Items tagged with bacon

Bacon is over. Or at least, it’s over in the sense that whenever a pop culture Thing makes it up the ladder to the corporate world, it immediately stops being cool. Thus, the official Oscar Mayer Bacon Alarm Clock seems to indicate that the nation’s cult of bacon has run its course. (Or perhaps bacon worship has reached its zenith by allowing corporate America to not just participate, but further the religion?) What would a “bacon alarm clock” be, exactly? If you guessed an iPhone accessory and companion app that wakes you up with the sound and smell of bacon, you’d... Read more...
Proctor & Gamble's gone and done it now, and the company should think long and hard about how it proceeds. We're talking about P&G's aggressive social media campaign promoting Scope Bacon, supposedly a new mouthwash that tastes like bacon but leaves mouths feeling minty fresh. It's "for breath that sizzles," the tagline reads, and though all signs point to this being an April Fool's Day prank, does it really have to be? We've seen stranger bacon products, like bacon scented soap and even gumballs that taste like processed pig. As far as the bathroom goes, you can already purchase bacon... Read more...
Online retailing continues to grow at a frenetic pace. And internet savvy consumers know that you can trust online retailers and package delivery services to save you at the last minute at Christmastime. U.S. Web spending during the work week before Christmas grew 38 percent to $2.25 billion from last year. Holiday shopping as measured by the Reston, Va.-based research group doesn't include travel, auctions, or large corporate purchases. The brisk last-minute gift business prompted comScore to raise its forecast for the full year by $100 million... Read more...
Google does all sorts of neat things. Remember when Google first made their search engine available, and all you could do was look for pictures of fetching young ladies without all their clothes on? Well, they're working overtime adding to all the things Google will fetch for you in a pinch. How about text messaged answers to just about any query? Kevin Kelly at Cool Tools does it all the time: Using my cell phone to Google is one of my favorite cool tools. When I'm on the road or out of my house, and want to find the phone number to a restaurant, movie times, or the Oakland A's score I use... Read more...