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Fanboyism and Brand Loyalty [Fanboys]

by on Jun.05, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 787, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, Advert, advertising, age, and, ANT, Ants, app, apple, AR, Ati, Bp, Brand, Brands, bus, business, cat, Ces, clear, color, Concept, cv, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Fan, Fanboy, Fanboyism, Fanboys, Feeds, ff, game, Games, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Isp, La, Labels, Loyalty, marketing, mid, Mod, Nes, om, One, opinion, order, Pad, Padd, PC, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Q, quant, Rc, Republished, RSS, Rv, serve, Style, Tag, tech, things, TI, truth, TV, Us, V, X1

The Misconception: We prefer the things we own over the things we don’t because we made rational choices when we bought them. The Truth? More

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The Muppets Take IBM [MUPPETS]

by on Jun.02, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Bp, cat, clear, color, cookie monster, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, Ea, EC, Et, ff, Film, Films, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Help, Home Automation, I4, Ibm, Ibm muppets, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, jim henson, Kermit, La, Labels, late, Les, marketing, Mashups, mid, Mod, movie, movies, Ms, MUPPETS, Muppets ibm, om, One, order, Os, Ovi, Pad, Padd, Pet, Pets, PI, Pixel, Play, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, sale, Sales, serve, Short Film, short films, Style, Tag, tech, ted, TI, train, TV, Up, V, Vide, Video, what, X1, ZMP

In the late 1960s, IBM turned to a little-known director and puppeteer named Jim Henson . What they wanted were short films to help train and entertain their sales staff. What they got were the Muppets, in all their absurd glory

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Brits Prefer iPhones To Flushing Toilets [Surveys]

by on May.20, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, ANT, Ants, app, AR, Art, artic, Av, Bp, Britain, Brits, bus, business, cat, cc, clear, color, de, Display, Ds, E, E3, Ea, England, Et, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Humor, Id, Im, images, In, Ink, Invention, Inventions, Ion, ions, ipa, Iphone, iphones, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Lg, life, marketing, mid, Mod, Nes, NK, Of, Oil, om, One, order, Padd, phone, Phones, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, serve, star, Style, survey, Surveys, Tag, tar, tech, ted, Tesco, tesco mobile, Test, TI, Toil, Toilet, Toilets, TV, Uk, Us, V, Who, X1

I think each of the 4,000 Brits who participated in a survey of the 10 greatest inventions ever should have their toilets taken off them for life. See if there’s an app for that ! More

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The Only Mouse That Needs Regular Tune Ups [Mouses]

by on May.15, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, Advert, advertising, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Auto, Automobiles, Automotive, Av, Bp, bus, business, C6, car, Cars, cat, clear, color, Computer, Computer Mouse, de, Display, Ds, Dust, E, Ea, Et, F2, ff, Fun, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, images, In, Input, Ion, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, marketing, Mice, mid, Mod, Mouse, Mouses, Nes, nin, om, One, order, ota, Ovi, Padd, PI, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, sea, serve, Style, Tag, tech, TI, Toy, Toyota, ToyotaIq, TV, Up, Ups, Us, Vide, Video, X1

When Toyota gave the iQ, their tiny new four-seater, the tagline “nimble as a mouse,” they were probably referring to the cheese-loving rodent. But just to cover all the bases, they turned one into a giant, functioning computer mouse, too. More

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Yahoo Bitch Slaps Google In $85 Million Ad Campaign [Yahoo]

by on May.06, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, A9, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, AR, arc, Cam, Case, clear, Clips, Companies, D3, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Engine, Et, Fb, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gloves, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ion, Isp, it's you, itc, late, Love, marketing, mid, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, Online, order, Os, Padd, Play, ps, Q, Rc, sea, search, Search engines, search-engine, Style, Tag, Test, TI, Vide, Video, Wall, Wsj, X1, Yahoo, Yahoo vs google

Spending $85 million on marketing isn’t easy to swallow, but it’s worth it in the case of Yahoo’s ” It’s You ” campaign. After all, the latest ad is a blatant attack on Google. Oh yes, the gloves are off again.

