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In the News: Ally, Disney, Angry Birds & more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 10, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Ally Financial delays $6B IPO.

AT&T brings free Wi-Fi to NYC parks.

Avaya files for $1 billion IPO.

Borders lenders force store closures.

Burger King and Pizza Hut executives put hometown pride on the line with bet on NBA Finals.

Citigroup data theft exposes nagging security issues in the financial-services industry.Continue reading...

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ESPN Tops New England Brand Ranker

Posted by Mark J. Miller on June 7, 2011 04:00 PM

When many Americans think of New England, they likely think about lobsters in Maine, a game at Fenway, a vacation to Nantucket, or (cue Sarah Palin joke) Paul Revere’s Wild Ride. 

But when the approximately 400 marketers across the US were asked to think New England, they had quite different things on their minds: Timberland, T.J. Maxx, and ESPN, among 22 others.Continue reading...

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Brand Bites: Dodge, Sonic, Apple & more

Posted by Abe Sauer on May 27, 2011 12:00 PM

Dodge puts new spin on the "pro driver, closed course" blink-and-you'll-miss-it fine print of car commercials, above.

Black MacBook costs more than the white MacBook garners "Manhattan Apple Store Accused of Discriminating Against Black Men" headline.

Apple, meanwhile, sues teen who made white iPhone conversion kit.Continue reading...

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NBA Keeps Jamming Virtually

Posted by Mark J. Miller on May 23, 2011 03:30 PM

The NBA and its Players Association are getting ready for major contractual standoff this summer that could end up putting them right where the NFL is right now: With owners locking out players and the fans growing increasingly annoyed by their backroom maneuverings.

If it gets to the point where actual games are missed because of the wrangling, fans will at least have one place to turn: video games.Continue reading...

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Brand Bites Keeps Tabs on Four Loko

Posted by Abe Sauer on May 20, 2011 12:00 PM

Remember Four Loko, the "blackout in a can" that was pulled off US store shelves last year? It's back (in trouble).

Below, celeb chefs, celeb photographers and more.Continue reading...

Brands to Watch: Apple, Intel, Netflix and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 17, 2011 06:00 PM

Brands to Watch

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...

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In the News: HSBC, ESPN, GM and more

Posted by Dale Buss on May 11, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

AIG stock offering fetches far less than expected.

Apple and Google tell US Senate hearing they don't track users.

Apollo Global Management agrees to buy CKX, owner of the American Idol franchise.

Chrysler global sales advance 20% with gains outside US.

Delsey uses humor to promote light luggage.

Delta and United Airlines levy fuel fees surcharge.

Disney CEO Bob Iger claims NFL lockout woudn't hurt ESPN.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: Derrick Rose, Pfizer, Pac-10 and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 3, 2011 06:00 PM

Brands to Watch

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose named NBA MVP.

Pac-10 signs $3 billion, 12-year deal with FOX and ESPN, the richest ever for a college conference, and plans its own TV network under looming Pac-12 name.

Pfizer weighs break-up.

Apple revamps iMac line.

BlackBerry and Microsoft team up to battle Google search.

BP to pay $85 million for 2006 Alaska oil spill.

CBS picks 60 Minutes reporter Scott Pelley as Katie Couric replacement.Continue reading...

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