Posts tagged with: advertising
  • by | October 17, 2013 1:39 PM

    "Samsung's best commercial is for its worst product." That's my nomination for best (non-Pocketnow) tech headline of the year, and it comes from Vlad Savov over at The Verge. The headline leads, by way of a link, to Vlad's largely negative review of the Galaxy Gear, Samsung's new smart watch. And while I've spent only a day or so with my own Galaxy Gear review unit, I already find myself disagreeing with Vlad's conclusion. I don't think the Gear is Samsung's worst product, or even a predominantly bad one. But -and here's the interesting part- I think my opinion is due in large part to that ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 7:00 AM

    Since the launch of the Lumia 1020, I have been eagerly awaiting the advertising bonanza that was sure to follow the release of the ultimate smartphone camera ever seen by humans. There was a ton of build up before the event. Balloons, and medals, and tea bags. So I was excited to see what Nokia would bring to the masses to demonstrate the epic that is the Lumia 1020. I'm kinda still waiting. Don't get me wrong, I'm just one guy in one city in the entire world. Sure I watch an unhealthy amount of TV. Yes, I stream gigabytes of Youtube, Netflix, and Vimeo per month. But I'm just one guy. I ...

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  • by | April 2, 2013 7:00 AM

    I was sitting on my couch the other day, and I had an epiphany. I was watching an epic crime-fighting show, and saw this come across my DVR. It was a video showing off Apple's noise cancelling microphone and about how it makes this mini-orchestra so much quieter so you can talk, as seen below. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVs5zFNeTqU Immediately, smart aleck that I am, I shot off this tweet - But then something occurred to me - And then I had this exchange - Seriously. It really is marketing genius. Every smart phone worth talking about in the world has a noise canceling microphone. But ...

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