BuzzLine: SAVE BIG!

Happy Friday. We’ll make this quick today so as not to impede the weekend’s arrival by even a second. You saw the story this week about the young man who determined he could save the federal government hundreds of millions of dollars annually? Simply by changing the font used? Suvir Mirchandani calculated the cost of [...]

BuzzLine: I <3 DC… and NY, LA, Minneapolis, Richmond and Norfolk

I. Love. Washington, D.C. You might not, and that’s fine by me. (Haterz gon’ hate.) Declaring pride in your hometown is empowering. It’s basically like saying, “I am partially defined by [insert city in which you live] and I am totally OK with that.” In all seriousness, it’s a public acknowledgement of what makes you [...]

BuzzLine: Be the Next “Between Two Ferns” Sensation!

Between two what? Ferns? I’m out of the loop, but President Barack Obama isn’t. He appeared Tuesday on the apparently wildly popular web show to push Healthcare.gov. The appearance received mixed reviews. Many praised it. Many did not. From a measurable marketing standpoint, however, a 40% increase in referral traffic to the target website is [...]

BuzzLine: Save It or Spend It?

Don’t forget to move your clocks forward this weekend, and don’t forget to pay your taxes. You have a little over a month to get those returns filed with Uncle Sam. The sooner you do it, the faster you’ll receive that refund check, if you’ve got one coming to you. According to USA Today this [...]

BuzzLine: Facebook’s Next Big Acquisition

Ehh, WhatsApp, Zuck? Despite recent reports of dropping numbers of teen users, Facebook’s business seems to be booming. At least, that is, as attested by its recent $19 billion acquisition of mobile messaging service, WhatsApp. Despite the hefty price tag and seemingly unrelated social media functions, analysts say it was a worthy investment, estimating that [...]

BuzzLine: Winter vs. Summer – An Olympic Competition

While the warm Russian weather has the Today Show comparing Sochi to South Beach and cross country skiers wearing tank tops, I still think the Winter Olympics are the coolest. Always have. The “Miracle on Ice” sent me sock-sliding around the house for days and legendary ski jumper Eddie the Eagle still makes me laugh. [...]

BuzzLine: Sell Out the Super Bowl!

It’s Super Bowl weekend! Going to the game? I hear tickets are still available. Even with game time forecasts predicting a heat wave of 30+ degrees, ticket prices keep falling. Is it because the teams aren’t “sexy?” Is it because a cheap ticket at $1,515 is outrageous for a game in New Jersey between unsexy [...]

BuzzLine: What Would Bieber’s Publicist Do?

If you’re even remotely interested in the pop culture scene, you know Bieber has recently, well, lost his way. Even the completely uninterested likely haven’t escaped the “news” about the 19 year-old’s recent antics – drag racing, taking drugs, drinking and driving, resisting arrest… And the cherry on top? Rumors about his possible deportation. Bieber, [...]

BuzzLine: Give Us a Six-Word Movie Review

Can you feel the excitement? Awards season is in full swing in Hollywood! The Golden Globe winners have already been announced. And, the Critics’ Choice Awards were handed out last night, on the same day the Oscar noms were revealed. Of course, we can’t forget the Screen Actors Guild Awards this Saturday, which we believe is [...]

BuzzLine Contest: Cell Service in the Skies?

Cell phone addicts, you are clear for takeoff. Maybe. The Federal Communications Commission is reconsidering its ban on calling your mom, texting your friends or playing Words with Friends from 30,000 feet. Airlines would have to install special antennae before passengers can start talking, and at least one flight attendant group is against the measure. [...]