In the News: Super Bowl, Starbucks, Netflix & more


In the News tests “more airy” website redesign, as delivery locker test with 7-Eleven looms.

Apple designer Jonathan Ive enters a new era, as iPhone 5 speculation mounts and brand announces first store in Hong Kong.

Baidu taps Dell for mobile push.

Bank of America shares decline (despite Warren Buffett’s $5 billion injection) in tandem with global banks.

BMW tests 1,000 times brighter laser headlights.

Cantor Fitzgerald‘s post-9/11 recovery is in the spotlight this week.

Carlyle Group files for IPO.

Coca-Cola will invest $4 billion with Chinese bottling partners to spur China sales.[more]

Coldwater Creek to shut stores as sales drop.

Colgate-Palmolive and P&G‘s Crest respond to Chinese consumers’ concerns about triclosan in toothpaste.

Cracker Barrel continues to battle shareholder activist.

Deutsche Telekom evaluates US options to help AT&T bid for T-Mobile USA.

Facebook and Twitter now blocked by nearly one-third of British employers.

Fox and YouTube partner for GOP debate.

GE marks 10 “abyss skirting” years with Jeff Immelt as CEO.

GM aims the Volt at China, but China wants its secrets.

Google sees retailer backlash at mistaken closure info.

Google+ power users reject Twitter-style suggested users list.

Honda recalls more than 1M cars over computer issues.

NBC nabs record $3.5 million for Super Bowl spots as NFL and PepsiCo extend deal.

Netflix expands to Latin America.

Panasonic creates 3D content for US Open.

PayPal mogul plans to start island nation.

President Obama rallies Detroit crowd on jobs, vows Thursday jobs speech will emphasize infrastructure spending, gets pummelled in polls.

Qtrax comes up with free and legal music downloads.

Samsung‘ Galaxy Tab faces German ban following Apple injunction.

Sanofi ramps up outlook.

Starbucks plans to triple its China operations.

Sunoco exits the oil refinery business.

Telefonica folds domestic unit into European arm to stem losses.

The Help repeats at #1 over Labor Day weekend.

Toshiba is reportedly in talks to buy 20% of Westinghouse.

UPS, Vodafone and Betfair websites targeted by hackers as officials investigate Dutch hacking incident.

Walmart expansion fight rests with Calif. governor Jerry Brown.

WikiLeaks founder blames The Guardian for diplomatic cables release.

Zara launches online sales in the US this week.

& Lauren Bush marries Ralph Lauren’s son to become Lauren Bush-Lauren.