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In the News: IMF, LeBron, Gap & more

Posted by Dale Buss on May 19, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Apple reportedly cuts licensing deal with EMI and moves closer to cloud-based music service, as iPad sales impact HP and Dell.

AT&T presses case for T-Mobile merger.

CBS brings Ashton Kutcher and his Two and a Half Men co-stars at advertisers' fall upfront.

Citigroup awards CEO Vikram Pandit with big retention package.

Coca-Cola launches 2012 Olympics promotion a year early.

Delta cuts capacity to Europe with Air France as airline’s executives recount complex merger with Northwest.

Disney reportedly seeks to develop TV series about SEALS team that killed Osama bin Laden.

Facebook gets new scrutiny over kids in social ads.

Gap CEO undertakes urgent revamp of the brand.Continue reading...

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In the News: Verizon, Facebook, GE

Posted by Dale Buss on October 4, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

Verizon Wireless will refund $50 million to customers as "mystery" data charges investigated.

BP compensation fund czar Ken Feinberg was profiled on last night's 60 Minutes.

Delta refocuses on service after its acquisition of Northwest.

Diageo launches reality show on BET starring its Smirnoff vodka brand.

Facebook plans for rapid growth in India; COO Sheryl Sandberg is NYT-profiled and The Social Network tops at the weekend box office.

Fox News polarizing host Glenn Beck was also profiled in Sunday's New York Times magazine.

GE treats marketing as a critical function for the first time.Continue reading...

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United Airlines And US Airways May Land Together

Posted by Sheila Shayon on April 8, 2010 11:57 AM

It’s clear the airline industry is in code red with escalating fuel costs, fewer business and leisure travelers, charges for carry-on baggage – and now Ryanair is charging $1.50 to use the bathroom.

In yet another development in the convoluted airline industry, United Airlines and US Airways are in merger talks – again. The proposed deal would result in one of the biggest airlines in the world. The merger is motivated on both sides with an eye towards lowering costs that are crippling the over-saturated airline industry.

Consolidation has become a buzzword for both companies, and a particularly vocal advocate is United’s CEO, Glenn F. Tilton. “The investor seems to have spoken. The market seems to have suggested that scope and scale in a global business are important."Continue reading...

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Headline Roundup: Happy Days?

Posted by Peter Feld on October 29, 2009 08:57 AM

On 80th anniversary of 1929 crash, US recession ends. [Guardian]

Volvo deal advances as Ford indicates preference for Geely's bid. [FT]

Google shakes up GPS industry by offering free service. [NY Times]

Google signs MySpace deal to include music in search. [Brand Republic]

Slowing Wii sales cause falling profits for Nintendo. [WSJ]

Regulation fears scotch National Express merger with Stagecoach. [Times of London]

(More headlines: GM, Motorola Droid, YSL.)Continue reading...

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