Posts From Walter Marrero

Walter Marrero 228 posts

An executive analyst at an elite technology & business focused publication.

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Marketing

CopyCat Logos: PayPal or Pandora

Copycat logos is a section that we’ve dedicated to logos that look very similar in our opinion.  Logos are apart of a companies attempt to build a brand and to create trust

Marketing

Lull Mattress: Why are you spamming my inbox? Referral abuse.

Lull Mattress, I think one of your users is abusing your referral program by buying up email addresses in mass and spamming users.  It very much damages your brand and

Products

Truth: Billy Mcfarland, Fyre Festival, Magnises, & The Real Numbers

We wrote about Magnises a few times when it was popular 3 years ago, but currently over on reddit there’s an as me anything, with one of their former employees,

Products

NYC, Upper West Side Apple Store Flooded!

Reports are coming in that the Upper West Side Apple Store is currently flooded thanks to a pipe leak, basement level and Genius bar is all affected. Have any photos?

Marketing

TheHill’s mobile ads prevent you from browsing their site.

We totally get that you need to make money from advertising, however, sometimes when your ads load, they are larger than the iPhone allows, thus hiding the “X” underneath the

Reality TV

Law and Order Advertises First Dates Show during Rape Confession

In the TV world, when people deliver a show to a network, the producers of the show have to pick what are called “Windows of Opportunity” or Woos. These are

Products

GEBNI offers a way to get you banned from Seamless

Gebni, the new company calling itself the “stock market for restaurant takeout,” is using machine learning technology to update meal prices in real time so both customers and restaurants can save

Business

When Gig FM launches, DO NOT USE IT

It’s time to start sending a message to silicon valley, Marco Nardone, the startup founder who burnt through $US21 million (£16 million) as he tried to turn his social media app

Business

Purple Mattress Suing Blogger Over White Powder

Hmm, so this is what the inside of a Purple Mattress looks like. But yes, anyway, instead of Purple responding to his four questions about what this white powder was

Marketing

David Chang’s MAPLE, finally shuts down

Maple, the food delivery started founded by David Chang has finally shut down.  Maple was incubated inside of Thrive Capital, Josh Kushner’s well-regarded venture capital firm. The company’s other investors

Tech & Startups

NAB gear stolen from SONY!

One can only dream of the cameras, involved in this theft. Confirmation has come in from SonyAlphaRumors I can confirm the truck was indeed stolen. I’m from a partner company

Products

Hootsuite CEO ‘Apologizes’ After Telling Reporter to Call 1-800-EAT-DICK

Woops! This Twitter exchange was caught by BuzzFeed: it's never a good time for tech ceo's to be sending tweets like this, but this is a particularly bad week https://t.co/ik5OgCVJRo

Business

Fresh Direct Valentine’s Day Scam

Every year, around Valentines day, there’s a handful of people who want to give someone special a bouquet of flowers, and they go about ordering from what they feel like

Business

Fake Advertising: Is Buck Mason USA stretching the truth about their GQ Quote?

Buck Mason USA is quoting GQ a few times in their ads, one of them is: “Every good wardrobe starts with the perfect white tee” which we can find here.