Robert Mann

Why James Bond Still Drives an Aston Martin, Even If He's Not Helping Sales

An obscure British car and the spy who loved it

When Desmond Llewelyn (better known as "Q") displayed the Aston Martin DB5 to James Bond in 1964, he was unveiling a sports car version of the license to kill. The…

Wearable Tech Is Poised for a Breakout Year in 2015, Forrester Survey Says

Apple Watch will stoke the trend

Wearable technology is going to be a hot-ticket item in the U.S. next year, according to new survey results from Forrester Research. The popularity of computers that you can wear is…

U.K. Cracks Down on YouTubers Eating Oreos

Advertising Standards Authority says videos need to be labeled as ads

In the video blogging universe, the AmazingPhil YouTube channel logs more than 2 million subscribers—numbers that carry some heft in the world of social media and native advertising. Such popularity explains…

Cyber Monday Sales Jump, But Not as High This Year

Ongoing sales offset single-day surge

The preliminary stats are in, and this year's Cyber Monday sales were up more than 8 percent from last year. The increase was smaller than expected, though, due to extended…

Intel Will Reportedly Be Inside the New Version of Google Glass

Could increase battery life

Intel will craft the chip inside the next version of Google Glass, which could lead to a longer battery life and new workplace applications, according to The Wall Street Journal,…

U.S. Trade Reps Accuse the EU of Politicizing the Google Antitrust Probe

Is a settlement in the works to end lengthy investigation?

U.S. trade representatives are pushing back against European legislative efforts to break up Google. The U.S. Mission to the European Union said efforts to separate search engines from other commercial businesses…

Macy's Black Friday Marketing Now Includes Facebook Video Ads

Store looks to reach people who missed parade

Macy's plans to run video ads on Facebook to round out its extensive Thanksgiving and Black Friday marketing. It already rules the holiday on live TV with the Macy's Thanksgiving…

Singapore Students Create App That Rewards You For Ignoring Your Phone

But is Apple Tree poison for digital ads?

An industry trade group in the city-state of Singapore is behind a new mobile phone app that will curl the toes of digital advertising companies. In an effort to get smartphone…

Alibaba Preps E-Commerce Site for Worldwide Shoppers and Advertisers

English version is in the works

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. is certainly on a roll. The Chinese e-commerce heavyweight that floated a $22 billion IPO on the New York Stock Exchange is now investing its money…

Bob Marley-Branded Pot Is Here, but Would He Be Fuming?

The latest capitalist product named after a rebellious icon

On the cover of 1973's Catch a Fire album, there's a photo of Bob Marley that's become an icon for the transcendent powers of smoking marijuana. The reggae master squints…