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In the News

AT&T risks customer defections with higher data pricing.

Baskin-Robbins utilizes coquettish voice of Mad Men’s Christina Hendricks.

David Beckham, happily back with LA Galaxy, mulls becoming Major League Soccer franchise owner.

Carnival suspends some cruise marketing in wake of Italian shipwreck.

Chevrolet launches Game Time App for “immersive” Super Bowl marketing experience.

Fox makes American Idol available by VOD as first-week ratings dip.

GM claims 2011 global sales crown (incl. record for Chevrolet) but sparks dust-up over tally.[more]

Google picks up momentum in display advertising but its earnings disappoint.

Google+ crosses 90M users, 60% engaging daily.

IBM shares rise despite revenue miss.

Kodak hopes to scale back retiree obligations in bankruptcy court as Fujifilm, by contrast, thrives in digital age.

Rupert Murdoch‘s News International settles with Jude Law and other targets of News International phone-hacking scandal.

Sam Adams creates crowdsourced beer for SxSW.

Steak ‘n Shake hopes limited Signature concept is success.

Subaru drives integration deal for Portlandia.

Taco Bell rolls out first breakfast offerings.

U.S. online ad spending could hit $39.5 billion this year.

Vodafone wins tax case in India.

WealthTV launches 3D programming.

Wikipedia traffic increases despite (or because of) SOPA.