According to ZD Net, Yahoo has acquired social events calendar site Upcoming.org in an effort to expand its local-content offerings. Upcoming.org, now operating as a Yahoo company, lets people manage their social calendars, share information about upcoming events like local concerts and festivals, and post events calendars to their own Web sites. People can also [...]
Chicago Sun Times: Some Sears salespeople may now dress in any color they want — as long they wear Sears clothes. Salespeople in apparel, jewelry and accessories departments can tear off those dull black or white pullovers and black or tan pants — which they could get from any store — and replace them with [...]
According to this site, brand evangelism does not stop at the human race. For yet another twist, see this iconic cowboy enjoying his sucker.
This is the coffee I like to drink. I got hooked on it in Chicago, first at MoJoe’s in Roscoe Village then at The Grind in Lincoln Square. Here’s how Intelligentsia (the roaster) describes it: A combination of coffees from Latin America and Indonesia, the Black Cat blend is a result of our fanatical quest [...]
According to Church of the Customer, Southwest Airlines is lobbying customers and staff to help abolish the Wright Amendment with its Set Love Free campaign. In 1979, Congress passed a federal law making it illegal to fly from Love Field in Dallas to points beyond the states surrounding Texas. It was meant to protect Dallas’ [...]
Image of “Flickr’s Love Board” courtesy of Flickr user Miss Rogue. Thanks to Horse Pig Cow for the pointer.
Idle Type points to this guy who made his prom tux out of Coke cans.
AP: A rush to purchase $50 used laptops turned into a violent stampede Tuesday, with people getting thrown to the pavement, beaten with a folding chair and nearly driven over. One woman went so far as to wet herself rather than surrender her place in line. An estimated 5,500 people turned out at the Richmond [...]
Jon Armstrong of Salt Lake City recently went on a road trip with two of old buddies. Here’s a photo he’s sharing on Flickr from the trip. He titled the photo, “Sacrament,” proving that irreverence, alcohol consumption, and brand loyalty are all alive in well in Utah.
New York Times is running a piece that would be right at home in W, showcasing the tensions that exist between old money and new money on Nantucket. The article