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David Blanar
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Normally I hate cat things.

But I don't hate this.
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+bediha dogru stop shouting and take your tablets
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Invisible Lamp Only Appears When You Need It |

This is very cool, although we could probably come up with a better housing unit.
Hide and Seek is an invisible lamp that disappears when not being used but light up a room when turned on.
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Breaking News: Criminal denies wrongdoing.

Well, duh. Of course he's going to deny it - no one leaves power willingly. He must be removed and it appears only the sponsors are now able to do so.

Which leaves them no choice.

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Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he cannot be held responsible for the current corruption scandal but vows to work to earn back trust.
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If Platini wasn't in his pocket, then UEFA could have dislodged him years ago. Almost Berlusconi-esque in his thirst for riches and power.
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Hey, that's keepin' it real +BBC Sport

You're not wrong. The Qatar stadium was accused of looking "like a vagina". Have we had a ruling on that accusation yet? Or is the jury still out?

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Pretty cool David. 
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Key Lime Sorbet
Very simple (and sober) recipe, caught my eye for the suggestion to serve with gingersnaps. Not an obvious combination but one worth trying.

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+David Blanar I knew I can get those inventing juices going. 😁
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Chart: The 10 Most Valuable Global Brands |
Zoom on marketing chart titled: Chart/table from: Weekend Reading, 5/29/15
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The Underwater Internet |

Really fascinating read.
A wireless world relies on more than cloud technology. Half-century-old cable stations are critical nodes where messages can still be delayed, censored, or intercepted.
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6 Brands Creating the Future of Productivity |
As part of our Future of Connected Life report, we highlight six brands redefining convention for the future of productivity, wellness, and growth.
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Honey and Goat Cheese Ice Cream
Now here's an interesting recipe, as a treat this may almost be more savory than sweet.

I have absolutely no idea how this one will turn out but with goat's cheese, I expect the consistency to be a bit stickier than most custards.

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Cynthia of Two Red Bowls takes ice cream to the savory side with some help from tangy goat cheese.
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David ,good day ;goats milk and honey sounds Greek. I love feta. So to,I will try. I'm just coming out of sweetie coma. Last night didn't help. Maybe the table don't remember. Oh well. 😊😎
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Tanks are so cool.

The is the view from inside a huge store of tanks at +The Tank Museum. Looking forward to Tankfest in June.

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Reflections in Fur: Motion-Sensing 'PomPom Mirror' |

This is pretty wild.
If you're tired of your ugly mug staring back from across the bathroom sink every morning, just install this furry silhouetting mirror from New York-base
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He did a wooden one too, some time ago. It's stunning. A lot more subtle than this one.
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Education
  • London Business School
    MBA, 2004 - 2006
  • University of Nottingham
    MA, 2010 - 2013
    Systematic Theology & Philosophy
  • Westmont High School
    Diploma, 1999 - 1993
  • Santa Clara University
    Theatre Arts, 1993 - 1997
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DKB, spirit
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American loving life in London, UK.
Introduction
Passions include reading, going to the theatre, watching and playing sport (mostly football), going to the cinema (when I have time), hitting the gym, cooking, and roaming across the island and the world.

All my posts are public which means you'll get a mix of philosophy, politics, art, industry updates, media, sport and design. I tend to circle those who have a full profile and repeatedly interact with me.

I also manage the blog for the Loveliest Book Group, check it out.

Enjoy!

“I'm for truth, no matter who tells it. I'm for justice, no matter who it is for or against. I'm a human being, first and foremost, and as such I'm for whoever and whatever benefits humanity as a whole.” 
                                                       - Malcolm X


"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
                                                       -
Aristotle

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I don't fit neatly into a box ...
Work
Occupation
Marketing
Skills
Digital
Employment
  • Google UK Limited
    Marketing Specialist, 2014 - present
    Google+
  • Independent Contractor
    Marketing, 2006 - present
  • AMV BBDO
    Digital Producer, 2013 - 2014
  • Accenture
    Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • MerchantCantos Communications
    Director of Online Services, 2010 - 2011
  • Tam Communications
    Senior Interactive Artist, 1996 - 1999
  • Rivals.com
    Senior Art Director, 1999 - 2000
  • Rivals.net
    Marketing Services Manager, 2000 - 2003
  • Rufus Leonard
    Senior Digital Strategist, 2007 - 2007
  • Crown Business Communications
    Digital Strategist, 2003 - 2006
  • Defaqto
    Head of Marketing, Brand & Communications, 2007 - 2009
  • Republic Publishing
    COO, 2009 - 2009
  • Isobar
    Senior Project Manager, 2013 - 2013
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Currently
London, UK
Previously
Los Gatos, CA - Seattle, WA - Santa Clara, CA - Saratoga, CA
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Google? Evil? — BuzzMachine
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A few folks on Twitter have asked for my reaction to the accidental sharing of an FTC staff report on Google, wondering whether it will caus

No, we are NOT all Charlie (and that’s a problem)
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It is comforting and politically expedient to claim that “we” are attacked because “they” cannot deal with “our” freedoms, particularly free

On Nerd Entitlement
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White male nerds need to recognise that other people had traumatic upbringings, too - and that's different from structural oppression.

Watch: ‘Knight of Cups’ Trailer Starring Christian Bale | Variety
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These 15 Incredibly Rare Historical Photos Will Leave You Speechless ‹
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Attention history teachers everywhere: If you want to wake those sleeping kids, show them these 15 rare photos from the past. Yes, they coul

The Weirdest Proposal Yet for the ‘Office of the Future’ | WIRED
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A couple years ago, after research about the health risks of prolonged sitting came to light, a wave of standing desks hit the market. Big c

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Match of the Day: Robbie Savage represents the triumph of personality an...
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The former Wales midfielder is loved by media executives - but new vehicle Fletch and Sav suggests that having an opinion is now all that ma

Quiz: can you identify these movie future cities?
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Here are 10 future cities - but can you correctly identify which films they appear in?

Comic-Con: ‘Penny Dreadful’ Season 2 Villain Will Be a Familiar Face | V...
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"Penny Dreadful" will be "very different" in season two, according to creator John Logan, who joined stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney and H

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The Mega Hammock measures 8 x 15 feet and is hand-crafted from ripstop nylon and black webbing by an FAA certified parachute rigger. Oh, and

Star Wars: David Cronenberg said no, but Tom Cruise could cameo in Episo...
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As news emerges that David Cronenberg turned down an offer to direct a Star Wars movie, rumours strengthen that Tom Cruise may be set for a

Blockbuster Games to Battle Big-Budget Movies for Fans’ Dollars | Variety
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If marketers didn’t have enough to worry about as they start to position movies against sequels in the “Star Wars,” “The Avengers” and “Jura

Women in tech - has the Silicon Valley scene got a case to answer for? -...
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CBS Orders 'CSI: Cyber' Spinoff to Series
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Viacom Wins bid for U.K.’s Channel Five, Report
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First U.S. media conglomerate to control British FTA network

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