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Brand News: NYT, Dixons Carphone, McDonald's and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 15, 2014 08:28 AM

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The New York Times ousts its first female executive editor as Le Monde's female top editor resigns.

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse to merge in the UK as Dixons Carphone.

McDonald's, Burger King and other fast food brands brace for walkouts across U.S. and globally.

Univision and T-Mobile partner on co-branded Hispanic wireless service.

Walmart profit hit by severe winter weather as Asda unit restructures and warehouse workers win back pay.

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Amazon wants to charge more for "access to its pipes."

Apple and Samsung compete for "atom-thick patents" as Apple's Beats deal may be announced next week.

Beefeater celebrates modern London with limited-edition packaging.

BMW and Toyota's Lexus reportedly partner on "supercar."Continue reading...

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Air Force and Army: Digital Extremes

Posted by Sheila Shayon on December 15, 2010 05:37 PM

In the wake of WikiLeaks, the U.S. Air Force has announced it will block its personnel from using work computers to access websites that have recently posted classified documents.

Members of the Air Force attempting to view online sites for The New York Times, Britain's The Guardian, Spain's El Pais, France's Le Monde or German magazine Der Spiegel will receive the following: "ACCESS DENIED. Internet Usage is Logged & Monitored," and violators will be punished.

The order came down from the 24th Air Force, which has responsibility for maintenance of the Air Force computer networks. The Navy and Marines have not taken similar measures, nor has the Defense Department ordered any of them to do so.Continue reading...

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In the News: Facebook, the Movie

Posted by Shirley Brady on June 28, 2010 08:15 AM

Can Facebook withstand the coming Facebook movie?

Kia and Nissan run ads noting England's World Cup defeat in U.K. newspapers.

McDonald's eyes beverages to take on Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.Continue reading...

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In the News: Ford Rises as Mercury Falls

Posted by Shirley Brady on June 2, 2010 05:00 PM

Ford and GM posted stronger sales in May, as Ford confirms rumors that it's ending its Mercury brand.

Investors bet on BP rebound as US Gulf coast cities use digital billboards to lure tourists back to the beach.

Viacom veteran turned digital exec Herb Scannell is now running the BBC's US brands, including BBC America.

Amazon's Kindle e-reader will be available in US Target stores starting Sunday.Continue reading...

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