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Angry Birds are coming to TV.

Apple pressured on suppliers and sustainability as brand sees Consumer Reports soft-pedal problem of “hot” iPads.

Belvedere vodka “rape ad” actress sues Moet Hennessy.

BMW unveils “sexy” i8 Spyder concept.

Burger King promotes new menu with Jay Leno, Mary J. Blige, David Beckham and Sofia Vergara.

Chevrolet plans decision on future of “Chevy Runs Deep” with new ad agency.

Coty offers to buy Avon for $10 billion.

Current nixes Keith Olbermann as on-air anchor, citing behavior.

Dunkin’ Donuts launches Hispanic marketing campaign.

Facebook delves deeper into search.[more]

Ford adopts build-to-order sales model for Focus Electric.

Fox leads TV-viewing season as CBS closes in.

Hostess demands wage cuts from labor unions.

IBM thinks big with new project: trace the universe’s origins.

KFC plans to enter three new African countries by 2014 as chain faces challenges at home.

Kotex Australia brings back beaver mascot.

NBC gives newly reupped Ryan Seacrest occasional perch on The Today Show, as Seacrest and Meredith Vieira gets NBC Olympics duties. 

New York Times tightens paywall.

Oprah Winfrey hints at OWN TV launch regrets.

Pepsi partners with estate of Michael Jackson for commemorative packaging.

Pinnacle Airlines seeks bankruptcy protection.

Red Bull expands digital marketing to India.

Scotts benefits from recession and early spring.

Sirius XM fights effort by Liberty Media to take control.

Starbucks plans to triple presence in China.

Tim Tebow ‘Timsanity’ sparks trademark spat as Jeremy Lin Linsanity sidelined by Linjury.

U.K. government sparks outrage with Internet monitoriing plan.

U.S. Feds deny call to ban BPA in food.

Unilever ramps up Hispanic marketing.

Wendy’s highlights non-use of “pink slime” as battle over the beef filler hurts beef industry.

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