brands

bad branding

This Amazon Alexa Accessory Is Unfortunately Named ‘DOX’

The ironic name choice underscores the fact that people are already concerned smart speakers are listening to their conversations.
Louise Matsakis
11.13.17
RIP

Yahoo! Is Dead, Will Now Be Called ‘Altaba'

If the Verizon deal goes through, one of Silicon Valley’s most famous brand names will soon exist only in our memories.
Sam Gustin
1.10.17
Terraform

Mall School

I turn on my smartbangle and log onto NeoHumanPets and check my human pony. The camera feed is fuzzy.
Porpentine Charity Heartscape
9.7.16
shopping

Brands Want To Predict Your Behavior By Mining Your Face From YouTube Videos

NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE
Janus Kopfstein
5.24.16
Selfies

Why Does a Startup Want to Pay Teens for Selfies? So It Can Sell Their Data

Brands, selfies, and privacy issues collide in this new startup.
Sarah Emerson
5.23.16
vr

Excedrin, I Don’t Want Your Migraine AR Simulator, I Just Want Better Drugs

Why does this exist?
Sarah Emerson
4.8.16
Opinión

I Can’t Wait to Get All My Content from a Chatbot

Even though I’m not a teenager, I decided to download Kik and interact with some brands.
Carles Buzz
4.8.16
short circuit

Why Big Brands Are Invading Podcasts

Hobbyists may have helped kickstart the podcast revolution, but some of the planet’s largest companies are now jumping into the medium.
Nicholas Deleon
12.3.15
Internet

‘Our Own Little Kingdom’: Dot-Brands Are Staking a Claim on Their Bit of the Web

Two years since the first new top-level domains, brands are starting to make the switch from dot-com.
Victoria Turk
11.4.15
Internet

Dark Web Drug Markets Are Desperately Clinging to the Silk Road Brand

Perhaps it's time to let Silk Road die.
Joseph Cox
10.22.15
Sex

The Best Registered .Sex Domain Names (So Far)

I love Craisins.
Rachel Pick
9.7.15
News

US Government Settles with Network that Secretly Paid YouTubers to Shill Xboxes

The FTC says you can't plug a brand without disclosure, even on YouTube.
Emanuel Maiberg
9.2.15