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In the News: eBay, Fox, GE, Viacom

Posted by Dale Buss on November 1, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

3M balances old and new, inside and outside as it diversifies.

AIG is ready to repay $37 billion in taxpayer bailout money.

AOL adds human touch to homepage.

Apple sues Motorola over smart-phone patents. 

Audi plans to add diesels to more vehicles.

BlackBerry services can continue in India.Continue reading...

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In the News: McDonald's, Geico, H&M

Posted by Dale Buss on September 30, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

Absolut unveils limited edition crystal bottle.

AIG strikes a deal to repay billions in taxpayer dollars.

American Airlines, Levi's, Progressive and Wells Fargo received GLAAD awards last night in New York.

Ford touts 40-mpg 2012 Focus at Paris Auto Show.

Geico tops new consumer survey of auto insurers.

H&M slows store openings amid construction slump that has constricted new mall locations.Continue reading...

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In the News: BP, Domino's, Twitter

Posted by Shirley Brady on September 29, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

AIG faces break-up with US Treasury.

AOL shifts emphasis with three acquisitions yesterday: TechCruch, 5min and Brizzly app-maker Thing Labs.

Borders will open 25 temporary stores for the holidays.

BP's incoming CEO Bob Dudley shakes up top management, creates new safety division.

British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia sign $7 billion pact.

Dell is launching a 7-inch tablet.Continue reading...

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In the News: Comcast, Unilever, Ford

Posted by Dale Buss on September 27, 2010 09:00 AM

In the News

Comcast and GE name Comcast COO Steve Burke as new CEO of NBC Universal, replacing Jeff Zucker after the NBCU sale to Comcast closes. 

Alberto Culver has been sold to Unilever for $3.7 billion in cash.

AIG will lose the US Treasury as a part-owner.

Apple's Ping music-based social network incorporates users' iTunes libraries.

Barnes & Noble ownership battle nears its climax.

BP pressured to restore reputation and stock price as new CEO Robert Dudley takes the reins on Friday.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: Twitter, RIM, Gucci, Pfizer

Posted by Shirley Brady on September 21, 2010 06:30 PM

Brands to Watch

Twitter fixed a security bug that disabled its website version today, and plans to step up promoted tweets (as only one-fifth of its 160 million registered users follow brands or companies).

Adobe misses earnings forecast on sluggish sales.

AIG nears sale of two units to Prudential.

BlackBerry-maker RIM could unveil its tablet (nickname: the BlackPad) as early as next week.

Clorox unloads its STP and Armor-All brands.

DC Entertainment's non-publishing business is moving to Los Angeles as part of Time Warner shake-up.

Disney former executive assistant pleads guilty to insider trading charges.

GlaxoSmithKline sues Roche, Genentech over cancer drug patent.Continue reading...

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In the News: AIG, AT&T, Nokia

Posted by Dale Buss on September 14, 2010 09:00 AM

* AIG talks with the U.S. government about ending taxpayer aid.

* AT&T connects local search to emotions in new marketing campaign.

* Bank of America relies more on cross-selling and less on acquisitions under new CEO Brian Moynihan.

* Dell shifts focus back to big business.

* Gatorade plunges into social media to help revive flagging brand.

* Google Instant challenges brands with more than one name.Continue reading...

In the News: ABC, Barclays, MSG + more

Posted by Dale Buss on September 7, 2010 09:00 AM

* AIG sets a date for its AIA unit IPO.

* Amazon poached Microsoft's head of game platform strategy, Andre Vrignaud.

* Barclays promoted Bob Diamond, an American turned high-profile British banker, as its next CEO.

* BlackBerry-maker RIM acquired mobile startup DataViz for $50 million.

* Christian Dior's "Shanghai Dreams" ad campaign in China deemed racist by some critics.

* Coors Light launches aluminum bottles in time for NFL season.Continue reading...

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In the News: Apple + Disney = ABC on iTunes, and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on August 25, 2010 09:00 AM

* Apple is close to a deal with Disney to rent ABC TV shows via iTunes, the Wall Street Journal reports. It's also looking to trademark several of its mobile app icons.

* Burger King reported slumping sales.

* AARP research finds brand-name drug prices increased 8% last year.

* Barnes & Noble reported a tough quarter and increased legal costs due to proxy fight with investor.

* Best Buy named Aura Oslapas its new chief design officer.Continue reading...

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