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In the News: iPad, Mars, GM and more

Posted by Dale Buss on February 16, 2012 08:55 AM

In the News

Amazon removes resellers' iPads from sale in China, at Apple's request, as more cities block sales.

Apple tightens rules to protect iPhone users contacts from apps.

Peter Arnell and Omnicom settle their suit.

AT&T, Verizon and Sprint see SEC reject their view on net neutrality.

British Airways staff receive iPads for lowdown on VIP passengers.

CBS head Les Moonves anticipates $4 million per Super Bowl spot.

CNN severs remaining ties with Larry King.

Facebook to release Timeline for brands this month.

GM reports weaker than expected results, eliminates pensions for salaried workers.

Google exec shares insights for CPG brands on digital marketing.

Hotels.com adopts new logo.

Jeremy Lin fever spreads to China, while NYC's Chinatown fans chafe at MSG Network blackouts. Nike is reportedly releasing a Lin shoe, too.

Lloyds TSB first to run ads on Skype Mobile in UK.

Macy's claims it's being held hostage in Martha Stewart contract dispute.

Mars is shrinking Snickers and other candy bar brands.

Microsoft's MSN launches msnNOW to tune into the latest buzz on social and digital.

Moët-Hennessy will produce red wine in China.

Nestle sales beat hopes but tough year expected.

News Corp. looks to expand brand partnerships.

Olympus scandal leads to seven arrests.

Orkut cedes to Facebook in Brazil.

P&G integrates more digital marketing in the store.

Sony completes Ericsson buyout to form Sony Mobile Communications.

Sperry Top-Sider continues expanding beyond shoes.

Toyota leads J.D. Power dependability study.

Twitter rolls out new interface to all users.

Victoria Beckham to be face of "GREAT Britain" campaign promoting UK fashion industry.

Volkswagen and Peugeot may tap European bank bailout funds.

& Pet foods go gourmet.

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