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[ot] CNN Shirt Beta

Colin Colehour [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, July 19, 2008
14 years ago3,091 views

Ok, now this is one of the strangest things I've seen a news site do so far. I guess CNN in the US offers video news headlines to be printed on t-shirts that you can then buy. Shirts are $15 with $4.99 shipping.

<< Thank you for your interest in CNN Shirts. With CNN Shirts you can wear the news >>

So far there are only 10 headlines you can get printed on shirts.

When your viewing the main page of, you can see a little tiny t-shirt icon next to headlines that you can put on t-shirts.

So when are you going to add this feature Philipp? :p

drtimofey [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

That's strange. I wonder if they actually cover their expenses, doing this.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

If it's a commission-based print on demand service they might not even have any costs. E.g. at CafePress, when you pick a basic shop you don't have any costs, you can only make revenues (if you sell stuff)... only if you want a premium shop with more items and customization options do you need to pay a yearly cost...

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

14 years ago #

I remember you can change those messages, it was covered on BoingBoing a few months back.

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