OOOPS! : “Sigg, maker of the metal, reusable bottles that became a badge of consumer eco-consciousness and all-around cool, is in danger of becoming a poster child for brand deception and corporate dishonesty.” We’ve talked about the BPA issue a … Read More

Wireless Companies Get the Message

The Social Web is changing the nature of interaction between business and consumer…

Shortly after David Pogue, of the New York Times, posted his “Take Back the Beep” Rant/Blog wireless carriers were flooded with e-mails demanding that changes be made to their voicemail systems. … Read More

The New Hacker Movement? Yeah, there’s an App for that.

Apple recently rejected the new Google voice app for it’s iPhone, yet more than likely nearly 4 million people are using it. From their iPhone. Apple has done some controversial app rejections as of late and a few people decided to do something about it by founding Cydia, the AppStore for the Jailbroken. … Read More

AT&T Kicks An Online Beehive

Net Neutrality has often been feared here in America, with out current view on China’s Great Firewall, we have all the reason to be afraid. Because blocking sites can be done in a heartbeat. And of course, AT&T decided it wanted to be first in the game stateside, only they picked the wrong site to block. … Read More

You’re Just a Tease!

…At least that’s what one bitter romantic is accusing dating service for being. In face, he’s so upset he’s suing–for 5 million bucks. According to the Dailynews, “A $5 million federal suit filed by Sean McGinn accuses the company … Read More

Remember, It’s Not Real

One of the things many people hate about corporations and their advertising is the way they alter reality. In this example, even the most beautiful models are digitally enhanced. A protest group in Berlin found a great way to remind us of that fact. … Read More

Playboy Apologizes

Way to go Playboy! Gracing the Mexico edition cover with a naked model bearing a striking resemblance to the revered Virgin Mary and releasing it just before the Mexican festival that honors her? Talk about public relation fiascoes. Released on … Read More

Burger King’s Whopper Controversy

Burger King finds itself the target of the latest in consumer uproar with the release of its advertising campaign entitled “Whopper Virgins”. At the forefront is the slogan “If you want a real opinion about a burger, asks someone who … Read More

Yes, Detroit is Worth Saving

My first thought when I read about ‘saving Detroit’ was that yes, we do need to save that city, its people, its jobs. To do this we will need to try to save the auto industry, but throwing cash at … Read More

Joe Plumber’s Diamond MasterCard

I originally wrote a rave on this thought about the diamond encrusted credit cards with 24/7 personal advisers and $1000 annual fees for the super rich of 3rd World countries that would have violated ‘W’s admonition to not say anything … Read More