Computing Behemoths Won’t Get Off Each Other’s Cloud

Wong, Doody, Crandall, Wiener’s latest Digital Minute newsletter says we’re experiencing the calm before the cloud computing storm. Where Google sees devices as the gateway and the cloud as the destination where everything happens, Apple sees the cloud as a way to connect and unify its bundled software/hardware experience. It’s no surprise that the two […]

I Opened Up My Eyes To See…

Widespread Panic

Pay-per-view is coming to Facebook this June 14th and 15th when Widespread Panic performs from ACL Live at The Moody Theater in Austin, Texas. Viewers can purchase either a single night for $5 or both nights for $10, with unlimited viewing through Sunday, June 19th at midnight. Payment can be made through Facebook Credits, or […]

Cloud Connections Availabe Here

The Google is getting into the hardware business. Starting June 15, Google Chromebooks will be available for lease by educational institutions and small businesses. Business users will pay $28 a month for each Chromebook and educational institutions will pay $20 a month per unit. According to Mashable, IT managers can use virtualization platforms like Citrix […]

Test This Headline. Or: Copy Testing Is Coming To The Web.

This week’s Ad Age focuses on digital, and shows how old-school copy testing is coming to the web: “A home-page takeover on Yahoo can cost a million dollars a day,” [ARSgroup CEO Jeff Cox] said. “The traditional thing with digital was if it’s not working, we’ll take it down. When you drop a million dollars […]

Are DVR Viewers Skipping The Ads? Really, Who Knows?

I’ll admit, if I watch a show on a DVR, I’ll skip the ads — that is, if I’m paying that much attention. Often, I’ll be watching while doing something on my laptop and I’ll forget what I’m watching isn’t live, so then the commercials will play. It’s this kind of existence that the New […]

Cities Desperate For Some Google Fiber In Their Diets

Google is planning to test ultra-high speed broadband networks in one or more trial locations across the country. Municipalities with populations from 50,000 to 500,000 have until today to get their bids in. But many cities are going well beyond the required Request for Information–they’re creating advocacy campaigns to interest the decision makers in Mountain […]

IE8 Users Help Feed America’s Hungry

According to Alana Semuels of Los Angeles Times, the following commercial starring Superman Dean Cain is from Indiana ad agency Bradley and Montgomery. But is a new commercial enough to get you to download a new browser (when you’re already running Firefox)? Probably not, so Microsoft is appealing to your better side. The tech giant […]

To Play Ball In China, Or Not To Play Ball In China? That Is The Question.

According to The Wall Street Journal, western manufacturers of computer hardware have some tough decisions ahead of them. China plans to require that all personal computers sold in the country as of July 1 be shipped with software that blocks access to certain Web sites. The government, which has told global PC makers of the […]

Ninja Says Download IE8

The following video from Bradly and Montgomery premieres today as part of a keynote address at MIX09, Microsoft’s developer conference in Las Vegas. Ben Carlson, Chief Strategy Officer of Bradly and Montgomery, explains the thinking behind the campaign, “Almost everything you’ve experienced on the World Wide Web in the past 15 years or so has […]

This Is Going To Be A Big Seller In Redmond, WA

Yesterday, LG Electronics officially launched their LG Arena (LG-KM900) phone at the World Mobile Congress 2009. Arena is a fully loaded multimedia phone that offers an exhilarating audio and video experience made possible by LG’s intuitive new 3D S-Class User Interface. “What really makes ARENA special is its intuitive 3D S-Class UI, which is unlike […]