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Every Tech Ad You’ve Seen, in One Funny Video

Given that we’re going into product launch season, this CollegeHumor clip is nicely timed. Also, it’s the Friday before Labor Day:

While we’re here, may as well point out that the biggest tech sellers have gotten pretty good at moving beyond the cliches deftly parodied above.

Here, for instance, is the latest in Apple’s series of feature-centric ads, which range from good to really great:

And here’s the new one from Microsoft, which probably won’t sell many Windows Phones, but is fun to watch anyway:


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald