Here is where marketing tact should meet with editorial direction. Many times, if not taken into account, this lack of foresight can result in customer outrage.

Take a look at the following article “McDonald's … You Are "McKilling" Me!” expressing deep concern from readers who bought a diet book through Amazon.com and received accompanying coupons offering a fried mcsandwich, fries and a drink!

By Emilio Castellanos

The other day I found a nice large picture of an Atari game console. It brought back sweet memories of carefree childhood. Later that day, through some research, I also found some Atari emulators (a small program that turns your computer into an Atari console) along with the entire collection of videogames.


I was one of the lucky few who during 1980 got one of the first Atari systems (there were quite a few of us actually) and still remember how thrilled I was that I no longer needed my friends to have an awesome time in front of the TV set. Trying to figure out the games, console and control was great! The only game I had back then was paddle tennis (it might have been the default game) and asteroids but it did not matter, these simple games were all I needed to forget about my young and uncomplicated life; I spend hours playing them.

A well written article by Nicholas Wade of the New York Times titled "Bacteria Thrive in Inner Elbow; No Harm Done" reveals symbiotic relationships that exist between our bodies and the millions of microbe colonies in them.

Some microbiologists even believe that the human being should be considered a superorganism, consisting of its human cells and those of all the commensal bacteria, like all skin microbes.

This question actually has a simple answer. And it comes from one of the most involved sports institutions in the world, ESPN.

Ranked according to 10 specific criteria such as strength, agility, endurance and nerve, the company recently published a list of 60 popular sports.

The world wide web might be living an evolutionary leap with these bridging applications

What is a widget, really?

The web is becoming a widget. You heard it: “build us widgets!” should be the cry to battle of any web savvy organizations. But what exactly is a widget? What is their intrinsic purpose? How can they be monetized? Turns out that what started out as an exercise in coding, might well take over and transform the world as we know it. It already has.

Perhaps coined from the word used to describe a mechanical contraption or a ‘gadget’, when widgets sprung up, someone was smart enough to baptize them with a generic name: in essence, widgets are compact and modular interactive programs similar to web applications, or short snippets of code, that are used to produce a desired result, whatever this might be. They can do anything. Typically, for a program of this sort to be called a widget it needs to live outside of its original environment, thus it could even be called a third party application.

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