In the News: Google TV, Louis Vuitton, Walmart & more


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Google TV adds LG to the fold with Samsung, Sony and Vizio ahead of CES, and 2012 global rollout.

Louis Vuitton finally expands brand into perfume.

Apple pays $5M to settle patent lawsuit.

Barnes & Noble eyes Nook spin-off with eye to global markets.

BMW brings MINI to India.

Deloitte finds 9M U.S. cable homes have cut the cord.

Discovery urges investors to be patient with Oprah Winfrey’s network.[more]

Google makes Chrome faster and more predictive.

HBO stops selling DVDs to Netflix.

IBM‘s new CEO Ginni Rometty posts video on company’s private social network to introduce herself.

Kodak employees and alumni wax nostalgic as brand teeters on the brink.

Microsoft talks up Windows Phone, as Nokia CEO dismisses merger talk.

NYC mayor Michael Bloomberg vows to learn to code.

Rodarte to design costumes for LA Philharmonic’s Don Giovanni.

Sweden recognizes Kopimism, a file-sharing religion.

Walmart blacklisted by pension fund over labor issues.

Yahoo partners with Sundance for online film festival.

YSL and Christian Louboutin lawsuit over red soles continues.

& Music labels team up for Grooveshark lawsuit.