Instagram announced today their release of Instagram Direct, a new tool for sending on the spot photo and video messages to fiends. What significant more than the 150 million who will be using this tool, is amazing potential for what could be called “residual advertising effect.”
It is a surety, there is no worse public relations for a country than the obliteration of its own culture and natural resources. Regardless of the pressures from inside or out, Brazil’s unfettered expansion into the rainforests there, the displacing of thousands of people, marks the worst kind of PR nightmare, the Belo Monte Dam project is a sore on the world.
In a world so filled with negative news that detracts from the season, it’s nice to be associated with and to see entrepreneurs with a vision that’s truly sustainable, giving, and viable. Just such an initiative came to us via the most unusual route, Runway Baby* is not exactly your everyday startup.
Yesterday Der Spiegel reported German President Joachim Gauck will boycott the Olympic Games in Sochi in protest of supposed human rights violations in Russia. With the Olympics only a couple of months away, some international interests have already begun negative campaigning to further politicize these games.
The day would not be complete without our having paid tribute to Nelson Mandela. No doubt tens of thousands will have had their say about one of mankind’s most honorable and noble figures. In modern times there are very few who have given so much, taken so little, and left our word, our lives just that much better because they were here.
Shoot out my tires all my redneck, pickup truck driving pals back in the States, I’ve always been a fan of scooters, they just make sense. As for Vespa, of course they are the Rolls Royce of Ferrari of what we Americans consider putter putter mobility. Now at the Paris Salon de la Moto, running thru this Sunday, the all new Vespa Primavera is now being marketed all over Europe.
If ever there were a company that enjoyed yanking the chain of the public, the Google is certainly the Zeus of BS artists. Their most recent Hummingbird update, it’s further evidence of monopolistic goals disguised as innovation. If data and truth in search is the goal, then putting the burden of search onto the user is about as Machiavellian as it gets product wise.