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UN's International Day of the Girl Gets a Boost With Malala's Nobel Peace Prize

Posted by Sheila Shayon on October 10, 2014 12:02 PM

A day ahead of the UN's International Day of the Girl 2014, Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai, 17, was announced as the youngest person to ever win the Nobel Peace Prize, sharing the prestigious award with Kailash Satyarthi, an ardent activist against child labor in his homeland of India and beyond.

Yousafzai came to global attention after being shot in the head by the Taliban two years ago yesterday for defying the edict that girls should not be schooled. After recovering from the attack, Yousafzai took to the world stage, appearing at the United Nations last year and becoming a champion for young people’s rights and the right to an education.

Thorbjorn Jagland, chairman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, said, "Children must go to school, not be financially exploited." In another first for the Nobel committee, the Malala Fund tweeted that Yousafzai would give a statement after her classes finished today in her new home of Birmingham, England.Continue reading...

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In the News: Del Monte, Hershey, Toyota and more

Posted by Alicia Ciccone on October 11, 2013 09:26 AM

In the News

Del Monte to sell consumer products division for $1.68 billion.

Hershey plans to bring China-based Lancaster brand to US market. 

Toyota debuts hydrogen prototype as fuel cell race heats up. 

Activision's $8.2 billion Vivendi buyout is cleared. 

Aereo wins injunction battle against Boston TV station.

Best Buy promises $100 buy-back credit for new iPhones. 

Jeff Bezos has built Amazon into a $75 billion 'everything store,' as it looks to show shortform YouTube content on its video service. 

Boeing unveils "jumbo killer."

CVS tailors print ads to loyalty members' preferences.

Facebook removes option to block search by name.Continue reading...

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In the News: Nielsen, HBO, Juicy Couture and more

Posted by Dale Buss on October 8, 2013 09:21 AM

In the News

Nielsen formally unviels plans to track TV-related conversations on Twitter

HBO brings a la carte programming to Google Play

Juicy Couture brand is sold for $195 million. 

ACE bandage brand partners with LL Cool J for promotion. 

Alcatel-Lucent sheds 10,000 jobs.

Amazon defeats IBM in CIA cloud dispute.

Burt's Bees tweaks literary classics in Vine, Instagram campaign.

Dollar General opens 11,000th store.

Dunkin' Donuts adds SoCal units.

Google puts support behind program to create affordable internet. 

JCPenney sees bottoming-out.Continue reading...

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In the News: Microsoft, Suzuki, Apple and more

Posted by Dale Buss on December 4, 2012 09:01 AM

In the News

Microsoft denied "Killer Instinct" trademark, as Microsoft-Google patent fight rests on "fairness" definition and Motorola is denied injuction against Microsoft in patent suit. Microsoft-Intel push to combat Apple in tablet space, meanwhile, seen as "sputtering."

American Suzuki forges ahead with incentives amid US wind down.

Apple wins six new design patents, sees increasing pricing tension with retailers and Steve Jobs bio pic starring Ashton Kutcher heading to Sundance.

Applebee's plans to open "green" restaurant in New York's Harlem where Hot Bread Kitchen is a rising local brand.

Balenciaga hires designer Alexander Wang as creative chief.

Baxter agrees to buy medical-equipment maker Gambro in company's biggest acquisition.Continue reading...

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In the News: QR TV, Old Spice Horse, Walmart Moms & more

Posted by Dale Buss on October 7, 2011 07:07 AM

In the News

Apple pre-orders for iPhone 4S will test brand loyalty and new CEO, while Steve Jobs coverage gets special treatment by newsweeklies and Simon & Schuster moves up publication of biography that will reveals his private side.

Alfa Romeo remains on uncertain road.

BMW and other luxury makers offer huge discounts in China, while Mini brand seeks to enlarge market with coupe.

ESPN and Hank Williams Jr. part ways over his "Hitler" remark concerning President Obama.

GE aims to expand lending in Europe as region's banks retrench.

Geely denies interest in Saab though it already owns Volvo.Continue reading...

brand of crazy

Personal Brand of Crazy: Sheen, Assange, Galliano

Posted by Shirley Brady on March 1, 2011 04:00 PM

From the "Bad Things (to Say, Let Alone Think) Happen in Threes" Dept. of Personal Branding today:

Natalie Portman hadn't even accepted her first Academy Award on Sunday, when news broke that Christian Dior designer John Galliano had reportedly made anti-Semitic remarks in public that were videotaped and published on the website of The Sun, a British tabloid. The new face of the brand's Miss Dior Cherie perfume, whose first language is Hebrew and was born in Israel, decliend to comment at the Oscars, where she wore a dress by Black Swan costume designers Rodarte. On Monday, however, she issued a statement expressing her shock; and today LVMH, which owns Dior, moved to fire the designer, who also maintains a namesake fashion label.

Also facing charges of anti-Semitism this week: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange — who's also facing rape charges in Sweden, wants to trademark his name and today saw his whistleblowing organization nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize — is (naturally) being defended by his supporters staffers.

And the third passenger on this crazy train: Charlie Sheen told Piers Morgan in an interview that aired Monday night on CNN that he regretted making remarks about Chuck Lorre, the producer of Two and a Half Men, that were interpreted as anti-Semitic.

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Headline Roundup: Arf! Arf!

Posted by Stephanie Startz on October 9, 2009 08:48 AM

President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize. [NY Times]

Liz Claiborne signs licensing agreement with JC Penny, QVC. [NY Times]

Nielsen will collaborate with clients to effectively measure on-air and online audiences. [LA Times]

J.D. Power study finds Gen Y disenchanted with auto ownership. [LA Times]

Britain's Channel 4 and YouTube close to exclusive content and advertising deal. [Telegraph]

Some retailers report increased year-over-year sales, defying gloomy Wall Street forecasts. [NY Times]

Del Monte's Milk Bone ad campaign adopts "cause marketing." [NY Times]

(More headlines: Opel, Hummer, Monsanto, Letterman.)Continue reading...

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