Posts Tagged ‘marketing’

Perception Of Performance

Google is pervasive about associating Chrome with being fast. It’s was their primary pitch when they first announced it. Back when Firefox went 1.0, it wasn’t so much about speed but “not sucking” as all the geeks liked to say. Given IE 6 was the competition, that was likely the best marketing on earth. Sure […]

Price Manipulation On The Web

And in today’s ecommerce news: Orbitz Worldwide Inc. has found that people who use Apple Inc.’s Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see. The idea being that Mac users, which […]

CES And Reality

CES is always a mixed bag for me. As someone who loves gadgets, CES coverage is addictive (my coworkers at CNET do a great job covering it every year feeding my addiction, however the opinions expressed in this post are solely my own). A select few things fascinate me, a few more interest me. The […]

Indented Leg Advertising

An ad agency put down “indented plates” on benches so when “people” (I assume “women” is the intended word) sit down, the plate leaves an advertisement impression on the back of their legs. Clever, a little creepy, but most of all, I can’t imagine this working nearly as well as the picture shows. First of […]

spreadthunderbird.com

This is actually the second blog post of mine to have that title. The first was in 2004 when I said Thunderbird needs a similar effort. A little more than 4 years later, I’m really glad to see it finally become a reality. As a side note, a lot of my old blog posts are […]

“Single?” Lawn Signs Revealed

Some obsessed blogger figured out who is behind all those “Single?” signs you see when driving around. It ends up it’s a massive coordinated effort by a multi-million dollar company, not just a bunch of uncoordinated “I can make a website too” entrepreneur. Having seen them on the side of the road, I’ve always wondered […]

Apple Software Update Results

I presume everyone remembers the whole debate about Apple misusing Software Update to push Safari to iTunes users. For those who don’t, I’d suggest reading John Lilly’s blog post on the topic. Several prominent Mozilla bloggers spoke out about that practice. It did help their market share according to Net Apps, though we’re talking 0.07 […]

Firefox Detention Follow Up

Yesterday I mentioned how Digg was aflutter (8000+ diggs) over the image of a student getting detention for using Firefox. Slashdot confirmed it was a hoax.

Kid Gets Detention For Using Firefox

There’s marketing and there’s marketing. 5000+ Digg’s later (and climbing), still going strong. Some Digg users left some great comments (as always). Thanks to Big Spring School District for this one. Image mirrored from Upload Geek. Update: See follow up. It’s a hoax.

Browser Wars On Google

If you search for Firefox using Google you’ll see this ad towards the top: Look over to the right side and you’ll see this: Here’s a larger complete screenshot for anyone interested. Interesting eh? They aren’t threatened though. Here’s another tidbit. A search for “Safari” brings up a Microsoft ad as well. A search for […]