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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Throwback Thursday: News Recap October 17, 2014

If you have been reading the W.L. May Blog but haven't checked us out on FacebookTwitter or Google+, you may not be getting the whole story. We use all of those social media outlets to share news stories that relate to our industry as well as appliance tips we have found from other sources. Here is a recap of some of the top stories we have seen lately. A lot has been happening so without further ado:

We start with a consumer friendly article we feel would be great for sharing:
  • The Atlantic had a interesting (although admittedly somewhat biased) article about the history of refrigeration and how it has affected American refrigerator design. Link
  • Houston Forward Times shared tips on loading the refrigerator to encourage healthy eating choices. Link
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • The Cleveland Daily Banner reported on Whirlpool's move of their cooking products manufacturing facilities. Link 
  • The Alliance to Save Energy Named Whirlpool Corporation Innovative Star Award Recipient for Smart Grid Home Appliances Link
  • The Wall Street Journal reported that Whirlpool Corporation's Cleveland, TN, Facility Earned LEED Gold Certification Link
  • Whirlpool made the news yet again by becoming an official sponsor of Homes For Our Troops. Link
  • KB Homes announced their new builds will be featuring Whirlpools "smart appliances". Link
  • Daily Finance reported on GE's plans to develope and utilize the "industrial internet". Link
We found several articles that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • Babble reported on new T-shirts Tide has come up with that have detergent built into them. Link
  • Science Daily issued a disturbing and somewhat controversial report on dishwashers. Link
  • With more and more appliances reaching Energy Star status, Lohud.com reported that the bar may be raising soon to qualify for listing in the program. Link
  • WDRB.co, reported on a challenge GE is making to their property tax bill for Energy Park. Link
  • Green Swag reported on a hand operated washing machine that wasn't particularly impressive. Link
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • Web.Search.Social posted a popular article addressing how to deal with price-shopping customers who do not want to pay for service. Link
  • Pulse 2.0 reported on a new partnership between Whirlpool and Google. Link
  • No Jitter explained the importance of the Whirlpool/Google partnership to the IT world. Link
  • CSO gave some excellent advice on helping manage multiple passwords online. Link
We shared a few sorrowful observations on the end of an appliances lifespan, which serve as a good reminder to how important an appliance can be in someones life:
  • The Osborne Families blog shared the frustration of a broken appliance. This was a good reminder of what homeowners go through when their appliance dies. Link
  • This article from The Los Angeles times also explores the feelings of loss for retiring appliance. Link
We close with a couple of fun stories:
  • The Kitchn shared Tales from a Refrigerator Bag Lady as she cleans up her act. Link
  • A report on Oregon woman that has pet Aardvarks living in her washing machine. Yes, you read that right. The article includes some pretty cute pictures. Link

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