Archives for August 2005

Blogging At The Cellular Level

People are increasingly using their cell phones–or handheld media centers, as the case may be–to create their blogs. The practice is known as Mobloging, or mobile blogging. Nokia wants to make the process easier and more widespread. They’ve coined the term Lifeblog (a proprietary version of Moblog) and teamed with Six Apart, who have made […]

The Art Of Big Boxes

Thanks to a pointer from Meta Cool, I now know to go to COSTCO for my next purchase of an original Miro, Picassso, Chagall, Toulouse-Lautrec or Leroy Neiman. This limited edition lithograph, signed and numbered by the artist is fetching a cool $3999.99

Chinese Cashing In On Their Dots

eBay entered China through a $180 million purchase of Shanghai-based EachNet. Expedia owner InterActiveCorp paid $168 million for 52 percent of Chinese online travel agent eLong. Online retailer purchased for $75 million, and online job search leader bought a 40 percent stake in for $50 million. Now, according to CNET, Yahoo […]

Please Hammer Don’t Hurt Me

So I’m sitting here watching “The Today Show” when a commercial for Purell Hand Soap comes on, with MC Hammer’s “U Can’t Touch This” in the background. Then it occurred to me that I just saw him a month ago dancing in a Nationwide Insurance commercial to “U Can’t Touch This” implying “Hey, you too […]

TYPESTRONG Before This Blog Thing Ends

Greg Storey of Airbag Industries wrote recently about how blogs are now being used to sell computers. Last night I came across a back-to-college commercial for Gateway computer. Nothing any of us haven’t already seen already: ultra low cost computer systems complete with a free printer, after a fifty dollar rebate. Except this time I […]

Tune Playing In Pam’s Head: Freebird

Female First: Busty beauty Pamela Anderson has ditched a personal appearance at US pet store Petco’s 40th anniversary convention this week, because she learned the chain sells live birds. Staff at the legendary pet store were thrilled at the prospect of bringing the former Baywatch babe on board for their celebrations, but they refused to […]

What Mercury Sounds Like

Ford Motor Company is offering four audio streams from their Mercury Radio page. VW was first-to-market with this technology a few years ago, but the German automaker discontinued its internet radio station last year.

Alum Woos Gators

Adweek: The University of Florida has selected Fletcher Martin to provide the school’s advertising following a review, the shop said. The university selected the MDC Partners shop in Atlanta from 17 agencies that competed for the account, all but two of them in Florida. There was no incumbent. This is the first time the university […]