September 12, 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 [...]

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 [...]

“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 [...]

Apple Online Store is down

Apple Logo

According to a post from Gizmodo, it seems like is down. This can be reconfirmed by going Gizmodo is stating they are getting the ”We’re Updating the Store” message but we did not see that message when we tried. For us, we got an “internal error – server connection terminated” error. We’ll post an update [...]

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 [...]

Google is going to buy Motorola Mobility for a whopping $12.5 billion


    To increase adoption of the Android OS, Google will buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. To do this Google will shell out $40 per share in cash. As you know, Motorola Mobility is headquartered in Libertyville, Illinois and manufactures hardware for smartphones and TV set-top boxes.  This is a awesome deal for both [...]

And the winner is.. Android OS!


  According to Gartner, an information technology research and advisory firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, Android OS now makes up 43.4% of all smartphone sales. This is quite a jump from last year’s 17.2% figure. Apple currently now has 18.2% which has a more modest jump from 14.1 from last year. Bad news for Symbian, however. [...]