Posted by Shirley Brady on June 13, 2011 06:00 PM
Airbus unveils transparent plane concept.
American Airlines to offer Samsung tablet for inflight movies.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is set to become a comic book superhero.
Citi reportedly knew about hacking "weeks" before revealed.
Comcast and Skype partner on HD video calling service.
Facebook IPO could be worth $100 billion, as US privacy groups balk at site's facial recognition — and Mark Zuckerberg may be (says Bill Gates) engaged.
HP executive churn continues.
Lanvin introduces children's collection.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on June 7, 2011 09:00 AM
Airbus may develop longer-range plane to rival Boeing.
Apple tucks Newsstand into WWDC announcements.
AT&T's bid for T-Mobile is supported by Microsoft and Facebook.
Barack Obama's chief economist, Austan Goolsbee, resigns.
Bayer prostate-cancer drug shows promise.
BHP Billiton starts first US Gulf well since BP disaster.
BP tries to salvage Rosneft deal.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on June 6, 2011 03:00 PM
On May 26, The L.A. Times quoted a Disney spokesman reasoning that "Out of deference to the Navy's application for these trademarks, we have withdrawn ours." It was the end of the weeks-long outrage over Disney's move to trademark "Seal Team 6" just two days after that unit was reported to have killed Osama Bin Laden. In those weeks, the Navy itself had moved to trademark "Navy Seals."
One positive outcome of Disney's bold move was that it appears to have lit a flame under the butt of the Department of the Navy. On May 25th, the day before Disney's withdrawal, the Navy made its latest application to trademark both "Marine Ops: The Crucible" and "Marine Ops."Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on June 3, 2011 05:45 PM
This week the U.S. government abandoned the classic food pyramid that visualized its healthy eating recommendations.
Now, the dietary guildelines are being rebranded, using a plate icon designed to symbolize and simplify the recommended daily amounts of food. Will the new system succeed where the food pyramid didn't?
Tell us what you think in this week's debate forum.
Posted by Dale Buss on June 3, 2011 04:45 PM
President Obama’s visit to Chrysler's Toledo, Ohio, plant — the home of the iconic Jeep Wrangler, as Chrysler's press release pointed out — today is expected to boost not only the aura of the automaker and the Jeep brand that is produced there, but also of the nation’s Economist in Chief.
Just a few hours after a report that the unemployment rate rose in May to 9.1%, Obama was glad-handed by Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne, United Auto Workers officials, assembly-line workers and community brass in Toledo to mutually enthuse about the federal-government bailouts of Chrysler and GM and the results they have wrought.
It also, conveniently, gave Obama the chance to meet his "Joe the Plumber" — "James the Jeep Worker."Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on June 2, 2011 05:00 PM
There are a few oddities, but — as we previewed yesterday — the US Department of Agriculture's simplified new icon that replaces its food pyramid logo should help Americans understand nutritional recommendations much better than the last form of MyPyramid did.
First Lady Michelle Obama helped unveil the rebranded icon (dubbed MyPlate, it replaces MyPyramid) today, along with a website, ChooseMyPlate.gov, a move that was greeted with endorsements from just about every quarter of the food and beverage industry, the regulatory apparatus, and academia.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on June 1, 2011 05:00 PM
The next effort by the federal government to get Americans to eat better: junk the iconic food pyramid in favor of a new healthy-eating logo and visual systems that looks more like a dinner plate.
That makes sense. With the original pyramid conceived decades ago, consumers were supposed to favor foods depicted in the icon’s wide base, such as whole grains and vegetables – as the “basis” of a healthy diet.
The allegedly worse-for-you stuff, such as fats and meats, were relegated to smaller portions near the top of the pyramid. But not surprisingly, this confused many Americans. Isn’t the best stuff supposed to be at the pinnacle of anything? Besides, geometry is a tough subject.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 31, 2011 06:30 PM
Apple looks to secure content deals ahead of iCloud unveiling as company previews announcements and Steve Jobs involvement in rare move.
Big Ten Network rebrands as BTN.
CTIA dismisses World Health Organization finding on cancer/mobile link, as WHO also issues new tobacco warning.
Google estimated to take 54 cents of every web ad dollar spent.
LinkedIn establishes Asian base in Singapore.
Montreal promotes its festivals in NYC's Times Square.
Netflix stock hits all-time high as troubled Nokia's stock hits 13-year low.Continue reading...