Image of “Flickr’s Love Board” courtesy of Flickr user Miss Rogue. Thanks to Horse Pig Cow for the pointer.
Toshiba Corporation has developed two prototype direct methanol fuel cell (DMFC) units and begun tests to validate their operation with mobile audio players, bringing its practical use a major step closer. The new fuel cell units have an output power of 100mW and 300mW (providing up to 35 hours of device usage) and have been […]
Andreas Duess, a Toronto-based creative director knocks Seth Godin’s Purple Cow thesis. In a nutshell, Godin says stop worrying about how to market inferior products and services and put everything into making remarkable products or services, or Purple Cows, to use the author’s vernacular. Does being remarkable guarantee success? We all know that it doesn’t. […]
USA Today: Federated Department Stores said on Tuesday it is planning to cut up to 6,200 jobs beginning next year and change all 62 Marshall Field’s stores to the Macy’s name in the fall of 2006 in its biggest steps yet since completing its acquisition of May Department Stores. The job cuts are the first […]
Thanks to Seth Godin for seeding this image of a unique outdoor board from Bloom, a Food Lion concept store aimed at providing a “simple, uncomplicated and hassle-free shopping experience.”
Business Week’s The Tech Beat blog reports that professional podcasting services are starting to sprout. One of my favorite geek news sites, TheInquirer.net, has hired a company called Podcast Voices to do its broadcasts. Basically, Podcast Voices’ professional readers will read the podcast and make it sound no less professional than BBC’s podcast. Independent, amateur […]
Bangor News: Using a photograph of a twentysomething Lycra-clad man climbing the rock face of a mountain to sell a Maine vacation is just wrong, Bob Hastings believes. Hastings, 57, the CEO of the Rockland-Thomaston Area Chamber of Commerce, has nothing against men in Lycra, or courting them to come and visit Maine. It’s just […]
The Independent: Unilever disclosed yesterday that its global expenditure on traditional television advertisements had dropped by one-fifth over the past three years and was set to plummet further. Alan Rutherford, the vice-president of global media at Unilever, one of the world’s largest advertisers, said the value of television advertising was dropping in the face of […]