In the News: Capital One, Branson, AARP & more


In the News

AARP rolls out new Betty White spots as organization ends opposition to cutting Social Security benefits.

Alibaba revamps consumer business.

BJ’s Wholesale gets a serious bidder.

BP‘s former CEO Tony Hayward sees payday in new venture IPO.

Capital One to pay $9B for ING Direct, subject to regulatory approval.

Casey Anthony case dubbed “social media trial of the century.”

Chrysler faces high expectations for 300.[more]

Facebook app for iPad finally on the way as mobile offering expands.

Citi and HSBC poised to win lucrative China business.

eBay tries new tack in China.

Ford develops global small car to build on Figo success in India.

GQ signs on for Park & Bond men’s site from Gilt Groupe.

Guardian switches to digital-first strategy.

Jimmy Choo reprises classic designs for “icons” collection.

Martha Stewart is getting her own comic book.

P&G, Coke, Intel, GSK, Heinz win DuPont sustainable packaging awards.

PepsiCo hires renowned chef Ferran Adria to inspire new “snackable foods.”

Prada raises $16.7M in IPO.

Richard Branson ponders airline options, looks to buy Northern Rock to shore up Virgin Money. focuses on social enterprises.

Salvatore Ferragamo announces IPO with giant shoe. surprised by grateful Indian villagers.

Sony Ericsson bringing NFC to Android phones.

Spotify is heading to the US.

Tata Steel sells Riversdale stake to Rio Tinto.

Toyota aims to be back to full North American output by September.

Vogue‘s Anna Wintour excited about digital post-Webby win.

W+K launches pop-up shop in NYC.

Waitrose promotes web grocery shopping to go after lucrative London market.

& US pharma industry forms digital health coalition.


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