Posted by Caroline Smith on November 17, 2010 06:00 PM
More AOL advertising execs bolt.
At long last, the Fiat 500 arrives.
Geek Squad gets into the electric car business.
Google Docs available for iPad, mobile phone.
FCC chief less than thrilled with Google-Verizon proposal on net neutrality.
GM's IPO price of $30/share raises $20.1 billion in one of the biggest US stock offerings.
HP unveils its own brand of video conferencing software and hardware.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 5, 2010 05:00 PM
BMW to begin selling first hybrid supercar in 2013.
Canada celebrates being named #1 nation brand of 2010.
Chevrolet turns to TV stars for new ad campaign for the Duramax version of its Silverado Heavy-Duty truck.
Hulu Plus is now open for business.
Microsoft’s Kinect isn’t “racist,” Consumer Reports finds.
MSNBC suspended Keith Olbermann indefinitely and without pay after liberal firebrand host donated money last week to three Democratic candidates without clearing it first with his bosses.
Qantas makes another emergency landing in Singapore.
Posted by Caroline Smith on November 4, 2010 05:30 PM
Apple reportedly acknowledges MacBook Air bugs, promises fixes.
AT&T trawls Twitter for customer gripes.
Bank of America and Caterpillar lead Dow surge to highest point since Lehman Brothers collapse.
Dish Network claims Hulu will destroy the TV industry.
DreamWorks puts Zynga in the picture.
FirstEnergy tests the world’s largest mobile fuel cell system.
GM makes its pitch to investors.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on October 11, 2010 10:20 AM
Banksy, the elusive British graffiti artist, followed up his late-summer BP spoof with another bit of media monkeywrenching last night — tweaking The Simpsons' opening sequence, which he storyboarded and supervised with the blessing of Fox and series creator Matt Groening.
Update: Apparently, Fox owner News Corp. wasn't in on the lovefest — the video has been removed from Banksy's YouTube channel due to a copyright claim by News Corp., but it is now available on Hulu ... if you live in the U.S.
Posted by Dale Buss on August 26, 2010 09:00 AM
Dell says 3Par accepted its raised bid, trumping HP for control of the computer-storage company. (Updated).
US egg farmers launch a public reassurance campaign in the wake of nationwide salmonella outbreak.
Facebook is the leading social networking site in India for the first time, overtaking Orkut.
Academy Awards telecasts could move to Mondays to make room for NFL games on Sunday nights.
Alibaba Group, China's biggest e-commerce operator, expands travel business to include international airline-ticket sales and plans to undercut rivals' prices.
BHP, undeterred by rivals, vows restraint in its bid for Potash.
British Heart Foundation calls for more labelling on food after UK salt survey cites KFC, McDonald's, Pret a Manger and others.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 20, 2010 09:00 AM
General Motors hires Chris Perry, Hyundai’s marketing chief, to head its needy Chevrolet division. The move shows GM CMO Joel Ewanick shoring up his team as he taps a key hire to market Chevy, the most important brand at his new company.
Starbucks' sales figures for Via coffee brand come under scrutiny.
Tiger Woods' sagging performance impacts PGA and golf sponsors as TV viewership slumps.
BP may be able to shield itself from suits under a proposal for the $20-billion Gulf of Mexico oil spill compensation fund.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on August 16, 2010 05:30 PM
General Motors' IPO could be filed tomorrow, a source tells Reuters. GM’s toughest obstacle will be persuading investors that new CEO Daniel Akerson can get a handle on the company’s unprofitable European operations. GM also agreed to pay employees of its European Opel division up to about $340 million a year if it fails to invest billions of euros into new cars and trucks through 2014.
Hulu is said to be considering an IPO of $2 billion this year. Hulu is now serving 3x as many video ads as YouTube, while Facebook is now the third largest video site in the U.S. according to new comScore figures.
Adobe partners with Typekit to bring "legendary" typefaces to the web.
Android surges as mobile device sales increase 13.8%, reports Gartner.
Apple's ad service is off to a bumpy start, the WSJ reports.
Barclays settles U.S. charges brought by the federal government and New York.Continue reading...
the revolution will be televised
Posted by Sheila Shayon on August 6, 2010 11:15 AM
While rumors are rampant that Verizon and Motorola are developing a mobile-TV tablet that will "tie closely" with Verizon’s fiber-optic FiOS digital cable service, EchoStar’s Dish Network will bring TV to the iPad and other mobile devices by October, offering U.S. subscribers free iPhone, iPad, and Android apps for watching TV anywhere, anytime. The partnership promises to shake up the media landscape and raise the bar for consumer expectations.Continue reading...