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    The 2013 Dealbreaker Holiday Gift Guide

    The holiday season is nigh and you still haven’t shopped. While you’re dreaming only of sugar plum fairies bearing fat bonuses, you don’t the time to mingle with the riff raff at some big box nightmare. Dealbreaker is here to help.  Behold the 2013 Dealbreaker Holiday Gift Guide, chockfull of descriptors like “custom,” “gourmet,” “housecleaning,” […]

    / Dec 10, 2013 at 3:30 PM
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    Come Learn in Luxury at the Alpha Institutes CIO Summit

    Raise your hand if you work with alternative investments.

    / Sep 2, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    Come Learn in Luxury at the Alpha Institutes CIO Summit

    Raise your hand if you work with alternative investments.

    / Aug 25, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Don’t Get Gouged on Gold

    When former Microsoft-division Expedia launched in October 1996 on the cusp of the late-nineties Internet boom, the concept of a cost-comparison shopping website was still as foreign to people as mass market cell phones and the mp3. Today, the word Expedia is synonymous with travel, as the company has revolutionized the consumer shopping experience and […]

    / Aug 18, 2011 at 12:00 PM
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    Come Learn in Luxury at the Alpha Institutes CIO Summit

    Will all the alternative investors please stand up, please stand up, please stand up?

    / Jul 27, 2011 at 10:30 AM
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    Come Learn in Luxury at the Alpha Institutes CIO Summit

    Raise your hand if you work with alternative investments.

    / Jul 20, 2011 at 4:20 PM
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    Betterment.com CEO says E*Trade should be regulated as a gambling site

    There are a lot of ways to invest out there. Unfortunately, most forms of individual-investor retail active trading are more like gambling than they are like investing, Why? The house always wins, and the longer you play the more money you stand to lose. “These forms of trading should be regulated as gambling,” says Jon […]

    / Apr 6, 2011 at 7:00 AM
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    Poker Lessons For DB Readers

    Are you as bad at poker as the editor of this site? You’re in luck–through our partners at Gilt, we’re offering you a one-on-one poker lesson with a World Series of Poker finalist. As an added bonus, the instructor, Clayton Fletcher, is also a comic. After the one-hour poker lesson there will be a reception […]

    / Dec 22, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    An Offer from Gilt Group

    Need new clothes? For an interview, to impress IR chicks or just sitting around on the couch? Working together with Gilt Groupe, which hosts invitation-only sales of luxury brands at prices up to 70% off retail, we’ve put together a special sale just for DB readers. Here’s your chance to snap up sharp and sophisticated […]

    / Aug 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    Stockings And Bonds Poker Tournament Giveaway

    So! Caesars is putting on a poker tournament* Saturday, March 13 and they want you to be there! Most people need to sign up and pay their own way but one Dealbreaker reader will get his or her buy-in/room/after party access paid for, provided you answer simple question: Who is responsible for Dealbreaker/Breaking Media’s recent […]

    / Mar 3, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    Bell Canada Minds the Bollocks

    Bell Canada Enterprises (BCE) drops the firebomb on its most recent ad campaign, from Reuters: The ads for Bell Canada’s Solo discount service showed a young woman decked out in flashy punk rock attire, with a button that reads “Belsen was a gas” — the controversial title of a song by the Sex Pistols, and […]

    / Sep 17, 2007 at 1:35 PM
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    It’s My Deutsche In A Box

    From copyranter, how did this man get this woman on top of this building? Easy – a “passion to perform,” a desire to be “lifted even higher,” and a Deutsche in a box. Step 1: Cut a hole in the logo Step 2: Put your Deutsche in that box Step 3: Make her sit on […]

    / Aug 23, 2007 at 10:51 AM
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    Diet Coke Embraces Its Virtual Nothingness

    We remember the first time we had a Diet Coke, when that stupid vending machine next to the baseball field was out of regular Coke. After one sip and some great expectorations, we threw the mostly full can away thinking two things: 1.) this tastes like someone added “ass” to water, 2.) girls will put […]

    / Aug 20, 2007 at 3:17 PM
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    SunGard: Information Availability Would Have Been Nice

    From copyranter, SunGard’s timing on this August 1st print ad (in CIO mag) is a bit unfortunate, forcing the company to do some AdvancedRecovery of its own. Today, in August publication ad images not likely to be used in September issues… [copyranter]

    / Aug 6, 2007 at 3:37 PM
  • Advertisements, Consumer/Retail

    The Reality Gap

    Faced with a case of recurring ad-failure amidst tanking same-store sales, Gap is taking the crazy cool notion of shunning TV in a revolutionary new print-only campaign. The Laird & Partners campaign is revolutionary because it features relatively obscure personalities wearing Gap clothing. Personalities as obscure as John Mayer, Lucy Liu, Forest Whitaker and Selma […]

    / Aug 3, 2007 at 10:59 AM
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    Caption Contest: Racist Intel Ad

    The latest Intel print ad for the Core 2 Duo processor features several large black guys posed in pre-prostration to a nerdy white overlord who looks like an extra from a bad Dockers commercial. Is the ad racist or are people reading into this too much? A common misreading of ‘bent over black guys overseen […]

    / Aug 1, 2007 at 1:24 PM
  • Advertisements, Chrysler, Puppy Death

    Another Successful Read of the Market by U.S. Auto Makers

    With all the controversy surrounding Michael Vick’s dogfighting proclivities Chrysler Group’s Dodge division decided now was a perfect time to release a viral video of a Dodge Nitro electrocuting a puppy to death. Note to Dodge, using force lightning against Mark Hamill, good, using it against a puppy, bad. The ad was created by the […]

    / Jul 20, 2007 at 4:10 PM
  • Advertisements, Environment

    Good Clean Fun – Green Tech Adverts

    Epuron, a German green tech company, won the Golden Lion for best advertising spot at the International Advertising Festival in Cannes (the Palme d’Or of adverts?). Not to spoil it, here’s the spot, created by Nordpol+ Hamburg (see how early you can catch on before the punchline): Contrast this with the “Say Hey” BP ads, […]

    / Jul 16, 2007 at 12:11 PM
  • Advertisements, Media

    Old Media confident enough to turn down condom ad revenue

    Fox and CBS rejected a new Trojan commercial that has the audacity to suggest that people have sex with condoms in order to avoid pregnancy rather than die of Super AIDS. When you’re doing as well as the big networks, you can certainly afford to turn down those revenue streams. Fox actually admitted rejecting the […]

    / Jun 19, 2007 at 11:18 AM
  • Advertisements, BP

    BP’s $35mm overcompensation expense

    What is your first reaction when driving up to a gas station? a.) poke your head out the window, open your mouth, and wait for the gas nozzle to turn into a shower, raining down golden helios (little flowery sun-symbol-like things) b.) wait for someone to fly down with a toilet (you read that correctly) […]

    / May 8, 2007 at 2:30 PM
  • Advertisements, Banks, Citi, Citicorp

    Let’s Get It, and Several Other Things, Done

    Maybe there’s a reason Citi is putting its umbrellas away. Citi announced that it will spend $50bn over the next 10 years on “investments, financings and related activities designed to address global climate change.” Citi claims the sum includes $10bn Citi has already invested in such endeavors. Unfortunately the “Let’s get it done” path to […]

    / May 8, 2007 at 9:58 AM

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