This is a quick 2:00 recap of the Total Home and Gift Show at the Dallas Market Center. January 2013.
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On April 14th of this year, it will have been 110 years since James Cash Penney opened his first Golden Rule store in Kemmerer, WY. It was then incorporated as JCPenney in 1913. Over all those years, the logo for the company was changed very few times. In the last three years there have been two changes. When I talked about the new JCPenney logo in 2011 I thought it was bold. JCPenney, under new leadership and direction from Ron Johnson, went another new direction at the beginning of February 2012. It, too, is bold. It is also representative of the new tagline – Fair and Square. I particularly like the patriotic theme. My only questions is – How long will this one last?
Seems odd that Google would get my attention two times in two consecutive posts. But, I have to highlight the good and the bad of Google. This time – the good. I have always enjoyed the fun that Google has with updating logo’s. I will never forget how I used to do battle with a Creative Director with whom I worked. She always argued that “companies just do not mess with their logo’s – it is a brand, not a toy!” Of course, I had to prod her back and say that Google was arguably one of the largest brands (at that time not quite what they are now) and keep pushing the “fun” angle.
Today I was alerted to some fun Google is having with search results. Much like the autocorrect parody’s seen with Word over the years, Google has taken a search result set to a whole new level. I implore you to try searching on the following terms and enjoy the ensuing results –
- Do a barrel roll
136 days is WAY too long to wait between blog posts. The irony of that is that 130 days ago a company called Fab.com did not even exist. I aspire to start a company, yet here I sit waiting 136 days to even write a blog post. Hard work and focus are the keys to success. I continue to learn…
We all know that Twitter is the best way to learn about things happening. Today, I saw that @aplusk had posted a link to a presentation done by the CEO of Fab.com. It is titled “21 things we’re learning at Fab.com – October 2011“. The 21 things are easy on the surface, but the commitment to them, and the ability to stay focused on them, inspires me. Thank you Jason Goldberg
If you are interested in getting an invitation to Fab.com, go here –> http://fab.com/whh0t
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So many people search on the term Turbotax Coupons. However, there is no way to input a coupon code on their site. The best way to save is to go to sites like DealNews or Offers.com and look for Turbotax coupon codes. That said, Turbotax is still far and away the best software on the market for DIY tax preparation. I got my return done faster this year. With less “found errors” at the end of the process, I felt that Turbo Tax did a better job of walking me through than last year.
JCPenney came out and announced their new logo during the Academy Awards this year. Overall, it is not a bad upgrade. The look and feel is bold, crisp and certainly highlights the way they have been trending toward using jcp.com. I had seen the logo on paper and in digital form. Proportionally, it looked great. When I was at the mall across the street from their HQ in Plano, TX this weekend, I got a first hand look at the signage on the outside of the store. IT IS HUGE on that facade. That really makes it bold.
I just saw that my colleague, and esteemed technolgy content coordinator at DealTaker, Josh post about his experience with the Roku player that he got just before the holidays. It reminded me that I never did post my experience with one I received as a present in the middle of 2010.
Why this thing is flying under the radar is beyond me. It is small, simple to use, relatively cheap ($60 – $100 depending on features and specs) and as Josh mentioned, the streaming picture quality for Netflix is great. I have yet to venture off to other channels available because there is such a breadth of movies available on Netflix. Not to be to salesy, but my 4-year-old has matered using it and we occasionally find him sitting there watching his favorite Ironman or Justice League movies.