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In the News: CEO Shuffle, Apple's Core, Mattel Eyes HIT

Posted by Shirley Brady on October 18, 2011 08:45 AM

Air France replaces CEO, Mercedes-Benz USA CEO is ousted in Daimler exec shuffle, and Olympus shares plunge as its CEO is fired.

Apple sells 4 million iPhone 4S units in first weekend, as Samsung sues to block the device in Japan and Australia and HTC loses Apple patent case in US. Steve Jobs' Silicon Valley memorial service reportedly filled with humor and music, as company prepares to honor late co-founder and report earnings on Tuesday. Starbucks and Apple are also partnering in the UK on free music downloads.

Mattel eyes UK's HIT Entertainment, home to Thomas the Tank Engine and other kids' properties.

Bank of America posts $6.2 billion quarterly profit, while Goldman Sachs reports $428 million loss.

BlackBerry customers receive free apps and tech support to make amends for outages.Continue reading...

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In the News: Groupon Gets Loyal, Kindle Fires Up, BP Woos Tourists

Posted by Shirley Brady on September 28, 2011 08:55 AM

In the News

Allstate looks to jettison weak agents.

Amazon's iPad challenging Kindle Fire set to be revealed today.

Arnott's promotes Roadies beer chip brand in Australia.

Aston Martin named UK's coolest brand, while Asos tops British digital brand love ranking.

Barclays is Britain's most beefed about banking brand.

BP launches "My Gulf" web series promoting Louisiana Gulf Coast tourism and culture on YouTube.

CBS News confirms Andy Rooney's last 60 Minutes is Sunday.

Esprit value tumbles.

Facebook wins first round in fight with Teachbook.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: HP, Goodrich, Foster's & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on September 21, 2011 06:01 PM

Brands to Watch

American Airlines woos Hispanic travelers with Spanish-language website.

Distilled Spirits Council releases social media guidelines for alcohol brand marketers.

Foster's takeover by SABMiller seen as good for the brand.

Goodrich may soon have a new owner in United Technologies.

Google chairman Eric Schmidt refutes charges the site 'cooks' search results, while site faces inquiry into Microsoft ad pricing.

Gucci celebrates 90th anniversary with "art deco meets Blade Runner" opening show at Milan Fashion Week.

HP board eyes new CEO.

Lindsay Lohan lands German brand endorsement deal.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: Yahoo, Saab, Facebook & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on September 7, 2011 06:25 PM

Brands to Watch

Yahoo stock rises after CEO ouster, as site explores options (though Jerry Yang says it's not for sale).

Saab files for bankruptcy protection — again.

Facebook doubles first-half revenueadds high-profile Democrat to board; accused of violating click-fraud standards.

Apple earnings forecast raised 10%.

Best Buy launches online mall with other e-tailers.

ConAgra blogger backlash at NYC event shouldn't have come as a surprise.Continue reading...

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In the News: BNY Mellon Shake-Up, JC Penney Apologizes, Solyndra Stumbles

Posted by Dale Buss on September 1, 2011 08:56 AM

In the News

Amazon to release new album by Blondie as an exclusive.

Apple criticized for China supply chain pollution.

AT&T's T-Mobile setback seen as test case for tougher US antitrust limits.

BNY Mellon ousts chief in shake-up.

BP offices in Moscow continued to be raided by government officials in document search connected to lawsuit.

Bennigan's begins brand-wide overhaul.

Billie Jean King launches USTA-backed arthritis PSA campaign at US Open.

Conde Nast aggregates popular content with Social Sidekick.Continue reading...

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In the News: AT&T Returns Jobs, Tesco Pulls Out of Japan, AOL to Go Private?

Posted by Dale Buss on August 31, 2011 08:50 AM

In the News

Adidas takes a nuanced approach to differentiate among national markets.

Air Koryo wants you to "friend" the North Korean state-run airline.

AOL is reportedly in talks with bankers to take the company private.

AT&T plans to bring back 5,000 U.S. jobs sent overseas.

Barnes & Noble gets lift from Nook reader.

BMW vows no power loss with four-cylinder sedan revival.

Boeing sets 2017 for debut of new version of 737.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: AIG, BlackBerry, Spotify & more

Posted by Chana Mayefsky on August 8, 2011 06:00 PM

Brands to Watch

As Dow closes down 634 points, the S&P downgrade of U.S. probed by Congress.

AIG sues Bank of America and its subsidiaries, Merrill Lynch and Countrywide.

BlackBerry cringes at association with U.K. riots, as violence continues to escalate.

Spotify reportedly has 1.4 million U.S. users, and now valued at $1.1 billion.

BMW leads global luxury auto brand sales through July, followed by Audi.

CenturyLink brand launches in former Qwest markets.Continue reading...

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In the News: Tiger Woods, Groupon, Verizon & more

Posted by Chana Mayefsky on August 8, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Tiger Woods loses $10 million Tag Heuer endorsement deal.

Groupon addresses accounting complaints as rivals fall by wayside.

Verizon hit by strike action affecting 45,000 workers.

Airbnb continues beefing up security.

Alexander McQueen show at New York's Metropolitan Museum breaks records in final weekend.

American Apparel expands ASOS partnership.

Bank of Scotland launches integrated campaign.Continue reading...

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