Tag Archives: Apple

Apple Watch: Hot or Not?

Adweek‘s hottest digital gadget of 2015 is also one of the most controversial. The Apple Watch has been called both a flop and a behavior-changing device. I believe that the Apple Watch is a flawed first-generation product that will ultimately … Continue reading

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Will the Truth Set Dr. Dre Free?

Did Dr. Dre’s apology go far enough? On August 21, hip-hop legend and now Apple consultant Dr. Dre issued a statement to The New York Times addressing longstanding reports about his history of violence against women, including a 1991 incident in … Continue reading

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Welcome to a New Era of Convenience Shopping

Buy buttons are taking convenience shopping to a whole new level. In recent weeks, Instagram and Pinterest announced new buy button features that make it easy for consumers to purchase goods and services directly from their apps. Facebook, which began … Continue reading

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Apple and Disney Launch and Learn with Wearables

Apple has some work to do with the Apple Watch. Early adopters are criticizing the new wearable for a host of problems, including limited battery life. In other words, development is progressing on schedule. Apple is breaking into a nascent … Continue reading

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Apple and Disney: Extensions of You

Apple and Disney want more than your money. They want to influence your behavior. Disney’s MagicBand wearable is teaching hundreds of thousands of Walt Disney World visitors how easy it is to manage their vacations with a simple swipe of … Continue reading

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6 Predictions for Music Streaming

Forget Taylor Swift’s futile Spotify boycott. The real news emerging from the music industry this week was the launch of YouTube’s streaming service. The new service consists of YouTube with streaming functionality (as opposed to being a new product with … Continue reading

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Jermaine Dupri Wants to Save R&B with New Jagged Edge Album

If you want to get a rise out of music legend Jermaine Dupri, ask him about the new Jagged Edge album, J.E. Heartbreak II. Dropping October 27, J.E. Heartbreak II reunites Dupri with the group he signed to his So … Continue reading

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Is Apple Disrupting Industries Again?

Do you remember when Apple could change entire industries with its product launches? Apple just might be returning to its industry disrupting ways with the launch of Apple Watch. When the Watch was unveiled in September, not only was I … Continue reading

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Apple Pays Dearly for U2’s “Free” Music

Photo credit: Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Let’s get something straight: U2 did not give away its new album, Songs of Innocence. To be sure, if you have iTunes, on September 9 you received a free copy (without asking for it) … Continue reading

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Apple Buys Beats: The End of an Era for Apple and Dr. Dre?

Now that Apple has officially purchased Beats Music and Beats Electronics, we are left to ponder its broader meanings as the man who once rapped about gangbanging and reefer now becomes a high-profile Apple employee. I believe the deal symbolizes … Continue reading

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