Breaking: There is a new Microsoft Excel champion, British teen Rebecca Rickwood. And yes, there is a Microsoft Excel "championship."
TV product placement-spotting: Betty White hypes Skype for iPad in TVLand's Hot in Cleveland; while over on NBC, Chuck product places Bing in... Chuck.
A federal judge orders Mattel to pay more than $309 million to rival toymaker MGA in the latest turn in the legal spatz over Bratz:
After all of the brands dragged through the Casey Anthony trial, add these: On release from jail, Anthony's first move was to have a Corona. Now apparently holed up in Ohio, TMZ adds Starbucks, Old Navy and Ohio State to her brand buddies.
"We’re sorry for devising an application that, if real, would help you sell more of your product." — "Bump a Smoke" creators address Philip Morris.
Is Twitter cozying up to China be re-listing Taiwan's location? Per:
Mark by Mark Zuckerberg, a new line for the discerning 20-something Silicon Valley billionaire about town.
The worst of branded beer pumpclips?
Is Obama "going after" your favorite cereal brands like Lucky Charms?
"Ethical Oil?" Rebranding Canada's oil sands.
Urban Outfitters doing Urban Outfitters type things. Four Loko logo is involved; click if you're so inclined.
Heineken is looking for a digital strategy to brand its Desperados tequila-beer.
While many of us associate eating ice cream with sitting on the couch in our underwear, Joya Nestle has sexed up the experience:
Looking to electrify in an altogether other way, check out BMW's BMWi (the i3 electric concept) —
NSFW spoof of 1996 Lunchables commercial is best thing to happen to Lunchables since ... whatever Lunchables did last: