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Brand News: Burger King Buys Tim Hortons, Amazon, Best Buy and more

Posted by Dale Buss on August 26, 2014 09:37 AM

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Burger King finalizes deal to buy Tim Hortons for about $11 billion, with explicit help of Warren Buffett, and will test portfolio approach to brands.

Amazon buys Twitch Video for $970 million to rival YouTube and eyes expansion in online-ad market.

Best Buy tops financial predictions as realignment starts to pay off.

Emmys sees HBO, CBS and PBS score most wins. as telecast gets tepid reviews.

Blue Buffalo gets slapped by National Advertising Division over pet food claims. 

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Arby's pursues younger customers.

Buffalo Wild Wings invests in taco concept.

Century 21 partners in videos with cleaning expert.

Chevrolet and Buick achieve sole gains among auto brands in new customer-satisfaction survey.

Estee Lauder expands breast-cancer awareness to year-round campaign.Continue reading...

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Brand News: Burger King, Sony, Samsung and more

Posted by Dale Buss on August 25, 2014 09:41 AM

TOP STORIES

Burger King is in talks to buy Tim Hortons in Canada-based tax-inversion deal, report says, as chain gives away smartphones in promo.

Samsung leverages Emmys as engagement event for its TV brand as it takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Sony says its PlayStation network is back online after cyber attack and after threat on exec's life diverted airliner.

Roche buys drug maker InterMune for $8.3 billion.

McDonald's not expected to be banned in Russia but brand loses luster with Millennials.

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Advertising Standards Council of India bars skin-lightening ads that portray dark-skinned figures negatively. 

Airbus pursues far-off routes.

Ann Taylor sees shareholder activist push for a sale of the company.

BlackBerry wins another round in court against Ryan Seacrest-founded company.

Chevy's 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most expensive ever

Coca-Cola plans massive sampling support of rollout for low-calorie Life.Continue reading...

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In the News: BP, BA, Myspace and more

Posted by Dale Buss on March 29, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

BP reviewed by US prosecutors for potential manslaughter charges.

British Airways cable crew vote for new round of strikes.

News Corp. and Vevo are in talks about the future of Myspace.

AT&T/T-Mobile merger "hurdle must be high," writes the New York Times in an op-ed.

Eminem lawsuit could change how digital revenues get shared with artists.

Grameen Bank head Muhammad Yunus fights move to get him to step down.Continue reading...

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In the News: Dell Vies with HP for 3Par + more

Posted by Dale Buss on August 26, 2010 09:00 AM

Dell says 3Par accepted its raised bid, trumping HP for control of the computer-storage company. (Updated).

US egg farmers launch a public reassurance campaign in the wake of nationwide salmonella outbreak.

Facebook is the leading social networking site in India for the first time, overtaking Orkut.

Academy Awards telecasts could move to Mondays to make room for NFL games on Sunday nights.

Alibaba Group, China's biggest e-commerce operator, expands travel business to include international airline-ticket sales and plans to undercut rivals' prices.

BHP, undeterred by rivals, vows restraint in its bid for Potash.

British Heart Foundation calls for more labelling on food after UK salt survey cites KFC, McDonald's, Pret a Manger and others.Continue reading...

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Headline Roundup: If At First You Don't Succeed, Brand, Brand Again Edition

Posted by Peter Feld on September 8, 2009 09:06 AM

Obama attempts to rebrand health care reform proposals. [WSJ]

Switzerland ousts US as the world's most competitive economy in the annual World Economic Forum global survey of business leaders. [AP]

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom to combine their struggling T-Mobile and Orange UK operations, creating the country's largest wireless provider. [NYT]

Google defends its Books Registry plans to digitize copyrighted but out-of-print books at a European Commission hearing. [NYT]

Kraft fights to take over Cadbury. [FT]

Unilever's China plans target growth rather than profits. [WSJ]

Jaeger chief Tillman's purchase of Aquascutum from Japanese giant Renown restores British ownership of the 158-year-old fashion brand. [Guardian]

Oof! In China, two Wal-Mart employees are fired after beating a suspected shoplifter to death. [AP]

(More headlines: Pret A Manger, Pearson, Harvard University.) Continue reading...

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