Phones 4U break-up looms as administrator dismisses debt-for-equity bid

Phones 4U break-up looms as administrator dismisses debt-for-equity bid

The administrator of Phones 4U has rejected a bid to revive the collapsed and debt-laden retailer with a debt-for-equity swap as unrealistic. It means the chain of 550 stores is almost certain to be broken up and sold off, with EE and Vodafone in position to pick off the best locations and the likelihood of […]
HubSpot INBOUND brings more than 10,000 marketing fans to Innovation District

HubSpot INBOUND brings more than 10,000 marketing fans to Innovation District

Walking across the bridge on World Trade Center Ave., heading towards this year’s INBOUND ’14 conference, I started chatting with an attendee about the event. Or, more accurately, he excitedly started talking to me. “Wow, this is going to be an exciting event,” the young marketing employee said as we headed for the opening night […]
Tocomail – Monitored Gmail Accounts For Kids

Tocomail – Monitored Gmail Accounts For Kids

With emails now becoming the most effective way to reach someone at any given time, it is imperative for kids to have one too. Most Email Service Providers (ESP) do not have email services for kids and teenagers, citing parental advisory and security as reasons for avoiding potential markets. The ever popular Gmail has been […]
‘Aye Yi iPhone!!’ When Servers Crash and Apple Sales…Soar!

‘Aye Yi iPhone!!’ When Servers Crash and Apple Sales…Soar!

Here’s all you need to know that Apple’s got a hit on its hands. Customers are just throwing up their hands. And I mean that in a good way – for Apple (AAPL). That’s because pre-orders are so strong for the company’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus that many sites, including Apple’s, have frozen […]
6 Key Moments From Apple’s iPhone 6 Event

6 Key Moments From Apple’s iPhone 6 Event

Apple AAPL -0.35% finally showcased bigger iPhones, mobile payments and its first smart watch on Tuesday. The two-hour event was hosted by CEO Tim Cook and topped off with a musical rendition from U2. Apple left behind a few lingering questions, such as what the battery life of its iWatch would be, and how much consumers could trust its […]
Kathy Griffin, Howard Stern lead star-studded turnout at Joan Rivers funeral

Kathy Griffin, Howard Stern lead star-studded turnout at Joan Rivers funeral

(Reuters) – Family and friends bid farewell on Sunday to Joan Rivers, the outspoken comedian who became famous around the world for her acerbic wit and brash style, at a private funeral sprinkled with jokes, laughter and songs. Journalists Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, comedian Whoopi Goldberg, tycoon Donald Trump, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and […]
Panera Asks Customers Not To Bring Guns Into Its Restaurants

Panera Asks Customers Not To Bring Guns Into Its Restaurants

On Monday, Panera Bread became the latest U.S. company to ask customers to leave their guns at home. The bakery-cafe chain joins Starbucks, Chipotle, Target and a handful of other restaurants and retailers in making such a request, which comes amid an increasingly heated debate over the role of guns in public places. “Within our […]
Oil Is Back!

Oil Is Back!

A Global Warming President Presides Over a Drill-Baby-Drill America Considering all the talk about global warming, peak oil, carbon divestment, and renewable energy, you’d think that oil consumption in the United States would be on a downward path. By now, we should certainly be witnessing real progress toward a post-petroleum economy. As it happens, the […]
Samsung’s Fatally Flawed Smart Gear Strategy

Samsung’s Fatally Flawed Smart Gear Strategy

Less than 12 hours after news broke that Apple’s September 9 media event would include the company’s first wearable in addition to bigger-screen iPhones, Samsung and LG had both preempted their own planned launch events with hurried press releases unveiling upcoming smartwatches. And I have no idea why. While the lack of marketing savvy among […]
Is Silicon Valley the new Versailles?

Is Silicon Valley the new Versailles?

Is Silicon Valley about to turn San Francisco’s South of Market (SoMa) region into the new Versailles, a gilded castle filled with an elite who are so completely abstracted from reality that they eventually trigger a revolt of the commoners? The city may have reached “peak techie” this month with the unveiling of “Promised Land,” […]