President Obama's State of the Union address urges bipartisan collaboration to help US better compete globally, boost jobs and the economy, and "out-innovate, outeducate and outbuild" while technology innovation will be the nation's "Sputnik moment." Also mentioned: Facebook and Google.
Best Buy's Super Bowl ad to feature Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne, while Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, GoDaddy, Disney, Paramount and Universal will use the Super Bowl's massive TV reach to tease upcoming releases. Suzuki joins the Super Bowl ad derby with plans to air regional spots for its Kizashi model.
Facebook buys mobile ad firm Rel8tion.
FDA and US dairy industry spar over milk testing.
Ford is expected to announce huge profits on Friday.
Google buys social voice startup SayNow, and acquires fflick for movie searches.
HP reshapes its board with directors tied to new CEO.
ITV to break TV-ad dependence.
Lowe's lays off about 1,700 managers.
MTV may have outsmarted itself with Skins controversy.
Porsche pegs growth on new products.
P&G must prove that its beauty-business makeover has legs.
SAP’s profit dinged by costs of lawsuit with rival Oracle.
Sealy and Simmons battle over mattress technology.
Taco Bell threatens to sue over beef lawsuit.
Toyota recalls another 1.7 million cars globally.
Twitter reaps rewards from ad strategy.
Verizon will only offer $30 unlimited plan for the iPhone.
Wall Street could have avoided the financial crisis, panel finds.
World Economic Forum in Davos grapples with European debt crisis.
Yahoo earnings disappoint as 1% of workforce cut, although Yahoo Japan boosts profits.