brand news

Brands to Watch: NBC, Lenovo, Netflix and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on April 25, 2011 06:30 PM

Brands to Watch

Apple hit with inevitable class action lawsuit over location tracking.

Donald Trump's birther fixation impacts personal brand, supposed presidential ambitions.

Enfamil settles mom's lawsuit over nutrient claims.

Facebook updates Groups, adds Send button.

GM minivan thrives in China post-US demise.

Kimberly-Clark and P&G to both raise prices.

Lenovo Honeycomb tablet coming later this year.Continue reading...

in the spotlight

2011 TIME 100 Celebrates Influential Creatures, Great and Small

Posted by Shirley Brady on April 21, 2011 10:00 AM

The pleasure of the annual TIME 100 special issue isn't which celebrities made the list (Justin Bieber and Oprah again?) and which ones didn't (no Lady Gaga?). It's discovering "influentials" you may not have heard of before, people quietly excelling in their fields such as Dr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh of the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa. Check out the TIME 100 class of 2011 here and TIME's promotional clip below.Continue reading...

brand news

In the News: Borders, Sanofi-Genzyme, Lance Armstrong and more

Posted by Dale Buss on February 16, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Apple's new app store subscription policy gets pushback from Rhapsody.

Bauer and Conde Nast seek new UK revenue opportunities.

Bernie Madoff's first prison interview claims banks "must have known."

Borders files for bankruptcy.

Coca-Cola disputes NPR's secret recipe claim.

Costco squabbles with Coca-Cola over pricing.Continue reading...

media brands

Egypt Uprising Helps Emergence of English Al Jazeera Brand

Posted by Barry Silverstein on February 9, 2011 01:00 PM

The daily protests that continue to batter Egypt have had an interesting side effect — the emergence of the English version of a television/online network that previously was seen by Western media as an anti-American propaganda machine.

Al Jazeera, the Arabic network backed by the emir of Qatar, has had an English-language operation since 2006, but its on-the-spot coverage of the Egyptian revolt has been so integral to events that there seems to be a new interest in "Al Jazeera English," as the network calls the channel. Al Jazeera maintains separate Arabic- and English-language news operations but they work in tandem and share an "editorial spirit."

Some observers, reports the New York Times, wonder whether Al Jazeera has been influencing the Egyptian uprisings by televising them; indeed, Al Jazeera has featured 24/7 coverage and has continued to broadcast despite equipment being confiscated and arrests of its staff members.Continue reading...

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