Entries by Samantha Murphy Kelly

Yahoo Buys Startup SkyPhrase to Improve Web Searches

  Yahoo announced on Monday it acquired startup SkyPhrase to make finding what you want online easier, without using disjointed words and phrases in the search form. The company said via a blog post SkyPhrase will be joining its Yahoo Labs team in New York. The four-person startup gained popularity earlier this year for its […]

Microsoft's 'Sexist' Xbox One Ad Stirs Controversy

  Microsoft put together an online letter template to help men ask their significant others for Xbox One consoles — either as a holiday gift or requesting permission to get the system for the household The ad tries to be cute with the thinking an "explanation (and a little sucking up)" will get the woman […]

Kmart's 'Jingle Bells' Ad Has Legs

  Nothing rings in the holiday season like men in boxers thrusting to the tune of "Jingle Bells." Kmart unveiled its latest Christmas ad on Monday and it's quite a sight for the eyes. The 1:00 spot features six men seemingly dressed in suits as they play bells behind a table. But when the table […]

Inspiring Unilever Ad Gives You Hope for Future Children

  From the director of the viral Dove experiment comes a new ad from Unilever that aims to change the way you view the world for your future children. To celebrate Universal Children's Day on Wednesday, the clip highlights the emotions related to raising a child in today's environment and the responsibility that comes with […]

7 Lessons Every Startup Should Know

  HELSINKI — If you grab a drink with a startup founder, you'll likely hear a few shared stories, both good and ugly, about lessons learned along the way. Getting a company off the ground is no easy task, especially when looking for funding, but learning from your own missteps (and those made by others) […]