Posted by Dale Buss on September 20, 2011 08:59 AM
Amazon launches YoYo portal for kids toys.
American Express buys virtual currency monetization platform for $30 million.
Angry Birds is poised to expand as Rovio works with Starbucks and other brands to expand footprint.
Apple's stock closes at all-time high.
Braun announces theme for 2012 BraunPrize.
CNN opens first CNN Cafe, in Seoul.Continue reading...
week in review
Posted by Michael Waltzer on September 16, 2011 04:30 PM
Our most-read blog posts of the past week include The NIKE MAG, Saab, .xxx Domains, and more:
#1 NIKE MAG eBay Auction Goes Live - and Back to the Future [Video]
#2 Social Marketing: The Latest Research on Boosting Facebook Engagement
#3 State Farm has Best 9/11 'Tribute,' Hooters has Best 9/11 'Ad'
#4 Chrysler Unveils Jennifer Lopez Fiat 500 Commercial During Monday Night Football
#5 Saab Story Heads for Crash Endingy
#6 Angry Birds Fever Hits China Moon Festival, Wonderful Pistachios
#7 Prints Charming: Must-See Posters for Nike MAG Back for the Future, Star Wars, Transformers
#8 Snobs Like Us: Audi's 'Unrecognized' Ads are Unrecognizably Audi [Video]
#9 Walmart Brings Layaway Out of Layaway
#10 Brands Block Their Names From .xxx Domain Use
Posted by Abe Sauer on September 16, 2011 12:02 PM
After China's fake Apple stores debacle, Apple moves to open real Apple store in prestigious Peking University library. (Not so fast, say officials.) And scoring two knock-offs in one, Chinese consumers are now being tempted with fake Converse sneakers bearing Apple's logo. They sell for about $5; click here for the fall lineup.
Below, check out legit branded kicks exclusively for the China market — Angry Birds sneakers! — and more.Continue reading...
games people play
Posted by Abe Sauer on September 13, 2011 11:58 AM
Can Angry Birds be stopped?
The mobile game that has reduced worker productivity in America by half (at least in my household) was already global, but now it's "glocalizing" as well to meet those new markets. For China's Autumn Festival, Rovio released a special "Moon Festival" theme for the game.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 12, 2011 06:35 PM
Al Gore prepares 24-hour global warming Climate Reality live-stream event.
Angry Birds spurs 1M t-shirts and 1M plush toy sales per month for Rovio.
AT&T will use plant-based packaging for accessories as Coca-Cola's PlantBottle arrives on UK shelves.
Bank of America announces 30,000 job cuts.
Boston Globe newspaper puts up online paywall.
British American Tobacco gears up for legal battle vs. the Australian government.
Broadcom bets on web traffic for mobile with $3.7 billion NetLogic deal.
Glenn Beck says his new TV network is "not for slugs."
Google - just another ad company?
Groupon sued by its own employees.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 16, 2011 05:59 PM
Angry Birds maker and others look at Google gaming potential as Google hopes to keep growing like a startup, CFO says.
Berkshire Hathaway increases stake in Wells Fargo.
Ford wins out in new U.S. vehicle-satisfaction survey.
Honda faces difficult month as shortages persist.
HTC files trade complaint over Apple technology in iPads and iPhones.
News Corp. editors said to know of hacking in 2007.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 12, 2011 09:00 AM
Global stock markets rise this morning in last day of trading in wild week.
American Airlines plans to spin off its Eagle commuter unit.
Angry Birds parent Rovio seeks $1.2 billion valuation.
Anheuser-Busch InBev counts on NFL to lift Bud Light in a big way.
Apple holds sway in tablet wars.
Brinker’s increases focus on value at its restaurant brands such as Chili’s Grill & Bar.
Coca-Cola stumbles on Facebook post in Portuguese.Continue reading...
Posted by Chana Mayefsky on August 9, 2011 06:00 PM
Apple edges past Exxon to become the biggest public company in the world (while AOL has a bad day); and stops Samsung's Galaxy Tab in Europe with legal ruling.
Barney's NY hires former French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld as model and consultant.
Disney profits from sales of Cars 2 and Marvel merchandise, and ESPN revenues.
Facebook rolls out mobile Messenger feature.
Ford manages expectations of eager Focus electric car buyers.
Hero MotorCorp unveils brand identity.
J&J reaches agreement with U.S. on Risperdal charge.Continue reading...