Brands to Watch: Google, Microsoft, Yale and more


Brands to Watch

Google imitates Facebook “like” function with “+1″ introduction, while Flickr adds sharing feature. Google also settled FTC privacy charges over Buzz and announced Kansas City (not Topeka) in Kansas as the site of its fiber network.

GoDaddy head Bob Parsons under fire for elephant hunting in Africa.

Microsoft top marketer Mich Mathews steps down.

News Corp. promotes James Murdoch to New York role.

Salesforce boosts social media chops with Radian6 acquisition.

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz admits he doesn’t drink his own Frappucinos.[more]

Times of India launches suite of mobile apps, including iPad app.

Yale admits record low number of undergraduate applicants.

& James Cameron, George Lucas and Jeffrey Katzenberg tout 3D cinema as revolutionary.