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LOLcats come to TV, Nike drops Lance Armstrong and new taxi-hailing app fails after only 6 weeks...Links to start your day with.

Karen Summerson
  • 18 october 2012

Nike, Radio Shack,Anheuser-Busch among advertisers who drop sponsorship of Lance Armstrong. WSJ

1 billion people use smartphones worldwide. CNET

Everything you ever wanted to know about the color blue and more. TemplateMonster

Apple accounts for 46% of smartphone internet traffic. TechCrunch

The world’s most expensive beer is 130 proof from Scotland. BrandChannel

Twitter surveys have been sent to top marketing execs. MarketingLand

Google introduces a tool to disavow links on your site. BlogSpot

Taxi-hailing app fails after 6 weeks. NYTimes

Google’s $99 Nexus tablet is coming soon. CNET

Beyonce to perform at Super Bowl Half-Time Show. BrandChannel

Advertising expendatures even out between internet and print. FastCompany

LOLcats come to BravoTV!

 

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