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In Brief: Alexander Wang to Balenciaga, Magnus Berger Joins <em>WSJ.</em>, Awards Roundup

Digital

Rucci Redux. Looks from Alexander Wang’s spring 2013 collection. • Wake the kids and phone the neighbors: Alexander Wang is taking the creative helm at Balenciaga. Look for the PPR-owned […]

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Man Fools More Than 500,000 Facebook Users Pretending To Be Lottery Winner

Digital

As we learned earlier with the ubiquitous "In response to the new Facebook guidelines" posts, Facebook users will share just about anything — especially if they've got a shot at $1 million. Recently, a Facebook user named Nolan Daniels posted a photo of himself with the $587.5 million-winning Powerball ticket, with the caption, "Looks like I won't be going to work EVER!!!! Share this photo and I will give a random person 1 million dollars!" More than 500,000 people have shared the photo. One problem, though: the ticket isn't real.

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Real Birds Tweet From Food-Covered Keyboard

Digital

Twitter is for the birds some days, isn’t it? One magazine in Latvia thinks it’s ‘for the birds’ every day. They feel the lack of real birds on Twitter is […]

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Biggest Stories of the Week

Digital

Driving Brand Journalism Through Social Media Man Sues Airlines for Obese Wife’s Death Everyone Fooled by Fake Google Press Release ‘Sodastream’ Ad Pulled in UK (For Being Effective?) Starbucks Unveils […]

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Is an Austin-Based Startup About to Buy Current TV? (Hint: No)

TV & Streaming

Is Current TV entertaining a tempting bid from Austin-based tech startup SocialGood.tv—a bid that would entail a move to the Texas capital and a reworking of the network's core principles?

No.

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2012’s Top Baby Names Are Soooo Predictable

Digital

There may still be such a thing as childhood innocence–but the days of parental innocence are long gone. As the world’s population continues to grow on a planet with limited […]