*Charlo Greene is riding high on the wave of her new-found celebrity as the first reporter to break the rules of professionalism (forget journalism) on-air by delivering her resignation via a “F**k it, I quit!” message to her employer and the TV viewing audience at once, on LIVE TV!
The now classic incident went viral immediately and Greene is now making TV appearances as a result, to publicize, she says, the need for Alaska to legalize marijuana, and to steer voters away from the state’s “Vote No On 2″ campaign. You’ve got to give this girl credit for one thing, she knows how to milk a moment and entertain us at the same time!
Just not sure if her strategy will help pot get legalized in her state in the process.
I mean the whole, “Look, I can smoke a joint and still be just as lucid” example might not hold up over say, a 30 or 45-minute time frame, if you get my drift.Continue reading →
*Please tell me you were not one of those who actually believed the online “ads” that claimed a “quick charge” to the new iPhone 6, could be done by popping it in the microwave. Please.
Yeah the ad looked pretty convincing, but c’mon!
However, if you were one of the unfortunate ones who tried this with your new investment, you probably realize now that the device is beyond ruined. And no, your insurance won’t cover this, deductible aside, they probably weren’t thinking you would put it in the microwave. Continue reading →
*Though there hasn’t been much information from Apple about the so-called iPhone 6 yet, here’s something that you can pretty much rely on: If you buy the next iPhone, you’re probably going to require a whole lot more data. And since unlimited data plans have become increasingly scarce, that may mean bigger bills.
According to independent telecommunications analyst, Chetan Sharma, “The average data consumption roughly doubles with every generation of iPhone.” Sharma consults for wireless companies and sent an email to the Huffington Post explaining this, adding, “So I expect it to be true for 6 as well.” Continue reading →
*What’s a good way to steal customers from your strongest competitors? Do what Uber is doing…give your independent contractors burner phones and credit cards! The Verge has managed to acquire “sensitive information” that shows Uber’s ever-evolving strategy to undermine competitors like Lyft. In addition, the company continually relies on interviews with current and former contractors (“brand ambassadors”) to solicit customers from Lyft and others and recruit their drivers – all the while doing double-duty to avoid detection.
And their efforts appear to be working!
The ride-share company has apparently rolled out a national campaign that has already resulted in the lifting of thousands of Lyft rider cancellations and apparently, Lyft never saw it coming! Uber calls the secret under-handed strategy “SLOG,” (I guess Verge wan’t able to uncover what the letters stand for!) Continue reading →
*Let’s face it, most of us may own a smartphone, but when it comes to which apps to download, our homepage is filled with useless apps that are doing little more than taking up a lot of storage space.
The Los Angeles Times, quotes a report by Internet analytics firm ComScore, that says 65.5% of U.S. smartphone owners refrain from downloading any new apps each month. That number is surprisingly low, but there are a few reasons that explain why it is.
“People only have so much storage space on their phones, so they really have to be selective about which apps they download,” said Adam Lella, a marketing insights analyst for ComScore, explaining that users only add apps that will truly benefit them.
And while Apple and Google stores try to assist with lists of the most “popular” apps, that doesn’t necessarily let you know the quality of those apps. With this in mind L. A. Times writer Salvador Rodriguez has recommended 5 apps you might not know about…Continue reading →
*Hey, it happens to the best of us at one time or another. We just need to disappear for a while. Not because we are bad guys or gals, just because we need to be alone. Incognito. Invisible. But with the ability of social media managing to track our every move, it seems impossible. I mean, have you ever paid attention to the “People You May Know” section on your Facebook page? Why the heck is your landlord there? How did he get there?
Hell no, I don’t want him as my friend!
Whatever your reason is for needing to disappear,Yahoo Small Business Advisor starts you off with “How to Permanently Delete Your Facebook Account.”
*Researchers release a new report that revisits an age-old concern about how black women are being portrayed in music videos. Clearly, these so-called works of art are engulfed in overtones of racism and sexism, researchers say, according to the International Business Times.
The report, Pornographic Performances, was released in Britain by End Violence Against Women Coalition, Imkaan and Object, and condemns the portrayal of women in pop videos as hypersexualized and “endlessly sexually available” objects. Continue reading →