September 28, 2011

How Salesforce got Metallica to play for their “party”

Dreamforce Metallica

As many of you know, we at CultureSpike attended the annual Dreamforce developers convention a couple of weeks ago. During the week-long event, we were treated to a one night concert by one of my favorite bands, Metallica. Following the footsteps of Neil Young, the Foo Fighters, Black Crowes, and Stevie Wonder, Metallica rocked the night [...]

Pilot was ready to give her life on Sept 11

Remember 9 11

While we remember all those who have lost their lives on 9/11, we also commemorate the heroes that emerged on that day. We hear of all the heroic acts of firefighters, police, and even everyday civilians made to save the lives of fellow Americans. On that day, our character as a nation was tested and [...]

What we should remember on 9/11

Remember 9 11

Overview: Never forget… This year marks the 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack that took the lives of nearly 3000 Americans on that day and marked the beginning of era that changed all our lives. While we look back and remember all those who have died on that fateful day, we also honor [...]

Apple scores a win against Samsung in German courts

Samsung Galaxy Tab

Overview: A German court upheld the decision to ban Samsung’s Galaxy tablets in Europe. The battle between Apple and Samsung that has raged since April has come to a conclusion. This will prevent Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tablet 10.1 in German as well as Europe. This is a big blow to Samsung as the inability [...]

Dreamforce 2011 – “Mobile, Local, Social”

Dreamforce 2011

Overview: Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce event for 2011 focuses on being “mobile, local, and social” Every year, Salesforce holds their user and developer conference in downtown San Francisco, California. This event is called Dreamforce and attracts thousands of IT professionals as well as business units alike. This year 45 k + attendees flocked to the Moscone [...]

Netflix changes their streaming policy, one stream at a time

Netflix Limits Streaming

Looks like Netflix users are now going to be restricted to watching one streaming movie at a time. While this may be part of their new pricing structure and policies, it does not help the Netflix image with the already irate customers. This will affect how families enjoy movies. No longer will family be able [...]

Seesmic releases CRM for Salesforce Beta

Seesmic CRM for Salesforce Beta

On Tuesday, August 30th Seesmic announced the release of Seesmic CRM for Salesforce Beta for the Android market. This is a well-timed release since this announcement coincides on the same day of the first day of Dreamforce 2011. For those of you that do not know, Dreamforce is the annual user and developer conference for [...]

“Achieve anything” with Lift


The co-founders and the minds behind Twitter are starting another project in the social-media arena. Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Jason Goldman are helping launch this product under their company called “The Obvious Corporation“. The project, dubbed “Lift”, is speculated to be a type of goal / achievement platform. They will join forces with the [...]

HP launches a new desktop after announcing spinning off PC business


Don’t be confused. On Monday 08/22/2011, HP unveiled a new desktop dubbed “HP Compaq 8200 Elite All-in-One”. This announcement is just days after HP made known that they are planning to spin / sell off its personal computer business. This announcement is no surprise since consumer spend has been lured away from HP and towards [...]

Review: Conan the Barbarian 2011

Conan the Barbarian 2011

With a gradually incoherent story line, Conan the Barbarian 2011 starts off exciting but leaves you wondering if you should have waited for the DVD. And, during the quiet times of the movie, you can actually hear Arnold gently weeping.