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Friday Odds and Ends

-The director of The King’s Speech helms a new Yankees-themed MasterCard spot from McCann NY (above). link

-Rupert Murdoch says he’s sorry in a newspaper ad. link

-A Florida seafood chain is suing Wendy’s over a slogan. link

-Google is now in the e-book business with a new marketing book. link

-Meanwhile, a Columbia University study says the Mountain View, CA giant is making us all dumber. link

-Initiative alum Michele Pauchuk was appointed president of MEC Canada.

-Microsoft leaked its social networking project which carries the odd title of Tulalip. link

-New York’s DOT slapped Sony with a cease and desist order for illegal sidewalk ads. link

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