Yahoo! News shows a photograph of a group of people stealing stuff from the store.
Viral Videos & Ads posted many new television commercials/advertisements/spots today. Here three that were my favorites and funny:
StupidVideos posted new streaming videos (from television/T.V. and video cameras) this week. Here are the ones to check out:
CNET News.com and The New York Times (no registration required) report that even though the prices of printers have dropped up to 30 percent in the last few months thanks to a savage price war, buyers are going to pay at least 28 cents a print. This is if you believe the manufacturers' math. It could be closer to 50 cents a print if you trust the testing of product reviewers at Consumer Reports.
Yahoo! News briefly report the annoying quotes from sales clerks.
From a poll of shopping mall customers by a retail consulting firm: "Uh, that's not my department." Ever hear that in a store? Did visions of fiendish violence against the clerk flash through your mind? "Not my department" topped the list of Most Annoying Words from Salesperson's Mouth, cited by 29 percent. No. 2? The classic, "If it's not on the rack, we don't have it." That golden oldie was cited by 25 percent. "That's the policy," "I'm on a break," "Ask the person over there," "I'm new here," "You'll have to wait your turn" and "The computer is down" rounded out the list.
In Joe Sharkey's New York Times article, he rants about the free and high prices between parks and hotels. The pricier the hotel, the more likely you are to pay an extra fee to check e-mails from the room,
StupidVideos posted a funny television commercial/spot/advertisement of a new mouse in town to use online. Darn newbies!
Hey, is that Mousey?
This Ars Technica article reports the stickers (e.g., Intel Inside, Centrino Mobile Technology, Designed for Windows XP, Mobile Graphics by ATI, etc.) placed on computers and laptops by the major OEMs are not only irritating to some users, but apparently Dell is tired of the branding game, too. Why might Dell object? The king of computer mass production says that the time it takes to put all of these various stickers on products is a bottleneck in their operations.
CNET News.com and The New York Times report that in the crowded, often confusing world of extended service warranties, ambivalence is common. Such product "accessories," as some sales representatives call them, are available for cell phones, home office machines, washers and dryers, exercise equipment, televisions--in short, everything from $9,000 stoves to $20 DVD's.
InformationWeek reports that some of the biggest banks have abandoned the practice of posting their online account log-in screens on SSL-protected pages in an effort to boost page response time and guide users to more memorable URLs, a U.K. Web performance firm said Tuesday.
The Boston Globe says newer equals better according to the world's vendors of home electronics gear, and billions of us have believed them. Yet most of these new gadgets don't work any better than the gadgets they replaced. Often, they're worse.
CNET did a top 10 dot-com flops list. The most astounding thing about the dot-com boom was the obscene amount of money that was spent. Zealous venture capitalists fell over themselves to invest millions in Internet start-ups; dot-coms blew millions on spectacular marketing campaigns; new college graduates became instant millionaires (albeit on paper) and rushed out to spend it; and companies with unproven business models executed massive initial public offerings (IPOs) with sky-high stock prices. Of course, we all know what eventually happened to this world. Few of these companies actually made enough money to recoup that cash, and when their investors fled to the hills, these start-ups died dramatic deaths. These are the celebrity victims of the new-economy bust.
DMusic mentions Robert Hilburn's Los Angeles Times Calendarlive.com interviews with the nation's top music insiders on their opinions on the biggest music stars.