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Seth MacFarlane’s New Movie ‘Ted’ Has a Special Trailer for the F Word

Seth MacFarlane’s first movie Ted has two trailers, one that is liberally sprinkled with F bombs, and another, for wider audiences, that omits them. The promo approved for everyone still hangs on to scenes of the teddy bear (the Ted of the title) smoking pot and humping a cash register, but the language has been cleaned up.

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Top Tweets from TEDxWomen 2011

TED, the nonprofit behind the wildly popular and always insightful conferences hosted online and in person, has a special series dedicated specifically to women.

TEDxWomen took place on Thursday in New York and Los Angeles. This year’s event, divided into four areas, looked closely at how women come back from serious setbacks; the ties that bind women to their communities; women’s health during their later years; and how women and girls can make a difference in the world.

Click here for an overview from TED, and click through for the highlights and top tweets of the day from our guest writer, Lippe Taylor VP Sloane Berrent.

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EMC Says Winning Bid for Spurlock’s TED Speech Was Money Well Spent

As we reported previously, Morgan Spurlock auctioned the naming rights to his TED conference talk on eBay, with the winner, EMC, bidding $7,100. What exactly did EMC get for its money besides the naming rights? Well, that’s it. But if you ask EMC, a whole lot.

“When the opportunity presented itself, it was a natural for us to try and win,” Richard Snee, VP of marketing for EMC’s Greenplum division told us. “We got an opportunity to be at TED, which we weren’t going to go to, and Morgan Spurlock was my spokesperson. I flipped it around in my head and thought that was an opportunity I wasn’t going to pass up.”

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