All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Nike’

Apple Watch Is the Only Thing Apple Wants You Wearing on Your Wrist

Apple is clearing the way for the Apple Watch. According to Re/code, Apple stores across the country have begun to pull items from their shelves that could possibly compete with the Apple Watch, which is set to launch next month. Both the Jawbone Up band and the Nike + FuelBand are no longer carried in Apple’s retail outlets. Apple stops …

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Michael J Fox: Nike Set to Sell Back to the Future Power Shoelaces This Year

Michael J. Fox, we’re counting on you. It’s 2015. This is the year it was all supposed to happen. We were supposed to have hoverboards. Not concept hoverboards; mass-produced, affordable, the real deal. Marty McFly went forward in time to 2015 and there were hoverboards. Maybe the hoverboard thing will happen; maybe it won’t. But Nike is bound and determined …

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YouTube Names The Top Ads Of 2014

It’s that time of year. Everybody’s putting out their best of 2014 lists. This time it’s YouTube with the top ads of the year. These are ads that debuted on YouTube. They evaluated them based on things like watch time, likes, shares, video views, and audience retention metrics. 1. Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta …

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Adrian Peterson Loses Nike Sponsorship Following Plea

Nike has ditched Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. “Adrian Peterson is no longer a Nike athlete,” said a Nike spokesperson in a very brief statement. Peterson’s Nike deal was already suspended, following the star’s indictment. In September, a grand jury indicted Peterson on felony charges of reckless injury to a child. Police accused Peterson of injuring his four-year-old son …

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Drawing Dicks with the Nike+ App Is the Only Way to Make Running Fun

The Nike+ running app tracks pace, distance, time, calories burned, and allows you to upload all that data online for everyone to see. It’s also the perfect tool for making running, an inherently boring and awful practice, moderately enjoyable. Because come on, who doesn’t love drawing dicks on things? This is that, but on a much larger, and more impressive, …

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Kanye West Booed in London Concert Rant

When you manage to get the fans who paid to come see you to start booing you, then you have really accomplished something. Kanye West walked into a hall full of fans who had come to see Drake, but ended up seeing Kanye filling in. Still, the crowd at the Wireless Festival in London was all hyped to see the …

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Soccer Cleats: Nike Unveils Mercurial Superfly Shoe Ahead Of World Cup

Soccer cleats are easily the most intimidating footwear in sports. Not only do the spikes on the bottom remind me never to get drop kicked by a professional footballer, but the overall design is slick to a dangerous degree. Nike has just made the soccer cleat even more intimidating with its latest product. This week, Nike introduced the world to …

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Jordan XX9 Shoes Designed as “Best Performance Basketball Shoe Ever”

After two years and twenty people, the new Jordan XX9 shoes have been revealed. Although you can look at pictures of the shoe and hear about the design online, Nike will not release it until September, right at the start of basketball season. You will also have to pay 225 dollars if you want a pair of your own. To …

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Oscar Pistorius’ Mansion to be Auctioned Off

Paralympian “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius, accused of the premeditated murder of of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, has put his Pretoria, South Africa mansion up for sale to help pay for his mounting legal fees. The house would nominally sell for up to $700 thousand, though its sordid history will likely drive the price way down. Pistorius’ lawyer Brian Webber commented, “It …

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Michael Jordan Earns $90M, Highest-Grossing Retired Athlete

Michael Jordan hasn’t been on the court in over ten years, but that doesn’t mean the former athlete has stopped making money. According to Forbes, the famous Chicago Bulls player made $90 million last year, making him the highest paid retired athlete. Among current athletes, Jordan still comes in second place, right behind Floyd Mayweather. And it’s all thanks to …

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Gabriele Grunewald Reinstated as 3000m Champion

Gabriele Grunewald has been reinstated to represent Team USA at the upcoming track and field world championships in Poland. She’d been disqualified late Sunday after a competitor, Jordan Hasay, filed a protest alleging that Grunewald made more than incidental contact near the end of the USA Track and Field women’s 3000 meter championship. Now, after a chat with USATF head …

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Marty McFly’s Power-Lacing Shoes Soon To Be Reality

If you have seen Back To The Future II, I am sure you are aware that by now, flying cars are not standard, hoverboards have not replaced skateboards, and we do not yet have a “Scenery Channel”; however, there is a technology evident in the Back To The Future II that will soon become reality, and that technology is having …

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Marty McFly’s Power Laces Scheduled for a 2015 Release

A factor that unites many Back to the Future fans is their desire to own some of the futuristic gadgets from the second movie. How many times have you heard people discuss how cool it would be to ride a hoverboard, or how much they’d kill to own a pair of Marty McFly’s shoes? Well as technology advances, so does …

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October” Prices Soar On eBay After Selling Out In Minutes

Nike Air Yeezy 2’s are officially here! Or at least they were for a brief moment. It appears “Red October” has come in February this year, with the impromptu release of Kanye West‘s Nike Air Yeezy 2’s. The highly anticipated rare kicks were released on the Nike website on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1:00 p.m. Nike made the big announcement …

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Nike Air Yeezy 2 Sells Out In 11 Minutes Thanks To Twitter

Nike announced a surprise shoe launch on Sunday via Twitter, and lucky followers were able to jump to their official site to snatch up the latest in footwear from Kanye West. So many followers, in fact, that the shoe sold out in about 11 minutes. The Nike Air Yeezy 2 “Red October”, an all-red design with gold aglets on the …

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Air Jordan Brawls: Fights Breakout Across The U.S.

