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In the News: Ally, Disney, Angry Birds & more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 10, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Ally Financial delays $6B IPO.

AT&T brings free Wi-Fi to NYC parks.

Avaya files for $1 billion IPO.

Borders lenders force store closures.

Burger King and Pizza Hut executives put hometown pride on the line with bet on NBA Finals.

Citigroup data theft exposes nagging security issues in the financial-services industry.Continue reading...

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In the News: Amazon, Coach, LinkedIn & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 24, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Allstate and other insurers brace for disaster claims.

Amazon finds a fierce bidder in Liberty Media's John Malone.

Armani bucks trend, vows to stay private.

Boys & Girls Clubs of America embrace social media.

British Airways among European airlines impacted by Iceland volcanic ash.

Camel Snus target smoke-restricted NYC.

Coach finds buyers returning to priciest bags.Continue reading...

Brands to Watch: Dior, Bing, Moet and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 12, 2011 06:00 PM

Brands to Watch

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...

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Brands to Watch: Dunkin' Donuts, Volt, News Corp. and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 4, 2011 06:30 PM

Brands to Watch

Apple addresses iPhone tracking concerns with iOS update.

Dunkin' Donuts owner files for $400M IPO.

Google, Apple, Intel and others hit with antitrust lawsuit.

Hearst adopts AOL large format ads.

Microsoft slams Google Apps as "excessive taxation." 

Milliken carpets reveals new logo.

Nature Conservancy criticized for taking money from Cargill.Continue reading...

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In the News: Starbucks, Synthes, Coach and more

Posted by Dale Buss on April 27, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Air Canada launches new regional brand to replace Jazz.

Amazon vs. Apple "app store" spat continues, while Apple moves to trademark "startup."

Apple iPad 2 finally goes on sale in Japan this week, plus 11 other countries.

Barclay's posts disappointing results.

BP's Russian saga continues as net profit rises, Gulf clean-up costs continue.

Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf ace crash tests.Continue reading...

In the News: Trump, Angry Birds, Ford

Posted by Dale Buss on March 10, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Amazon sued over instant search patent.

American Express powers Foursquare specials at SXSW, where Apple opens pop-up store for iPad 2 sales.

Angry Birds raises $42 million. 

AOL readies post-Huffington Post deal layoffs of 20% workforce reduction.

Bluefly tries social gaming.

Caesars plans Asia hotels, without gambling for now. 

Chrysler’s Twitter account accidentally drops the F-bomb, fires social media agency tweeter.Continue reading...

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In the News: Recalls, BP, Beyonce and more

Posted by Dale Buss on March 3, 2011 05:36 PM

In the News

Alfa Romeo lures European auto giants. 

AOL said to acquire Outside.In, a hyperlocal media network.

Beyonce, Mariah Carey and Nelly Furtado caught up in Gaddafi scandal.

BP denies bonuses to three top executives over oil spill. 

Burberry designer lauded for tech savvy by Vogue.

Chevrolet readies experiential events for SXSW. 

Chrysler recalls a quarter-million vehicles, while spider prompts Mazda recall.Continue reading...

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In the News: Super Bowl, Coke, Spidey and more

Posted by Dale Buss on February 8, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Super Bowl XLV posts record TV audience to become most-watched TV broadcast in US history. Chrysler's Super Bowl ad continues to reverberate as Volkswagen ponders what it’s actually getting out of buzz around “Little Vader” ad. Papa John’s keeps Super Bowl pizza mojo going with game-related promotions.

AOL's merger with Huffington Post is being closely watched as media/web bellwether.

British Airways projects pact with American Airlines will boost revenues.

Chipotle comes under immigration scrutiny for workers. 

Coca-Cola releases sustainability report.

Current TV, Al Gore’s outfit, expected to pick up Keith Olbermann.Continue reading...

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