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Brands to Watch: Kindle Fire, Pizza Hut Tackles Hunger and Yes, it's the Brooklyn Nets

Posted by Shirley Brady on September 26, 2011 05:59 PM

Brands to Watch

Amazon is set to unveil the Kindle Fire e-reader on Wednesday, with Conde Nast, Hearst and Meredith on board, but Time Inc. negotiations going down to the wire.

Boeing confident about Dreamliner output as All Nippon Airways prepares for aircraft's first commercial flight.

Chrysler lets car buyers track production and delivery.

Coca-Cola CEO is "cautiously pleased" with company outlook.

Jay-Z announces the New Jersey Nets will be renamed the Brooklyn Nets, and that he'll kick off the NBA team's new home at the Barclays Center with an eight-concert series in Sept. 2012.

John Hancock extends "Who Knew?" campaign.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: LVMH, NBC, Samsung & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on July 27, 2011 06:00 PM

Brands to Watch

Apple, Microsoft and Cisco lead Moody's richest companies list, while iPhone 5 anticipation grows.

Banks bracing for US downgrade don't see panic yet.

Dunkin' shares jump 46% on first day of trading.

LVMH now owns 20% of Hermes.

NBC faces objections to upcoming series about the Playboy club.

PayPal boycotted by hacktivists.

Samsung reigns as Android champion.

Spanx taps into women's gym wear popularity.

Starbucks Facebook strategy shows value of engagement.

UBS sued by US regulator over $4.5 billion of mortgages.

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Brands to Watch: Hulu, Dunkin', Facebook for Business & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on July 26, 2011 06:30 PM

Brands to Watch

Amazon results beat Wall Street estimates as ad-supported Kindle tops e-reader sales.

American Apparel partners with eBay.

Comcast and NBC launch TV's "holy grail" — dynamic VOD advertising.

Dunkin' Brands prices IPO at $19/share for $2.4 billion valuation; but can it grow coffee biz?

Facebook launches new portal to help brands better target their marketing.

FOX narrows window on free streaming of network programming, with Dish Network first to sign on.

Google targets small business ad market, while interest in Hulu raises speculation.

Kraft begins global pitch for Trident.Continue reading...

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In the News: Apple, AP, GE & more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 30, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Apple's iPhone turns 4, while company reports worst first-half since 2008.

Associated Press to open bureau in North Korea.

Bulgari acquisition by LVMH approved by EU.

Clinton Global Initiative launches micro-lending drive.

Coca-Cola details environment and corporate citizenship progress.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg now worth $18 billion — more than Google's founders.

GE expands Olympics sponsorship through 2020.

Google champions UK tech hub.Continue reading...

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In the News: IMF, LeBron, Gap & more

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

In the News

Apple reportedly cuts licensing deal with EMI and moves closer to cloud-based music service, as iPad sales impact HP and Dell.

AT&T presses case for T-Mobile merger.

CBS brings Ashton Kutcher and his Two and a Half Men co-stars at advertisers' fall upfront.

Citigroup awards CEO Vikram Pandit with big retention package.

Coca-Cola launches 2012 Olympics promotion a year early.

Delta cuts capacity to Europe with Air France as airline’s executives recount complex merger with Northwest.

Disney reportedly seeks to develop TV series about SEALS team that killed Osama bin Laden.

Facebook gets new scrutiny over kids in social ads.

Gap CEO undertakes urgent revamp of the brand.Continue reading...

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In the News: Starbucks, Synthes, Coach and more

Posted by Dale Buss on April 27, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Air Canada launches new regional brand to replace Jazz.

Amazon vs. Apple "app store" spat continues, while Apple moves to trademark "startup."

Apple iPad 2 finally goes on sale in Japan this week, plus 11 other countries.

Barclay's posts disappointing results.

BP's Russian saga continues as net profit rises, Gulf clean-up costs continue.

Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf ace crash tests.Continue reading...

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Google Cracks Down on Counterfeiters

Posted by Barry Silverstein on March 18, 2011 02:00 PM

As Google's Vint Cerf, the so-called "father of the Internet," spoke this week about Internet freedom with the Council on Foreign Relations, the mega-web giant was tightening the screws on those who abuse that freedom to harm others.Continue reading...

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LVMH Buying Spree Snags Bulgari, Boosts Luxury Brands

Posted by Barry Silverstein on March 8, 2011 11:30 AM

It's getting to the point where one might consider LVMH the European Union of brands.

The French conglomerate, which legitimately calls itself a "world leader in luxury goods," owns 60 upper echelon brands, many of which have the kind of global cachet most brands can only dream about. These brands accounted last year for more than 20 billion euros in sales and 3 billion euros in profit.

The LVMH stable includes Dom Perignon, Krug and Hennessy in wine and spirits; TAG Heuer and DeBeers in watches and jewelry; Celine, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton in fashion; Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci and Fendi in perfumes and cosmetics; and beauty products purveyor Sephora in specialty retailing.

Add the one billion-euro Italian luxury jewelry brand, Bulgari to the list, acquired this week by LVMH.Continue reading...

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