Brands to Watch: Bing, BP, Pizza Hut, Zipcar and more


Brands to Watch

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.[more]

DirecTV has landed a $1 million settlement with the state of Washington.

Fisker inks deal to sell electric cars in China.

Goldman Sachs top execs to receive deferred bonuses.

HarperCollins children’s books announces full-color digital picture books for the holidays.

Jon Bon Jovi named to White House Council for Community Solutions.

Justin Bieber‘s hair will finally get the Vanity Fair cover it deserves.

McDonald’s hit with class action suit over Happy Meal toys.

Mercedes-Benz new car smell blamed in car accident.

Motorola head joins CEO parade to the White House for Obama’s charm offensive.

Nickelodeon is 2010’s top-ranked US cable network, marking 16 years as #1.

Oxfam America teams with the New Pornographers to maintain awareness for Gulf Coast oil spill.

Pizza Hut to make first Super Bowl appearance.

Twitter raises $200 million for $3.7 billion valuation.

Virgin Atlantic finds suitors come a-calling.

Zipcar raises $21 million round of funding.