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World Cup Day 9 Preview: Will Italy and France Take Their Groups?

As the dust of the World Cup group stages begins to settle, the intensity of the round of 16 begins to loom over Brazil. Group B is all but settled. Australia are heading home, as are the reigning champs Spain. The Netherlands and Chile move into the tournament's round of 16, though their order has yet to be determined. Group C saw its first playoff spot go to Colombia on Thursday, after it defeated the Ivory Coast 2-1. But what about Group D and E? Let's take a look at what [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:07-04:00June 20th, 2014|What We're Reading|

ercedes’ Key to Instagram Success: Drive With the Doors Open How an auto brand cracked our social-video top 10

While the National Basketball Association sits atop the VideoWatch/Shareablee top 10 rankings for brands for the third week in a row, per usual, our list has a new entry that'sbreaking all the rules. Mercedes-Benz charts at No. 6 this week, thanks to a 15-second video that showcases one of its vintage models meandering via a two-lane highway in Italy—with its car doors totally ajar. The auto was evidently participating in the Mille Miglia, a race for classic cars in the European country. Mercedes is not only making its initial appearance, but the [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:07-04:00June 9th, 2014|What We're Reading|

The Most Beautiful and Helpful World Cup Schedule You’ll Find

With 32 teams, group play and the knockout stage, the 2014 World Cup will feature 64 matches taking place in 12 Brazilian cities over a one-month span. That's a lot to keep track of — so please allow us to recommend the most beautiful, helpful and interactive World Cup schedule we've seen on the Interwebs. A product of online sports-gambling site Sports Interaction, users can sort through the schedule according to the World Cup's group and knockout stages, as well as by team and date. Here's a sneak peek via screenshot: As the [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:07-04:00June 9th, 2014|What We're Reading|

Samsung’s First Tizen Smartphone Has Some Serious Game

You may have heard about Tizen as a platform for Samsung's smartwatches, but the company has bigger plans for the OS, if the new Samsung Z smartphone is any indication. Unveiled Monday in advance of the Tizen Developer Conference in San Francisco, the Samsung Z is the world's first commercial smartphone to run on Tizen. Let's back up: What the heck is Tizen? It's yet another mobile operating system, this one based on Linux, and its principally operated by Samsung (Intel and a few others support it, too). Tizen [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:08-04:00June 9th, 2014|What We're Reading|

This Summer You Can Wear Your Instagrams as Sneakers

If you've ever had the urge to wear your favorite photo as a pattern on your shoes, then your dream is about to come true. Adidas is teasing an app for its ZX Flux sneakers that would let you take a photo with your mobile device and then have it printed on a pair of shoes, which you can purchase when the app goes live in August. "Brands have given customers the ability to customize and personalize their shoes for more than a decade, but this is absolutely [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:08-04:00May 30th, 2014|What We're Reading|

Samsung Shows Off Simband, a Futuristic Health Tracker

Hoping to take the lead in the race to build the ultimate wearable device, Samsung offered a sneak peak Wednesday at its next-generation health-tracking wristband, known as the Simband. Using different wavelengths of light beamed at your skin, Simband will track multiple measures of its wearer's health continuously, such as blood pressure, respiration, heart rate, hydration level, and the amount of carbon dioxide in your blood. The one Simband demonstrated on stage at Samsung's "Voice of the Body" event in San Francisco showed a continuous stream of heartbeat information, seismograph-style, [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:08-04:00May 30th, 2014|What We're Reading|

Steve Ballmer Wins Clippers Bidding War With $2 Billion Offer, Report Says

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has won an out-of-control bidding war for the Los Angeles Clippers with a $2 billion offer — nearly four times the previous high price for an NBAteam — according to a Thursday Los Angeles Times report. But don't celebrate the ouster of current owner Donald Sterling just yet — he still has to approve the sale and just what he's thinking remains anything but clear. "The deal also needs the eventual approval of 29 other NBA owners, but is expected to clear that hurdle as long as Ballmer [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:08-04:00May 30th, 2014|What We're Reading|

The Lott IMPACT Trophy Announces 42 Player Watch List

The Lott IMPACT Trophy is a defensive college football award named after NFL Hall of Fame inductee Ronnie Lott. The award is unique because it represents the first trophy to give equal weight to personal character as well as athletic performance from a defensive college player and is the first national college football award based on the West Coast.  On May 14th, the Lott IMPACT Trophy announced the 42 student athletes from schools across the country that will be eligible to win the 2014 Trophy. Former Lott IMPACT [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:08-04:00May 29th, 2014|All News, Brand Consulting, Event Management|

Participants announced for Samsung NBA Summer League

via www.nba.com NEW YORK -- Twenty-four teams, including the Utah Jazz, which will be making its first appearance, will compete in this year's Samsung NBA Summer League July 11-21, at the Thomas & Mack Center and COX Pavilion on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas. The Jazz will join 22 other NBA teams and a team of NBA Development League select players in a tournament-style format to crown the Samsung NBA Summer League Champion. Teams will compete in three preliminary round games from July 11-15, before being seeded in [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:08-04:00May 27th, 2014|All News, Event Management|

Samsung NBA Summer League to tip off July 11

via www.nba.com NEW YORK -- Samsung NBA Summer League tips off on Friday, July 11, at the COX Pavilion and Thomas and Mack Center on the campus of the University of Nevada Las Vegas, marking the 10th time the event will be held in the desert. For the second time in the event's history, a tournament-style format will be utilized to crown a champion. This summer's event will again feature a single elimination tournament schedule that will crown the Samsung NBA Summer League Champion on Monday, July 21. Teams will compete in [...]

By |2019-08-27T09:08:08-04:00May 12th, 2014|All News, Event Management|