Well, Google bought Motorola Mobility this week, in an attempt to even further their Global Domination.

I know. I know. *I* am supposed to achieve Global Domination (it is, after all, my initials). But I do much better when I have someone in my front view that I need to catch.

So don’t you worry. Global Domination will be mine in the next 10 years. Put in your requests for the country you’d like to control soon! First come, first served. And bribes will be accepted. I do, after all, live in Chicago.

Between that news and games on Google+, you’re all caught up on the big happenings of the week.

So no Gin and Topics this week. What? OK. Fine. Here you go…

5. iBike Dash. If anyone is looking to buy me a gift (see bribes above) and wants to spend $300, I want this!

4. Dark Times Looming for Start-Ups. This is my favorite quote from the story: “2011 will be remembered as the year that everyone went nuts and overpaid — $1 billion is the new $100 million valuation. For most, this will end in tears.” Coming to you from the worlds No and Shit.

3. Drug Companies Close Pages As Walls Open. This first came to my attention on Justin Goldsborough’s blog and it can have significant effect in the pharma industry. Facebook is no longer allowing closed comments for company pages. Which means pharma companies, which are regulated by the FDA, have to either close their page or allow people. I’m curious to see if FDA changes its social media policies to accommodate.

2. Chrysler Ready to Put F Bomb Incident Behind Them. They’ve hired a new agency, Ignite, to handle their social media efforts. I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me, but I think the lesson I would have taken from the F bomb incident is that we needed to handle social media internally.

1. My Drunk Kitchen. These videos have been making the rounds, but if you’re not watching My Drunk Kitchen, it’s a must subscription! In less than 10 minutes you get a lesson in food AND hilarity always ensues. I thought the most recent episode about latkes was especially funny because of the way she talks about her grandmother.

P.S. I haven’t had much time to talk about this this week, with lots of our team out on vacation, but I’m really excited for Marcus Sheridan’s part two inbound marketing webinar next week.

He’s going to talk about the science behind how many pageviews a person has before they make a purchase decision…and how to “force” prospects to read your content.

If it’s half as good as his first webinar, it’ll be $50 very well spent. It’s next Thursday at 11 a.m. CT. If you can’t attend live, we’ll have it available on-demand. You can buy it here.

Have a great weekend!

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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