When it comes to pick-up trucks, most guys (and the occasional gal) want one thing: A huge bed that they can use to haul, well, practically anything. That's why, when it's time to buy a truck, the Ford F-150 is so popular, because it's got a gigantic bed that can hold an amazing amount of, well, practically anything. Yes, we know we're being redundant. But that’s how big this sucker is. How big is
By Michael Essany on Jan 31, 2015
Hip hop superstar and now media mogul Jay-Z is about to acquire Swedish company Aspiro AB, which is behind up-and-coming music streaming services Tidal and WiMP, for $56 million. Boosted by the rapper’s reputation, Aspiro is priming to take on operations like Spotify and Apple’s recently bought Beats Electronics. WiMP is available in several European countries and Tidal just launched in the United
By Barry Eitel on Jan 30, 2015
Remember the subprime mortgage loan crisis of 2007? A countrywide wave of subprime mortgage defaults crippled the banking system and the US economy, because the banks had gone bananas offering loans to people with poor credit and limited means of paying the loans back. When the anticipated loan payments never materialized, we discovered the banks had already packaged and sold the expected profit a
By Joe Kukura on Jan 30, 2015
Microsoft launched a mobile version of its immensely popular Outlook email service today for Apple and Android devices. The iOS Outlook app is fully up and running, while the Android version is now available for testing. “With Outlook, you really can manage your work and personal email on your phone and tablet – as efficiently as you do on your computer,” wrote Julia White, Microsoft’s general man
By Barry Eitel on Jan 29, 2015
There were many marketing trends in 2014, but the most important and underappreciated was content marketing. More advertisers now realize that the 30-second TV commercial or short-page ad have no meaning on the Internet. As a result, the idea of communicating a brand or product message in a longer form, free of the constraints of the past, has gained traction. As a result, more marketers are begin
By Michael Foster on Jan 29, 2015
You may have heard of Botto Bistro, the "bad Yelp review" pizza parlor in Richmond, California that made national news by offering a 25 percent discount to anyone who gave them a negative one-star review on Yelp. (Earlier this month, they upped the discount to 50 percent. Half off!) The admitted publicity stunt was in response to Yelp's supposedly aggressive advertising tactics and manipulation of
By Joe Kukura on Jan 29, 2015
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By Joe Kukura on Jan 30, 2015
"If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don't write, because our culture has no use for it." - Anais Nin "I write to taste life twice"--Anais Nin I am a wife, mother, educator, advocate who might occasionally--ok, more oft than not-- feel too much, think too much, cuss too much, over analyze, over-react, overly sensitive--but I don't know any other way to be--that's just me. If you find any of my articles witty, enjoyable, provocative, infuriating, aggravating, insightful or educational--then my work here is half way done.
Herb is a retired paralegal, and a writer based in Chicago. Herb also works part-time for National Able Network (a national nonprofit) assigned at the moment to Roosevelt University as a tutor to seniors and ex-offenders in computer skills, literacy skills, job-readiness skills, social skills (how to beat the "New Jim Crow.") He's been a freelancer for many years, appearing in such rags as the Chicago Defender Newspaper, Ebony Magazine, Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, the Washington, D.C. Afro-American Newspaper, the Pittsburgh Courier Newspaper, C.L.A.S.S. Magazine, the Chicago Reader Newspaper, Indiana State University Black Literature Forum, BlackTalkRadioNetwork.com, WVON-Talk Radio, Chicago, Voxunion.com, DissidentVoice.org. Of course, he's been working on the Great American Novel since birth. He's never appeared in any so-called mainstream outlet (and hasn't really tried) because....well, just read him and you will get the message. Herb is a Vietnam War veteran (U.S. Navy...He'd been drafted into the army, but quickly enlisted in the Navy hoping to avoid Vietnam. His ship's very first port of call after boot camp in San Diego -- DaNang Harbor, South Vietnam). Herb has a masters degree in Political & Justice Studies. He relishes any and all comments, criticisms, critiques.
I am a freelance writer with special interest in politics, economy, business, marketing, science and technology. I hold an MBA (Finance and Accounting) from the University of Ibadan with 20 years experience in start-up business and marketing management.
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Darren, also known as "Punditty," was managing editor of The American Pundit political writing contest in 2012-2013.
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