Posted by Dale Buss on March 4, 2015 09:02 AM
Apple Pay struggles with fraud as Apple Watch wins major design award and appears on Chinese fashion magazine.
Citigroup deal to sell its subprime lending business shrinks the bank's umbrella.
Uber makes first acquisition with deCarta mapping deal.
Toyota shores up management team, elevating foreigners (and first woman) to top posts.
Target cuts several thousand jobs in reorganization towards digital as it launches Hispanic ad campaign.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on January 16, 2015 09:12 AM
Google stops selling Glass in bid to launch more consumer-friendly version.
Sony joins Target in closing Canadian stores as Wet Seal files for bankruptcy.
Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe settle US suit over employee poaching for $415 million.
RadioShack is said to be in talks to sell stores to Sprint.
NBA MLK Day promo celebrates the league's African American "barrier breakers."Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 19, 2014 09:07 AM
The Mercedes-Maybach S-Class is unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Dollar General may have to divest more than 4,000 stores to buy Family Dollar.
Netflix pulls Bill Cosby special amid rape allegations as Nielsen plans to measure Netflix viewing.
Takata faces nationwide U.S. recall order for driver side air bags.
Keystone XL pipeline falls one vote short of U.S. Senate passage.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 11, 2014 03:01 PM
What's in a name? Quite a lot, actually, when it comes to premium-luxury car brands. Mercedes-Benz is extending a new trend in the industry by overhauling the names used to identify its vehicles as it prepares for the launch of 30 models, including 11 all-new vehicles, by 2020.
As part of its re-badging, the automaker announced the resurrecting of the Maybach name on a model that will be introduced next week at the Los Angeles Auto Show.
The Maybach brand, which starred in a Jay Z and Kanye West video, represented its ultra-high-end models before being retired in 2012. Now, as rumored earlier this year, Maybach is making a comeback, this time as the Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand, which will serve as a home for Mercedes-Benz ultra-luxury-high-end automobiles. Confused?Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 5, 2014 10:14 AM
Republicans take US Senate and some key blue-state governorships in elections that even Democrats interpret as repudiation of President Obama, while higher minimum wage passes in four states and pot is legalized in three.
Coca-Cola has hit on its hands with Coke Life, researcher says.
Red Lobster reverts to lobster roots in highly-watched rebrand.
Warner Bros. lays off about 1,000 of its 8,000-member workforce.
American Eagle brings April Fool's prank to life (for a cause) with American Beagle collection. Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on July 9, 2014 08:01 AM
Brazil's "nightmare" of a World Cup loss to Germany sets Twitter record as most-tweeted sporting event ever (inspiring endless memes and Mick Jagger-blamefest) as Nike claims ambush marketing victory over official FIFA sponsor Adidas.
Adidas, meanwhile, is wooing Manchester United with US$100 million deal after Nike ends 13-year sponsorship, while GM-owned Europe-exiting team sponsor Chevrolet releases ManU limited edition vehicles for India and auctions off ticket packages.
Apple loses voice recognition patent lawsuit in China, launches "secret" eBay store.
Ellen DeGeneres signs five-year NYC lease as base to launch upcoming E.D. lifestyle brand with Christopher Burch.
Duke University sued by John Wayne's family in bourbon trademark battle.
More brand headlines by sector:Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on January 27, 2014 06:43 PM
It seems that Mercedes-Benz can't give up on the ghost of Maybach—or give up on the idea of attempting to compete with the Rolls-Royce Ghost in the executive-limousine market.
Autoweek reported that Mercedes-Benz seems to be dusting off once again the venerable Maybach brand that it most recently consigned to the dustbin less than three years ago. The publication cited brand sources saying that it would adopt the mothballed Maybach name for an extra-long-wheelbase, personal-limousine version of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class that is expected to go on sale by the end of the year.
The new Maybach is supposed to be priced between $250,000 and $300,000 and to feature, among other things, an optional electrically powered partition window separating the front seats from the rear, reclining rear seats, foding tables stowed in the center armrest and other business-oriented touches.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on January 17, 2014 09:25 AM
Best Buy saw cheaper-price strategy fizzle for Christmas.
Target tests small store for urban shoppers.
Google tests "smart" contact lens.
Bitcoin breaks into NBA.
Black + Decker redesigns brand.
Cadbury takes "wearable tech" to whole new level.
Campbell marks 80th anniversary of condensed chicken-noodle soup with social campaign.
Chevrolet boosts presence in Russia.
Coldwell Banker creats pre-launch buzz for Grammys spot.
Domino's plans to remodel all restaurants by 2017.Continue reading...