Brands to Watch: Avis, Twitter, Pandora & more


Brands to Watch

Angry Birds and Moshi Monsters are ready for prime time at International Licensing Expo in Las Vegas.

Apple estimated to pay more than $1 billion annually to run iTunes; agrees to pay mobile patent settlement to Nokia; and sees top retail exec jumps ship to jcpenney.

Avis signs deal to buy European counterpart for $1 billion.

BBC moves to sell its iconic Television Centre in Wood Lane.

Bloomberg TV files complaint alleging Comcast/NBCU favoritism.

Cabbage Patch Kids will be revived for cartoon.[more]

California‘s same-sex marriage law upheld by federal judge.

FDA gets tough on sunscreen brands.

Gawker traffic starts to rebound.

Google remains most-visited web brand in Nielsen’s US ranking.

Hugh Hefner‘s wedding is cancelled as Playboy faces suit by model.

Jenny Craig held a free cookout in NYC.

Jiffy Lube changes oil change guidelines.

Pandora‘s IPO estimated to hit $2.6 billion market valuation.

Time Warner execs hail the death of TV at the US Cable Show.

Twitter adds “follow recommendations” feature.

Yoplait sponsors iPad apps for kids.