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Things I liked this week

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The Mercedes Benz 500E gets profiled by Doug DeMuro. It is the ultimate sleeper car with only mildly flared wheel arches give a hint for the vehicles performance.

Great talk by Shafi Goldwasser from the University of California, Berkeley on the relationship between algorithms and the law. It was given in Tel Aviv

Algorithms have enormous power over our lives from health and finance to credit ratings or the ability to get criminal bail.

Academic Jack Goldsmith on the complex relationship between Jimmy Hoffa, the US trade union movement and the mob including its rise and fall. This is a good hour long interview but worth while having on in the background.

Ogilvy did this nice advert for Boots

But what’s for more interesting is this burn in the More About Advertising blog

Ogilvy took over the reins from Mother a couple of years ago – Boots didn’t want to move but its owners did a Davos WPP deal – since when it’s been a bit iffy.

More About Advertising blog

Hair Love is an animated short that addresses the complex nature of Afro American hair. But its got as much attention for its sponsorship by Unilever brand Dove as its craft. Is is changing the relationship between art and advertising. I was reminded by Guinness Nigeria development of action films for the African market in the past.