Posted by Shirley Brady on August 16, 2012 08:44 AM
Comedy Central partners with Urban Outfitters on Indecision 2012 collection.
7-11, Walmart, Target and other big retailers team up on mobile wallet to combat Google Wallet.
Apple reportedly in talks with U.S. cable operators to develop a set-top box; and takes a swing at Amazon.
Johnson & Johnson launches ingredient transparency website for baby and beauty products as J&J removes formaldehyde from products.
Bumbo foam child seats recalled following injuries.
Calvin Klein sued by Lululemon for alleged patent infringement.
Chick-fil-A uproar may have inspired gunman.Continue reading...
tech in the spotlight
Posted by Sheila Shayon on May 30, 2012 03:18 PM
Apple watchers have been combing over the tidbits dropped by CEO Tim Cook as he took center stage at the All Things D Conference last night. At the 10th annual gathering of A-list Silicon Valley technology and media executives in Rancho Palos Verdes, Cook spoke on a broad array of topics from Apple’s current vision, to plans for the living room, an iPhone made in the U.S. and his views on China’s labor practices.
Cook didn’t disclose details about Facebook plans for the iPhone, but in response to a question about why the world’s largest social networking platform isn’t integrated into the smartphone like Twitter, he simply said “stay tuned.”Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on December 19, 2011 08:50 AM
Al Gore promotes "sustainable capitalism."
Apple aims to reimagine TV and how we consume media, while graphic novel imagines Steve Jobs' design thinking.
AT&T's dream to acquire T-Mobile's US operation may be over.
Barclays enables charitable giving with the tap of a card.
BT files patent suit against Google.
Disney and Atlanta Braves are involved in a trademark dispute.
Facebook sues a different Mark Zuckerberg, sees profits hit $1B ahead of IPO.
Goldman Sachs rises as finance powerhouse.
History Channel struggles at the top.
Jersey Shore's Snooki sued by branding partner.
Morton's steakhouse chain finds a buyer.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on August 1, 2011 06:00 PM
U.S. House is expected to pass debt ceiling bill tonight, with the Senate set to vote Tuesday.
Amazon launches AmazonLocal daily deals in Groupon's hometown of Chicago; launches MyHabit app to compete with Gilt Groupe; beefs up streaming offering to compete with Hulu by adding Universal titles; and looks to expand Kindle library.
Apple iPhone 5 now rumored for October; Apple TV lets users buy TV shows with streaming update; and Apple blocks Samsung tablet release in Australia.
Twitter confirms "significant" ($800M?) funding round led by Russia's DST Global; adds Dutch and Indonesian local sites; and opens NYC office.
Adobe bows to Apple and builds Flash alternative.
Airbnb looks to defuse user security concerns by offering $50,000 guarantee to homeowners.
Allstate to shut banking unit, posts $620M in losses on tornado claims.Continue reading...
Posted by Caroline Smith on December 3, 2010 05:15 PM
American Apparel grants 6.5M shares to employees.
Angry Birds on Android projected to generate $1 million per month in advertising.
Apple TV is #13 best-selling gadget at Amazon; Google TV is #430.
Google acquires technology to humanize robo-voices; and urges developers to get ready for Chrome extensions.
Groupon adds options for restaurants.
J.Crew sale faces legal challenges.Continue reading...
Posted by Barry Silverstein on September 2, 2010 04:00 PM
Don't ask Steve Jobs about his views on "consumer confidence." You have only to look at Apple's spate of innovative product introductions to know what the company's visionary is thinking: "If I build it, they will come."
On the heels of the June iPhone 4 introduction, Apple debuted an updated iPod line yesterday, with new Shuffle, Nano, and Touch models. But in the latest flurry of Apple announcements were buried two items that may well determine the company's next frontier. The first piece: smaller, cheaper and more robust Apple TV.Continue reading...
video killed the _____ star
Posted by Sheila Shayon on June 4, 2010 01:00 PM
All those keyboard-playing kitties have a lot to answer for.
Humorous videos have overtaken all other categories as the most watched online according to a new Pew Research Center study, “rising in viewership from 31% of adult Internet users in 2007 to 50% of adult internet users.”
Equally significant, “seven in ten adult internet users (69%) have used the internet to watch or download video. That represents 52% of all adults in the United States.” It’s amazing any work gets done at all.
The Wall Street Journal predicts this linkage of video and the Internet will boost the adoption of Web TV, such as Google’s new software that melds the two on your television screen.
One notable detractor: Apple's Steve Jobs, who says he won’t push Apple TV too aggressively as it's just a “hobby.”Continue reading...