CatchThis Blog / computer

Maria Cypher

July 26, 2012

Hoping to take a bite out of Apple’s share of the exploding market for tablet computers, Microsoft recently announced that it would launch a Windows-powered tablet PC called Surface.  Not coincidentally, the device is expected to bow around the same time as Microsoft’s much-anticipated, touchscreen-optimized Windows 8 OS, which will be available to the public in […]

Laurel Sutton

October 19, 2007

Somehow I missed the news in July that Dell introduced another new brand name for its computers – Vostro. This line of computers is aimed at “the smallest businesses”, which I guess means 0-1 employees, since 1-25 (or even 1-50) is usually considered SMB. At the launch, Dell explained the name thusly: Vostro means yours […]

Burt Alper

June 25, 2007

Two of my favorite social networks both have somewhat risky brand names. Yelp is a great tool to share opinions on almost any consumer experience (restaurants, hair salons, car sharing services, etc.). Flickr is the hottest way to store, share, and print digital photos. The word “yelp” means a sharp high-pitched cry. “Flicker” is the […]