In the News: BP, iPad, AIG and more


In the News

Ace Hardware debuts first-ever paint campaign.

AIG sells $6 billion in AIA shares to help repay bailout loan.

Angie’s List creates rare success with paid-content model.

Apple expected to pass 100 million iPad sales by year-end as iPad 3 is unveiled this week and excitement builds for Apple TV.

BP stock rises on proposed $17.6 billion settlement in oil spill.

Carlos Slim‘s America Movil reportedly starting a Netflix-like online service for Mexico.

Facebook asks advertisers for big investments in exchange for expanding fan base.

Frontier low-cost airline may be relaunched or sold.

GlaxoSmithKline expands in China.

GM struggles to make Volt a sustainable business.[more]

IRobot brings the future closer.

Ikea founder is Europe’s richest billionaire in Bloomberg’s new wealth ranking.

Lipton taps Lady Antebellum for campaign.

Rush Limbaugh apologizes for sexist remarks over contraception after advertisers boycott his radio show.

McDonald’s plans more Happy Meal ads focusing on nutrition.

Mercedes-Benz sales rise in China, while “invisible” car spreads fuel cell’s zero carbon footprint message.

NBC hopes to stretch lead of The Voice tonight over American Idol as Fox and advertisers deal with show’s decline.

Panera Bread adds more pay-as-you-wish restaurants.

Papa John’s holds the line on discounting.

PepsiCo campaign for Diet Mountain Dew invites taste comparison with regular.

Porsche speeds up Boxster to gain on BMW.

Shopko and Pamida complete merger to create giant rural retailer.

SingTel acquires mobile ad startup.

Sprint campaign focuses on data limitation.

Square app turns iPad into cash register.

State Farm finds synergy with sustainable startup.

Time Warner and Comcast promote struggling “TV Everywhere” concept.

United absorption of Continental leads to travel delays.

Volkswagen will unveil plug-in diesel hybrid crossover at Geneva Motor Show this week.

Yahoo pressures content providers to join alliance with Microsoft and AOL.

Yelp sees stock surge in debut on market.

& Retailers smell a trend in scent branding.