What the biggest companies are from each state in the US

The most popular brands in America are not always the largest companies making the most revenue. Brands that you know, stores that you go to and places that you associate with some states get replaced by faceless monoliths who basically repurpose oil, energy, technology, other people's money, etc. into more money. » 6/23/14 9:23pm 6/23/14 9:23pm

What the Most Famous Brands Are from Each State

When you close your eyes and think of California, what famous brand comes to mind? Is it Apple? Facebook? Google? Or some movie studio? What about Texas? New York? Florida? These are the most famous brands of each state. The Corporate States of America, if you will. » 6/25/13 1:00am 6/25/13 1:00am

Describing Tech Companies As File Menu Commands

Matt Gemmell, developer of Mac and iOS apps, created a little funny about tech companies and file menu commands. Using TextEdit's actual File menu, Gemmell used it to describe tech companies like Apple, Google, Samsung and more. My favorite might be describing HP as just a printing company. See the full picture here. [ » 4/05/13 1:00am 4/05/13 1:00am

How Much It Cost to Design Famous Logos

Some companies think logos and branding are so important that they spend millions and millions of dollars on designing them. Other companies go with something simple and end up spending nothing. The funny thing? It's usually the companies that spend little on designing logos that become the most iconic brands. » 8/08/12 11:30pm 8/08/12 11:30pm

The Original Logos of Tech Companies Were All Terrible

A lot of the giant technology brands and companies you know and love today didn't look anything like they do now when they first started. Just look at their original logos: almost always butt ugly, but slowly grew into what they are now. Here are the humblest beginnings for all to see: » 7/12/12 3:20pm 7/12/12 3:20pm

Do You Notice the Logo or the Name of These Brands?

Combining two logos into one brand can be a little inelegant, a bit awkward and most definitely forced, like making a sumo wrestler take trapeze classes. Just look at these mash up logos created by Tommaso Guerra, I don't know what I'm seeing anymore! What matters more in a brand, the name of the company or its former… » 5/08/12 2:20pm 5/08/12 2:20pm

You Can Buy Stocks on Facebook Soon

If you've been too lazy to figure out the stock market or have been wary of fees and brokers that come with trading, you will love this: coming this summer, you'll be able to buy a company's stock directly on Facebook. It's like Likes but like uh, real. » 4/19/12 2:01pm 4/19/12 2:01pm

HP's Board Hired Its Failed CEO Without Even Meeting Him First

Yesterday I argued that HP's board would be rash to fire embattled CEO Léo Apotheker at this point in the game, since surely they knew what they were getting when they hired him. Oops! Joke's on me. Most of them had never even met him. » 9/22/11 8:38am 9/22/11 8:38am

What a Market Crash Means for Your Gadgets

Last week the stock market finally reached the apex of its clickety-clack roller coaster ascent. Now it's begun the free-fall into financial oblivion. So what does that mean for you, gadget enthusiast? » 8/09/11 9:20am 8/09/11 9:20am

Apple's Long and Storied History of Not Buying Big Companies

There was some fluffernut on the internet yesterday, over at BGR, that said Apple may be interested in buying Barnes & Noble. Which they won't, any more than you'll buy your neighbor's Chrysler Sebring. Technologizer saves us with some perspective. » 7/29/11 8:18am 7/29/11 8:18am

If Logos Were Honest, They'd Be Exactly Like This

In a clever art project, Viktor Hertz re-fashioned logos of popular companies and flipped into something a little more...honest. He says the honest logos reveal the content of each company instead of what's hidden behind the branding. I think it's hilariously brilliant. See more at Honest Logos. [Honest Logos via … » 4/16/11 7:00pm 4/16/11 7:00pm

Nokia's Unfortunate Sauna Addiction

Okay, so maybe it's kind of funny that the BBC has called out Nokia for the struggling mobile company's crippling sauna addiction. That doesn't mean it's not a legitimate concern! Because when your company's this far down in the dumps, it might not be the right time to install a steam room in your Zimbabwe office. » 2/10/11 1:19pm 2/10/11 1:19pm

Apple's Strangling iAds With Creative Control

Apple's iAd platform is here, but the advertisements themselves are still few and far between. According to the WSJ, Apple's desire to closely control the creation of the ads has slowed their arrival. » 8/16/10 9:42am 8/16/10 9:42am

Panasonic Just Wants To Be Your Everything

In an era when companies are getting focused, trimmer, leaner, Panasonic has unapologetically taken the stance that more is more. Thousands of products? Try a million. This is old school everythingism, and I kind of love it. » 7/12/10 10:00pm 7/12/10 10:00pm

Report: Walmart's Buying Vudu After All (UPDATED)

The New York Times is saying that Walmart will acquire Vudu, the online movie service. The report's consistent with earlier rumors, and may just be a match made in heaven. UPDATE: Walmart's confirmed the acquisition; press release below. » 2/22/10 2:00pm 2/22/10 2:00pm

The Decade in Tech Stocks: Hope You Had GOOG and AAPL

Turns out it was a tough decade for tech companies. First the bubble they helped create burst and took the rest of the economy down with them; now the credit markets have sunk them in return—with two notable exceptions. » 12/31/09 2:00pm 12/31/09 2:00pm

Beezag Reaches Back 10 Years For Its Business Model Of Paying People to…

When I was in college, I spent a good month watching ads on my computer in exchange for swag, gift cards and other rewards. Then those companies went out of business. Beezag is doing the same model a decade later. » 10/19/09 4:29pm 10/19/09 4:29pm

Brand Keyboard Is a Champion, or Possibly Critic, of Capitalism

This concept keyboard plays on our love of, or at least interest in, marketing by replacing all the letters with logos of corporations whose name begins with said letter. I seriously just spend five minutes picking them all out. » 7/16/09 10:30am 7/16/09 10:30am

Question of the Day: Which of These Companies Makes the Best Gadgets?

We all have our favorite gadgets, and you may even be partial to the offerings from a particular company because they have a track record of delivering quality goods. Obviously there are a ton of choices out there, but for the sake of argument we have narrowed it down to the the kind of businesses that have their hand… » 3/13/08 8:30pm 3/13/08 8:30pm

Worst Company in America: Comcast vs. Sony

Consumerist has its annual Worst Company in America contest going on now, and today's round of voting has a special place in hearts of Gizmodo readers. » 2/19/07 4:10pm 2/19/07 4:10pm