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In the News: Apple TV, Fashion's Night Out, IHOP and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on September 7, 2012 08:55 AM

In the News

Apple seeks to create web radio Pandora rival as TV talks bog down with content companies.

Beyonce-backed House of Dereon fashion label sags.

Bobbi Brown Cosmetics reveals Katie Holmes campaign.

Cablevision refreshes Optimum brand.

Elizabeth Arden launches Nicki Minaj's perfume debut, Pink Friday.

Emporio Armani becomes first brand to partner with Spotify.

Fashion's Night Out brings out global fashionistas.

Ford expands offerings for Europe.

Grand Marnier launches experiential rooftop bubble bar in London.

IHOP partners with PepsiCo's Quaker Oats brand.Continue reading...

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Kiehl's Packages Philanthropic Efforts

Posted by Sheila Shayon on June 28, 2011 10:30 AM

Kiehl's, the 160-year-old New York apothecary whose shampoos, skin creams and other potions are now sold worldwide in such high-end stores as Barney's, has just announced its corporate philanthropy program.

Kiehl's Gives, embodied by the logo at right, is launching with a modest sum ($160,000) to get rolling — with the Pepsi Refresh-like twist that customers and brand fans can vote on worthy causes to receive a donation.

As the brand notes on its blog,

"Kiehl’s mission statement states that we are 'to improve in some way the quality of the community… making for better citizens, better firms, and better communities.' To that end, Kiehl’s has always focused its efforts on the betterment of its local communities by targeting philanthropic endeavors on the needs and concerns of its citizens. Over Kiehl’s long history of charitable giving, the company has supported three key causes: Children’s wellbeing, environmental issues, and HIV/AIDS research. These three areas are also the focus of our new Kiehl’s Gives initiative."Continue reading...

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In the News: IBM, Oprah, Lady Gaga & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 23, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Amazon "gives away" Lady Gaga's new album for 99 cents.

AOL shuts down India portal.

Apple rumored to be planning a store in NYC's Grand Central and a curved glass iPhone.

Barnes & Noble's Nook "crushes" Amazon's Kindle in the glossy magazine department.

Cisco accused of aiding Chinese crackdown on dissidents.

Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean 4 scores fourth biggest global weekend opening.

Ellen DeGeneres boycotts Twitpic in wake of Twitter app's photo agency deal. 

Ford plans in-car driver health monitoring with Medtronic.

Foursquare and Groupon reportedly in partnership talks.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: Apple, Morgan Stanley, More Recalls

Posted by Shirley Brady on October 20, 2010 05:30 PM

Brands to Watch

The latest product recalls dinging brands: Graco (2 million strollers following infant strangulation deaths), Chrysler (26,000 vehicles, fluid leak check), Volvo (10,000 vehicles, air bags system check).

Apple unveiled two new MacBook Air ultralight laptops (that use flash memory for storage instead of hard drives) at a Back to Mac even, where it also promised updated software for its Macintosh computers that borrows FaceTime and other features from its iPhone and iPad. Also featured: improved iLife '11 personal productivity suite and a sneak peek at Mac OS X Lion.

AT&T will offer WellDoc’s FDA-approved mobile phone-based diabetes management solution to select employees.

BET goes pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.Continue reading...

In the News: Google Offers Twitter Advice

Posted by Shirley Brady on July 28, 2010 06:15 PM

Google Webmaster Matt Cutts shares tips on how to capitalize on Twitter (interesting re this).

More from Apple, BP, Comcast, Facebook and more after the jump.Continue reading...

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