Posted by Caroline Smith on November 15, 2010 05:30 PM
Apple, poised for record-breaking sales quarter, ignites guessing game ahead of iTunes-related announcement.
AstraZeneca reportedly looks to unload unit for $2 billion.
BP attracts investment from T. Boone Pickens.
Comcast plans iPad app as top digital executive, Amy Banse, is tapped to head up Comcast/NBC Universal investment fund in Silicon Valley and top lobbyist David Cohen pushes for "self-regulation" of the Internet.
Diesel's racy ad shoot shocks law school library.
Digg's former CEO Jay Adelson lands at SimpleGeo.
EMC buys data storage rival Isilon for $2.4 billion.
Facebook, now the #3 Web company, is integrated into Microsoft Office.
FedEx, PG&E and Nissan seek U.S. government subsidies for electric vehicles.Continue reading...
Posted by Caroline Smith on November 8, 2010 05:00 PM
Android Gingerbread out of the oven this week.
Could Apple sell 48 million iPads?
Facebook now serving 1 trillion display ads per year.
GM is building electric cars again, just not for Americans.
Louis Vuitton is selling Keith Richards’ latest book.
Michelle Obama wore Dries Van Noten and J.Crew in India.
MIT researcher finds that social networks influence health behaviors.
Oakley unveils first 3-D glasses that won't make you feel cross-eyed.
Oracle has private investigators hunting for HP's new CEO.
Washington Post launches iPad app with subscription option.
Windows Phone 7 debuts in U.S. stores.
Posted by Dale Buss on November 3, 2010 09:00 AM
The Republican Party won big in Tuesday’s elections, capturing a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, neutralizing the Democratic Party in the U.S. Senate, seizing a handful of key governorships and state legislatures across the country and marking the ascendancy of the Tea Party. Among other industries, the shift has big implications for the branding and marketing community.
AOL revenue drops 26% on slumping ad sales.
Apple's iPad dominated 95% of the market for tablet computers last quarter.
Bugatti launches Veyron model in India, priced at $3.6 million.
Chase partners with DreamWorks for Megamind 3D movie.
Discovery Communications notches huge gains in ad sales.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 2, 2010 09:00 AM
Cablevision maintains subscriber base in wake of Fox standoff.
Chrysler seeks bank loans before possible stock sale in 2011.
DirecTV drops Comcast's G4 channel in latest tussle between media giants.
Discovery and Oprah Winfrey reveal programming details for OWN, Winfrey's cable channel debuting Jan. 1st.
Disney merges TV distribution and home entertainment units.
Gallup pollsters expect the Republican brand to win big in U.S. elections today, while Google helps voters with voting locator.
GM terminates 500 dealers, over politicians’ objections.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on November 1, 2010 09:00 AM
3M balances old and new, inside and outside as it diversifies.
AIG is ready to repay $37 billion in taxpayer bailout money.
AOL adds human touch to homepage.
Apple sues Motorola over smart-phone patents.
Audi plans to add diesels to more vehicles.
BlackBerry services can continue in India.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 28, 2010 09:00 AM
American Girl prompts Disney and others to boost doll sizes.
Chili’s may make “2 for $20” promotional pricing permanent.
Comcast, on the verge of acquiring NBC Universal, reports dramatic loss in subscribers.
Economist Ideas Channel targets intelligentsia online.
Foursquare's kickback user incentives won't fly with the FTC.
FOX spat heats up as News Corp. rejects Cablevision’s offer and cable operator steers customers online for World Series.
General Motors tunes IPO price.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 22, 2010 09:00 AM
Ally Financial's legally iffy foreclosures may affect other US mortgage lenders.
Blockbuster nears bankruptcy filing.
Chrysler could add value to Fiat, European analysts say.
Conde Nast is bullish on revenue growth from digital apps.
Disney insider pleads guilty to leaking confidential information about the company’s earnings.
General Mills sees quarterly increase from organic and cereal products.
Google does some rare advertising – in Times Square.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 21, 2010 09:00 AM
Airlines' 2010 profit projected to soar, according to adjusted IATA outlook.
Apple finally makes its iPhone 4 smartphone available in China.
Asda, the British arm of Wal-Mart, is spending $155 million relaunching its private-label line.
BMW brings Apple's iPad to the back seat of X3.
Chrysler unveiled new Jeep models and plans to dealers, including a pickup.
CSS unveiled a new global brand identity.
DirecTV may lower prices of NFL Sunday Ticket to boost customer base.
Google sparks a new privacy code in Germany over the capabilities of its Street View.Continue reading...