Disney announces name of Netflix competitor

Disney this week announced the name of its new streaming service, said to be a direct competitor to Netflix. I’ve been listening to The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding via Audible. Great read…or listen. A section that really caught my attention was on naming a company, particularly when entering a new category. According to the…

Tesla: All Our Patent Are Belong to You

Tesla added some geek art to its “patent wall” according to an @TeslaMotors Tweet on Thursday. The Tweet comes on the heels of an announcement by CEO, and real-life Iron Man, Elon Musk that Tesla would let other manufacturers infringe on its patents in an effort to accelerate innovation in the electric-car sector. The image is in…

Apple confirms $3 billion acquisition of Beats

Apple today confirmed its long-rumored acquisition of Beats Music and Beats Electronics for a total of $3 billion, according to a Beats press release. It’s a three-pronged acquisition including the acqui-hire of Beats co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine; Beats subscription streaming service; and the Beats hardware. “Music is such an important part of all of our…