From the East coast to the West coast, fights ensued at various store locations throughout the U.S. over the new Air Jordan 11 Gamma Blue sneakers, as crowds wrestled and punched each other in corner-bending lines. One of the brawls took place in Weberstown Mall, in Stockton Calif., where a video shows several men punching each other inside the sneaker …

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Nike to Release New Smart Watch in 2014

With sales of Samsung’s Galaxy Gear now surprisingly good, it appears that the smart watch segment just might be the growth market tech manufacturers have been hoping for. Though Samsung and Sony are now the leaders in the high end of the market, several players are already tackling the smart watch from a different angle – fitness. Nike in particular …

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Oregon Ducks Unveil Pink Helmets

Over the last decade, the Oregon Ducks have made a name for themselves in FBS football through their high octane offense. However, the Ducks may be even more well known for their flashy uniforms. The green and yellow school colors have lent brilliantly to some rather imaginative and colorful uniform schemes over the years. It also doesn’t hurt that Phil …

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Wall Street Ends 5 Day Skid; Stocks are Up

The stock market saw a surprise surge last Wednesday after the Federal Reserve announced that it would continue its bond-buying program. That up-swing did not last long, though; The stocks dipped drastically on Thursday, and Wall Street has seen a losing-streak the previous 5 days. There was positive news for Wall Street today, however. The Dow Jones, S&P, and Nasdaq …

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Alcoa, Bank of America, and HP Removed from Dow

Starting September 23, Alcoa, Back of America, and HP will no longer be among the 30 companies listed on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. The changes “were prompted by the low stock price of the three companies slated for removal and the Index Committee’s desire to diversify the sector and industry group representation of the Index,” according to the Dow …

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Nike Brings “Just Do It” Into the Social Media Age

2013 marks the 25th anniversary of Nike’s timeless “Just Do It” slogan, which means it’s perfect time to construct a new marketing campaign around reintroducing the concept to the world of social media, complete with a #JustDoIt hashtag. While the slogan never really went away, it certainly hasn’t been the prominent tagline in Nike’s commercials as of late. That, however, …

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Nike Elephant Shoe is the Company’s Largest Ever

It’s a given that the seven-foot-tall stars in the NBA have Nike shoes that are huge. None of them, however, compare to the largest shoe that Nike ever made. Early this month, Nike PR Director Heidi Burgett tweeted out a couple of pics of the shoe, which she stated belonged to an elephant. Nike made the shoe, which has both …

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Rory McIlroy Signs with Nike, Stars in Funny New Ad

It’s official: two-time major champion Rory McIlroy is the next Nike Golf guy. Both Nike and McIlroy announced the new on Twitter this afternoon: Follow @nikegolf (image) Nike Golf @nikegolf Epic entrance. Epic athlete. Let’s do this @McIlroyRory#TeamNikehttp://t.co/aeQRQrC0(image)  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite2 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone · powered by @socialditto Follow @McIlroyRory (image) Rory Mcilroy @McIlroyRory So pumped to …

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Lance Armstrong Parts Ways With LIVESTRONG Job, Nike

Lance Armstrong shocked millions when it was announced he was involved in a doping scandal earlier this year; after becoming a symbol of strength and hope for so many, the news that he may have acquired his seven Tour de France titles illegally came as a hard blow to those he inspired. Now, after having those titles invalidated and being …

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Nike Quickly Drops Commercial For LeBron James’ Championship

One wonders how long Nike’s been sitting on this congratulatory commercial for LeBron James, which debuted shortly after the Heat completed their five-game beatdown of the Oklahoma City Thunder. I mean, it’s not like Nike whipped this up while the Heat were pulling away in the second half of Game 5 or anything. Something like this takes some time, which …

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Nike Admonished For Wayne Rooney Twitter Ad Campaign

If you are an athlete, actor, musician, etc. – just how far do you have to go to make it clear to your social media followers that a communication is serving as a sponsored advertisement? That’s the issue at the heart of a decision concerning England soccer star Wayne Rooney and Nike. The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) struck down …

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Kanye West Shoes Selling for $80k Online

This is not a pair worn by Kanye, mind you, this is just a pre-order for the regular shoe that comes out this Saturday. The price tag is $245, but TMZ has seen them going up to almost $90,000. They took this screen cap yesterday. (image) After some hardcore investigative journalism, I’ve noticed that the highest price right now is …

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Nike NFL Uniforms: Big Reveal Today

For those who have been waiting with bated breath to see the new Nike uniforms and official licensed merchandise, fear not; the unveiling is today, and you can follow a live Twitter feed full of photos as they are available. Nike, who just recently acquired the rights to license NFL merchandise and uniforms, took over for Reebok, and the sportswear …

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Nike Vs. Reebok: Lawsuit Filed Over Tebow Jerseys

Nike and Reebok have been rivals in the sportswear business for about as long as there has been a sportswear business. Usually the competition is fairly friendly, but it has, at times, gotten a bit nasty. Such is the case now, with a lawsuit filed yesterday by Nike claiming that Reebok is trying to capitalize on consumer interest in Tim …

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