Report: Verizon's Tech News Site Will Ignore the NSA and Net Neutrality

Who doesn't want to have their own tech site these days? According to the Daily Dot, Verizon's recently launched SugarString will have two very conspicuous holes in its tech coverage: U.S. government surveillance and net neutrality. What a big fat coincidence that Verizon is embroiled in both. » 10/28/14 7:17pm 10/28/14 7:17pm

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THIS IS A SCANDAL!Apparently the Kindle Fire HD versus iPad Mini comparative ad in Amazon's front page has "FLUNKED THE REALITY TEST"! Stop the fucking presses! As some astute [journalists/fanboys/amateur PR people] have discovered, everything is correct except for the fact that the iPad has stereo speakers, not mono! » 10/31/12 12:09pm 10/31/12 12:09pm

Meet Nestle's Squadron of Internet Comment Warriors

Every company has to deal with people who talk about it on the Internet, and different ones handle it differently. Nestle for instance, maintains an elite team of Digital Accelerators that, as an article by Reuters reveals, watches the wide world of Internet comments like a hawk. » 10/27/12 4:20pm 10/27/12 4:20pm

Did Chick-fil-A Pretend to Be a Teenage Girl on Facebook? (Updated)

Chick-fil-A, home of chicken-loving bigots, is in the middle of a PR nightmare. After Chick-fil-A's COO admitted to being anti-gay, the Jim Henson Company (bless their heart) pulled their toys from Chick-fil-A's kids meals. Only Chick-fil-A claimed the toys were pulled because of a "possible safety issue". That, of… » 7/25/12 11:20am 7/25/12 11:20am

Meet the Dozen Tech Publicists who Secretly Control the Media

The publicists and communications managers in the technology industry have tough jobs. They have to spin crap products into good stories. And let's face it, most of them are powerless. But not these dozen PR pros. » 7/29/11 12:37pm 7/29/11 12:37pm

Apple Beefs Up On Gaming PR with Alleged Nintendo, Activision Hires

If the rumor that Apple is poaching PR talent from gaming companies plays out as fact in the coming days, let there be no more doubt the company is continuing to position iOS as a viable game development destination. [AppleInsider] » 4/09/11 11:00am 4/09/11 11:00am

Apple's Ending the Free iPhone 4 Case Program September 30

As expected, Apple has reevaluated their iPhone case initiative: "We are discontinuing the free case program on all iPhone 4s sold after September 30, 2010." But they'll still give you one if you complain. » 9/10/10 2:52pm 9/10/10 2:52pm

HTC Disputes Apple Cellphone Demo with Numbers of Its Own

In the wake of Apple's peculiar iPhone 4 Strikes Back! press conference, you'd be normal if you expected miffed competitors, especially after Jobs threw the likes of RIM, HTC and Nokia under the "Antennagate" bus. Now HTC is hitting back: » 7/18/10 10:00am 7/18/10 10:00am

BP Takes PR Lessons From Domino's

Click to viewWhy fix the spill when you can fix the brand? That pretty much sums it up, doesn't it? We've seen how BP deals with coffee spills. Here's how they deal with rebranding. » 6/17/10 6:40pm 6/17/10 6:40pm

An Interesting Product Would Probably Work

I bet the Walkman would have trended, if Twitter was around then. I bet even Betamax would have burbled to the surface. Hell, I bet the first Walkman phone would have trended, back in 2005. So just do... anything. [SonyEricssonNA] » 2/17/10 10:45am 2/17/10 10:45am

Introducing the BitterPeek

Yesterday, BlackBerry users across the country lost BIS email service, forcing them to switch to webmail, texts, calls, VoIP, instant messages or Tweets—for hours! But the real news is what didn't go down, rite guys? » 12/18/09 12:31pm 12/18/09 12:31pm

Panasonic Bragging About Being #1 in Cordless Phones Is Kind of a Bummer

Oh, other companies are being hit by this so-called recession? Not Panasonic! It's headed to the top of the tech world on a pile of cordless phones. They're gonna ride this wave forever! » 11/23/09 1:20pm 11/23/09 1:20pm

How Motorola's Clumsy Keynote Hurt the Cliq

Everyone's been waiting for the Cliq, Motorola's desperate-but-anticipated dive into Androidery, and we were ready to be excited about it. Problem is, you wouldn't have known from the launch, which was somewhat mishandled. » 9/11/09 11:54am 9/11/09 11:54am

Psystar Sobers Up, Lawyers Up, Prepares to Die Go to Court

Oh, thank god, we almost went a whole month without hearing from everyone's favorite EULA-flaunters: Psystar is back, again, and ready to fight, again, except this time with real-sounding lawyers, and without the outward appearance of insanity. » 7/29/09 12:40pm 7/29/09 12:40pm

Palm Tattles on Apple For Bad USB Etiquette (And They Would Know)

Did you hear about that Palm Pre update yesterday? The one that re-enables iTunes syncing? Yes, probably, but Palm would still very much like to emphasize to you, and now the USB Implementers Forum, that it's fighting the good fight. » 7/24/09 9:50am 7/24/09 9:50am

Did Microsoft Just Announce a Zune Phone on Twitter?

The blogs are buzzing over some tweets from a Twitter account allegedly run by the Office 2010 team, noting what looks like the outright announcement of a Zune phone. Something doesn't feel right. Updated » 5/12/09 4:35am 5/12/09 4:35am

Microsoft Un-Cancels Campus Pub, Because They're Totally Cool Dudes

Last week brought a distressing tale of sobriety and job loss from Redmond, but following a concerted internet scorn-fest, Microsoft has come back around to the idea of a corporate campus pub. Mostly. » 4/16/09 7:14am 4/16/09 7:14am

The Best Email I Got Today

"CompUSA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Systemax Inc., has appointed Enas Raynor as its new Vice President of Business Development. Ms. Raynor most recently held a variety of senior executive positions with Circuit City." » 3/09/09 8:40pm 3/09/09 8:40pm

My Favorite PR Christmas Card of the Year

It's not uncommon for the press to receive Christmas Cards from members of PR, but this one from Everpeace Tech seemed...particularly noteworthy. » 12/25/08 8:00am 12/25/08 8:00am