The look and feel of the Southwest influenced AriZona Beverage co-founder Don Vultaggio when the company started 20 years ago, and his artist wife, Ilene, designed the first logo. Since then, the beverage-maker has become known for selling tea, lemonade and other drinks in oversize, distinctively decorated cans and bottles, Global Communications Director Jackie Harrigan said.
Home retailer Kirkland has a launched a new website to build a community of home decor enthusiasts, where visitors can share their home decorating ideas and gather advice from professional designers. The retailer gathered thousands of e-mail addresses to enlist customers and offers value on the site to keep them engaged.
Netbook computers, which internally store applications and data, will remain more popular than tablet PCs like the iPad that tend to store more information with remote, cloud-computing technologies, according to Jerry Shen, the chief executive officer of Asustek. Even so, Asustek, which makes the popular Eee PC netbook, is scheduled to introduce its own tablet at an industry trade show in June.
Asus will introduce an electronic-books reader under its Eee PC Brand, according to DigiTimes, a Taiwanese newspaper. Jerry Shen, president of Asus, said the e-reader is expected to be available by the end of the year.
The creators of lastminute.com are launching mydeco.com, a Web site designed to offer a variety of products and tools to consumers decorating their home. The Web site will feature an online forum and style advice from famous designers.