September 25, 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 [...]

Culture Tip: Be a jerk to earn more money

The Disagreeable Businessman

Now this may be obvious to some people but there was a study done to back it up with research data. It seems to be that companies paid more per year in salary to people who were less “agreeable” than those of their “agreeable” counterpart. The difference between the two were upwards to about $9,772 more [...]

Culture: Learn Japanese – “Hajime”

Hajime Kanji

Here in CultureSpike, we like to expand our cultural horizons, especially when it comes to Japan. Now, no one here is fluent in Japanese, but we do understand a little just by watching our weekly doses of anime. But in an effort to learn conversational Japanese (rather than “tte ba yo!”), we’ll post some Japanese [...]

“Unlimited PC Play” service to be available on GameFly


Scheduled to launch September 8th in it’s beta form, GameFly will offer an “Unlimited PC Play” service. According to EndGadget, Subscribers of the service will be able to access more than 100 downloadable titles. Although this new service plan is being released, the current process of exchanging games over postal mail will still be available. [...]