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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Throwback Thursday: News Recap January 16, 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:

  • Yahoo Shine! reminded us that using a dishwasher is easy, but it is still possible to do it wrong. LINK
  • Treehugger had 5 uses for a broken washing machine. LINK
  • HGTV posted a slideshow of tips for organizing your laundry room. LINK
  • The Mom Advise blog posted a great article celebrating dishwashers. It is full of tips of all kinds. LINK
  • Digital Journal talks about some recent blog posts encourage teaching children appliance related chores. LINK
  • Review of the Day gave us their top 10 dishwashers for 2014. LINK
  • Globe and Mail posted a history of the Maytag Man, and how he is changing as he moves into the future. LINK

  • Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:

  • Building online told us that GE is making the first Monogram refrigerators since 2001 at it plant in Selmer, Tennessee. LINK
  • Appliance Magazine reported an expansion of Electroluxes North American workforce. LINK
  • GE introduced a new mascot for its Artistry line of appliances. There is a contest too! LINK
  • Electrolux opened a new plant in Memphis. LINK
  • This story about the new Electrolux plant in Memphis includes some video footage of the facility. LINK
  • Samsung is making a push to take the top spot in worldwide appliance sales from Whirlpool. LINK
  • The case about unlawfully dumped LG and Samsung refrigerators sent back to International Trade Commission LINK

  • We found several articles that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:

  • Deseret News reported on a little girl who was mistaken when she though she found the perfect hiding spot. LINK
  • Reviewed.com told us about a guy from New Zealand who made same major modifications to his microwave. LINK
  • FuunyJunk posted a picture from the Philippines that showed an example of an ingenius way to recycle a refrigerator. LINK
  • In an weird echo of a previous story from Utah, an Australian man got stuck, naked, inside his washing machine as he was hoping to surprise his wife. LINK
  • Thanks to Gai in our Seattle branch for finding this history of the origins of Frigidaire. LINK
  • Gai also found a timeline of Kenmore history. LINK
  • ZanaFund told us about a manual washing machine that they are introducing to poorer areas of Peru. LINK
  • The Consumer Electronics Show, held in Las Vegas every January generated a  lot of news and debate:

  • Sky News had its concerns about smart appliances. LINK
  • Techlicious blog discussed smart appliances and connected homes that were getting a lot of attentions. LINK
  • GE announced an app that would allow you to control your enabled range via smart phone. LINK
  • Internet connected appliances get predicted every year. This article from the Guardian is dubious we will ever see mass adoption. LINK
  • With so much attention being given to smart appliances, Venture Beat was skeptical. LINK
  • Another report from the CES show, this time, featuring Whirlpool's products. LINK

  • We saw several patents announced:

  • LG filed a patent for a new dishwasher control. LINK
  • Whirlpool was issued a patent for a design that will allow ice and water through the door of a bottom mount refrigerator. LINK
  • Whirlpool was issued a patent for a washing machine with a direct drive system. LINK
  • CNet showed us pictures of Whirlpool products showcased at the CES show in Las Vegas. LINK
  • ComputerWorld is enthusiastic about the induction range cooktop prototype that Whirlpools showcased at CES in Las Vegas. LINK
  • Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:

  • If you have heard about cloud computing and didn't understand what they were talking about. Or if you got it, but have your suspicions, this article may change your mind. LINK
  • Pew Internet released its report on social media usage for 2013. An interesting must read for anyone marketing via social media. LINK
  • We close with a few thought provoking stories:

  • The Arizona Daily Star showed us how expensive it can be NOT to own a working washing machine and clothes dryer. LINK
  • Apartment Showcase told a story of a "broken appliance" that reminds us that sometimes an obvious cause for an appliance break-down is right under our noses. LINK
  • When you spend as much time around appliances as we do, it is easy to forget that many consumers don't pay much attention to the world of appliances until something causes them to think about it. This article serves as a reminder. LINK
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