Changing the World: 5 New Technologies Revealed at SXSW

South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual film, interactive media and music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas each March, revealed a number of new technologies that have the potential to change the way we function on a daily basis. From artificial intelligence to entertainment, it seems that every echelon of society stands to benefit … 

 

We Give Uber Our “Bad Corporate Behavior” Award for March

Back in the fall, we gave our Bad Corporate Behavior award to Samsung. This month, we’re tackling a company that just can’t seem to stay out of the headlines: Uber. From connections to President Donald Trump’s advisory board to accusations of sexism and harassment, Uber has weathered a fair share of criticism as of late. … 

 

Pop Culture Sucks: Why Coca-Cola and Pepsi Keep Selling Us Happiness

First came Coca-Cola’s “Taste the Feeling” pool boy ad and now Pepsi’s much buzzed about Kendall Jenner “protest” ad—it seems like soft drink companies can’t help but capitalize on social justice issues to try and turn a profit. Coca-Cola’s ad depicts a mother, daughter and son falling for the same conventionally attractive pool boy. Pepsi … 

 

An 8-Step Guide to Making Sure Your Website Doesn’t Suck

How did a computer parts manufacturer boost their website conversion rate by 3,600%? All it took was a few changes to their social sharing buttons. A well-designed website can truly outperform its flock of poor cousins when it comes to search traffic, page views and even revenue. We all know that having a website is … 

 

Field Report: columbiasportswear.sucks

Colby Taylor, chairman of Innovative Sports in Eugene, Oregon has a lot to say about Columbia Sportswear, also based in Oregon.  The two companies engaged in litigation over apparel heating technology but, according to Taylor, the court proceedings didn’t tell the full story.  So he launched www.columbiasportswear.sucks to fill in the blanks. “During the legal …