Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NBA-Banned Sneakers

Athletic Propulsion Labs' Concept 1

Ok David Stern. Way to step up. Way to elevate the demand and sales of this shoe! I'm not sure it was on any one's radar. Let alone your league's players who are mostly endorsed by athletic footwear conglomerates.

Yahoo! Press Release:

For the first time in its 64-year history, the National Basketball Association
(NBA) has banned a new line of shoes based on the league's rule against an
"unfair competitive advantage" that increases a player's vertical leap. The
league's ban on Athletic Propulsion Labs' Concept 1 confirms the company's
claims that the shoe, with its Load ‘N LaunchTM Technology, performs as
advertised. No professional player will be allowed to wear the product in games
for the upcoming 2010-2011 NBA season.

This action comes on the 25th
anniversary of the NBA's ban on Nike's Air Jordan shoes, albeit for reasons of
their colorful appearance rather than any performance advantage.

Athletic Propulsion Labs (APL) was notified by a senior NBA official who
stated, "League rules regulate the footwear that players may wear during an NBA
game. Under league rules, players may not wear any shoe during a game ‘that
creates an undue competitive advantage (e.g., to increase a player's vertical
leap).' In light of that rule...players will not be permitted to wear the APL
shoes during NBA games."

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Tablet Makes Its Mark

Stamford, Connecticut-based, information technology research and advisory firm, Gartner, Inc., predicts that global tablet sales will reach (and possibly surpass) 19.5 million units sold com the close of 2010. Of course, that figured is mostly powered by Apple's iPad...the addition of other tablets will certainly boost the prediction. They also predict, overall tablet sales will approach 54.8 million units by the end of 2011 and surpass 208 million by 2014.

Talk about moving units...

These tablets could change the future. What's going to happen to higher-end smartphones? Feel free to chime in #TeamBlackberry and #Teamiphone. What happens to immobile, computer-based jobs and organizations? The tablet "rush," will create a certain level of mobility and efficiency.

Gartner Research Vice President Carolina Milanesi said consumers should view tablets as an "older sibling of the smartphone" rather than the "younger sibling of a PC."

Work Cited.


Video: More on Kanye's Cover

5 covers with album purchase huh? And peep the bottom grillz..."Really? Really dude? You are something else, you know that. You are something else."

#BigUps MTV


Katy Perry Nail Polish

Katy Perry and OPI have linked up to produce and promote her very own nail polish line as well (check Justin Bieber). The product is set to hit shelves this coming January featuring 4 different shades...they are as follows:

- "Teenage Dream" (pink glitter )
- "Not Like The Movies" (silver)
- "Last Friday Night" (shimmering bright blue) AND
- "The One That Got Away" (dark purple)

"The set will also feature a top coat entitled "Black Shatter," which will create the illusion of a cracked/leopard print canvas whenever painted on top of an already dried undercoat." Read more HERE.


#ShotsFired at the Pentagon?!

The U.S. Department of Defense has reported and confirmed that there were at least five shots fired at the Pentagon's southside third and fourth windows, earlier this morning around 4:50am. This section of the building was vacant due to renovation efforts during the time of the incident. Steven E. Calvery, director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, reports that although there is little to no evidence, they believe it was a riffle. Each window of the building is bullet proof, so the bullets merely shattered the windows halting penetration. No one was injured in the incident, however it did cause a 40-minute facility and I-395 shutdown.


Nicki Minaj Pink Friday Album Cover

I really like Nicki Minaj's creativity. She does her thing...only sometimes...or more often than not, she comes off extremely inappropriate. I'm really not even sure what her target age group market is. If it's these adolescent females, then she needs to turn her content down a little. If it's grown women, she needs to find other outlets. Same goes for Trey Songz...

But these are just my opinions people...either sue me, or...