‘Hello, death’: Coca-Cola greets New Zealanders in marketing blunder

One of Coca-Cola’s marketing slogans in New Zealand did not go over well, turning into a humorous and embarrassing blunder for the company. The beverage firm ran a vending machine signage that read “Kia ora, mate.” The slogan was an attempt to mix a greeting from the island’s indigenous peoples’ language, te reo Maori, with […]

‘Hello, Jack’: Iranian FM blasts Twitter for blocking real Iranians as ‘bots’

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has accused Twitter of “shuttering” the accounts of Iranians after misidentifying them as ‘bots’ involved in influence campaigns. “Twitter has shuttered accounts of real Iranians, including TV presenters and students, for supposedly being part of an ‘influence op,’” the minister wrote on Twitter on Sunday. In his post, Zarif […]

IndieGames: A Farewell, But A Hello At IndieGamesPlus.com!

After twelve years of covering wonderful, playful, emotional games, IndieGames.com is splitting off from its longtime owner UBM (GDC, Gamasutra, etc!) & going independent as IndieGamesPlus. We’re carrying over all of our old posts and articles with a brand new look and name, but with that same dream of finding the best and brightest in […]

Say Hello to Full Employment

This morning, the Labor Department announced that the national unemployment rate ticked up to 4 percent in June for good reasons, as hundreds of thousands more Americans sought work. For the first time in recorded history, the number of job openings is higher than the number of people looking for a job. That has raised […]

‘Hello mate!’ Russian fan tries to kiss Australian reporter in Kazan (VIDEO)

Football fever has gripped Russia ahead of the World Cup and it seems one fan in Kazan was overcome by the mood as he attempted to plant a kiss on an Australian Fox Sports presenter live on TV. In the video, the multi-tasking passerby can be seen in shades and holding a phone to his […]

You can seem more dominant and trustworthy if you say ‘hello’ in the right pitch

Mike Fox / Unsplash Using a particular pitch could make you appear more trustworthy and dominant, according to new research. Results showed that variations in pitch can impact social interactions between people. A falling pitch was the most effective way to appear dominant, while rising at the end of a sentence makes you appear more […]

The Hello Kitty Plane Has a New Route

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