Why McDonald's Is Doomed Picture

McDonald’s is insanely desperate and this picture proves it

By on May 21, 2015 at 4:52 PM.

McDonald’s is insanely desperate and this picture proves it

There’s a rule in political campaigns that if you’re defensively explaining yourself all the time, that means you’re losing. If that rule holds true in the fast food world, then McDonald’s must really be in a world of hurt right now. Harry McCracken posted a picture on his Twitter account that shows McDonald’s has started creating paper placemats at its restaurants whose sole purpose is to debunk nasty Internet rumors about its food. More →

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Nintendo Hires Doug Bowser VP Of Sales

Amazing: Nintendo hires a man named Bowser

By on May 20, 2015 at 6:40 PM.

Amazing: Nintendo hires a man named Bowser

This is even better than the former Apple employee named Sam Sung. Nintendo this week announced that it’s hired a new vice president of sales named Doug Bowser whose last name just happens to be the same name of the iconic villain from Super Mario Bros. Nintendo is fully aware of how funny this is, which is why its press release emphasized that Bowser “brings decades of experience, not fire breath, to his new role.” More →

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Samsung Silicon Valley Headquarters

10 photos of the stunning $300M Silicon Valley HQ Samsung is set to open this year

10 photos of the stunning $300M Silicon Valley HQ Samsung is set to open this year

By on May 20, 2015 at 2:11 PM.

Back in 2013, we told you about an incredible new facility Samsung planned to build in Silicon Valley. Just a stone’s throw from Apple’s current home in Cupertino, California, Samsung’s San Jose Campus is a $300 million project that will house two main U.S.-based teams: Samsung’s research and development division, and its sales unit.

Well-known architecture planning and design firm NBBJ was contracted to design and help manage the project, and the company has just provided BGR with some stunning photos of the facility’s progress. More →

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Tidal Vs Spotify

Video: Jay Z freestyle rips into Spotify and YouTube

By on May 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM.

Video: Jay Z freestyle rips into Spotify and YouTube

Tidal subscribers who attended Jay Z’s private concert on Saturday night were treated to the latest chapter in the saga of Tidal vs. the world. The rapper’s new streaming music service has come under fire since its debut. While Jay Z believes the wave of criticism is linked to an “organized smear campaign” being carried out by a number of large companies, others posit the service’s position as a haven for upcoming indie musicians is in stark contrast with the image it created by parading around a bunch of multimillionaires to promote it.

Regardless, Jay Z on Saturday took the fight straight to the competition when he called out the big boys of the music streaming business on stage during his concert this past weekend. More →

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Microsoft Vs. Apple Vs. Google Hate

Let’s get real – there’s no reason to hate Microsoft anymore

By on May 15, 2015 at 3:45 PM.

Let’s get real – there’s no reason to hate Microsoft anymore

10 years ago, hating Microsoft wasn’t just fashionable — it was essential. The company had a monopoly on computing platforms and it had grown arrogant and somewhat lazy thanks to its dominance of the computing industry. However, the shift to mobile and the rise of iOS and Android as major computing platforms means that we now have more alternatives besides Windows-based PCs to meet our needs, which means anyone who still thinks of Microsoft as some kind of “evil empire” is way, way behind the times. More →

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Google Search: Removing Ads Smartphones

European carriers are planning to hurt Google where it matters most

By on May 15, 2015 at 11:15 AM.

European carriers are planning to hurt Google where it matters most

European carriers are apparently working on deploying technology that could filter out mobile ads on smartphones and tablets operating on their networks, a move that could deliver a crippling blow to Google, Facebook, and other online business that might depend on advertising revenue. More →

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What Is Working For Elon Musk Like

What it’s like having a job interview with Elon Musk (Spoiler: Terrifying)

By on May 14, 2015 at 3:09 PM.

What it’s like having a job interview with Elon Musk (Spoiler: Terrifying)

As we’ve observed in the past, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is something of a classic mad genius. Because of this, you can imagine that having him interview you for a job at one of his companies might be a little intimidating just based on his reputation alone. And now we know that Musk’s own behavior during prospective employees’ job interviews doesn’t help matters either, thanks to Ashlee Vance’s new book on Musk’s life and career. More →

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Tesla Powerwall Powerpack Battery Reservations

Tesla’s battery business is already looking much bigger than anyone imagined

By on May 12, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

Tesla’s battery business is already looking much bigger than anyone imagined

Last week, Bloomberg crunched some numbers and estimated that Tesla has already received a crazy $800 million worth of reservations for its Powerwall and Powerpack batteries. To put this number in context, Bloomberg compared this number to the early sales numbers of products such as the iPhone and Viagra and has found that “if Tesla converts even a fraction of those reservations into actual sales, the battery roll-out could measure up as one of the biggest ever for a new product category.” More →

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McDonald's New Hamburglar Ad Video

New McDonald’s Hamburglar ad will convince you the company is more desperate than you ever dreamed

By on May 12, 2015 at 5:07 PM.

New McDonald’s Hamburglar ad will convince you the company is more desperate than you ever dreamed

As we’ve observed recently, McDonald’s hasn’t been doing so well. Whether it’s been releasing defensive informational videos explaining why its french fries need to contain 19 (!!) different ingredients, or whether it’s tried to lure foodies into its restaurants with promises of kale, the iconic Golden Arches are undergoing a profound brand identity crisis. More →

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Elon Musk Employee Child Birth

Elon Musk says he’s not quite as insane as a new book makes him out to be

By on May 12, 2015 at 11:17 AM.

Elon Musk says he’s not quite as insane as a new book makes him out to be

On Monday,  The Washington Post published some excerpts from a new book on Elon Musk written by Ashlee Vance called Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future that really made the brilliant Tesla and SpaceX CEO look fairly insane. However, Musk took to Twitter on Tuesday to specifically refute one particular excerpt in the book that alleged he ripped into an employee for missing a company event to witness the birth of his first child. More →

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Verizon Buying AOL $4.4 Billion

Verizon moves to corner the coveted dial-up market, will buy AOL for $4.4 billion

By on May 12, 2015 at 7:33 AM.

Verizon moves to corner the coveted dial-up market, will buy AOL for $4.4 billion

“BZZZT… EEE-YOO, EEE-YOO! YOU’VE GOT MAIL!” Those are the sounds that many Internet early adopters haven’t had to listen to for well over a decade now. However, there are still 2.1 million lost souls trapped in AOL dial-up hell and they’re about to become Verizon subscribers. Verizon on Tuesday announced that it plans to buy AOL for $4.4 billion at $50 per share, which represents a 17% premium over its stock price at the close of Monday’s trading. More →

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Why Is Comcast So Bad

Comcast tells customers it will refund $600 in bogus charges… but only if they keep quiet about it

By on May 11, 2015 at 5:10 PM.

Comcast tells customers it will refund $600 in bogus charges… but only if they keep quiet about it

Comcast cares… if your story about its miserable customer service goes viral on Reddit. In fact, Comcast cares about this so much that it recently told some customers that it would only refund $600 worth of bogus charges if they agreed to sign a non-disclosure agreement to not talk about their ordeal with the media. More →

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