When the first Star Wars movie came out in 1977, Toyota had a Celica painted and sticker’d up with Darth Vader and friends (technically enemies, actually.) The car was given away, the creators got mired in legal trouble, and now that we’re riding a fresh wave of Star Wars PR somebody wants this thing back.
Jeff Bezos hopes his minions are “having fun” and “laughing along the way.” The mega-billionaire said as much in a staff memo to address the accusations of widespread villainy and abuse in the ranks of Amazon’s best and brightest. “Dear Amazonians,” the memo begins. It should say: “Dear Amazombies.”
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.
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!…
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.
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…
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.
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.
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:
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]
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?
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!
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.
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.