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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Google is developing a Facebook rival. Watch your back, Zuckerberg. link

-Plus-size models star in a new Girl Scouts PSA (above). link

-eMarketer: Online ad spending to hit $61.8B for 2010. link

-Casino brand Harrah’s Entertainment appointed Walton | Isaacson as its agency of record for the U.S. Hispanic market. link

-Kate Cusick rejoined New York indie shop Gardner Nelson + Partners as partner/project director and will be responsible for leading the agency’s Cablevision assignments.

-Teletoon Canada Inc named Tribal DDB Toronto its digital and social media AOR.

-Harley Davidson, now with built-in iPod Nano. link

-Mazda is promoting the North American launch of the 2011 Mazda2 with a Facebook game. link

-StrongMail announced the acquisition of NYC-based marketing agencies Conversa Marketing and Magnetik and formed a new firm called ThreadMarketing. link

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