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‘Fat Old Creep’ May Sniff Taylor Swift’s Hair Thanks to 4chan

(Photo: Kiss108.com)

One 39-year-old creep may finally achieve his dream of sniffing Taylor Swift’s hair–at least if 4chan has anything to do with it.

A contest organized by Boston radio station KISS 108FM is offering to send one lucky winner to a Taylor Swift show on July 27 and get their picture taken with her. When you register for the contest, you generate a unique link; in order to win, you have to get as many people to click on that link as possible once a day until the end of the contest. Read More

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Cute Overload: When Google Doodles and 7-Year-Olds Meet

The winning doodle, by Dylan Hoffman, Age 7. (googleblog.blogspot.com)

Last week, Google announced the winner of Doodle4Google, the company’s annual contest that solicits drawings from students in grades K-12. After collecting 114,000 submissions from kids all over the country, Google and some guest judges–including Katy Perry and Jordin Sparks–selected Wisconsin 2nd grader Dylan Hoffman as this year’s grand prize winner.

In response to the contest’s theme of “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”, Mr. Hoffman whipped out his colored pencils and produced a sweet drawing of a pirate chilling on an island with his pet parrot. For that, he received “$30,000 college scholarship, a Chromebook computer and a $50,000 technology grant for his school.”

“We opened some of them and glitter went flying,” Sheri Westfal, the senior VP of Tenthwave, a digital agency located in Manhattan, told Betabeat with a laugh. Read More

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The Groupon IPO Guessing Contest: Win a Cookie!

GROUPON CAT WILL GO TO THE CLUURB THIS WEEKEND, WILL BUY BOTTLE SERVICE STILL, JUST NOT FOR EVERYONE.

Groupon’s IPO is going to be priced sometime today! It goes on sale tomorrow. THE MOST IMPORTANT IPO IN DAILY DEALS HISTORY IS FINALLY HERE, HAROLD CAMPING! So, we’re having a contest. Here’s how it works:

1. Betabeat will make guesses on the IPO, both the IPO price and the price at day’s end.

2. If any of your guesses are closer to the actual IPO than Betabeat’s, we will give you a cookie. A real cookie.

3. No cheating, no going to the future and finding out what it is, no insider trading, no guesses from Andrew Masons, Groupon Cats, or Pets.com dogs. Read More