November 26, 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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.

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 [...]

Google acquiring Motorola Mobility is not all about smartphones


  In a Twitter post by gdarklighter, it is stated that the Google / Motorola deal does not only affect smartphones. This is absolutely true. In our earlier post, we mentioned that Motorola Mobility makes hardware for mobile phones AND TV set-top boxes. This can mean that Google is in a good position to push [...]