DONE! CEO Ben Padnos claims NBC Universal accepted an offer to sell the domain names Women.com and Women.net for $1 million, only to have President & CEO Jeff Zucker overrule and block the transaction after the agreement… → Read More
In the spirit of disruption, GE is bypassing the traditional agency model for marketing campaigns. The company has set up both a basic Google Moderator tool at ge.com/adideas and a dedicated email inbox (email@example.com) in order to solicit ideas from anyone (including industry pros).
In the spirit of disruption, GE is bypassing the traditional agency model for marketing campaigns. The company… → Read More
We’re still here at the first TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York. Up on stage right now is an interesting group of people discussing how brands can best engage with digital audiences in this day and age.
Comcast and General Electric announced early this morning that they agreed to form a joint venture that will be 51 percent owned by Comcast and 49 percent by GE. The joint venture, which will consist of the NBC Universal businesses and Comcast’s cable networks, regional sports networks and more, will be managed by the newly formed Comcast Entertainment Group (CEG).
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OK. This is an official GE video so once you get past the first 50 seconds of fluff, it explains how microholographic discs work in everyday speak. Seriously, it’s 1:52 out of your life and you’ll probably learn something about next-gen optical media. Click through to watch the video. → Read More
As an amateur photographer, I generally look down on point and shoots because their image quality stinks something fierce on top of other things, but once in a while a few gems pop up like Fujifilm’s F30 and upcoming F200EXR. And then there are folks like General Imaging or GE or whatever they are that have no business making or selling consumer digital cameras. → Read More
Image credit: Vox_efx from flickr G.E. today announced “a new covered GE Energy Smart® compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulb featuring the GE Spiral® CFL inside the glass bulb.” That’s right: it’s a CFL coil hidden discretely inside of a normal incandescent shaped bulb. According to Kathy Sterio, general manager of consumer marketing, GE Consumer & Industrial: Some… → Read More
Newsflash: apparently nobody really buys landline phones anymore. At least, not enough people buy home phones that Thomson – the company behind GE and RCA phones — has decided “to exit with immediate effect its retail telephony activities in North America.” Ironically enough, I got this message just as I was sitting down to write up my review the phone system you see on the left here. → Read More
The G.E. Digital Speakerphone System offers two nifty features over your standard cordless phone package. First, it has a dedicated speakerphone unit. Second, it has a dedicated Goog-411 button. But wait! There’s more! → Read More
GE-branded TVs are back, thanks to a partnership with Tatung, a Taiwanese company. The next joint venture will produce LCD HDTVs that are slated for a spring, 2009 release. The last GE-branded TVs to see the light of day came out in 1987. The TVs will come in sizes between 19 and 65 inches, so it looks like they’ve got a nice little spread there. There’s also reports that at least one… → Read More
What do former vice president and environmental activist Al Gore and Texas oil man T. Boone Pickens have in common? Both believe the U.S. should cut back on its dependence on foreign oil and that the government needs to stop pussyfooting around on issues of greener energy, particularly wind power. Forbes website, recentlyreported that GE Energy is the leading wind turbine manufacturer in North… → Read More
[photopress:oled_01.jpg,full,center] OLEDs, the little successors to LEDs that are made of the stem cells of baby unicorns, are about to get a lot cheaper to manufacture. GE has found a way to make the OLEDs in a roll-to-roll fashion, meaning in essence making them affordable. Really affordable. In theory, the super-low-power OLEDs could be almost disposable, and offer more realistic light and… → Read More
When I think GE, I think washer/dryer, I think fridge. Turns out this enormous company makes about everything under the sun that’s even remotely electronic. I’m a DSLR guy, but stuff like touchscreen LCDs and built-in GPS receptors could tempt even the most skeptical old-schooler. Here are the facts for the $250 E1050, for example: 10 megapixels, 28mm equivalent lens, 5x optical zoom… → Read More
General Imaging, “the worldwide exclusive licensee for GE-branded digital cameras”—that debuted at this year’s PMA convention—signed a contract with Sears and Kmart to be the first retailers to carry the digital cameras, hitting stores this holiday weekend. As a bonus, the stores will get the cameras in some exclusive colors. Yay colors. Both retailers are getting the… → Read More
The E-series from GE comes in four flavors: 850, 1030, 1040 and 1240. Let’s start with the basics and I’ll fill you in on the minute details later. The E850 is the mid-level point-and-shoot camera in the GE lineup. Picture taking is a breeze with the 8-megapixel resolution and 28mm equivalent (aka fakey fake fake) wide-angle lens, but it does come in handy for those close-quarters group pics. → Read More
The GE A730 and A830 are the budget friendly entry-level digi’s of the line-up, but they claim to have the ‘firepower of cameras nearly twice its price’. The A730 has 7-megapixels while the A830 has 8-megapixels. Both have 3x optical zooms, but the A730 has 4.8x digital zoom and the A830 has 5.1x digital zoom. Both have 2.5-inch LCD, and the same features and color options as the rest of… → Read More
The G1 will be GE’s franchise player so its diminutive frame will be carrying the weight of the company. The 7-megapixel digi is only 3.625 inches wide and 2.5 inches tall, but it crams a lot into a small package. A 2.5-inch LCD shows you every close up captured by the 3x optical zoom and 4.8x digital zoom. The G1 also includes in-camera panoramic stitching, red-eye removal, MPEG-4 movie… → Read More
GE just announced a full Spring line-up of giggitydiggitycams. First up is the X series. The X1 is aimed at the prosumer who wants maximum zoom and loads of features to help you get the best picture possible. The 8-megapixel digi has 12x optical zoom that’s paired with 5.1x digital zoom and together they boast a 61.2x max zoom. For the paparazzi with a nervous twitch, the X1 is equipped with a… → Read More