The first quarter of this year wasn't a good time to be in the business of selling anything, but iSuppli reports that price leader Vizio beat out its higher-quality competition with cheaper Walmart sets.
That's the slogan from Last Year's Model. They believe if you buy gadgets that don't suck, you'll use them longer and not need to buy new stuff all the time—thereby going green. Seems logical.
In an effort to cut costs wherever possible, some consumers are going back to the cheaper, crappier-in-every-way dial-up we all cast aside years ago. This recession has just gotten serious.
HP will begin instituting a pay cut to its 100,000 employees, with some as high as 20 percent. (HP's CEO Mark Hurd will be taking the max cut.) HP also plans to cut back other employee benefits such as 401k plans. [WebGuild]
The Whopper Sacrifice, a new Facebook application from Burger King, pushes the limits to see how much a Whopper is worth. It's simple: Defriend 10 friends on Facebook and you get a free Whopper.