NASA. Audi. ABC. Lufthansa. The MTA. Beginning in the 1960s, some of the world's best-known corporate entities were immortalized thanks to the work a group of graphic designers who were responsible for introducing to the notion of "branding." And now, there's an anthology that collects them all in one place.
Just like the products and services they sell, company logos have a tendency to change over time. In this series of animations by Nick DiLallo, you can see how the logos of six big firms have changed over the years.
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.
As small businesses grow into large corporations that have to deal with mergers and hostile takeovers, their identities and branding similarly grow, evolve, and often end up being a mish-mash of various names which are then shrunk into acronyms and initialisms to make them easier to remember. A similar thing is done…
According to an ex-googler, the search giant may no longer be the quick-moving, innovative company we have grown to know and love.
Ritual Steve Ballmer humiliation isn't just for blogs anymore! Nope, now even Microsoft's corporate class—in this case Microsoft Developer Division VP Scott Guthrie—is in on the joke. Way in.
Just as Motorola was getting its act together and releasing brilliant hardware after years of, well, dirge, they're now splitting down the middle into two independent companies—on one side the phone division, the other, wireless networking. Don't glare at your Droid and vow to never put more money into Motorola,…
Noted iPhone security destroyer Jonathan Zdziarski has cracked the iPhone 3GS encryption security, which is to be expected, but the ease and speed with which he did it is worrisome. Zdziarski claims the iPhone 3GS is thus "useless" to businesses.
Thanks to the help of some Giz-reading Best Buy employees, we've filled out the story on the reorganization (not layoffs) a bit.
Many companies use Windows Live Messenger for corporate IM because it's free and comes with pretty much any Windows computer they purchase. Windows Mobile users have had mobile IM love for awhile, but BlackBerry users have been left out, at least as far as official messengers go. They had already been promised an…