Tuesday, March 03, 2015

Ericsson Sues Apple, but who Wins the PR War?

The licensing battle between Ericsson and Apple has been going for some time, but now it’s escalating. What happens next, and who will win the war? Ericsson is no stranger to the mobile marketplace. Once a pioneer in the industry, competition might have pushed it into also-ran status if the company had not successfully shifted its market and product.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Airbag Failures Lead to Investigations

Investigators into reports of faulty airbags have begun fining the company in question, Takata Corp. According to Bloomberg, the fines have become “necessary” because Takata is not cooperating with the investigation. According to the report, the United States is looking into the “mystery” of why millions of airbags “may be at risk of exploding.”

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Smart TVs Come with Commercials?

Sometimes a bad idea seems like a good idea at the time. Then, when you realize you’ve messed up, you have two choices. Own up and do better, or continue to try to rationalize or deny ownership of that mistake. The former almost always plays out better than the latter. However, that is not the choice that Samsung appears to be making at the moment.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Has Comcast Reached a new Low?

CNN is reporting a story that may just mark another customer service low point for embattled Comcast Cable. According to reports by CNN, FOX, New York Daily News, and countless other sites, the company changed a customer’s name from “Ricardo Brown” to “A**hole Brown” on a recent bill. The change came after Brown canceled his account with the cable service.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Musk Wants to Build the Web in Space

Recently, SpaceX announced its intention to catch a rocket booster on a barge. That plan didn’t exactly work as expected … well, as everyone at SpaceX said they expected. But it certainly gained the company huge PR points, priceless media exposure, and name recognition. Now Elon Musk wants to build the Internet in space.

Monday, January 05, 2015

Year In Review Causes Pain For Facebook

Let's face it, most people use Facebook to celebrate success and share their joy. After all, impersonal social networks are frequently used to brag about new cars, show how successful you are at your job, and demonstrate to social rivals how your life is flat-out better than theirs.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

SpaceX Winning Hearts and Minds in the Modern Space Race

Exploration has always been about the right combination of guts and money. In many cases, at least historically speaking, governments have pulled off this combination better than private interest. Government sailed to the Americas. Government funded Lewis Clark, and government put men on the moon over and over again. Sure, most of the organizations involved were, at least on paper, private industries. But in nearly every case, government support kept them humming. SpaceX begs to differ.