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Todd Smith's Spin Cycle — The 20 most viral ads of 2014

We’ve hit December, and have shifted into high holiday gear. The end of the year is always a time of reflections of the past and aspirations of the future. It’s also a good time to contemplate the top PR, marketing, advertising and branding initiatives. One of the first out of the gate is the annual roundup of the most shared ...

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The BBC's Skyship 600 — world's largest — passes over Mississippi

MBJ’s production director Tacy Rayburn took this picture Sunday of Skyship 600 as it passed over Mississippi between Jackson and Vicksburg. Skyship 600 is the world’s largest airship that a team of scientists is using for one of television’s most ambitious experiments on the atmosphere. Flying from coast to coast, across the USA, in a month-long expedition for the BBC Two ...

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BBC: Crowdfunding for medical care

Crowdfunding to raise money for medical costs? The BBC reports on a new California start-up called Watsi: Watsi is a new take on the idea of crowdfunding, which involves large numbers of people contributing to a project to help it achieve a specific goal. The non-profit website allows visitors to make personal donations for as little as $5 to fund the ...

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BBC: U.S. 'orders Verizon to disclose millions of phone records'

If you are a Verizon customer then Big Brother is definitely looking out for you. A Guardian newspaper report reveals the U.S. National Security Agency is collecting the Verizon telephone records of tens of millions of Americans. On Wednesday, the newspaper published the secret order directing the Verizon company to hand over telephone data, according to BBC News. The order does four ...

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Prosthetic limbs making Olympic strides

As BBC producer Stuart Hughes shows here, prosthetic limbs have come a long way in recent years. The reporter lost part of his leg in Iraq but this week he is running part of the Olympic torch relay thanks to a carbon fibre blade prosthesis. Mississippi College student and multiple amputee Carrie Holmstrom recently told her own story to MBJ-TV. The Massachusetts ...

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