Posted by Dale Buss on March 8, 2012 09:03 AM
Airbus parent accuses China of blocking jet sales over emissions scheme.
American Airlines parent retreats on pension-plan termination.
Apple lifts lid on new iPad and faces U.S. warning, along with other publishers, about collusion on e-book pricing.
BMW reports profits surge amid global luxury-car boom.
Continental appeals "absurd" verdict in Concorde crash.
Cracker Barrel uses country-music roots to build Twitter.
Dairy Queen expands in China.
Delta launches in-flight shopping with Amazon.
Facebook beefs up roster of IPO underwriters.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on February 13, 2012 09:30 AM
In addition to promoting Google+ with a new TV spot ("New Dad," above), Google TV is getting more love with an improved YouTube app and navigation.
tech in the spotlight
Posted by Mark J. Miller on January 10, 2012 02:02 PM
Hoping to lose a little weight but somehow don’t seem to hear that little voice in your head telling you to stop when you’re reaching for the ice cream in the fridge? You might need a talking fridge.
Recalling the old Woody Allen routine about talking appliances, LG Electronics has introduced a new high-tech refrigerator as part of its ThinQ Smart appliance line, as part of its slew of product announcements at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. The twist: the fridge knows its own contents and can help the owner with meal planning and diet goals, according to the Daily Mail and Mashable (above).
How it works: After you input your weight-loss and body-mass index goals into the fridge’s computer, it can recognition who is opening the door by its internal TV and voice-recognition technology, the Daily Mail reports. Then it can make suggestions based on what is inside.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on January 5, 2012 06:01 PM
Google TV adds LG to the fold with Samsung, Sony and Vizio ahead of CES, and 2012 global rollout.
Louis Vuitton finally expands brand into perfume.
Apple pays $5M to settle patent lawsuit.
Barnes & Noble eyes Nook spin-off with eye to global markets.
BMW brings MINI to India.
Deloitte finds 9M U.S. cable homes have cut the cord.
Discovery urges investors to be patient with Oprah Winfrey's network.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on November 22, 2011 08:55 AM
AIG's former CEO, Hank Greenberg, sues U.S. government and Federal Reserve Bank for $25 billion over takeover.
Bill Gates testifies in Novell suit vs. Microsoft.
Cadbury's trademarks its distinctive shade of purple.
David Beckham's legacy starts to be assessed as Los Angeles Galaxy ending looms and Paris beckons.
Donald Trump estimates the Trump name's worth at $3 billion.
eBay buys Hunch to help discern individuals' taste.
GE expands to Iraq.
GM retools former Saturn site and prepares to manufacture China autos in Egypt.
HP reports spending $3.3 billion on WebOS as Meg Whitman sets course for turnaround.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 22, 2011 06:08 PM
HP hires former eBay CEO (and "prolific deal maker") Meg Whitman to replace an unaware Leo Apotheker and turn around the company.
AT&T seeks trial to challenge Dept. of Justice opposition to T-Mobile merger.
Yum! Brands unloads A&W and Long John Silver's chains to separate buyers.
American Express sees top spenders curb luxury purchases.
Dish Network and Blockbuster are ready to unveil Netflix streaming competitor.
Google TV apps leak.
Molson Coors unveils corporate citizenship initiative.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 10, 2011 01:00 PM
Google's Music Beta service was the big news from the Android team at the Google I/O developers conference today.
The good news: it's live. The bad: It's accepting a limited number of requests to check it out — but only in the US.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on December 20, 2010 09:00 AM
AT&T invests in 4G spectrum.
Best Buy tests sales of health and fitness products.
BMW and Daimler experiment with upscale rent-by-the-ride in Europe.
CNN’s new chief dives in as Larry King goes out on top.
DirecTV pioneers "addressable" targeted TV commercials amid privacy concerns; settles fraud complaints; and rebrands three regional sports channels to ROOT Sports.
Dish Network ventures into 3D TV.Continue reading...