Feeds

Mr Spock drafted in to flog Dotcom

Life, Jim, but not as we know it

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

3 Big data security analytics techniques

Star Trek megastar Leonard Nimoy is riding his success as the face to flog IT-related stuff and got himself a new ad contract.

This follows his work in the classic Time machine ads for Time Computers.

The former Mr Spock has signed up for a TV, radio, print and online ad campaign promoting US Internet venture Networds.

Hopefully the ageing Trekky will be getting big bucks for the gig, which uses the catchline: "Making the Internet human". "Networds are a logical and more human way to navigate the Web and a giant leap forward in making Internet navigation easier for all users," Nimoy spouted.

As for the US company, which has retained a low-profile despite flogging its Internet keywords business for four years, it is chuffed to have signed up this "cultural icon", and seems to believe his contribution will boost its profile no end.

"Leonard Nimoy is the ideal Netword spokesperson," Michael Wise, Netword CEO, gushes. "We are delighted to partner with a celebrity whose image is a direct reflection of what Networds provides users."

Let's just hope he isn't expected to sell his soul for this dotcom like his old colleague from the Starship Enterprise William Shatner, aka Captain Kirk.
Shatner is expected to sing for his supper and rap along to ads for online bartering business Priceline.com.

More info on networds can be found here ®

Related Story

Priceline will change the world

High performance access to file storage

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.