A story of human triumph over disaster. Teamwork and engineering save the day.
Motorola managed to get our pick for the tech pitch with the worst acting. Maybe its my bias against Motoblur. Maybe Fox just has not found the right director yet? I'm sure this one will still be popular though.
Its funny and gets the message across without sex appeal...definitely without sex appeal.
TV maker uses graphical wizardry to shift comsumer opinion of Vizio from bargain brand to upmarket.
Top Chef fans, here's your chance to win a DVD of season 5 "Top Chef New York." Adrienne Johnson Martin is sponsoring a contest on her Happiness is a Warm TV blog, with a free copy of the DVD as the prize. You can find the details here.
Reposting this from features editor Adrienne Johnson Martin and our TV blog:
The recession has hit lots of folks hard, and among the hardest, are children.
Kids, after all, are one of the most ecomonically disadvantaged groups; more than 13 million are poor by the official poverty standard, and nearly 30 million live in low-income families, according to the National Center for Children in Poverty.
You can imagine, too, how scary it is for a child to see a parent lose a job, and struggle. It can cause feelings of instability and even anger.
Which is why it's so great that there's journalist Linda Ellerbee. On Sunday night at 8, Ellerbee and Nick News present "$tressed Out! The Economic Crisis and You," a show in which young people talk about how they and their families have been affected by the nation's economic
Durham's Darius Evans (that's him, next to the girl in red) is among the kids talking. He's an 8th grader at Shepard Magnet Middle School, who says he likes science and wants to be a song producer.
Click Read More to learn more about Darius and the program.
WiSpots CEO Kevin Flannery got mauled by TV sharks Sunday night, but he was licking his wounds today, ready to swim again.
Flannery got a chance to pitch his Cary company, which sells wireless devices for physicians’ waiting areas, to billionaire investors on ABC’s new show “Shark Tank.” The ruthless investors, or sharks, were quick to dismiss the concept and essentially told Flannery not to waste any more time or risk any more money.
Since the show’s segments were taped mostly in January, Flannery has known for months that the outcome would sting.
“They didn’t listen and they didn’t really give me a shot,” he said by phone today. “But I also know that [millions of] people saw me and my products.”
And the former Marine has been busy since the taping. In June, he agreed to merge WiSpots with Worthington Healthcare of Raleigh.
Kevin Flannery didn't exactly get eaten alive Sunday night, but close.
As Brooke Cain writes on our Happiness is a warm TV blog, the CEO of WiSpots pitched his Cary company to a panel of billionaire investors on ABC's "Shark Tank." The idea is to install wireless gadgets in physicians' offices for patients to use while they wait.
But the investors pointed out that many people already have phones and other devices with wireless Internet access. They also urged him to cut his losses and stop risking his family's future (and his financial well-being) on the venture.
Of course, there might be a bright side: The free publicity from the show could help Flannery find some cash anyway.