Let me start with saying this is a personal blog. That said, I'm an admitted news junkie. If it has anything to do with Ads, Marketing, Politics, Causes or Cars I'm interested. When I find something interesting that might be worth a glance, I'll tweet it and link it.
There are few things U.S. consumers love more than a bargain, and the spread of daily deals sites has given them plenty of their beloved and then some. Americans will spend an estimated $2 billion on daily deal sites this year alone — a figure that’s expected to double by 2015. Merchants, however, are telling a different story. While daily deals sites are he […]
Irishman writes "A leading climate change skeptic, Richard Muller, will release results today showing that global warming is indeed happening. He has shown that two items skeptics look to, urban heat islands and unreliable weather stations, do not skew the data. The amazing part is that this research is funded by the Koch brothers, two investors who fun […]
Recently, manufacturers have been starting rumors about creating bendable phones. However, rumors and proof-of-concepts were the closest that anyone has gotten, so far. Contour displays are starting to gain a bit of a foothold in the market, but this takes contour-ability to a whole new level.Thankfully, Nokia has come to our rescue, and demonstrated that we […]
Market research firm IDC has named Carrier IQ -- a name that provokes a cringe or two -- one of the "companies to watch" for analytics groups under $100 million in revenue. Because it sells away data about your phone use -- telling your carrier what apps you use, how you use them, and when you use them -- we don't like it much around these pa […]
Two things. One, we're going to need a lot of hand sanitizer if Microsoft is right about the all-touch-everything future. Two, I'm surprised how much I like Microsoft's vision—it's futuristic, natural and metro-y. More »
Taxes. If the word makes you wince, you’re not alone – even America’s biggest corporations have to pay them. Still, some corporations (like Conoco-Phillips) pay a whopping 42% effective tax rate, while others (like GE) pay a rate in the single digits. Click on the infographic above to expand it and learn who’s paying what.
Today we have more news regarding some of those Apple patents. This morning after being filed way back in December of 2005, The US Patent & Trademark Office issued a patent grant to Apple regarding their familiar Slide to Unlock gesture. This has actually been officially granted to Apple, no longer is this pending, the deed is done. We have seen plenty o […]
I want to buy and wash a bushel of apples just to show everyone how ingenious this is. Instead of peeling off the produce label and wondering if you're supposed to use soap to wash off your carefully chosen produce items, you can kill two birds with one dissolving-label stone. More » […]