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 Barry Silverstein on October 26, 2010 03:00 PM
Fresh research on women and their favorite brands suggests big retailers, both offline and online, are making the strongest connection.
According to the September brand index issued by Women at NBCU (formerly called Women@NBCU, it's NBC Universal's female-centric ad sales unit overseen by Lauren Zalaznick), three retail giants top the list of brands American women told NBCU they love the most.
Respondents' top brands in September: (1) Wal-Mart (2) Target and (3) eBay. Also making the top ten: two car companies (Ford and Honda), two soft drinks (Coca-Cola and Pepsi), two cell phone providers (Verizon and AT&T) and the iPhone.
While Wal-Mart and Target remained first and second in September, respectively, from the month before, eBay replaced August's third-ranked brand, Verizon. What's even more telling is major gains by brands.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 15, 2010 09:00 AM
Apple tries to crack the code for China, as Verizon Wireless prepares to start carrying the iPad in the U.S.
BP stations in the U.S. are looking to rebrand, presenting a challenge for new CEO Robert Dudley.
Cadbury introduces "Most pampered bar in the world" campaign.
DoubleTree by Hilton rebrands globally.
Gap Inc. is focusing on international and online growth, CEO Glenn Murphy tells investors.
GE reports quarterly growth in orders after long drought.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 14, 2010 09:00 AM
AOL and several private-equity firms are exploring making an offer to buy Yahoo, according to the Wall Street Journal, "devising a bold plan to marry two big Internet brands facing steep challenges." (The New York Times' take: not so fast.) Yahoo's shares soared this morning on the report.
Audi Q5, Cadillac SRX, Volvo XC60 and other "less sexy models" propel U.S. luxury auto sales.
Burberry sales rise, fueled by Asia.
BYD gets a setback in plant construction from the Chinese government.
Corona Light aims to be “most liked” brew on social media.
Edge shave gel launches “anti-irritation” campaign via Twitter.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 7, 2010 09:00 AM
ABC News receives unusual grant from Gates Foundation for covering international health.
American Airlines, British Airways and Iberia Airlines launch a transatlantic joint venture.
Apple readies an iPhone for Verizon; separately, Motorola sues Apple over mobile patents.
Cisco and Logitech separately introduce gear to improve computer interfaces with home televisions.
Facebook launches groups to address the social network's "biggest problem."
Gap's new logo draws widespread criticism (and fake Twitter feed).
GE plans to buy oilfield-equipment firm Dresser as part of an acxquisition binge.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on October 6, 2010 12:30 PM
Those of a certain age will remember S&H Green Stamps, a rewards program at the height of popularity in the 1960s where stamps were redeemable for goods and the S&H rewards catalog was the largest publication in the United States.
Now they’re back, as Procter & Gamble revs up the green bandwagon by rewarding consumers for learning and blogging about environmental sustainability in addition to helping fund eco-efforts in the company's Cincinnati backyard.
Leveraging P&G's Future Friendly initiative, when people sign up with RecycleBank, they receive electronic "Green Stamps" redeemable for local merchants or merchandise if they recycle through curbside collection programs.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 1, 2010 09:00 AM
BMW issues safety recall for power-braking problems in 5, 6 and 7 Series vehicles worldwide.
BP pledges Gulf of Mexico oil fields to spill fund as new CEO Bob Dudley talks up "fast evolution, not revolution."
Chevrolet plans to use the Major League Baseball World Series this month to launch adds for its new Volt extended-range hybrid.
Dow Jones Industrial Average surges by more than 10% during the third quarter, a glimmer of economic cheer.
Emirates Telecommunications offers to buy 46% of Kuwait’s Mobile Telecommunications, potentially one of the biggest EMEA deals in recent years.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 30, 2010 09:30 AM
Verizon and the National Network to End Domestic Violence have launched a text-to-donate program, featuring Dr. Phil, who has devoted his ninth season on-air to campaigning against domestic violence.
The partnership gives consumers an easy option to support those affected by domestic violence during October, which is national Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Text "HOPE" to 41010 to make a one-time, $10 donation to NNEDV, the largest network of coalitions against domestic violence in the U.S. Verizon's HopeLine will match donations up to a total of $50,000.