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...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 26, 2011 06:00 PM
Arris looks at buying SeaChange.
Carrefour and Walmart closer to India greenlight.
Ford gears up for EV launch.
HP shakes up executive ranks.
Lady Gaga promotes AIDS awareness via social campaign with MAC.
Microsoft's Steve Ballmer talks up China opportunity.
Mike Tyson updates app to incorporate The Hangover 2.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 24, 2011 09:00 AM
Allstate and other insurers brace for disaster claims.
Amazon finds a fierce bidder in Liberty Media's John Malone.
Armani bucks trend, vows to stay private.
Boys & Girls Clubs of America embrace social media.
British Airways among European airlines impacted by Iceland volcanic ash.
Camel Snus target smoke-restricted NYC.
Coach finds buyers returning to priciest bags.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 23, 2011 09:00 AM
Amazon "gives away" Lady Gaga's new album for 99 cents.
AOL shuts down India portal.
Apple rumored to be planning a store in NYC's Grand Central and a curved glass iPhone.
Barnes & Noble's Nook "crushes" Amazon's Kindle in the glossy magazine department.
Cisco accused of aiding Chinese crackdown on dissidents.
Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean 4 scores fourth biggest global weekend opening.
Ellen DeGeneres boycotts Twitpic in wake of Twitter app's photo agency deal.
Ford plans in-car driver health monitoring with Medtronic.
Foursquare and Groupon reportedly in partnership talks.Continue reading...
in the spotlight
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 22, 2011 11:00 PM
Weekend news: Lance Armstrong's former teammate, Tyler Hamilton, accuses him of taking performance-enhancing drugs (including during a Tour de France) in an interview on CBS's 60 Minutes — a charge the cycling champ denies. Click here to watch part 1 and part 2 of Hamilton's interview.
Also: Lady Gaga pops up on NBC's Saturday Night Live (and in a Google commercial); Tim Pawlenty confirms he's running for president; Beyonce, Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift earn Billboard nods; Disney's box office Pirates booty; the Miami Heat's Chris Bosh and LeBron James prevail against the Chicago Bulls' MVP Derrick Rose; and more.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 19, 2011 06:30 PM
Katie Couric exits the CBS News anchor chair tonight with one final interview: Hillary Clinton.
Also stepping down this week: Mary Hart, who signs off Entertainment Tonight on Friday after 29 seasons in a final broadcast that brings out her former co-hosts.
Arnold Schwarzenegger puts projects on hold to deal with personal crisis.
Discovery Networks to run first in-show product placement under relaxed UK rules.
FDA pulls diabetes drug Avandia from shelves.
Gap quarterly profit falls 23%; partners with Goodwill for donated clothing discount.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on May 16, 2011 03:00 PM
Just two days after a team of Navy Seals shot Osama bin Laden in the face, another of the world's most feared special ops teams, Disney's lawyers, sprang into action. On May 3, two days after the Al Qaeda leader's death was announced by President Obama, Disney applied to the US Patent and Trademark Office for ownership of the mark "Seal Team 6."
Online commenters, uncharacteristically, were outraged. One wrote "How low can Disney Corp go? I think the answer is very very exceptionally very low."
The application included designation for Christmas products, which has led to some interesting speculation. As the Seal Team's "bulletproof dog" begins to get more and more attention, it's not hard to imagine Disney developing that avenue.
But what hasn't been mentioned is that somebody beat Disney to trademarking "Seal Team 6." Twice.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 11, 2011 06:30 PM
True to his tweet, Newt Gingrinch officially threw his hat in the ring today and announced he's running in the 2012 US presidential race against Barack Obama. Polling in the high single digits, his GOP rivals include Tim Pawlenty and Mitt Romney, while Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and (maybe) Donald Trump have yet to confirm their plans.