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This Dark Knight Rises T-Shirt Contest Actually Has Christopher Nolan As A Judge This Dark Knight Rises T-Shirt Contest Actually Has Christopher Nolan As A Judge
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The action in The Dark Knight Rises takes place eight years after the events of The Dark Knight, and to fans of the films it probably feels like they have been waiting longer than that for the next chapter in …

Apple Giving Away $10,000 Gift Card For 25 Billionth App Download Apple Giving Away $10,000 Gift Card For 25 Billionth App Download

Apple has a special prize for whoever downloads the 25 billionth app from the App Store: a big, fat $10,000 iTunes gift card (which you can spend on apps, music, and books, or course). There are two ways in which …

Win A Year of Free Redbox Rentals With Bing’s Oscar-Night Twitter Contest Win A Year of Free Redbox Rentals With Bing’s Oscar-Night Twitter Contest

Do you have a gripe about the current state of filmmaking? Do you long for the golden age where (most) ideas were original and the world had never even heard of Michael Bay? If so, you can voice your critiques …

Dunkin’ Donuts Twitter Contest Promotes Bad Dates This Valentine’s Day Dunkin’ Donuts Twitter Contest Promotes Bad Dates This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is tomorrow and at this point in our hyper-consumer age it’s no longer novel or ideal to decry how this is a prefab holiday devised by Hallmark and chocolate confectioners in order to sponge up money from all-to-eager …

Google Science Fair Showcases The Future Einsteins & Curies Google Science Fair Showcases The Future Einsteins & Curies

Science fairs have come a long way from the days of those white cardboard tri-fold displays you had to decorate with construction paper letters and very messy Elmer’s glue. In my youth, we were tasked with menial experiments like investigating …

Video Contest Lets Students Vent About Costs of College Video Contest Lets Students Vent About Costs of College
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The idyllic college experience: meeting new people with shared eccentricities and fun hair, figuring out how to work a pick-up line at the School of Americas protest, making yourself shower at least four times a week, developing strategic ways to …

Free Windows Phones: Complain About Android Malware On Twitter Free Windows Phones: Complain About Android Malware On Twitter

This week, we looked at comments from Nokia’s director of portfolio, product management and sales, Niels Munksgaard. He is quoted as saying: “What we see is that youth are pretty much fed up with iPhones. Everyone has the iPhone,” he …

Free Galaxy Nexus Offered Via @GoogleNexus Twitter Challenge Free Galaxy Nexus Offered Via @GoogleNexus Twitter Challenge
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While some lucky Android fans have already gotten their hands on the brand new Samsung Galaxy Nexus with all that yummy Ice Cream Sandwichy goodness, folks here in the States are still waiting for an official release date. While you …

Share Halloween Costume Ideas With Bing, Win Cash Share Halloween Costume Ideas With Bing, Win Cash

As a promotional contest designed to push Bing Shopping, Bing has launched a one-day sweepstakes that will give $100 Amazon gift cards to five lucky participants. And it’s all taking place on Twitter. The contest involves tweeting your all-time best …

Walking Dead, Bing Offer Walk-On Zombie Role Walking Dead, Bing Offer Walk-On Zombie Role
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Sunday night was the big premiere of season 2 of AMC’s hit zombie survival show The Walking Dead, based on the brilliant graphic series created by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore. Although season 2 is already a wrap, it looks …

NASA Tweetup Wants To Give You Access To The Mars Curiosity Rover Launch NASA Tweetup Wants To Give You Access To The Mars Curiosity Rover Launch

Do you follow @NASA on Twitter? If you don’t, you should, because followers of NASA are about to get the chance to hang around Kennedy Space Center and hobnob with all the awesome NASA people on November 23rd-25th. Oh, and …

Trip Planning App Wins Foursquare Hackathon Trip Planning App Wins Foursquare Hackathon

Last weekend, Foursquare held their annual global hackathon, where they challenged developers all over the world to create new apps using the Foursquare API. The hackathon lasted for 48 hours straight, over 6 continents. Over 500 developers hacked with Foursquare’s …

Nokia Wants You To Freshen Up Their Classic Ringtone Nokia Wants You To Freshen Up Their Classic Ringtone

It might be one of the most recognizable melodies of our modern age: the default Nokia ringtone. The tune, which has stayed nearly the same for the last 15 years or so, has left its stamp on our culture. And …

“Justin Bieber Way” Existed, Thanks to a Tween and a Facebook Contest “Justin Bieber Way” Existed, Thanks to a Tween and a Facebook Contest

Move over Rick Perry, there’s a new controversial leader in Texas and she’s a giant Justin Bieber fan. The small town of Forney, Texas recently held a Facebook contest to elect one child, aged 8 to 13, “Mayor for a …

Junip Shows How to Engage Fans with YouTube Video Contest Junip Shows How to Engage Fans with YouTube Video Contest
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It’s certainly an interesting time to be a music fan. The rise of social media, along with that of user-generated content and smartphones have come together to not only enhance communication and journalism, but also creativity. The latest example of …

NASA Tweetup Registration Opens Today NASA Tweetup Registration Opens Today

Space nerds alert! NASA’s latest Tweetup contest is set to begin today at 3pm EST.  It will run for 24 hours, closing Wednesday at 3pm. NASA’s integration with the social media service began in 2009, when the first Tweetup allowed …

Google Code Jam Registration Window Opens Google Code Jam Registration Window Opens

Any programmers who would enjoy winning $10,000, the title “Code Jam Champion,” and – maybe – a job offer from Google should get moving.  Today, the registration window for Google Code Jam 2011 opened. To go ahead and provide interested …

Third PayPal X Developer Challenge Begins
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Developers with any amount of ability when it comes to creating Android apps may want to start thinking about how to bring PayPal into the equation.  Today, the third PayPal X Developer Challenge kicked off, and PayPal’s established some significant cash prizes for the top three participants.

Google Gets Behind Tax Data Visualization Contest

Prepare to take some pride in what your tax dollars achieve (or decide to disappear into the forests of Canada).  Google’s throwing $5,000 and its PR machine behind a contest meant to show the public how American tax money is spent.

YouTube, See3 Organize DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards
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It’s time for charitable organizations to dust off their camcorders and put on their thinking caps.  YouTube and See3 Communications have partnered for the second time to present the DoGooder Nonprofit Video Awards, a competition that will grant the winners cash, publicity, and a new gadget.

Global “Google Science Fair” Planned
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Not much info is available at this point, but the parents and teachers of scientifically inclined 13-18 year olds (along with the 13-18 year olds themselves) might want to stay close to their computers tomorrow morning.  At 9 AM EST, Google intends to announce the first-ever Google Science Fair.

Google’s described the event as "the world’s first online global science competition," and some interesting partners are also involved: CERN, LEGO, National Geographic, and Scientific American.