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The whole "smash my stuff" campaign was a tad comical at times, but we never really felt it connected with the 40-and-up age group per se. Au contraire, Jim Cramer from CNBC's Mad Money apparently felt that busting open a (cleverly chosen) brown Microsoft Zune would better illustrate how MSFT was a...

January 8th 2007 at 6:45pm 0 Comments
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Recently, I wrote about the video that was finally posted at SmashMyiPod in a post entitled, "SmashMyiPod nothing but a scam?" In the post, I stated, "...the first nine minutes [of the video] feature the webmaster's purchase of a (brand new, 5G) iPod...Next, he is seen smashing what is clearly a 20G...

November 1st 2005 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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We first wrote about SmashMyiPod back on October 10th, and then posted an update on the 21st, when the site had apparently reached its goal. As you may remember, SmashMyiPod was (supposedly) run by some folks who intended to publicly destroy an iPod purchased with funds donated by readers. The destr...

October 31st 2005 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Alternate title: How to waste other people's money.You may remember a couple of weeks ago we told you about SmashMyiPod.com, a site that was collecting money from readers to be spent on an iPod that would immediately be destroyed. As of yesterday, they have acheived their goal. According to the webs...

October 21st 2005 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Apparently, not eveyone likes the iPod. SmashMyiPod.com is collecting donations so that they can purchase a 20GB iPod, and then immediately smash it at The Apple Store. They'll film the event and then post the resulting footage.Um, yeah. Here's another idea: Why not just take the hard-earned money t...

October 10th 2005 at 10:00pm 0 Comments