Posted by Dale Buss on July 5, 2011 09:00 AM
Baidu and Microsoft team up for English search in China.
BMW widens US luxury sales lead over Lexus.
Coca-Cola emphasizes content over advertising in reaching consumers.
Craftsman pitches tools to the unhandy.
Diageo switches focus to emerging markets.
Disney looks to King of the Elves.
Exxon Mobile leaks oil in to Yellowstone River.
Facebook is reportedly launching Skype video chat this week.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on June 27, 2011 11:30 AM
Microsoft (so far) is letting this leaked glimpse at Skype's upcoming iPad app remain on YouTube.
Posted by Shirley Brady on June 20, 2011 06:00 PM
Apple is bigger than the Greek economy.
Barack Obama steps up with personal tweets.
BlackBerry parent RIM's financial woes see executives and developers exit.
BMW faces tougher competition from Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
Colgate completes acquisition of Sanex personal care brand.
Foursquare passes 10 million user mark.
Google will digitize 250,000 out-of-copyright titles for the British Library.
HopStop adds 20 cities.
IBM readies social media tracking solution.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on June 14, 2011 06:00 PM
Want to chat on the phone and IM while you watch TV?
Comcast customers will soon be able to do just that thanks to a new deal with Skype brings a Skype-on-TV feature into America’s living rooms — or at least those living rooms found in Comcast cable-subscribing households, which will soon be able to access Skype on XFINITY, as the service will be branded.
It's the first big deal for Skype in the wake of its recent acquisition by Microsoft, which acquired the European VoIP giant for $8.5 billion in cash, and plans to integrate Skype into its devices including Xbox and Kinect, Xbox Live, the Windows Phone, Lync and Outlook, as well as non-Microsoft systems.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on June 13, 2011 06:00 PM
Airbus unveils transparent plane concept.
American Airlines to offer Samsung tablet for inflight movies.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs is set to become a comic book superhero.
Citi reportedly knew about hacking "weeks" before revealed.
Comcast and Skype partner on HD video calling service.
Facebook IPO could be worth $100 billion, as US privacy groups balk at site's facial recognition — and Mark Zuckerberg may be (says Bill Gates) engaged.
HP executive churn continues.
Lanvin introduces children's collection.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on June 6, 2011 09:00 AM
AARP unveils a new ad campaign targeting boomers this week.
Apple will unveil iCloud Android-fighter today at WWDC, as brand leads tablet market in China.
Bank of America and Goldman Sachs lead US bank stocks taking a beating.
Blip.tv ramps up original content to complete with YouTube.
Boeing faces labor strife.
Coca-Cola resists increasing prices.
Demi Moore adds "CNN reporter" to her credits with sex trafficking doc, a subject near and dear to her DNA Foundation.
E3 starts tommorow, where Nintendo will unveil its new Wii console, Sony will tout NGP (its new handheld gaming device) and Microsoft will promote Kinect and position Xbox as the hub of the home entertainment system.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on May 30, 2011 12:00 PM
"We're at a f**king IHOP."
Like that one for the International House of Pancakes, many of the brand and product appearances in The Hangover 2 come, to some degree, at the expense of the brand. P.F. Chang's. Long John Silver's. MSNBC. Teen People Magazine. Fanta soda. Skype. Hard Rock Cafe. Bally Total Fitness. All of these brands are the punchline to varying jokes.
Then there are the straight placements, including Delta Airlines, Singha beer, Adidas and Smart Water.
But the most interesting product placements in Hangover 2 are the ones the audience can't see, including where to get Zach Galifianakis' labrador t-shirt. Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 12, 2011 06:00 PM
American Express forms venture with French luxury e-tailer, vente-privee.com.
Ashton Kutcher tipped to fill Charlie Sheen void on Two and a Half Men.
Bing continues to capture more searches as Microsoft's antitrust saga comes to an end.
BlackBerry product placement on BBC version of The Apprentice raises eyebrows.
BMW and Audi vie for luxury auto lead.
Bravo TV star Bethenny Frankel sued by former manager for a piece of her just-sold business.
Chevron criticized for corporate citizenship campaign in California.
Facebook claims no smear campaign intended by PR firm Burson-Marsteller vs. Google.Continue reading...