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  • 1. Week in Review (June 26) Presented by Derek Dillon “Satan wept. This is pure unequivocal evil. There isn’t a hell hot enough or deep enough for the person who made this.” © 2010 Sullivan Higdon & Sink. All rights reserved.
  • 2. For your viewing pleasure. Danimal vs. Animal Old Spice AT-AT Day Afternoon © 2010 Sullivan Higdon & Sink. All rights reserved.
  • 3. Chris Henry brain trauma Evidence found at the Brain Injury Research Institute has concluded that former Cincinnati Bengal’s wide receiver Chris Henry suffered from chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a form of degenerative brain damage caused by multiple hits to the head. Other victims include ex-Steeler Justin Strzelczyk, Chris Beniot and Tom McHale. © 2010 Sullivan Higdon & Sink. All rights reserved.
  • 4. Larry King Live Ends Larry King has announced he will be ending his long running CNN show, Larry King Live. The show holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-running show with the same host in the same time slot. King has been in the professional broadcasting business for 53 years and has conducted more than 40,000 interviews. © 2010 Sullivan Higdon & Sink. All rights reserved.
  • 5. © 2010 Sullivan Higdon & Sink. All rights reserved.
  • 6. iPhone 4 Apple has sold almost 1.7 million handsets in the their opening-weekend of the iPhone 4. This comes after an astonishing 600,000 pre-orders for the phone reported by Apple. © 2010 Sullivan Higdon & Sink. All rights reserved.
  • 7. Nuclear Fusion Reactors BBC published an article on a community of amateur scientists building their own nuclear fusion reactors, Fuser.net. Building fusion reactors is legal, as a fusion reaction doesn’t require dangerous nuclear materials like uranium or plutonium. The challenge they face, along with other scientist and research labs, is that nuclear fusion reactors still use more energy to run than they produce. © 2010 Sullivan Higdon & Sink. All rights reserved.
  • 8. FourSquare receives $20 million in funding FourSquare, a mobile app that turns the act of divulging one’s location into a game, announced a $20 million in venture funding on Tuesday. The New-York based company plans to us the money to expand its engineering department to develop new features, in a new office. © 2010 Sullivan Higdon & Sink. All rights reserved.
  • 9. Facebook valued at $23 billion When equity firm Elevation Partners bought $120 million in Facebook stock, it also revealed that the social networking site is worth $23 billion, as reported by Reuters. © 2010 Sullivan Higdon & Sink. All rights reserved.
  • 10. How the things we touch affect our judgements and decisions Through a series of six psychological experiments, Joshua Ackerman from MIT has shown that the properties that we fell through touch, texture, hardness and weight can influence the way we think. These influences are not trivial- they can sway how people react in important ways including how much money they part with, how cooperative they are with strangers, or how they judge and interview candidate. © 2010 Sullivan Higdon & Sink. All rights reserved.