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Apple’s Seductive Brand Promise: Cultural Capital and Social Mobility

On the most powerful aspect of the computer giant’s emotional branding strategy.

 

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Be as Young, Be as Cool, Be as Happy … as an Apple Consumer

What is Apple promising consumers in its famous “Silhouette” commercials?

 

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Teach Me How to Brand

Paul Hiebert talks with the co-founder of the country’s first Masters in Branding program.

 

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How Apple Does Sentimental Consumerism

In marketing and branding materials, the computer giant promises to strengthen your relationship with loved ones.

 

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How Apple Hides the Exploitation of Workers Behind Whimsical Branding

Overwhelmingly positive commercials that inspire happiness can go a long way.

 

New UC Logo Gets Flushed

 

Friend Request Denied: The UC Logo Debacle

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Politicians Really Aren’t Better Decision Makers

Politicians took part in a classic choice experiment but failed to do better than the rest of us.

Earliest High-Altitude Settlements Found in Peru

Discovery suggests humans adapted to high altitude faster than previously thought.

My Politicians Are Better Looking Than Yours

A new study finds we judge the cover by the book—or at least the party.

That Cigarette Would Make a Great Water Filter

Clean out the ashtray, add some aluminum oxide, and you've (almost) got yourself a low-cost way to remove arsenic from drinking water.

Love and Hate in Israel and Palestine

Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they're motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.

The Big One

One company, Amazon, controls 67 percent of the e-book market in the United States—down from 90 percent five years ago. September/October 2014 new-big-one-5

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