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October 7, 2008

  • Yahoo is continuing its marathon merger discussions with AOL, sources close to the negotiations have whispered to us, and a deal could happen as early as this month. Is this just a rehash of the reported discussions in February and then again in April?
  • MINI Motoring Graphics is MINI’s partnership announced today with Original Wraps, Inc. that allows MINI owners to add a little flair to their exteriors and interiors. From full-on custom jobs to small round badges, the program presents over 5,000,000 options enabling drivers to stand out from the masses on the road.
  • SomeRightsReserved is the awesome online store of the London-based KithKin design collective. The shop, billed as “a download revolution” features both digital products (such as music and fonts) and directions/instructions for building physical items.
  • During Sotheby’s record-breaking Damien Hirst evening auction last month, the saleroom felt like something out of a Cold War science-fiction novel. On the day that Lehman Brothers collapsed and the American financial markets began their freefall, the Russians seemed to be celebrating their new-found billions by buying diamond cabinets and gold butterfly paintings with names like New Midas’s Lie.
    (tags: art monetisation)

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