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In the News: Google, Toyota, Amazon and more

Posted by Dale Buss on April 5, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Google may be the target of a Us antitrust probe,  as brand's bid for Nortel’s patent assets coincides with Larry Page’s first day back as CEO.

Japan sets new radiation safety level for seafood after nuclear plant spews highly contaminated water into sea as Tepco shares plunge to record low. Also, Toyota reports misunderstanding over US impact and Honda targets rise in US sales but faces supply restrictions.

Amazon, Costco and Kohls are top brands for customer service in a new survey

BAT to develop “safer” nicotine products for long-term use. 

Boeing and Southwest deal with aftermath of fuselage tear.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: AOL, Netflix, HP

Posted by Shirley Brady on March 10, 2011 06:00 PM

Brands to Watch

American Apparel employee lawsuit is temporarily halted.

AOL layoffs shine spotlight on its brands.

Citigroup called world's "best positioned bank" by CEO in shareholder letter.

Facebook is the leading source of evidence in divorces.

Ford declared "most considered" auto brand on KBB.com.

Google lets users block sites from search,  announces it's hiring (esp. in ad sales) at YouTube.

HP's webOS plan "could irritate" Microsoft.

Johnson & Johnson's recall-plagued McNeil Healthcare unit signs FDA deal.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: BP, Toyota, IBM and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on February 18, 2011 05:15 PM

Brands to Watch

Allstate sues Citi, Deutsche Bank over mortgages.

BP execs feel oil spill victims are receiving too much.

BSkyB and MTV protest British House of Lords move to limit commercial time.

Facebook's new status options applauded by gay community.

IBM claims in suit it was overbilled by Ogilvy

US military sponsorship of NASCAR challenged.

Toyota's new campaign introduces "#1 for a Reason" tagline.

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In the News: Fox, Lady Gaga, Starbucks and more

Posted by Dale Buss on January 19, 2011 09:00 AM

In the NewsApple hopes to come up with more hits without Steve Jobs.

Boeing will begin delivering the 787 Dreamliner in Q3.

Chrysler boosts Jeep's marketing mileage.

Citigroup to name John Havens as president and COO. 

Coca-Cola, Danone and Nike rank high among consumers in emerging markets in Credit Suisse study.

Fox premieres revamped American Idol, featuring rocker Steven Tyler, tonight.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: Comcast, Apple, Citigroup and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on January 18, 2011 06:30 PM

Brands to Watch

Comcast's acquisition of NBC Universal is approved (with one FCC commissioner, Michael Copps, opposed). Conditions for the deal, expected to close by Feb. 1, include that Comcast must give up its management role at Hulu, and abide by anti-favoritism clause — a victory for Bloomberg TV and other networks that compete with Comcast and NBCU's channels. Comcast, separately, just invested $10M in Snagfilms, an ad-supported documentary site that owns INDIEwire, and led a $9M financing round in e-publishing consultancy Perfect Market.

Apple announces record quarterly earnings of $6B, with 7 million iPads sold during the Christmas quarter. The iPhone is now the UK's "most desirable" brand.

Citigroup "disappoints" despite quarterly profit of $1.3 billion.Continue reading...

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In the News: Citigroup, Dennys, Target and more

Posted by Dale Buss on December 17, 2010 09:00 AM

In the NewsAmazon can’t dent iTunes.

BMO Financial to acquire Wisconsin bank Marshall & Ilsley.

Carnival Cruise sponsors Times Square confetti drop.

Citigroup opens prototype “bank of the future” in Manhattan.

Denny’s wins big through promotion with AARP.

Genentech is expected to appeal the FDA’s decision on Avastin for breast cancer.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: Google, Versace, WikiLeaks and more

Posted by Caroline Smith on December 6, 2010 05:00 PM

Brands to Watch

AT&T deemed worst wireless carrier in the US by 58,000 Consumer Reports readers.

Citigroup loses US government backing.

Continental is "held responsible" for 2000 Concorde crash.

GetGlue secures $6 million backing to aid social entertainment expansion.

Google formally launches its e-book store, gets Australian pass on Street View charges.

Hertz to offer electric vehicle rental by the hour.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: Apple, Citi, Facebook

Posted by Shirley Brady on October 18, 2010 06:00 PM

Brands to Watch

Apple's quarterly profits (up 70% on iPad and iPhone sales) put company in running to become largest U.S. public company, while CEO Steve Jobs casts a hex on rivals' tablets.

Bank of America will resume foreclosures.

British Airways dispute with Unite cabin crew union may be resolved soon.

Citigroup beats Wall Street projections, begins legal battle over EMI buyout.

Clearwire is bringing 4G to major U.S. cities with Sprint, Comcast and Time Warner.

Discovery Channel's Mythbusters lands a cameo from President Obama.

Domino's adds sound to online Pizza Tracker tool.

Facebook vows to keep applications from divulging users' personal information.Continue reading...

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