Adidas taps Katy Perry for new campaign.
AFL-CIO launches image campaign.
Airbus posts record sales.
American Airlines stops flying to India, sacks 150 workers.
AOL leads companies testing crowdsourcing.
BASF halts its genetically modified products in Europe, including its Amflora potato.
Beats Electronics breaks up with Monster.
BlackBerry-maker RIM criticized by analysts for PlayBook incompatability.
BMW recalls 89,000 Mini vehicles.
Burberry quarterly profits jump 22%.
M&M’s will introduce a sixth candy character — Ms. Brown — in its Super Bowl commercial, while Kia plans 60-second commercial with Adriana Lima and Motley Crue, in keeping with trend to longer Super Bowl spots.[more]
Cartier targets ‘wealth that whispers.’
China‘s urban population exceeds rural for first time.
Facebook tops list of most hated companies in America.
Forbes touts success in social publishing environment.
Ford looks to blast-proof vehicles to take on Lockheed.
Four Seasons embraces digital marketing and virtual experiences.
Fox and Twitter join forces for Republican debate.
Frito-Lay turns to behavior research to boost sales.
Google, Facebook seek halt to India court case.
Hostess Brands seeks union concessions in bankruptcy reorganization.
Hutchison nears $1.8B deal for Orange Austria.
Kraft launches social campaign for Wheat Thins.
Lincoln sticks with ‘alphabet soup’ model names.
Lions Gate to use Facebook for film launch, first studio to make rentals on social and a challenge to Netflix.
Loews gets criticized for ending stray cat program.
Meritus Hotels & Resorts launches global advertising campaign.
Olympus auditors cleared by panel.
P&G finds home-care products a tougher sell in India.
Rihanna is back for Armani.
Sears looks to health and fitness marketing and content to turn around fortunes.
Twitter turns to former Apple exec for marketing help.
Vibram ‘barefoot’ running shoes get surprise endorsement on the Golden Globes red carpet.
Walmart hires former CBS Interactive exec to run mobile commerce.
Wegmans pursues sustainable seafood.
Yeungling is now America’s biggest brewer.
Zappos hack exposes millions of user accounts.
Zynga CEO says IPO met goals.
& RIP Don Evins, founder of Cracker Barrel.