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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Throwback Thursday: News Recap November 21, 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 some consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • Consumer Affairs talked about features in refrigerator designs. LINK
  • Consumer Affairs shared 5 things to know when shopping for a washer or dryer. LINK
  • Detroit News discusses some of the gizmos and features being introduced on high end appliances. And whether they are worth it. LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • Patent Bar Review explored recent patent applications from Whirlpool. Its an interesting view of the potential future. LINK
  • The Washington Post had an online chat with GE Industrial Design director, Lou Lenzi,. LINK
  • Electrolux began production in their new Memphis facility. LINK
  • Whirlpool Corp. promoted Joseph Liotine, vice president of marketing for the North American region, to president of U.S. operations. LINK
We found several articles that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • PC Mag made a plea to designers to come up with an in-refrigerator composter. LINK
  • Hints from Heloise found us yet another use for the dishwasher. LINK
  • We found this older article on Freshome showing a unique design for kitchen appliance from 2008 that features a combination range/dishwasher that remains hidden beneath a planter box.  LINK
  • What happens when you run legos through a cycle on a washing machine? Serious science! Gizmodo explains. LINK
  • Bloomberg Business Week reported on the appliance trends we will be seeing heading into 2014. LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • Forbes suggested that moving of manufacturing back into the US may not live up to the hype. LINK
  • Facebook made a "small change" that could have a huge impact. LINK
  • Field Service Blog examined some of the tech behind the "internet of things". LINK
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