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Delightful New Russian Missiles Can Be Hidden in Shipping Containers [Bad Ideas]

by on Apr.27, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, Air, Aircraft, ANT, AR, Arri, Bad ideas, car, clear, Clips, Containers, de, Display, Ds, E, e1, E3, Ea, Et, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ideas, Ie, Im, In, Ir, Isp, ISS, ixl, Les, Light, marketing, MER, Missiles, Mod, nin, om, One, order, Padd, PI, Ping, Play, Q, raf, Rc, Russia, russian, ship, Shipping, shipping containers, Style, Tag, TI, Ui, Us, Vide, Video, Vw, War, Weapons, X1, xl

Oh…great. A Russian company is now marketing a new cruise missile system that can be hidden in a shipping container, turning any merchant ship into a warship able to take out an aircraft carrier. Cool

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Palm’s Execs Are Jumping Ship as Fast as Potential Buyers [Palm]

by on Apr.24, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Arri, Ati, C6, car, Cellphones, clear, day, de, Death, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ge, Gizmo, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Htc, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ir, Isp, Led, Lenovo, marketing, mind, Mod, Ms, Obvious, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, Palm, Palm pixi, Palm pre, Phones, PI, Ping, Play, Pot, pre, Q, Rc, Red, sage, Sd, ship, Smartphones, Software, Style, Tag, Techcrunch, Tent, TI, Us, War, WebOS, X1

Today’s casualty is Caitlin Spaan, veep for Palm’s carrier marketing. It’s a comparatively small loss compared to when their Senior VP of software bailed two weeks ago, but it amplifies an increasingly obvious message: Palm is in a death spiral. More

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Palm’s Execs Are Jumping Ship as Fast as Its Potential Buyers [Palm]

by on Apr.24, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Arri, Ati, C6, car, Cellphones, clear, day, de, Death, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ge, Gizmo, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Htc, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ir, Isp, Led, Lenovo, marketing, mind, Mod, Ms, Obvious, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, Palm, Palm pixi, Palm pre, Phones, PI, Ping, Play, Pot, pre, Q, Rc, Red, sage, Sd, ship, Smartphones, Software, Style, Tag, Techcrunch, Tent, TI, Us, War, WebOS, X1

Today’s casualty is Caitlin Spaan, veep for Palm’s carrier marketing. It’s a comparatively small loss compared to when their Senior VP of software bailed two weeks ago, but it amplifies an increasingly obvious message: Palm is in a death spiral. More

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Palm’s Execs Are Jumping Ship as Fast as Its Potential Buyers [Palm]

by on Apr.24, 2010, under 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, A4, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Arri, Ati, C6, car, Cellphones, clear, day, de, Death, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ge, Gizmo, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Htc, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ir, Isp, Led, Lenovo, marketing, mind, Mod, Ms, Obvious, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, Palm, Palm pixi, Palm pre, Phones, PI, Ping, Play, Pot, pre, Q, Rc, Red, sage, Sd, ship, Smartphones, Software, Style, Tag, Techcrunch, Tent, TI, Us, War, WebOS, X1

Today’s casualty is Caitlin Spaan, veep for Palm’s carrier marketing. It’s a comparatively small loss compared to when their Senior VP of software bailed two weeks ago, but it amplifies an increasingly obvious message: Palm is in a death spiral. More

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28 Ways Microsoft Could Market the Kin to Non-Hipster Demographics [PhotoshopContest]

by on Apr.20, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, Aim, and, AR, cc, Cellphones, clear, contest, Contests, D3, de, demo, Display, Ds, E, Ea, F2, Feature, Ge, Gizmo, graphic, graphics, Hd, Help, Hipsters, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Isp, kin, marketing, Mic, microsoft, Microsoft Kin, Mod, Nes, Of, om, One, Opc, order, Os, Padd, PC, phone, Phones, photo, photos, Photoshop, Photoshop Contest, PhotoshopContest, Play, ps, Q, Rc, Style, Tag, Technic, Test, TI, Top, TV, X1

For this week’s Photoshop Contest , I asked you to help Microsoft take aim at some demographics other than hipsters . And while technically these entries fit that criteria, I’m not sure how many phones they’d sell.

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