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In the News: Groupon, DeBeers, MF Global & more

Posted by Dale Buss on November 4, 2011 08:55 AM

In the News

Groupon prices IPO as executives see hope in parallels to Amazon.

DeBeers now controlled by Anglo American.

MF Global Holdings CEO Jon Corzine resigns amid firm's implosion.

AMD to cut 1,400 jobs.

Apple fights discounts tooth and nail.

Church's Chicken focuses on family in new ads.

Columbia Sportswear uses outerwear "anti-spokesperson."

FOX to push envelope (and advertisers' buttons) with Glee episode featuring sex between gay teens.Continue reading...

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In the News: News Corp. Hearings, Walmart, AMD & more

Posted by Dale Buss on July 19, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

News Corp. titans, Rupert and James Murdoch, face three-hour Parliamentary questioning today in spreading phone-hacking scandal.

Walmart reportedly eyes Rite Aid.

AMD stalls in CEO search, which might overshadow earnings improvements.

American Airlines leans toward Airbus over Boeing in fleet decision, Journal says, while Bloomberg hears that the airline may split the order.

American Family Insurance promotes “the American dream.”

Baidu reaches deal with major record labels.Continue reading...

In the News: AMD, LinkedIn, Disney & more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 14, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

AMD tries to close gap in chip-power consumption with Intel.

Apple and Nokia settle patent litigation.

Avis brands consolidate across the Atlantic with acquisition.

Big Ass Fans turns a commodity and memorable name into a brand.

Citigroup hackers got in through company’s customer website.

Disney raises theme-park prices.

Ericsson to buy Telcordia software company.Continue reading...

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In the News: Airbus, Bratz, Facebook, NRA and more

Posted by Dale Buss on January 12, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

AIG agrees to $2.2B sale of Taiwan unit.

AMD’s ouster of CEO Dirk Meyer attributed to mobile strategy.

Airbus lines up biggest order ever, boosting A320 upgrade.

Ann Taylor selects actress Katie Holmes as its new “face.”

Apple and Verizon deal (which "took years" to reach) sparks iPhone users to mull switching from AT&T.

BYD rises as Warren Buffett’s pick in the Chinese auto derby.Continue reading...

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In the News: Apple/Verizon, BP, Goldman Sachs and more

Posted by Dale Buss on January 11, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Alcoa shines as aluminum prices rise.

AMD ousts CEO Dirk Meyer.

American Airlines strikes back at Sabre.

Apple snaps up more patents than rivals.

AT&T prepares wireless plan in the event Verizon announces deal for iPhone today.

Bloomberg poaches Forbes list-maker to start rival annual tally of world's richest.Continue reading...

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In the News: Avis, Nike, YouTube

Posted by Shirley Brady on September 24, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

AMD warns of a sales shortfall.

Apple TV divides networks as NBC refuses to play ball.

Avis raises bid for Dollar Thrifty in last-ditch effort to trump Hertz.

Blockbuster is assessing each store as it works through bankruptcy.

Daimler is cutting costs with Euro refinancing scheme.

Disney Interactive head Steve Wadsworth resigns.

GM's IPO hopes are trimmed by the US government.Continue reading...

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Graphic Death: AMD Kills ATI Brand

Posted by Abe Sauer on August 31, 2010 12:00 PM

As tech stories go, it doesn't have the sexiness of a potential showdown between Apple and Facebook over the "Face" trademark, or the epic boardroom intrigue of the bidding war over 3Par. Yet, news of the retirement of the ATI brand is reason to give any true computer geek pause.

It also reassess an interesting conundrum for Apple about cross-branding in a post-ATI brand future.Continue reading...

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In the News: Apple + Disney = ABC on iTunes, and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on August 25, 2010 09:00 AM

* Apple is close to a deal with Disney to rent ABC TV shows via iTunes, the Wall Street Journal reports. It's also looking to trademark several of its mobile app icons.

* Burger King reported slumping sales.

* AARP research finds brand-name drug prices increased 8% last year.

* Barnes & Noble reported a tough quarter and increased legal costs due to proxy fight with investor.

* Best Buy named Aura Oslapas its new chief design officer.Continue reading...

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