Posted by Abe Sauer on June 10, 2011 12:00 PM
Old Navy's sense of humor has gotten a lot sharper since its days giggling about passive-aggressive mannequins. In several viral videos that don't even mention Old Navy at all, the HQ of things with cargo pockets takes, and lands, a few shots at conventional fashion.
Better yet are the comments, proving a few people didn't get the memo.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on June 3, 2011 04:00 PM
Project Emporia from Microsoft Research FUSE Labs (short for FUture Social Experiences Labs) and England's Cambridge University is a mobile news reader that aggregates stories from the social web.
Created as a Twitter app, the project evolved into a mobile search app for Windows 7 devices. Users can customize the feeds and vote up or down the headlines pulled in, as the app serves up a continuous stream of fresh content based on the community.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on June 3, 2011 09:00 AM
Acer faces rising tablet challenge.
American Family tops insurance-satisfaction ranking.
Bing, Google and Yahoo partner on web standards.
Chevron boosts Gulf of Mexico production.
EA launches Origin, a consumer gaming platform.
Facebook testifies that Ceglia e-mails were forged.
Fiat buys rest of US government stake in Chrysler.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 30, 2011 06:00 PM
During the season finale of American Idol last week, host Ryan Seacrest hit one of the few sour notes of his ten-year tenure on the show. In a segment in which Seacrest announced the giveaway of Ford vehicles to finalists Scotty McCreery and Lauren Alaina, as well as to each singer’s favorite hometown educator, Seacrest couldn’t resist calling his guests “hot teachers.” And he also said something about the ladies primping themselves for being on the show.
But that was a little thing and understandable for a host who almost always has been light on his feet and dead-on in tone despite many verbal tangles with Simon Cowell and others’ jokes about Seacrest’s less-than-towering stature.
And it’s about the only thing Seacrest has done wrong lately, judging by the one-man entertainment conglomerate that he has become.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 18, 2011 09:00 AM
Allstate to buy eSurance.
Audi plans to add 10,000 jobs globally.
BP finds some investors relieved by collapse of its Russian deal.
Carrefour aims to boost sales in key European markets.
Dell profits from refocus on higher-margin products.
FOX touts media integration.
Gap CEO looks overseas for growth, but wants more North American sales consistency.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 17, 2011 06:00 PM
Android device security in open Wi-Fi networks challenged by new study.
Apple intrigues with mystery retail launch.
AT&T and Comcast rank last in US customer satisfaction surveys.
Campbell Soup Canada raises funds for UN World Food Program.
CNN anchor Don Lemon surprised at reaction to his coming out.
Elaine's, the iconic NYC restaurant, calls it quits.
ESPN taps SNL comic Seth Meyers for advertising upfront presentation in New York.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 16, 2011 06:30 PM
Adidas rolls out "unforgettable swims" digital/social campaign in the UK.
AOL content chief Arianna Huffington adds Healthy Living and Industry sector channels, starting with energy.
Budweiser casts Bud United Presents: The Big Time branded entertainment global reality TV show on Facebook and Renren.
Donald Trump is (surprise!) not running for president.
Facebook fans in Israel name daughter "Like."
Fendi catwalk show cancelled in South Korea following anti-fur protests.
Google borrows $3 billion in first bond offer.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 12, 2011 06:00 PM
American Express forms venture with French luxury e-tailer, vente-privee.com.
Ashton Kutcher tipped to fill Charlie Sheen void on Two and a Half Men.
Bing continues to capture more searches as Microsoft's antitrust saga comes to an end.
BlackBerry product placement on BBC version of The Apprentice raises eyebrows.
BMW and Audi vie for luxury auto lead.
Bravo TV star Bethenny Frankel sued by former manager for a piece of her just-sold business.
Chevron criticized for corporate citizenship campaign in California.
Facebook claims no smear campaign intended by PR firm Burson-Marsteller vs. Google.Continue reading...