Posted by Shirley Brady on April 1, 2013 08:59 AM
Apple loses iPad Mini trademark, and finds a fan in Kim Jong-un as North Korea rattles saber and tensions rise with U.S., while increased China headaches include hacking threat and iPad regulation.
Discovery Communications expands global channel reach and launches scripted programming.
Novartis loses cancer drug patent battle in India.
Amazon buys Goodreads community-driven user reviews website.
AMC reveals new tagline and logo.
Armani hires Cate Blanchett for $10M campaign.
AT&T scores with March Madness Twitter campaign.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 16, 2011 06:30 PM
Adidas rolls out "unforgettable swims" digital/social campaign in the UK.
AOL content chief Arianna Huffington adds Healthy Living and Industry sector channels, starting with energy.
Budweiser casts Bud United Presents: The Big Time branded entertainment global reality TV show on Facebook and Renren.
Donald Trump is (surprise!) not running for president.
Facebook fans in Israel name daughter "Like."
Fendi catwalk show cancelled in South Korea following anti-fur protests.
Google borrows $3 billion in first bond offer.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on January 13, 2011 09:00 AM
AOL strikes web-programming deal.
AT&T sees $2.7B charge in the fourth quarter from pension change.
Borders tries to win back publishers' trust.
FedEx takes on UPS with long-range China jets.
Ford wins coveted brand-loyalty award.
Gap to open first store for web-incubated Athleta brand.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on July 7, 2010 02:30 PM
Why should anyone care what billionaires do when they're not in the boardroom or glued to a Bloomberg terminal? When it's the annual Allen & Co. conference, aka "summer camp for moguls," media and tech observers pay very close attention.
Starting today, the goliaths of media, technology and private equity are gathering once again at Herb Allen's annual retreat in Sun Valley, Idaho. Casual chats there in 2006 between Google CEO Eric Schmidt and YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen began the conversations that led to Google’s YouTube acquisition and the announcement above.
Last year's Sun Valley get-together hosted by the Wall Street investment banker gave Comcast's Brian Roberts and Steve Burke and NBCU's Jeff Zucker some quiet time to chew over what would become a $30 billion NBC Universal-Comcast merger.Continue reading...