The division of left brain / right brain in marketing, sales and advertising is dead.
Clients no longer appreciate, nor respect, the inability of agencies to follow traditional business practices, and be beholden unto "the creative process" - which means the agency will deliver the goods when they're good and ready.
Not to be outdone by Sony Ericcson's [NYSE:SNE] new 8-megapixel phone, word has it that Samsung [SEO:005930] is formulating a competitor dubbed the i8510, complete with -- you guessed it -- an 8-megapixel camera. The phone will run on the Symbian S60 operating system (recall that Symbian was recently bought out from partial ownership by European mobile giant Nokia [NYSE:NOK]) and could provide competition for Nokia's own Symbian-based N96.
You might of heard about the list of 1,000 would-be Tesla Roadster owners who had each ponied up tens of thousands of dollars to get their name on a waitlist for the car months ago. Well, those 1,000 people are in luck as of this week: the startup announced it has shipped its first nine Roadster, and will be building more at the rate of four per week. By December, the company says, it'll be able to crank out 100 of the Lotus-based vehicles per month, thanks to an improved transmission design.
Sure, concept cars feature dreamy style and technological innovations that we'd love to see roll out in manufacturer's lineups. Unfortunately, safety, practicality, and cost often prohibit these cars from ending up in anyone's driveway. These are the ones we'd like to see on the road. Read more
Today mobile phone giant Nokia [NYSE:NOK] snapped up GPS maker NAVTEQ [NYSE:NVT] for the healthy sum of $8.1 billion. Because EU regulators and Nokia shareholders had already green-lit the deal, the completion of the transaction wasn't a surprise to any, but Nokia's share price still rose thanks to the news. This deal comes on the heels of word that GPS makers TomTom and Tele Atlas had joined forces, forming another formidable GPS conglomerate.
Today Creative [OTC:CRTV] made official their upcoming portable media player, the Zen X-Fi, which will have a whole quiver of nifty features packed inside a diminutive, credit-card sized package. The device, which will come in three capacities -- 8GB, 16GB and 32GB -- will sport 2.5-inch TFT screens and SD card slots for added storage. The top two versions will support WiFi wireless syncing for music, photos, and video, although the latter seems like it would be frustratingly slow for feature-length movies.
RIM [TSE:RIM] execs might have taken some cheap shots at Apple [NASDAQ:AAPL] for its touchscreen when the iPhone debuted a year ago, but now more details are emerging about RIM's own touchscreen device.
Admittedly, hard drives are not the stuff of most peoples' dreams. But they are, however, increasingly important in the future generations of notebooks: because they have no moving parts and can be configured to sip energy, they provide a longer-lasting, smaller, more durable memory system than conventional mechanical drives do. That, in turn, means lighter and longer-lasting notebooks, both in terms of operating longevity and battery life.
In the US, few consumers would probably identify GM [NYSE:GM] as an eco-friendly company. But in Spain, the General is acting downright green, planning to cover the roof of its largest European factory entirely in solar panels -- 2,000,000 square feet of them. The 85,000 panels will provide 10 megawatts of green electricity while will be used to build Opel sub-compacts; put into the grid, that would be enough power to supply 4600 households.