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Ken Segall, the man who named the iMac, on Steve Jobs and the quest for simplicity

A week or so ago, I went to the Michigan Theater to hear a lecture by Ken Segall, a former creative director at Steve’s Jobs’ go-to ad agency, TBWA\Chiat\Day. Segall, who worked with Jobs for over a dozen years, as the maverick tech entrepreneur moved between NeXT and Apple, is credited as having both authored […]

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Laura Ingram, in a monologue praised by David Duke, says, because of immigrants, “The America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore”

Last spring, when Fox News host Laura Ingraham decided to use her platform to personally attack a survivor of the Parkland school shooting, over a dozen companies, including the likes of Hulu and Office Depot, announced that they would no longer be running ads on the program. Ingraham took an unplanned leave of absence from […]

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David Carroll, an academic who studies online privacy, files suit against Cambridge Analytica in hopes of acquiring a copy of his psychographic targeting profile

Last week, when it became public knowledge that Cambridge Analytica had harvested the personal information of over 50 million unsuspecting Facebook users, allowing the Robert Mercer-owned political consulting firm to build a “psychological warfare weapon” that, according to one of the men involved, existed to exploit the “inner demons” of Americans for political gain, David […]

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The entertainment industrial complex takes on Trump

With the news media having failed the American people so incredibly this election cycle, and the very real possibility of a Trump presidency looming in the not too distant future, numerous people and organizations, some of whom who have never weighed in on such things in the past, are beginning to come forward publicly in […]

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Awesome U-M undergrads launch startup to teach American history through the stories of inspirational women

The Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation a few days ago awarded a $1,000 grant to Virginia Lozano, an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, who, along with her twin sister Beatriz, created an education technology company called Leesta in order to ā€œinspire 8-11 year olds by teaching American History through the stories of women.ā€ After bestowing […]

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