Are you sufficiently alarmed about the prospect of Internet and/or technological addiction? Because solicitous local tabloid the New York Daily News has gathered up all the symptoms of nomophobia, or the fear of being without one’s smartphone, for all the hypochondriacs out there.
Among the signs:
Guys, tech companies are fighting over which pop stars will play their corporate events, and the Wall Street Journal is ON IT. Sting? Metallica? Xtina Aguilera? The Shins? All have played at corporate events that typically include contracts where the star must spend 20 minutes schmoozing, and it’d be good if you could throw in a “rah-rah” about the brand as well. “In 2010, Oracle hired hip-hop’s Black Eyed Peas; one older Oracle salesman, asked the following year, recalled their name as ‘something with food,’” the story says.
The starpower of the performer is a sign of the company’s health, reports the nation’s business newspaper. We want to know who Google gets!