Ok… Now What the Hell is This

Ostrich Pillow

  Patrolling Kickstarter has led me to this: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ostrich-pillow/ostrich-pillow?ref=live .  The Ostrich Pillow.  With an aim to turn people into perpetual power nappers, the folks who designed the Ostrich Pillow (surprisingly) want to turn the world into a more productive place, claiming that power napping increases productivity by 34%.  I have one question, how the hell, did they figure out that statistic. … [Read more...]

DirecTV Customers Loose 17 Viacomm Channels – SpoungeBob Could not be Reached for Comment

SpoungeBob_DirecTV

With negotiations stalling out as of Tuesday evening, DirecTV customers can no longer  view 17 of Viacomm's Channels; including: BET, Comedy Central, MTV, Nickelodeon, Spike, and VH1.  Viacomm was asking for DirecTV to pay additional fees per subscriber to have access to their content; but, DirecTV did not give in.  Ultimately, the likes of SpoungeBob, Snooki, Colbert, Jon Stewart, the boys of South Park, and Dora (the Explora) will likely win. Dora and Spoungebob could not be reached for comment, but this image was captured late last night after Spoungebob heard the news - children everywhere are horrified. … [Read more...]

Shattered RIM, Blackberry Teeters on Its Hinges

Shattered RIM

RIM recently reported a net loss of $0.37 per share, sales decline of 42%, the layoff of 5,000 employees before EOY, and a delay of Blackberry OS 10.  The company lost $518MM and shipped 41% fewer devices.  If you ask RIM, better days are just on the horizon, but I think we've all heard this story again, and again.  However, with no viable strategy for the future - its only a matter of time until the whole thing comes down tumbling down. … [Read more...]

CNN: Obamacare Mandate Struck Down? What!?

CNN Screw Up

We got some quality reporting from CNN today as they report that the Obamacare mandate was struck down in supreme court.  The only thing is, the Supreme court upheld the mandate.  MEDIA FAIL.   … [Read more...]

Google Glass Creates a Whole New Genre of Deutschbagery

Hey Guys, you know how awesome you look with a bluetooth headset shoved in your ear?  Remember how convenient it was not to dig through your pocket to find your phone when you got a call (I'm being facetious)?  Well, now you can situate this contraption on your face instead of pulling your phone out of your pocket to find a location, check email, or send a text.  Give me a break people. … [Read more...]

Sony’s Deadly Strike: Kazuo Hirai’s Restructuring Plan Includes Cutting 10,000 Positions

SonysDeadlyStrike

Sony CEO, Kazuo Hirai announced that Sony will be cutting 6% of its workforce due to their restructuring plans.  They plan to roll this out over the next two years, extending into March 2014.  We were kind of expecting this with many of Sony's business units fluttering and the reinvestment into Sony's TV operations with Hirai cutting an entire layer of management so he can more effectively have visibility into their televisions business. Kazuo is trying to make Sony as nimble as Bruce Li - even though they still have 162,000 Global employees - whoa. … [Read more...]

Arkansas’ Bobby Petrino Put on Leave for Inappropriate Relationship with Staffer

Bobby Petrino

Today Bobby Petrino admits to having an inappropriate relationship with a football staff member, Jessica Dorrell, after a motorcycle wreck that injured both parties.  Arkansas Athletic Director Jeff Long put Petrino on paid leave today after discovering that he initially lied about being alone on the motorcycle when he lost control around a turn. Petrino's statements made to police after the accident were honest and included Dorrell's involvement; however, he publicly lied about the relationship with his staffer for fears of career and familial ruin.  The father of four and husband to wife Becky will fully cooperate with the University through their investigation. All I can say is:  Insult to Injury. … [Read more...]

The Real Start-Ups of Silicon Valley; New Reality Show Featuring Pioneers from SV

The Real Start-Up of Silicon Valley - New Reality Show will definitely make waves

There are no words for this absurdity. But hey!  It will make great TV.  And you know what, I'm OK with one more reality TV show if there is some focus on technological intellectual enlightenment.  Bring on the excel spreadsheets and board room pitches - dismiss the office politics and executive drama.... … [Read more...]

Scott Thompson Terminates 2,000 Yahoo Employees

Scott Thompson Terminat0r

Yahoo CEO, Scott Thompson, Terminates 2000 employees due to 'restructuring'.  This comes on the heels of a desperate patent lawsuit against Facebook and subsequent countersuit against the bloated internet giant.  It looks like Scott Thompson's new strategy is cutting costs and stealing money from other companies.  To quote Scott in his note to employees: "We are intensifying our efforts on our core businesses and redeploying resources to our most urgent priorities. Our goal is to get back to our core purpose – putting our users and advertisers first – and we are moving aggressively to achieve that goal." Translated to: "We don't have any real competitive advantage anymore, so we have to worry about money - and our most urgent priority is this damn lawsuit, because Facebook called our bluff.  So, everyone is going to have to work a lot harder because, I just fired 2,000 … [Read more...]

New Groupon Deal of the Day: Groupon and Andrew Mason Ass Kicking for only $6 Billion

Groupon Deal

  Five months after going public, Groupon's stock price is trading at scrutinizingly low prices due to improperly allocating funds for Q4 refunds.  Today, the company had to reduce it's reported revenue by another 3%, which prompted their stock price to slump an 13%.  Needless to say they are under scrutiny by the SEC.  Especially because of this new deal they are running, Groupon is issuing a Groupon on itself - 54% off!  Only $6 Billion! … [Read more...]

Facebook Counter Punches with it’s Own Allegations Against Yahoo

FacebookvYahoo

Yahoo's claim that Facebook infringed upon 10 of it's patents and countered with a suit of its own allegations including patent infringements on; photo tagging, advertising, online recommendations and more.  Facebook said it has been "irreparably harmed" by Yahoo's infringement.  At the end of the day its just a big song and dance for some bull-crap settlement.  Unfortunately, it looks as if Yahoo is trying to crash Facebooks 'coming out party' (going public). Unfortunately, Yahoo's suit looks desperate as Facebook has a rich and valuable patent portfolio.  Keep in mind, Yahoo used the same tactics against Google when they went public - They arn't only crashing the party, their stealing a keg or two. … [Read more...]

RIM Admits Its Users Want Android and Apple after Gene Munster Bankruptcy Prediction

BlackBerry Bankruptcy

  Why is RIM's stock down 8% today; oh yea, because Blackberry executive staff admitted that their core customers, in fact, want iPhones and Android devices.  This all comes after Mobile Analyst Gene Munster predicted that RIM would be Bankrupt sooner rather than later.  Its always been a story of too little, too late for RIM and this time - the Grimm Reaper looks a lot like Gene Munster... … [Read more...]

Game of Thrones Season Premier Reminded Us that Joffrey is Still a Dick

A Harsh King

  Game of Thrones Season 2 Premiered last night and what a show.  Joffrey couldn't help but remind me of another harsh king.  Remember the Elton John and Flava Flave Super Bowl commercial a few months ago... … [Read more...]

I Bet you $640 Million that you Did Not Win the Lottery

YouDidntWin

Well, you didn't win, big surprise.  Not that it matters, but the winning numbers were: 2-4-23-38-46, and the Mega Ball was 23.  There were three winning tickets, all from places very familiar to playing and winning the lotto...The middle of Nowhere in Illinois, Maryland, and Kansas.  I guess the rest of us proceed uninterrupted and try to get rich the regular way... work. … [Read more...]