The official Microsoft Twitter account tweeted on Friday about the first “image” of Microsoft retail stores in Scottsdale and Mission Viejo. The twitpic has a number of comments asking when one is coming to the UK. I have the same question :)
Actually I’ve been thinking about this over the last few weeks – about maybe trying to find a role in the retail side. About 5 years ago I wrote an internal memo about why it’d make sense to have a retail store and I still have the same passion for the topic. I’m not sure what I’d do or even if they have jobs but I could sort of see myself in retail, helping to get the word out about Microsoft products.
I dunno….maybe it’s a crazy idea. We’ll see….meantime, I like the way Bing is the entry point to the store on this hoarding. Subtle.
@cooganphoto is the source of the photos and he has a few more on his Flickr page.
A fabulous video and story about Johnnie Walker starring Robert Caryle. Evidently it was shot in a single shoot (albeit over 40 attempts)
Why is the Johnnie Walker bottle square? Why is the label at 24 degrees? Watch the video to find the answers and more…
Oh and for my friend Mr Marutiak, trust me….blue label really is very good even if it is a blend :)
This video reminded me of Shift Happens and will probably get just as many views on YouTube over time. Plenty of useful stats in there which are listed below. The cynic in me wanted to question the source of all this but Socialnomics.com has them all listed out so hats off to them…..and hat tip to my pal Donard for sending me the video.
The stats I like the most? #26. It’s what makes Twitter so important but some of the stats I just don’t buy. 80% of companies use LinkedIn for primary research? I doubt it.
I just ran the system update on my Lenovo T61p and was pleased to see a miniature icon of the T61 show up in Devices and Printers under Windows 7. I was even more pleased when I double click on that and got a Device Stage page with some custom images for the T61. See both below….you also get he T61 icon in the taskbar and a jump list to go with it.
These small touches should hopefully make it easier for people to get the most out of their hardware and to troubleshoot any nagging issues with kit.
Lenovo also has some drivers out for their hardware that are Windows 7 specific.
We all know about the love/hate relationship with Marmite and I’m in the hate camp…but I love this advert to coincide with the Ashes cricket series. The detail of the stitching look on the side is particularly impressive. A very clever ad and £4.49 a jar…though it would have been really smart to sell them in 6 with one free and call them an over + a wide.
hat tip to The Dieline