Archive for the ‘Business’ Category

  • Durex Turns the Lights Out to Turn You On

    Mar 26, 14 • 1372 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    This Saturday, March 29, 2014, is Earth Hour, a global event to raise awareness for energy consumption, where you turn off all your lights for an hour, from 8:30 to 9:30pm local time. Condom company Durex is taking full advantage of this night time hour. They...

  • Disney Invests in YouTube

    Mar 25, 14 • 1586 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    The Walt Disney Company is putting a lot of confidence in YouTube with their plan to purchase YouTube video network, Maker Studios, for $500 million. Maker Studios has around 55, 000 channels that generate 5.5 billion views each month and a subscriber base...

  • Banks Suffer a Flurry of Protests Via Social Media

    Mar 19, 14 • 1738 Views • Business, Front PageNo Comments

    Gone are the good old days when complaints were made on an individual basis, when they required patrons to call in or visit a business in-person. Now, all an angry customer must do is log into Twitter and type out a heated complaint for untold millions to see...

  • Coming to America: Weibo Shares

    Mar 18, 14 • 1504 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, has filed papers to sell shares in the U.S. Through the IPO, the social media platform hopes to raise $500 million, but has yet to disclose how many shares it will be selling. Long-held projections that Sina would spinoff...

  • Gaming With Google?

    Mar 13, 14 • 3599 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    Google loves to buy companies. Some get sold, some make profits, some get snubbed, and some are really just to get the best and brightest minds in the tech world under the Google umbrella. The trend continues today with Google’s acquisition of Green...

  • Betabrand Uses Crowd-Sourcing to Cast Female PhD’s as Models

    Mar 13, 14 • 1651 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    The hottest trend in the beauty industry today is using real women and forgoing the extreme retouching that has defined the industry. Dove led the way using un-retouched women for their Real Beauty campaign. More recently, Getty Images partnered with Facebook...

  • Long Live Gmail

    Mar 7, 14 • 1752 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    I’ve been an Apple loyalist since 2007, when I bought my first MacBook. Since then, I’ve also bought a MacMini, iPad, and scores of iPhones, accessories and peripherals. I said loyalist though, not cultist. I’m not going to thump a Mac bible on...

  • Kenneth Cole’s Awearness Brings Conviction to Fashion

    Mar 5, 14 • 2079 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    Kenneth Cole’s recent Google Glass experiment had me flipping through the designer’s ad archives, which are located on his website. For over 30 years, Cole has been at the forefront of fashion and advertising with his socially conscious ads. From equality...

  • The HUVr Board has Arrived

    Mar 4, 14 • 3460 Views • Business, Front Page, TrendingNo Comments

    Within the last 24 hours, a new product has shown up on the Internet: The HUVr. Supposedly it was developed as a project from a team in the MIT Physics Graduate Program, claiming to have discovered the key to antigravity. And it looks just like Marty...

  • Kenneth Cole Continues to Innovate Fashion Ads—This Time with Google Glass

    Mar 4, 14 • 3232 Views • BusinessNo Comments

    Kenneth Cole is officially the first fashion brand to use Google Glass in its marketing strategy. Its agency, Ready Set Rocket, developed an app, “Man Up for Mankind,” to help implement a competition that promotes gentlemanly behavior as well as Cole’s...