He might be losing steam in the tennis rankings, but according to a poll from the Reputation Institute
, which surveyed 50,000 people from over 25 countries, Roger Federer is the second-most respected figure … wait for it … in the entire world. Don’t worry. You’re not the only one challenging
Challenging brand redesigns is also a hot-button issue, with companies such as Starbucks and Gap no stranger to aesthetic controversy. But where are their logos headed? Here’s how Stock Logos sees it, offering some of the most recognized brand logos, past, present, and yes, future
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Speaking of Starbucks, if you thought its coffee was expensive, something tells us you’re not going to be a fan of its fashions either. Celebrating 40 caffeinated years, the company has tapped three designers to create brand-inspired T-shirts sure to set you back a few Frappuccinos. The threads—one of which resembles a coffee-stained shirt
—retail for $85 at starbucksstore.com
and select Nordstrom stores. For $85, I’ll spill a coffee on my own shirt, thank you.
And while your Pumpkin Spice Latte might not be in danger, Northeasterners could find slim pickings
when time comes to visit to the old pumpkin patch.
(Side-note: Enough with the Pumpkin Spice Latte status updates on Facebook. We get it.)
As for other updates, we all got a preview of at least a portion of Facebook’s fresh redesign when the site rolled out alterations—including a ticker feature
—to its news feed. With a further explanation of the logic behind it all, here’s Naomi. As she’ll tell you, she works at Facebook.
Forget new features. How does a new (but not really new) social network that’s “not Google+” sound?
On the other hand, PETA has a new website
altogether—peta.xxx. But the domain isn’t the only thing XXX about the site.
Unfortunately, for the workers of Amazon.com’s Leigh Valley warehouse in Pennsylvania, animals aren’t the only ones facing inhumane circumstances. Employees have come forward to share their stories
regarding cruel working conditions of brutal heat, sometimes reaching temperatures of 100+ degrees.
Whether that leaves a bad taste in Amazon consumers’ mouths remains to be seen. However, what has left a bad taste in the mouths of the American Family Association is Ben & Jerry’s newest flavor—Schweddy Balls. Though it’s not because the ice cream’s isn’t palatable. AMA members are disgusted with the vulgarity of its name and are asking activists to boycott the brand
From boycotts to buyouts—we know Foster’s is Australian for beer, but what’s Australian for takeover? SABMiller has agreed to a higher bid
for the Melbourne-based brewer.