Posted by Shirley Brady on October 26, 2010 06:30 PM
Barnes & Noble introduces a color version of its Nook e-reader with Google Android OS.
Disney and Time Warner Cable will experiment with TV Everywhere (Internet TV behind a paywall for TWC subscribers) with the next installment of ESPN's Monday Night Football.
Facebook and MySpace asked by Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, to detail how they safeguard user information.
George Foreman expands with Healthy Cooking line.
GlaxoSmithKline agrees to pay $750 million fine for bad products.
Google CEO Eric Schmidt apologizes for Street View privacy flap.Continue reading...
Posted by Barry Silverstein on October 25, 2010 12:00 PM
Barnes & Noble may be readying its most aggressive assault yet on the e-book market with the potential introduction of "nook Color."
Rumors are running rampant that the new nook Color -- a color eReader, possibly with a touchscreen -- will be unveiled tomorrow.
Indeed, the giant book retailer has scheduled an announcement for Tuesday. In advance of the rumored new product, however, Barnes & Noble has announced that it is launching "Nook kids," a digital collection of over 12,000 chapter books for children ages 3 to 8 that will soon be available via a new website, followed by picture books that will be available by year end.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 25, 2010 09:25 AM
Apple’s iPad may prove crucial to salvaging a decent Christmas-shopping season for some retailers.
Arena Pharmaceuticals encounters FDA skepticism on new anti-obesity drug.
Bank of America admits to foreclosure-document errors.
Barnes & Noble launches Nook Kids.
BMW plans to test short-term car rentals in Germany.
Denny’s details a new fast-casual restaurant model for urban markets.
Google gets apps makers to focus more on its Android software after its smart-phone success competing with Apple’s iPhone.
Land Rover goes collaborative over marketing for its new small vehicle, Evoque.
L’Oreal adapts approach to marketing. Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 22, 2010 09:10 AM
Amazon sees costs rising at faster pace than sales.
Bell & Evans and Mary’s Chickens prepare to switch to more humane way of killing chickens.
Calvin Klein faces censure in Australia over ads depicting violence.
CBS picks up all five of its new fall TV shows.
Dodge will get its first Fiat-based car in late 2011.
Ford lags in repairing cars recalled for fire-engine risk, regulators say. Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 27, 2010 09:00 AM
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...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 20, 2010 09:00 AM
Airstream pitches younger, creative affluents on RV-ing.
Apple is wooing publishers to develop iPad versions of their titles.
ARM, a British semiconductor firm, holds a command position in the crucial technology of low-power chips.
Barnes & Noble’s takeover struggle centers on e-books.
BP finally seals the well in the Gulf of Mexico, but the effects of the disaster will linger for years.
California Pizza Kitchen tests technology that allows patrons to pay their tabs from their tables.Continue reading...
Posted by Barry Silverstein on September 10, 2010 12:15 PM
In a move that is likely to create a wider market for e-books, Best Buy plans to sell Amazon.com's Kindle e-reader this fall.
The biggest electronics retail chain in the U.S., Best Buy already carries Barnes & Noble's Nook and Sony's Reader. It will add Amazon's Kindle to the mix and display all models together so customers can compare the products.
It's an interesting sales strategy for Amazon, which to date has sold Kindle exclusively online.Continue reading...
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...