Lemonade.com helps Internet users (like me) create kiosks, or virtual lemonade stands, which can then be placed on Facebook and MySpace pages, among others. Lemonade works like a master catalog that includes items from 250 online retailers, including Zappos.com, iTunes and Walmart.com. The startup is based in South Norwalk, Conn., and is the creation of […]
According to Business 2.0, Fred Franzia, CEO of Bronco Wine, the nation’s fourth-largest wine company, is fighting a war against pretentiousness. Hating pretentiousness isn’t just a business plan. It’s Franzia’s entire identity. His office is a wood-paneled trailer with carpet holes repaired with duct tape that looks like it might house the night manager of […]
Neil Dingman, a mortgage consultant in Minneapolis and an iPhone owner, was unexpectedly charged $852.31 by AT&T recently. According to Dallas Morning News, Dingman took his iPhone on a European vacation. For the 14 days he was there, he used it only a handful of times and had expected to see just a small increase […]
Neiman Marcus is promoting its 100th anniversary via a video on YouTube. Neiman executives told Ad Age it’s an unorthodox move, but they think there’s a place for their luxury brand on the video-sharing site. “Like with anything, you hear people in meetings say, ‘Did you see the thing on YouTube?’” said Ginger Reeder, VP-corporate […]
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If you have taste, you don’t flaunt it. Not so, says Hennessy. The cognac maker asks instead that you defy convention and “Flaunt Your Taste.” To help you do that, Hennessy has a neat little PDF download that you can memorize. The obnoxious copy in Hennessy’s manual suggests that: There is nothing more powerful in […]