Posted by Shirley Brady on December 21, 2010 09:00 AM
TD Bank acquires Chrysler Financial for $6.3 billion.
News Corp.'s bid for BSkyB cleared by EU.
Apple plans exposed by insider trading suit.
Bank of America and other Wall Street firms face increased scrutiny on executive pay.
Betty White voted entertainer of the year by AP.
Brett Favre retirement leaves muddles NFL legacy.
CBS is looking to renegotiate Katie Couric's contract.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on December 20, 2010 09:00 AM
AT&T invests in 4G spectrum.
Best Buy tests sales of health and fitness products.
BMW and Daimler experiment with upscale rent-by-the-ride in Europe.
CNN’s new chief dives in as Larry King goes out on top.
DirecTV pioneers "addressable" targeted TV commercials amid privacy concerns; settles fraud complaints; and rebrands three regional sports channels to ROOT Sports.
Dish Network ventures into 3D TV.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on December 16, 2010 06:00 PM
Apple opens new Mac software store, enables peer-to-peer app sharing.
BlackBerry parent RIM beats analyst estimates.
Canada Goose challenged by knock-offs.
Chevron and BP named in latest WikiLeaks cables.
CNN bids adieu to Larry King, pads schedule until Piers Morgan debut.
Dramamine brand sold by J&J for $76 million.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on December 16, 2010 03:15 PM
To many WikiLeaks supporters, the organization's greatest threat is clear: the hostile governments and nefarious corporate entities dead set on keeping secrets secret. But there is another threat to WikiLeaks and it's much more mundane: an increasing lack of brand focus.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on December 16, 2010 01:30 PM
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was freed on bail today in London, prompting the loose association of "Operation Payback" hackers gathered under the Anonymous banner to release this video techno-gloat featuring its mascot: the Guy Fawkes-masked character from V for Vendetta.
The hackers are still plaguing Amazon, Mastercard, eBay and other sites that have withdrawn support for WikiLeaks, while Assange was a runner-up (and reader's choice) for TIME's person of the year — a popular vote that TIME editor Richard Stengel overruled in favor of Mark Zuckerberg.
Posted by Dale Buss on December 16, 2010 09:00 AM
Activia-maker Dannon forced to drop yogurt hype.
AOL acquires content marketing platform Pictela.
Apple grapples with "made in China" iPhones.
Baidu sees growth rate slowing in 2011.
Bloomberg to begin publishing editorials and opinion pieces.
BYD brings electric car fleet to Los Angeles.
Coors Light launches first Super Bowl XLV digital marketing.Continue reading...
Posted by Sheila Shayon on December 15, 2010 05:37 PM
In the wake of WikiLeaks, the U.S. Air Force has announced it will block its personnel from using work computers to access websites that have recently posted classified documents.
Members of the Air Force attempting to view online sites for The New York Times, Britain's The Guardian, Spain's El Pais, France's Le Monde or German magazine Der Spiegel will receive the following: "ACCESS DENIED. Internet Usage is Logged & Monitored," and violators will be punished.
The order came down from the 24th Air Force, which has responsibility for maintenance of the Air Force computer networks. The Navy and Marines have not taken similar measures, nor has the Defense Department ordered any of them to do so.Continue reading...
Posted by Caroline Smith on December 15, 2010 05:00 PM
American Express helps New York's Ellis Island.
Bing adds features, reports 90 million users and edges Google and Yahoo for November.
BP sued with eight other firms over Gulf oil spill by US justice department, flagged in new WikiLeaks cable.
Coke Zero taps Ogilvy for global creative work.
E! and sibling Comcast cable networks vote to join Writers Guild.Continue reading...