Posted by Dale Buss on November 16, 2010 08:40 AM
Apple prepares to announce Beatles/iTunes deal at 10am ET.
BHP Billiton will keep pursuing large acquisitions despite failed bid for Potash.
Buick, Delta, Disney, Diageo, and T-Mobile test Google Goggles brand marketing.
Chrysler redefines Dodge brand, sans Ram.
Discovery buys Animal Planet and Liv TV channels from BBC.
Droid lands a starring role in Gossip Girl.
Facebook roils rivalry with Google with new messaging system.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 15, 2010 09:10 AM
Airstream peddles premium RVs in a recession.
AOL unveils beta version of new email hub. as Facebook rolls out email service.
Apple brings mobile iAds to Europe this week.
Arcelor expresses interest in buying Massey.
BHP Billiton withdraws its takeover bid for Potash in the wake of Canadian-government opposition.
Caterpillar to buy Bucyrus in $8.6 billion deal.
Daily Beast's Tina Brown begins transforming Newsweek, including plans to fold (update: incorporate) its website.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 4, 2010 09:00 AM
American Airlines gears up Hispanic marketing.
AOL calls its ad declines “self-inflicted.”
Apple's iPad poses challenges to brands trying to leverage it.
BHP Billiton gets slapped down by Canadian government in its bid for Potash.
Chipotle develops Asian fast-casual concept.
Delta flight attendants reject union.
Domino's Pizza intrigues with mystery stunt in Japan: hiring a temp worker for one hour for $31,000.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on October 20, 2010 05:30 PM
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...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 28, 2010 09:00 AM
Amazon introduces Kindle for the Web, may be launching app store for Android.
AOL buys video syndicator 5min and reportedly in talks to buy TechCrunch blog.
Aston Martin named UK's coolest brand in a poll.
Cadbury Dairy Milk bars drops "glass and a half" slogan following EU complaint.
CBS rises as DVR time-shifted viewing gooses Nielsen ratings.
Coca-Cola sues Germany's Aldi over orange juice packaging, and wins approval to buy largest bottler vendor.
Endo is buying rival generic drugmaker Qualitest for $1.2 billion.
Google remains world's most desired employer according to HR survey.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 23, 2010 09:00 AM
Facebook is growing fastest in Asia, reportedly developing smartphones for AT&T, while CEO Mark Zuckerberg is donating $100 million to improve schools in Newark, NJ, which he will announce on Oprah Winfrey's show tomorrow.
Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy this morning, says its 3,000 US stores will remain open.
Chanel cracks down on how its name is used.
Wal-Mart tries to unmask corporate foes that have slowed its growth in groceries.
Abbott recalls some Similac formula over potentially tainted packaging.
Adidas targets growth in Russia.
Apple's iPhone 4 finally goes on sale in China on Saturday.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 20, 2010 06:30 PM
BHP fails to win key political backing for Potash bid.
CNN and Eliot Spitzer prepare Oct. 4 debut of talkshow featuring the former NY state governor.
GMAC halts some evictions and sales of foreclosed homes as it corrects "a potential issue" in its foreclosure process.
Google, TiVo and Microsoft are racing to build an ad business for Web-connected TV spots.
HP and former CEO Mark Hurd settle lawsuit over his hiring by Oracle.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 2, 2010 09:00 AM
* Apple's plan to offer 99-cent TV-show rentals is "getting limited support from media companies," reports the Wall Street Journal. Amazon cut the price of some TV show downloads to 99 cents in response, while Apple's partnership with Netflix is seen as a sign the DVD rental company may weather a shift to Web video that is challenging others. Sony is also launching a digital-music service to compete with iTunes.
* Allergan settles Botox allegations with the federal government for $600 million.
* Burger King may need a new brand strategy rather than just another new owner, as suitors start to circle.
* Chrysler posts August sales gain, but every other major automaker sees sales slide in comparison with last year’s robust “cash-for-clunkers” campaign.
* Discovery Channel gunman James Lee told NBC mid-hostage-taking that he picked up pointers from Mythbusters.
* General Motors, which is making the Chevrolet Volt, is trying to trademark the expression "range anxiety."Continue reading...