Posted by Caroline Smith on December 13, 2010 05:00 PM
BP oil spill fund offers fast-track payments.
eBay and BBH part company after marketing changes.
ESPN buys PVI intellectual property from Cablevision.
Gawker Media resumes publishing, serves as object lesson in password security.
Google launches site for teaching tech to parents; Google Mobile searches grew 130% in Q3.
Lions Gate loses Carl Icahn as a bidder.
Microsoft joins Expedia, Kayak to block Google acquisition; fends off Twitter rumors.Continue reading...
Posted by Caroline Smith on December 10, 2010 05:00 PM
Bank of America to restart 16,000 foreclosures.
Barcelona signs first shirt sponsor (in a deal worth $225 million) in 111-year history.
Chevrolet to rebrand Aveo as Sonic.
Goldman Sachs former VP found guilty of economic espionage.
Ikea gives in, launches new home assembly assistance service.
KFC to award $20,000 in food to a tagline-model "so good" city.Continue reading...
Posted by Caroline Smith on December 8, 2010 05:00 PM
Bank of America Merrill Lynch to expand its online brokerage business.
BMW poised to maintain world's #1 luxury car brand title.
Coke taps McCann for creative work in central, southern Europe.
Microsoft rumored to be opening a retail store in NYC next year.
MySpace not in talks to sell the company, CEO says.
Doubts brew about NASA’s new arsenic life.
Netflix strikes streaming deal with Disney, ABC. Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on December 6, 2010 09:00 AM
Amway signs former NFL Super Bowl MVP Kurt Warner.
AOL is mulling a breakup, Reuters hears, followed by a merger with Yahoo.
Borders weighs hedge fund backing of takeover attempt of Barnes & Noble.
China Dandang aims to be mainland's Amazon with US IPO this week.
Cigna faces class-action suit by employees over pensions under ERISA.
Disney tops weekend box office with Tangled.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on November 29, 2010 03:00 PM
Nokia designers post YouTube videos answering users' questions (about new devices and mobile phone design in general) tweeted with a #nokiadesign hashtag.
Which brands got the most check-ins on Black Friday? Target, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Toys R Us and Apple. Target puchased the #blackfriday hashtag on Twitter and duly became the #1 store for Foursquare check-ins, which accounted for 25% of all check-in activity on Friday. Verizon, meanwhile, is paying for the #cybermonday hashtag on Twitter today.
NASA, the White House and PETA top a new ranking of social media savvy by public brands.Continue reading...
Posted by Barry Silverstein on November 24, 2010 02:00 PM
As we keep our eye on the video-on-demand world, we can't help but wonder if DVDs will share the fate of all those introductory computer CDs that AOL used to send through the mail years ago, ending up in a landfill somewhere.
If we've learned anything about 2010, it's that streaming is deluging the online world. Streamed video was largely responsible for Blockbuster's bankruptcy and the phenomenal growth of YouTube.
Now, it's rapidly changing the business model of Netflix.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on November 22, 2010 06:15 PM
It wasn't just the unsuspecting audience members who flipped for Oprah's two-part, final Favorite Things gift-giving year-end special. Featured brands can also expect a boost in holiday sales thanks to the halo effect of the Winfrey wand.Continue reading...
Posted by Caroline Smith on November 22, 2010 05:00 PM
Apple heralds the Beatles' arrival in iTunes with new commercials, while fans geek out over iOS 4.2 arrival and Apple TV 4.1.
B&N taps Sarah Jessica Parker to tout the NookColor.
Blockbuster to launch a major we're-not-dead-yet ad campaign.
Google pushing Chrome so hard it’s buying…print ads?
MTV bets on growing Middle East audience.
Netflix finally brings streaming-only plan to U.S.Continue reading...