marketing

Being A Celebrity Astronaut Is Tougher Than It Sounds

For a brief period in the American saga, the astronaut was the man of the moment. No profession commanded as much awe and admiration. Widely regarded as the personification of all that was best in the country, the first astronauts were blanketed with the adulation usually accorded star quarterbacks, war heroes, and charismatic movie stars. Yet this was never part of NASA’s agenda.


An Oreo-Making Robot Is Pretty Much Mankind's Greatest Achievement

You can forget the wheel, nuclear power, and even the internet. All of man’s greatest creations have been eclipsed by this pint-sized robot that’s able to make custom Oreo cookies whenever you have the craving.


Watch This Terrifying Devil Baby Freak Out Good Samaritans

What would you do if you came upon an abandoned stroller with a crying baby inside? You’d probably check to see if the infant was OK, right? Not after watching this prank you won’t. The same team responsible for that wonderful telekinetic coffee shop freak out prank is back with an even more terrifying marketing stunt involving a possessed devil baby and a stroller with a mind of its own.


Here's What Marketing Could Look Like In 2014

Since 2014 is only a few days away, design aesthetics probably won’t be stunningly different come the new year. So that’s all the more reason to make some predictions! Let’s do this.


Awesome Guy Blows Movie Marketing Budget To Help Typhoon Survivors

So 20th Century Fox contacted professional video maker and friend of Gizmodo Casey Neistat to make a video for them about Ben Stiller’s upcoming movie The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Cool, that kind of stuff happens all the time to him. But instead of using the money to make a movie about the movie, Neistat used his entire budget to help survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, the typhoon that ravaged the Philippines. Absolutely brilliant, thoughtful and heartwarming.


A Close-Up Look At The Google Mystery Barge

The Google mystery barges docked near San Francisco and Portland, Maine are getting even more mysterious. We’ve seen the barge and heard the arguments about what’s inside. But news that the search giant is making government officials keep their mouths shut about them — that takes it to the next level.


Is Google's Mysterious Barge Actually A Floating Glass Store?

After an odd but engrossing CNET story last week, everybody’s wondering what the strange barge with ties to Google is doing docked near San Francisco. At first, it looked like the 8m long structure was a next generation data centre in-the-making, but CBS and CNET sources now say it’s a floating Google Glass store. Weird, huh?


The Colour Blue Has Conquered The Internet

Shades of Grey. Orange Is The New Black. The Scarlet Letter. Colours are clearly important in marketing. We know. And you have also probably noticed that a lot of companies use blue in their logos.


Samsung Fined $340,000 For Paying People To Bash HTC Online

Sometimes, companies do stupid things to market their products. A silly commercial here, a ridiculous junket there. That’s all fine and good, but Samsung overdid it and just got slapped with a $340,000 fine in Taiwan for illegally paying people to trash talk HTC in forums.


Google Now Offers Free DDoS Protection

Google’s waving its pro-internet freedom flag again, launching a suite of anti-hacker software intended to help human rights and elections-related websites in vulnerable regions. It’s a nice thought, even if there’s a catch.