Brand News: Burger King’s Pride Burger, Hobby Lobby, T-Mobile and more



Amazon defends stance against publishers.

Burger King unveils Gay Pride-themed “Proud Whopper” in limited test.

Google buys online music service Songza for reported $39 million.

Hobby Lobby ruling sparks mixed reactions by US business-owners.

T-Mobile accused by FTC of adding bogus charges to bills.


American Apparel founder Dov Charney fights to regain control of brand.

BMW plans billion-dollar factory in Mexico.

Budweiser owner AB InBev strengthens trademark position by buying Czech Budweiser brewer.

Consumer Reports survey slams KFC, Taco Bell and McDonald’s.[more]

Facebook’s user emotions test faces European inquiry as India tests missed call ads.

GoDaddy moves to drop the innuendo with new agency.

JPMorgan Chase poised to weather CEO Jamie Dimon diagnosis of throat cancer.

LG targets China’s electric car market.

Madonna‘s Hard Candy Fitness brand countersues in trademark suit.

Morgan Stanley embraces social media, lets advisers tweet.

Nestle sells Juicy Juice brand to buyout firm.

PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi tells women they can’t have it all in frank talk at Aspen.

Roche‘s Genetech agrees to buy Seragon Pharmaceuticals for $1.7 billion.

Starbucks admits opening brand to social media is doubled-edged sword.

Target “respectfully” asks customers not to bring firearms into stores.

Telefonica German merger approval bodes well for more deals.

Twitter shuffles C-Suite executives.

Twitter, Facebook and YouTube paid offerings woo advertisers according to Ad Age survey.

Urban Outfitters faces latest outcry over a product design.

US goalkeeper Tim Howard’s star breaks out despite World Cup loss to Belgium.

Volkswagen Passat moves upscale with new model.

Walgreen considers renouncing its corporate citizenship.

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