Prada SpA, an Italian luxury goods maker, ensured its fall-winter 2012/2013 menswear collection will get major play in the fashion press, having Hollywood actors including Gary Oldman and Willem Defoe walk its runway show in Milan today.
That's the question HTC apparently wants you to ask.Well, Gary Oldman wants you to ask it, and that's because HTC's paying him.In a new marketing twist that goes from "Hold the Cat" to crowdsourced opinion-making, HTC hasn't even bothered to tell you much about the device it just unveiled in New York and London.An antagonist might say that's because the "All New HTC One M8," as Oldman calls it, doesn't have many features that are new or pitch-worthy. But in fact it's a campaign that gets to the heart of HTC's ongoing frustration with the smartphone market, and by extension the consumers who've been flocking to rival phones.Anytime Chairwoman Cher Wang faces the public, she's not missed a chance to tell anyone who'll listen just how darned good last year's HTC One really was, and how it's been voted as much by tech blogs and reviewers.Yet, consumers weren't buying it, literally and figuratively. In the two quarters in which HTC One was rolled out last year, sales continued to decline from a year prior. Concl
“The Artist,” a silent black-and- white movie about an actor past his peak, scooped seven prizes including best picture, director and actor at the British Academy Film Awards, or Baftas. Oscar victory may be next.