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  • Now the cloud wars (really) begin Crunch Network

    Now the cloud wars (really) begin

    For all of the back-and-forth between Microsoft, Amazon, Google and others over the past couple of years, we’ve only seen the most nascent battles in a multi-decade war for the future of the cloud. Read More

  • Twitter’s Custom Emojis Make Their Debut As An Ad Unit With #ShareACoke

    Twitter’s Custom Emojis Make Their Debut As An Ad Unit With #ShareACoke

    A few months ago, I wondered out loud if Twitter was missing the boat by not charging for its custom emojis. I mean, brands want to spend money on ads. I bet they’re salivating over having their own custom emoji on the platform. Wonder no more. Coke has gotten its own custom emoji (previously called hashflags), the company shared with me last night. Until now, Twitter has only… Read More

  • Ustream’s Automatic Copyright Protection Just Killed The Salesforce Keynote Stream (UPDATED)

    Ustream’s Automatic Copyright Protection Just Killed The Salesforce Keynote Stream (UPDATED)

    Here’s an example of awesome technology working, but potentially at the wrong time. The Salesforce/Dreamforce keynote was interrupted during its Ustream streaming due to copyright protection. Read More

  • Have a Coke and blue screen of death

    Just got this from a reader named Oswald in Katy, Texas. Apparently, Coke uses Windows in their vending machines. Oops! Read More

  • The Far Future: Digital paper on Coke cans?

    We’re not really sure why we’d want this, and we’re definitely not sure it’s technology we can see a use for, but some smartypants are working on a way to embed movable text within digital paper in a disposal medium. That means text messages on a coke can. It doesn’t seem practical to us, but then neither did Bluetooth headsets, so who are we to judge? Read More

  • Bill Gates invests in Mexican brewery

      Bill Gates now owns 3-percent of the world’s second-largest Coke bottler and Mexico’s second-largest brewery. I say good for you, Mr. Gates. Cascade Investment LLC, the asset management firm that Gates owns, recently purchased almost 11 million shares of Monterrey, Mexico’s Femsa. Femsa has a soft drink unit (Coca-Cola Femsa), a beer subsidiary, and a retail unit… Read More

  • Coca-Cola Cherry Zero Reviewed

    On an especially hot day like today, you’ll probably want to cool off and have a refreshing beverage. But which should you choose? A soda? A bottle of Jack Daniels? Here’s my take on the new Coca-Cola Cherry Zero soda. I’m normally a Pepsi-man, but this worked out “surprisingly” well. Read More

  • Coke And Apple Giving Away 2 Billion iTMS Tracks

    Right off the bat, allow me to inform you that this promotion is only going on in the UK. Kind of makes sense, since the past two summers here had Pepsi giving away iTMS tracks. Either way, Coke and Apple have teamed up to bring you over 2 billion free iTunes Music Store tracks for free. Just look inside specially-marked bottles of pop and you could be on your way to downloading… Read More