web site a contest for indie developers to remake Pong …

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Ford Shows Off New Promotion Strategy With QR Codes, Escape Routes

To celebrate the launch of the 2012 Ford Escape, the company, who has a sizable presence at BlogWorld, Ford announced the Escape Routes that will show an entirely new method of vehicular promotion. While discussing the benefits of the new Escape model — you can apparently open the trunk with your foot — some of the details of the promotional …

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The Annual WebProWorld Halloween Photoshop Contest

The annual WebProWorld Halloween Photoshop contest is once again upon us, which means it’s time to show off those Photoshop skills with some Halloween flair. This year, the usual suspects are available to be altered — that is, the iEntry staff — but there’s also a twist: If you want to skip the image manipulation of the iEntry staff, instead …

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Bing Giving Away $100 Bucks to 5 Twitter Followers

Five people who follow Bing on Twitter have the chance to win a hundred bucks a piece, courtesy of a sweepstakes the search engine is running today only. It’s called the “Friends Don’t Let Friends Decide Alone” Sweepstakes, and appears to be geared at drawing attention to Bing’s recently launched social features. Given that these feature were largely based upon …

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Adobe Contest Looking For #1 Photoshop Fan

#1 Photoshop Fan from Adobe Next Photoshop Evangelist on Vimeo.

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LeapFish Giving Away Cash For Social Media Presence

Yes, you read that headline right. It does sound kind of “backwards” to me, as well.

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