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They mention/show Ford (and Twinkies, and Big Boy) in this spot - and the new Scarlett Johansson commercial gets banned for mentioning Pepsi and Coke. Uh huh. I wonder how much Fox charges to "ban" a commerical.
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Please add our page to your circles. Thanks!
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Wouldn't it be awesome to go in and screw up a company and get paid $35Million to go away? I'll come over and screw up your company for just half that amount - act quickly though, this is a limited time offer. Operators are standing by... http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/22/rumor-whitman-is-in-as-hp-head/
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Yahoo! turned down a $47.5 Billion offer from Microsoft a while ago - I bet they're wondering what they were thinking by turning that down right about now...
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We have had the good fortune/awkward dilemma of being so busy for the past 4 years that we never really could take the time and build our own site. We've finally done it - let me know what you think:

www.design2point0.com

- Rick
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Brilliant!
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I love this image.
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I am in the ice cream business. On the purchasing side...
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Already plays like a Pro!! Way to knock it out of the park Piero!!
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Just set up our G+ brand page...
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The new BlackBerry 9900 is absolutely amazing. I love the touch screen and the keyboard - this is the best keyboard yet. A lot of people ask me what apps they should install first.

These are the apps I recommend installing right away. I use Gmail as my primary email client and Google Calendar to manage my schedule, so this list includes some necessary apps to get the most out of that:

1) Gmail - you have to navigate to google.com and click the "more" link to find this
2) Google Sync - same as above. This will keep your calendar updated.
3) Gtalk - same as above
4) Tune-in radio (almost every radio station on the planet)
5) Flixster (buy movie tickets)
6) One touch free flashlight (more useful than you think...)
7) BlackBerry bridge (some carriers block this, but you can find it by doing a web search)
8) BlackBerry Travel (consolidates all your travel emails and itineraries)
9) My Account app for your carrier. Track your voice, data and text usage
10) Do a search for your favourite sports team, they may have an app. The Toronto Maple Leafs have a great one.

Make sure you have a good data plan before using apps like Tune-in radio, YouTube or any other apps that stream content. Use the MyAccount app to monitor your usage. Make sure you connect to Wi-Fi wherever possible to keep the data usage down.

It varies from carrier to carrier, but most include Facebook, Twitter and YouTube as part of the basic install. Mine also included Slacker Radio which is really good.

I compared the apps that I use most on my iPhone to the above and there weren't any major ones that I couldn't find for BlackBerry. You can even put your iTunes library on it if you have a media card that can hold the songs.

Hope that helps!
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Thanks Rick!
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The difference between the Apple Store and pretty much every other large retailer is that the people that work there (for the most part) love the products as much as you do, if not more. So when you have an issue, they actually care. The only time I prefer stores where the employees really don't care is when I'm returning something.
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Here's a question - if the people that found that iPhone 4 in a bar allowed Gizmodo to take pics of the phone and received money for that, but didn't "sell" it to them and then promptly returned it to Apple would they now be charged? http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/10/gizmodo-cleared-as-charges-finally-brought-in-lost-prototype-iphone-4-case/
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Just occurred to me that as Google+ takes off, the two founders of Twitter left. Wonder if they jumped ship thinking this would over-take Twitter... other than promoted tweets, twitter hasn't been able to figure out a revenue model, so I'm imagining a world where we talk about Twitter in the past tense...
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They made some decent money from the promoted tweets last year - $40Million I think. Just seems odd that the two founders would leave and then have this G+ thing appear. It's over 20 Millions users already after 2 weeks in and it's still beta.
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Interactive Creative Director
Employment
  • Design 2.0 Inc.
    President & Chief Creative Officer, 2007 - present
  • Beer.com
    Editor-in-Chief, 2003 - 2007
  • March Last
    Creative Director, 2000 - 2003
  • The BrainStorm Group
    Art Director, 1996 - 2000
  • Vickers & Benson
    Designer, 1994 - 1996
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Married
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Introduction
Rick is the founder, president and chief creative officer of Design 2.0, the interactive design company. Prior to starting D2 he was a digital creative director working on many big brands including the entire Labatt (InBev) portfolio of beer brands (Budweiser, Alexander Keiths, Stella Artois and many others) and he was also the Editor-in-Chief of Beer.com during it's most popular reign. Design 2.0 is proud to be working with Maple Leaf Sports + Entertainment, Research In Motion, The Ontario Liberals, Chatr Wireless, and many other incredible clients.
Bragging rights
Created Design 2.0. Created Virtual Bartender for Beer.com. Created 2 wonderful children.
Education
  • Sheridan College
    Marketing & Advertising