Shane Dark

Dell: The Newest Member to Join The Ultrabook Club

Image from: All Things D Since Intel dubbed a new class of personal computers, called ‘Ultrabooks’, last year, many computer manufacturers have now entered the market to offer their own ultra-thin, notebooks designed for performance. Intel has claimed Ultrabooks will make up 40% of the market by the end of this year and Dell has been one of the most recent manufacturers to enter with its XPS 13 Ultrabook launch. 

AMC TV: The Walking Dead is Eating Up Breaking Bad

When season 4 of AMC TV’s Breaking Bad came to an end in October, I struggled with an important decision: how do I fill the void created by my acute Breaking Bad withdrawal? Should I tune into AMC’s up-and-coming second season of The Walking Dead zombie series? For starters, I looked at what else viewers who visit AMCTV.com’s Breaking Bad section did online in September during the peak of the

AMC TV: Repeat Mad Men Madness

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of some of AMC TV’s original shows (particularly Breaking Bad and Mad Men), and I don’t think I’m the only one. A quick look at the winners at the 62nd Primetime Emmys last week shows how strongly acclaimed AMC’s dramas are right now. Breaking Bad lead, Bryan Cranston, won his third Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a drama series,

Conan vs. Leno: Coco Must Go

I had mixed emotions when I tuned into Conan O’Brien’s last episode as the host of NBC’s Tonight Show a couple of Fridays ago.  However, my emotions quickly became "joyous and inspirational" as I listened to Conan, also known to his fans as Coco.  Conan mentioned how he was finally allowed to say anything he wanted about NBC and the debacle with Jay Leno over the Tonight Show spot.  Conan

Is Comcast’s Triple Play Bundle Posing a Triple Threat?

Winning over cable TV customers is no simple feat. Competition is fierce, and leading telecom service providers offer bundled services that balance savings with premium services that consumers want. Cable provider Comcast recently attempted to leverage its high definition (HD) television service, a technology becoming popular with consumers, with a triple play bundle promotion. Comcast is marketing a HD Triple Play bundle across media channels. The bundle includes free HD

Is there a bank in Comcast Town? (Part 2)

How did the cable provider Comcast try driving engagement with its brand and ultimately online conversion through social media? As I continued my analysis from my last post on Comcasttown.com, I wanted to see how engaged Comcasttown.com visitors were and if the experience drove more online conversion on Comcast.com. Last time, I highlighted how Comcasttown.com integrated with Facebook.com. In this post I thought I would see if Comcasttown.com’s engagement is

Is There a Bank in Comcast Town? (Part 1)

Social media networks represent significant opportunities for brands to directly connect with specific segments of consumers more than ever before, but many struggle with how to make those connections relevant, engaging, and influence sales. Comcast recently tried its hand at increasing both reach and engagement with its brand using a virtual reality microsite, Comcasttown.com, which could be directly linked to users’ Facebook profiles. After my senses were piqued by this