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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Throwback Thursday: News Recap January 22, 2015

NewspaperIf 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. It's been kind of a busy few week for news, due to CES International in Las Vegas. So without further ado:

We start with some consumer friendly articles we feel would be great for sharing:
  • An article that generated a little bit of controversy suggested that a "garage refrigerator" was a bad idea. LINK
  • Mother Nature Network made a list of 25 items that you might not have realized could be stored in the freezer. LINK
  • WSB Radio considered some of the practical considerations of having a second refrigerator in the garage. LINK
  • Houzz gave us a look at some kitchen designs predicted to trend in 2015. LINK
  • Wiki How gave some good directions for cleaning a washer and dryer. LINK
  • Parade explained why some washing machines turn clothes inside out. LINK
Next, we look at the manufacturers and how they have been in the news recently:
  • Whirlpool showed off a Range with integrated chat functions. LINK
  • Whirlpool also showed of some new washing machine features. LINK
  • Samsung offered their washer with a built in sink. LINK
  • Talking about their smart phone app, Whirlpool pointed out it can take a donation for Habitat for Humanity with every wash load. LINK
  • A war between LG and Samsung continued, and the Wall Street Journal gave us a good recap of events so far. LINK
  • The Louisville Business News considered what regulators will be looking at to approve the Electrolux/GE merge. LINK
  • GE introduced a new variety of color options in their Artistry line. LINK
  • GE will be including Kuerig coffee maker (you know, the type with those little cups) in some of their new models. LINK
We found an article that might be of interest to those of you who love all thing appliances:
  • A Flickr user named Joe Clark posted a collection of dishwasher loading instructions gathered from a variety of owners manuals. LINK 
  • The Newton Citizen took the stand that we are living in the "good old days" for appliances. LINK
  • Reviewed.Com gave us a fun look at ten classic appliances-some large, some small. We still regularly get calls for most of the major appliances listed. LINK
  • A Korean Pop star will give appliances to North Korean defectors if his series, "Spy", gets over 10% viewership. LINK
  • We saw a washing machine converted to an aquarium. Neat project. LINK
Sometimes, the links we post are related to technology, business or happenings on the internet:
  • A refrigerator was introduced by a startup company at CES International. It has 8 USB ports and WiFi connectivity. LINK 
  • Induction cooking has been promoted for a while now with limited success. In case you were wondering, here's how it works. LINK
  • Wall Street Journal talked about some of the feature manufacturers are adding to refrigerators. LINK
We close with a bit of history:
  • If you think you do a lot of laundry. Consider the laundresses of the Civil War. LINK
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