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In the News; Apple, Google TV, Vita Coco and more

Posted by Dale Buss on March 8, 2012 09:03 AM

In the News

Airbus parent accuses China of blocking jet sales over emissions scheme.

American Airlines parent retreats on pension-plan termination.

Apple lifts lid on new iPad and faces U.S. warning, along with other publishers, about collusion on e-book pricing.

BMW reports profits surge amid global luxury-car boom.

Continental appeals "absurd" verdict in Concorde crash.

Cracker Barrel uses country-music roots to build Twitter.

Dairy Queen expands in China.

Delta launches in-flight shopping with Amazon.

Facebook beefs up roster of IPO underwriters.Continue reading...

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In the News: Facebook IPO, Exxon Mobile, News Corp. & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on January 30, 2012 08:50 AM

In the News

Facebook appears ready to go public with $10 billion IPO in early February, despite ire at leak.

Exxon Mobil sells Japanese subsidiary for $4 billion in move to cut refining.

News Corp. reportedly woos Bloomberg exec as Twitter-happy Murdoch sees weekend arrests at The Sun tabloid.

ABB buys Thomas & Betts for $4 billion.

Angry Birds boss doesn't fear piracy.

Apple aims to sell 40 million iPhones in China next year.

Altria sees tobacco users embrace discount brands.

Bank of America shakes up investment banking division.

Barnes & Noble takes on Amazon with fifth Nook device.

Beyonce sees university class focus on her.Continue reading...

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In the News: American Airlines, MetLife, Apple and more

Posted by Dale Buss on January 13, 2012 09:03 AM

In the News

Apple suspends iPhone 4S sales in China after riot breaks out at Beijing launch.

Delta eyes bid for American Airlines, AFP says, and so do others.

MetLife cuts 4,300 jobs as company exits mortgage business.

BMW and Daimler plan to raise U.S. output.

Bank of America ponders retreat from some regions of U.S.

Best Buy sees fallout from holiday delivery foul-up.

CBS talks with David Letterman about a new contract.

CVS Caremark settles deceptive-pricing charges.

Chipotle plans to open second ShopHouse Asian restaurant.

Coca-Cola expands social marketing to Tumblr.Continue reading...

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In the News: LivingSocial, Nokia, Ryan Seacrest & more

Posted by Dale Buss on December 8, 2011 09:13 AM

In the News

Alec Baldwin quits Twitter following American Airlines row.

AstraZeneca slashes U.S. sales force.

BP faces more citations in oil spill.

Boeing hopes for easing of NLRB dispute after machinists ratify contract as it nears deal with Southwest for jet purchase and FedEx signals a big order.

Burger King not a hit with parents, survey says.

CVS/pharmacy debuts mobile shopping platform for smartphone users.

Chick-Fil-A ups commitment to college football.Continue reading...


At the Movies: White Castle Product Placement is the Gift that Keeps On Giving

Posted by Abe Sauer on November 4, 2011 06:05 PM

We will have more about Tower Heist on Monday. From the looks of it, the Madoff revenge tale offers plenty of opportunity for product placement. But what mall food court restaurant has completely unbranded packaging? (None, that's who.)

In the meantime, this weekend will also see the third installment of a trilogy responsible for one of the greatest product placements in the history of film.Continue reading...


Cockpit Use of iPads Ready for Take Off

Posted by Mark J. Miller on November 2, 2011 10:05 AM

You’ve watched plenty of movies on it, sent countless emails on it, and gotten hundreds of thousands of Angry Birds points on it, but the iPad is about to become much more useful to the airline industry.

United Airlines is in the process of replacing the 40-pound flight bag each pilot has that contains “copies of charts and handbooks” they need for flying with the 1.5-pound iPad, according to the Denver Post.

Back in August, the airline became the first carrier to start doling out iPads to its pilots, as seen above. Well into its test, United now “estimates the savings will be about 326,000 gallons of jet fuel a year and 16 million sheets of paper.”Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: Google+, Kodak, MC Hammer

Posted by Shirley Brady on October 20, 2011 06:16 PM

Brands to Watch

American Airlines deemed most hated airline on social media.

AT&T may unload MetroPCS.

BMW takes luxury auto sales crown in US.

Delta expands "economy comfort" brand to entire fleet.

Google aims to make search more social and dynamic.

Google+ to launch brand pages "imminently."

Kodak's bet on printers fails to quell doubters.

MC Hammer is developing his own search engine.Continue reading...

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In the News: AmEx Goes Shopping, CNN Cafe, Apple Soars

Posted by Dale Buss on September 20, 2011 08:59 AM

In the News

Amazon launches YoYo portal for kids toys.

American Express buys virtual currency monetization platform for $30 million.

Angry Birds is poised to expand as Rovio works with Starbucks and other brands to expand footprint.

Apple's stock closes at all-time high.

Braun announces theme for 2012 BraunPrize.

CNN opens first CNN Cafe, in Seoul.Continue reading...

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