Brands to Watch: BlackBerry, HP vs. Dell + more


* RIM falls to 17-month low as India’s BlackBerry ban looms; suggests forum to resolve standoff.

* HP tops Dell‘s bid for 3Par again, this time offering $1.8 billion.

* Toyota and GM are recalling 1.3 million vehicles, impacting GM’s Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Corolla and Matrix models.

* Google is testing real-time search – here’s the link.

* All Nippon Airways is now Japan’s top carrier, knocking JAL to #1.[more]

* American Airlines slapped with largest fine in US history for safety violations.

* American Eagle is planning to close up to 100 stores.

* AT&T and Crown Media face off over Hallmark Channel carriage.

* Best Buy taps Ford vans for Geek Squad.

* Chevrolet to try richer prices for next month’s Cruze launch.

* Cisco ups online video stake with ExtendMedia acquisition.

* Diageo is seeing a sales lift in emerging markets.

* Google‘s street-view car searched by French authorities ahead of privacy ruling.

* Intel is reportedly eyeing Infineon‘s wireless unit.

* Johnson & Johnson is recalling hip implants.

* Netflix streaming is now available on the iPhone and iPod Touch.

* NFL‘s franchise value drops in Forbes‘ latest survey, but still ahead of other sports leagues.

* Outdoor Channel expands to Asia and Europe.

* Rolls-Royce files patent infringment suit vs. United Technologies.