Tag Archives: Media

An Apple A Day: The Fall and Rise of Apple, Inc.

A little over a decade ago, around 1996, the world believed that Apple Computer was on its deathbed. The company lacked a marketing plan. Its less efficient computers were priced significantly higher than the competition. And by 1996, the company had fallen out of the top 5 in U.S. sales. Nearly 15 years later, on […]

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Why We Need Green Jobs

The recent heavy snowfall in the Washington D.C. area has given rise to some alarmingly naive comments from conservative pundits and Republican senators. America has come to expect the kind of shaky logic being used from Limbaugh, Hannity, and the rest of the conservative media cohort, but it is frankly distressing to hear Senators Jim […]

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The Year in Review 2009, Part 3: Culture and the Media

Part 3: Culture and the Media With the first month of 2010 coming to a close, we’re back to present the final chapter of the Year in Review 2009. Pop culture and the media. 2009 was a year of media frenzies. The White House engaged in a battle against Fox news, which it described as […]

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The 3rd Dimension

Despite relatively mediocre reviews, Avatar has grossed slightly over $1.6 billion worldwide since its December 18th release. Less than a month later, virtually every major electronics company was showing off 3D televisions and Blu-Ray players at the yearly Consumer Electronics Show. Just as 2009 could be called the year of Twitter and the iPhone, 2010 […]

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Twenty First Century Hate: Extremism in Germany

The Nazi party didn’t die with Hitler. Neo-Nazism is still present around the world, but especially in Germany. Many Germans are disgusted by the far-right group while others still adhere to the group’s rhetoric. Despite the country’s calculated efforts to stamp out its extremist past, the neo-Nazi movement remains alive and well in Germany, forging […]

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Gleeks

It was first seen in high schools across the nation during September of 2009. It would be seen on shirts and in speech, and it would be alien to anyone who did not watch TV. Then, slowly but surely, it would make its way into the magazines, into the words of talk show hosts, and […]

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The Marketability of Mediocrity: Soulja Boy and the Music Industry

In his own way, rapper Soulja Boy (born DeAndre Way) is a musical genius. At the age of 19, Way has seen three of his songs reach the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Top 20, with his number one single “Crank That” capturing the top spot for 7 weeks—longer than such classics as The Beatles’ “Can’t […]

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