Twitter Will Give You Advertweets From Accounts You Don't Follow

Twitter Will Give You Advertweets From Accounts You Don't Follow

Corporations get to tweet all day at customers who follow them on Twitter, but have had trouble reaching those who don’t sign up to be spammed by their 140-character offers. Twitter has solved the problem by pledging to push ad-generated tweets to accounts that don’t follow the advertiser, targeting users based on an “interest graph” generated from the list of accounts they do follow. [More]

Twitter Pushes Ad-Generated Tweets To Tops Of Feeds

Twitter Pushes Ad-Generated Tweets To Tops Of Feeds

In an effort to give sponsors more bang for their buck while somewhat disregarding the needs of its users, Twitter has started to push sponsored tweets up to the tops of feeds. The 140-characters-or-less ads only show up in feeds that you follow, scroll down in the normal way as newer Tweets appear and can be deleted with a click. [More]

Topeka Changes Name To Google For All Of March

Topeka Changes Name To Google For All Of March

In a remarkably crass act of prostitution, Topeka has up and changed its name to Google for the month, ABS-CBN News reports. The name change is a way for the mayor to thank Google for using Topeka as a test ground for a high-speed internet network. [More]

American Apparel Sells Out

American Apparel Sells Out

Privately-held American Apparel will sell itself to a small investment firm for $382.5 million. NYT reports,

Toms of Maine Sells Out to Colgate

Toms of Maine Sells Out to Colgate

Guess we can’t brush our teeth with our dissent anymore: