Amid “immense pressure” from Apple and its legal team, In Icons halted production and canceled all orders
for its highly publicized and eerily realistic Steve Jobs action figure. In a statement signed “inicons.com,” the company declared, “Though we still believe that we have not overstepped any legal boundaries, we have decided to completely stop the offer, production and sale of the Steve Jobs figurine out of our heartfelt sensitivity to the feelings of the Jobs family."
As for the production of Apple products, last week the company joined Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Nike, in releasing for the first time a list of its major suppliers
With bold moves like those, it’s no wonder Twitter has consulted Apple’s former VP of global marketing communications Allison Johnson
to aid in developing new ideas for promoting the social network to consumers.
PCs could use a little advice about now. Gigaom
reports that the one-time home and office standard is losing to the mobile
gadget, which now accounts for half of computing devices, partly due to innovations from Apple.
Switching gears to apples of another kind: Last week, we shared this infographic
comparing the tech company to the fruit of the same name, but it didn’t include the amount of apples that come from overseas: 7 percent. Meanwhile, 85 percent of our juices are imported. You can read more here
about the foods Americans eat that travel far to get to our bellies.
According to The New York Times
, Silicon Valley is apparently ripening a crop of fresh startups, each of which seem eager to reap the fruits of their pioneering ideas and, of course, all that new money
Had she eaten more fruits and vegetables, Food Network star and butter’s BFF Paula Deen may have avoided Type 2 Diabetes
, but she’s not letting it stand in the way of the foods she loves. Deen is using her diagnosis to launch Diabetes in a New Light
, which provides an easier way to manage one’s approach to the disease .
By easier, does that mean having Burger King deliver? The fast-food restaurant is currently testing the idea
at four locations in the greater Washington, D.C., area.
Or maybe it’s using one of these Girl Scout cookie finder apps
Meanwhile, SnöBar is testing alcohol-infused ice cream
. Good, so if you manage not to get a brain-freeze, you can still get a hangover.
Luckily, if you do wake to a pounding headache on Wednesday, you won’t have to deal with the harsh glare of your computer monitor—that is, if more sites follow Wikipedia, which is going dark in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act
M&M’s are going tawny. At this year’s Super Bowl, Mars is set to roll out its newest spokescandy, the highly intelligent and sharp-witted Ms. Brown, the brand’s Chief Chocolate Officer for 70 years.
If you’re struggling to write a fun press release like M&M’s in preparation of Ms. Brown’s debut, OPEN Forum
has five tips
And here’s another tip: If you ever find yourself in a real-life version of “The Hangover,” don’t leak your tale of debauchery to the mainstream media, especially is you work as a Fox weatherman. John Bolaris learned that the hard way
Stories like that can scare someone from even leaving the house. But if you must, Google Maps is there for you when you’re puzzled over where to go. (via Mashable
A different marketing campaign from Google that addresses the “Good To Know” basics of online privacy
has met opposition from some advocates, including the Center for Digital Democracy’s executive director Jeff Chester who claims it’s “really just a PR offensive to help dim the increased scrutiny of Google’s privacy practices.”