Saturday, October 04, 2008

Pop Clips » 04 October 08

The massive advertising campaign behind Showtime's hit Dexter paid off. 1.2 million people saw the show's third-season premiere — 21 percent more than last year — making it the most-watched premiere of a drama on the network since 2004!

cnet: Wednesday's release of an updated front page to Google Blog Search has put blog news tracking into the limelight. Google didn't get there first though. Sites like Techmeme, Blogrunner, and Technorati have been tracking the hottest blog posts for quite some time. Now's a good point to take a look at what makes these sites (and others) individual and different from Google's new tool.

TechCrunch reports Citizen “Journalist” Hits Apple Stock With False (Steve Jobs) Heart Attack Rumor - Apple's stock took a temporary 10-point hit this morning after a false report surfaced on CNN's iReport that Steve Jobs had a heart attack.

New York Magazine is out with a banger of an issue: Debbie Harry, Santogold, Woody Allen and the Best "One Crazy Night" Movies of All Time...and this major one: "The Holy House of Hip-hop"... I love New York! (Magazine, that is!)

Moroccan blogger Allal El Alaoui of cinema and movies writes a critique of Spike Lee's upcoming film.

Edo from Pink Tectacle posts photos of old and new robots at the CEATEC 2008 home electronics trade show.

Sapataria [Pt], a Brazilian blog about LGBT and women's rights, posts pictures of a recent protest promoted by gender-issues-related groups against the legal views on abortion in Brazil, and shares their two-cents on the issue: “In many countries, the criminalization of abortion afects directly the poor women, most of them with black skin, who have almost no access to health services and contraceptive methods. […] It's an attempt against the dignity and autonomy of these women, most of them poor, with no access to juridical or psychological suport.”

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