Posted by Shirley Brady on October 11, 2011 11:29 AM
Sir Richard Branson today announced that Virgin Atlantic is developing (in partnership with LanzaTech) a low-carbon aviation biofuel within three years. He describes Virgin's latest sustainability investment as a vital "building block" for cleaner aviation:Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 11, 2011 09:01 AM
Apple seeks Qualcomm patent documents to shore up Samsung legal defense, as Apple sets date for employee celebration of Steve Jobs' life.
BMW expands luxury-car sales lead globally.
Cinemark chain threatens not to show Tower Heist over Universal's video-on-demand window.
Cosi battle with shareholder escalates.
Diageo nods to Brazil's growing might with new Johnnie Walker campaign.
Dollar Thrifty takes itself off the market.
General Mills says its can cut only so much sugar out of cereals.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on October 10, 2011 01:55 PM
This week's number one film Robot Rocky Real Steel is a litmus test for which generation one belongs to.
In one generational corner are those who joke that the film as a live adaptation of the old board game Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. In the opposite corner are those who jest that Real Steel is just a boxing movie about the NFL on FOX robot mascot, Cleatus.
But when it comes to the latter, one wonders why FOX's gridiron cyborg wasn't even involved in the film's promotion despite having done similar robot movie tie-ins in the past.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on September 30, 2011 06:05 PM
The horror, the horror — it comes in a variety of flavors these days. There's straight-up Horror, Death, Funny Death, Funny Horror, Funny Romance — all variations evident in the hodgepodge of movies opening this weekend. But only one promises to be loaded with product placement. (Hint: It's not the horror.)Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 20, 2011 08:59 AM
Amazon launches YoYo portal for kids toys.
American Express buys virtual currency monetization platform for $30 million.
Angry Birds is poised to expand as Rovio works with Starbucks and other brands to expand footprint.
Apple's stock closes at all-time high.
Braun announces theme for 2012 BraunPrize.
CNN opens first CNN Cafe, in Seoul.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 12, 2011 06:35 PM
Al Gore prepares 24-hour global warming Climate Reality live-stream event.
Angry Birds spurs 1M t-shirts and 1M plush toy sales per month for Rovio.
AT&T will use plant-based packaging for accessories as Coca-Cola's PlantBottle arrives on UK shelves.
Bank of America announces 30,000 job cuts.
Boston Globe newspaper puts up online paywall.
British American Tobacco gears up for legal battle vs. the Australian government.
Broadcom bets on web traffic for mobile with $3.7 billion NetLogic deal.
Glenn Beck says his new TV network is "not for slugs."
Google - just another ad company?
Groupon sued by its own employees.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 7, 2011 06:25 PM
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 revenue; adds 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...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 7, 2011 08:48 AM
Post Carol Bartz ouster, Yahoo may look for next leader in advertising as site retains financial advisers and mulls sale.
President Obama is expected to seek a $300-billion jobs package in his address to Congress tomorrow night.
AT&T could cut price of buying T-Mobile if regulator demands become too onerous.
BP casts about for new growth strategy.
Bank of America executes major shakeup of leadership.
Benetton unveils sexy image overhaul.
Borders is sued over layoffs.Continue reading...