GM is promoting E85–a new ethanol blend that is 85% corn-based–and their own vehicles that run on it. GM says 1.5 million Flex Fuel GM vehicles can run on E85 today, and they plan to release 400,000 more E85-friendly vehicles this year.
Blogads surveyed more than 55,000 blog readers and found that there are four distinct blogospheres: mom blogs, music blogs, gossip blogs, and political blogs. (I gotta think there are many more than that.) Anyway, look at the numbers that confirm what we already know; namely, that bloggers are active–not only with their time, but with […]
Southwest Airlines has entered the bloatosphere with a site called “Nuts About Southwest.” The airline has recruited contributors from all parts of their organization to join in. Brian Lusk, Manager of Customer Communication and Corporate Editor, gets the ball rolling, albeit tentatively. For us, the experience is a lot like going on a blind date—will […]
Edward Baig of USA TODAY likes the Pioneer Inno. The folks at XM Satellite Radio, along with Pioneer and Samsung, have teamed on next-generation portable players that combine MP3 functionality with the XM service. The handsome 4.5-ounce gray-and-black Pioneer Inno XM2go unit that I’ve been testing is a very appealing gadget, notwithstanding the $400 price […]
According to Lewis Lazare, Corona Extra will, for the 22nd consecutive year, sponsor the Jimmy Buffett concert tour.
It was a bloody Monday in NYC as Grey’s MediaCom laid off over 120 people on Monday. In an email to the survivors: Looking back and looking forward: Yesterday was a difficult day for all of you, and you came through it so well, amid much uncertainty. Yesterday we restructured our NY office to reflect […]
New York Magazine asked Miuccia Prada some questions. Here’s one: Q. What is it about your brand that attracts people? A. [Sighs] Yes, it’s difficult to answer. You have some customers who are customers because they understand when you do something clever. For others, the brand is just a brand. It’s just the name—who cares […]
Info World reports that a group of self-titled “political activists” in Massachusetts has started an aggressive campaign to get browser users to switch from Microsoft Corp.’s Internet Explorer to Mozilla Corp.’s Firefox. The group offers Web-site owners scripting technology that will detect if a visitor is running IE. If so, an alert will appear directing […]