In the News: Dell Vies with HP for 3Par + more


Dell says 3Par accepted its raised bid, trumping HP for control of the computer-storage company. (Updated).

US egg farmers launch a public reassurance campaign in the wake of nationwide salmonella outbreak.

Facebook is the leading social networking site in India for the first time, overtaking Orkut.

Academy Awards telecasts could move to Mondays to make room for NFL games on Sunday nights.

Alibaba Group, China’s biggest e-commerce operator, expands travel business to include international airline-ticket sales and plans to undercut rivals’ prices.

BHP, undeterred by rivals, vows restraint in its bid for Potash.

British Heart Foundation calls for more labelling on food after UK salt survey cites KFC, McDonald’s, Pret a Manger and others.[more]

Carrefour aims to revolutionize its retail-store format.

Digg, the social link-sharing website, has relaunched with a focus on making it better for publishers as well as users.

Dunkin’ Donuts brand maintains strong growth in store openings.

Ford experiences hiccup in highly anticipated Fiesta launch, halting shipments temporarily over a quality concern. It’s also using Wi-Fi to customize cars on the assembly line, opening door to personalized apps.

GE and Hitachi are pushing for more nuclear-energy contracts.

Google‘s logo is viewed once every nine minutes in the UK, making it Britain’s most-seen logo on an average day.

Groupon is scaling from local to national marketers.

ISS, one of the world’s largest outsourcing companies, may be poised to launch a $6 billion to $7 billion IPO.

Michelin pre-empts the introduction of tire-labelling regulations in Europe with new advertising campaign.

Novartis and Nestle close $28.3 billion all-cash deal that gives Novartis, the Swiss drug giant, a controlling stake in eye-care company Alcon.

Quaker Oats’ new marketing campaign aims to siphon business from growth of morning-oatmeal servings at fast feeders such as Starbucks.

Sarah Palin’s coattails grow with Joe Miller’s apparent victory in the Republican Senate primary in Alaska over incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski. 

Target is testing a new food-store format.

Tory Burch‘s foundation brings philanthropy to fashion designer’s brand.

Twitter hired Adam Bain, president of Fox Audience Network, to be its first president of global revenue.

Volkswagen is rolling out a digital campaign to promote its Touran and Sharan multi-purpose vehicle models to UK families.

Yahoo should buy Hulu, some argue, as cable-TV subscribership wanes and web-based TV gathers momentum.

Former Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner is in talks to become chairman of the now-bankrupt Tribune media company.