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Wednesday Odds and Ends

-Dentsu pulled its $600 million bid for AKQA. link

-Microsoft is spending nearly $1 billion just to advertise Xbox 360 Kinect and Windows Phone 7. link

-ZenithOptimedia retained the global media account for Sanofi-Aventis. link

-Follow the travels of Conan O’Brien’s blimp on the Team Coco website. link

-Twitter co-founder Biz Stone interviews himself in latest Stoli ad. link

-There was an Apple event today in case you didn’t know. link

-Fisher Boy, a High Liner Foods Inc. brand, selected Full Contact as agency of record.

-Online publisher Blurb Blurb tapped San Francisco-based Duncan/Channon to lead its brand-building efforts.

-Speaking of Blurb, the publisher’s teaming up with ihaveanidea to throw a one-night exhibit in which creative directors will discuss their non-ad pursuits. link

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