Posted by Shirley Brady on August 4, 2010 02:00 PM
BP says it has plugged the spill in the Gulf, earning White House accolades now that three-quarters of the spilled oil is now gone. Still, work remains.
AOL reported a $1 billion loss for the second quarter.
Cartier is suing Hautelook over the alleged sale of inferior quality (read: secondhand) goods.
Forbes is selling its Investopedia site to ValueClick for $42 million.
Google is loosening restrictions on using brand names in its lucrative European advertising business, putting the onus on retailers to protect their trademarks online.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 30, 2010 09:00 AM
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer tells analysts the company's "job one urgency" is developing a tablet to compete with the iPad.
The battle of Colgate vs Aquafresh is unfolding in a New York courtroom over the right to use a "nurdle" (toothpaste squirt) on their toothpaste packaging.
Disney is selling Miramax Films for $660 miilion to an investor group that didn't include founders Bob and Harvey Weinstein.
Citigroup will pay $75 million to the SEC to settle charges that it failed to disclose subprime exposure to investors in 2007.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 22, 2010 09:00 AM
Apple looks to small businesses for growth.
AT&T reports earnings, and 3.2 million iPhone activations in the second quarter.
CBS eyes daytime talk-show arena reportedly with The View-like replacement for musty As the World Turns.
Chrysler in the black again after last year’s near-death experience and acquisition by Fiat, with help from the U.S. government.
Comcast's G4 TV channel will become 4G for a week-long tie-in with Sprint.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on July 19, 2010 12:30 PM
Steve Jobs' antenna-related press conference on Friday continues to ruffle feathers. FT writer John Gapper feels it wasn't heartfelt enough, while Apple's smartphone rivals balked at Jobs' comments to the media that antenna problems are common and that "smartphones have weak spots."
HTC's CFO told the Wall Street Journal today "the reception problems are certainly not common among smartphones," while a Samsung exec added that it "hasn't received significant customer feedback on any signal reduction issue for the Omnia 2," one of the competitor smartphones that Apple singled out as a similar reception sufferer if users hold a smartphone in a certain way.
BlackBerry owner Research in Motion similarly dismissed Jobs' comments in a statement to Cnet, while Motorola and Nokia have also disputed his claims. Was Jobs out of line to expand this issue to other brands? Click through for a made-in-Taiwan animated recreation of the iPhone 4's bumpy history.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on July 19, 2010 09:00 AM
Airbus and Boeing rack up orders at the Farnborough International Airshow in England, where Boeing's 787 Dreamliner ("the future of green aviation" it's called in the video above) made its public debut.
Cheerios taps singer Martina McBride for heart health campaign.
Chipotle aligns marketing around "food with integrity" message.
Coach pursues luxury buyers, including men.
Coca-Cola forced to pull Facebook promo after porn references.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on July 16, 2010 09:00 AM
Ahead of today's iPhone 4 announcement, Apple yesterday released a software update — but issues arose and it's not working for all. The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple engineers warned about the antenna flaw but were ignored by CEO Steve Jobs, who liked the design.
Verizon's Droid X from Motorola, meanwhile, sold out on its first day.
AT&T and AMC's owner Rainbow Media reached a carriage agreement ahead of Mad Men's season premiere.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on July 15, 2010 03:30 PM
A day ahead of Apple's iPhone 4 announcement, Motorola's Droid X for Verizon had customers lining up early this morning across the U.S. to claim bragging rights to the new Google Android-based smartphone. The Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant Watch, another Android OS smartphone, also hit shelves today. Android, meanwhile, recently surpassed 100,000 apps and the one billion download mark. See some early bird Droid X buyers in the clip above, and Verizon's branding spot after the jump.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on July 14, 2010 09:00 AM
BP halts plan to seal new cap as more testing is required.
CNN is thisclose to signing Piers Morgan to replace Larry King.
Comcast wins E.U. approval for NBC Universal deal.
Apple shares dip on iPhone 4 recall uncertainty.
American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia get E.U. approval for alliance.Continue reading...