Robert Mann


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

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.

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

Wearable technology is going to be a hot-ticket item in the U.S. next year, according to new survey results from Forrester Research.

U.K. Cracks Down on YouTubers Eating Oreos

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.

Cyber Monday Sales Jump, But Not as High This Year

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 online sales that started in November.

Intel Will Reportedly Be Inside the New Version of Google Glass

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, which cited unnamed sources.

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

U.S. trade representatives are pushing back against European legislative efforts to break up Google.

Macy’s Black Friday Marketing Now Includes Facebook Video Ads

Macy's plans to run video ads on Facebook to round out its extensive Thanksgiving and Black Friday marketing.

Singapore Students Create App That Rewards You For Ignoring Your Phone

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.

Alibaba Preps E-Commerce Site for Worldwide Shoppers and Advertisers

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 in an international version of its behemoth e-commerce portal, Taobao.

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

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 into the camera, a joint the size of a stovepipe sagging from his lips.