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In the News

Accenture drives social business adoption through gamification.

Amazon battles U.S. states over taxes.

Bally expands to India.

Banco Popular expands rebranding to Popular Inc.

Canada sees online ad revenue exceed print for the first time.

Cargill recalls 36 million pounds of turkey products.

CNN finds host Piers Morgan coming under parliamentary pressure and accusations by Heather Mills over hacking.

Coca-Cola joins brands testing cloud-based in-text social advertising.

comScore acquires analytics firm AdXpose.

Dunkin’ Donuts rolls out Keurig single-serve cups, with Starbucks to follow.[more]

Facebook brings changes to news feed, launches marketing API, becomes focus for back-to-school deals, and sees popularity grow in India as smartphone penetration increases.

Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne starts talking retirement as he warns of export boom from China.

Ford is learning about how to create a buzz, CMO Jim Farley says, as he creates some buzz himself by criticizing GM.

GM nearly doubles its quarterly profit, to $2.5 billion.

House Beautiful unveils new logo.

J. Crew launches e-commerce in the U.K. and confirms New York Fashion Week debut.

Jim Cramer calls Allergan “the unlikely luxury brand.”

Kraft announces surprise split into grocery and snacks businesses.

Luxury goods are “flying off” the shelves in the U.S., reports the New York Times.

Macy’s, Nordstrom and Kohl’s lead department-store renaissance.

Mercedes-Benz retakes #1 position in India from BMW, while Audi is on track to catch BMW in the U.S.

MSNBC investigates whether Tea Partiers are “delusional.”

Medtronic funds Yale safety study.

Muscular Dystrophy Association loses Jerry Lewis as national chairman and marathon host.

NetRatings heiress involved in hostage scare in Sydney.

New York mayor Michael Bloomberg donates $30 million to effort to help city’s minority youth.

Olympus and Sony introduce breakthrough tiny cameras.

PepsiCo gets promising response via social-media to “polar bears” spots.

President Obama turns 50, sees approval rating sink post-debt ceiling crisis.

Schick does promotional deal with

Sears targets Latino market with social-media measures.

U.K.’s Ofcom regulator raises concerns about Twitter and Facebook driving smartphone addiction.

U.S. airlines poised for $1.3 billion fare “windfall” on FAA deadlock.

White House releases plan to monitor social networks for extremism, investing millions.

Yoox‘s partners with FedEx for luxury e-commerce launch in China.

Kate Middleton makes royal debut on Vanity Fair‘s international best dressed list, while Barack and Michelle Obama debut as a couple; while Facebook‘sMark Zuckerberg was named “worst dressed” in Silicon Valley by GQ.