Microsoft will announce Monday a plan to sell tablets under its own brand, in a challenge to Apple's iPad, while Amazon reportedly plans to launch cloud music service in July to rival iTunes.
Kirin Holdings agreed to pay $200.9 million Australian dollars (US$203.4 million) for the shares it doesn't already own in Australian boutique brewer Little World Beverages, as Japanese companies expand offshore to combat flagging domestic demand.
Dr Martens owners seeks up to £200m from potential buyers.
AirAsia plans to follow Virgin model with brand extensions.
Android relaunches user interface.
AOL closes $1.056 billion patent transaction with Microsoft.
Apple and Google go head to head over mobile maps.
Audi hybrid wins 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
Birds Eye brand is in play.
Burger King plans to open 1,000 restaurants in China.
Charles Schwab ranks highest in customer satisfaction in 2012 J.D. Power and Associates study.
Citi celebrates 200th anniversary with company-wide day of volunteerism.
Coca-Cola's Glacéau Vitaminwater teams up with British pop star Jessie J for interactive web video game.
Facebook loses CTO as company pays $10 million to charities in advertising suit's privacy settlement.
France Telecom weighs £8bn takeover of T-Mobile and Orange business.
GM plays hardball with TV networks in U.S. upfront negotiations.
Google releases transparency report that accuses Western governments of censorship, too.
Greek voters elect pro-bailout party, while Muslim Brotherhood claims victory in Egypt.
Hip-Hop Hall of Fame in NYC woos sponsors.
Hyundai gets zombiefied with Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman for San Diego's Comic-con.
Jack Osbourne reveals he has MS.
Jagermeister releases retro bottle.
Justin Bieber perfume launch includes private performance offer.
Lexus, racing to reclaim No. 1, lets SUV discounts rise 60%.
Louis Vuitton loses suit over The Hangover-related handbag.
Marriott expands brand partnerships.
McDonald's named most effective brand in 2012 global Effie awards.
Monocle magazine raises hackles in Thailand.
Nabisco, Audi and Cheerwine use hypnosis to identify brand "imprints" on consumers.
Nestle joins movement to accelerate food security, fights over the use of brand A+.
Qantas may seek leveraged buyout as shares plunge.
Reebok increases digital investment.
Saban Brands celebrates 20 years of Power Rangers.
Samsonite pulls bags in Hong Kong over cancer scare.
Vans targets $1 billion growth plan, announces LXVITM product line.
Virgin Galactic hits key milestone, while Virgin Mobile challenges phone goliaths.
Walmart China accused of new food safety violations.
Wendi Murdoch establishes her personal brand.
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