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In the News

Activia-maker Dannon forced to drop yogurt hype.

AOL acquires content marketing platform Pictela.

Apple grapples with “made in China” iPhones.

Baidu sees growth rate slowing in 2011.

Bloomberg to begin publishing editorials and opinion pieces.

BYD brings electric car fleet to Los Angeles.

Coors Light launches first Super Bowl XLV digital marketing.[more]

Crowdrise, actor Edward Norton’s non-profit, named top 25 philanthropic brand by Barron’s.

Facebook on track to make $2 billion in revenue this year.

GM purchases $2.1 billion in stock buyback from the US government.

Goldwind and other Chinese-owned companies make a push into America.

Google adds search by reading level, refuses to share data in India.

Google, the town, waits for promised fiber to the home connections.

Holiday Inn leverages 2012 Olympics connection.

Hyundai prepares to relaunch brand as “modern premium,” readies launch of FS.

Johnson & Johnson narrows in on new leadership.

Max Fish, the iconic New York bar, calls it quits.

Meredith Publications launches video network for women.

Nokia E7 launch delayed.

Squinkies and Zoobles lead hot toys this year.

Starwood finds favor on Wall Street.

Tencent offers messaging in foreign languages.

The Cosmopolitan casino opens in Las Vegas, which is revamping its marketing on core visitors.

Twitter courts advertisers.

Vodkat to rebrand after Diageo settlement.

Volkswagen issues cross-model recall (Golf, Jetta, Jetta SportWagen, New Beetle, Rabbit) over fire risk.

Wal-Mart raises holiday toy prices.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces bail hearing in UK, conspiracy charges in US.

YouTube rolls out new homepage.

China agrees to crack down on software piracy.

Chinese branded cars to start manufacturing in Europe.

Florida launches new citrus juice ads.

Japanese brands attract interest in China.

Retailers brace for phone-wielding shoppers.

Ex-Google chefs launch Gastronaut, a startup.

& the periodic table gets a makeover.