Posted by Dale Buss on August 2, 2013 09:17 AM
Walgreens opens training center for young workers with autism.
AT&T seeks warmer shopping experience at its stores.
Taco Bell tries building buzz by holding back on third Doritos Locos Tacos flavor.
American Express launches 13th "Unstaged" concert.
Apple still searches for new head of retail stores as ITC delays ruling in its import case against Samsung.
Avon says feds rejected its settlement offer in bribery probe.
Baxter found expense violations in China as Sanofi and AstraZeneca report new government scrutiny there.
Chick-fil-A surpasses KFC as top chicken QSR in US.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on June 10, 2013 09:26 AM
Booz Allen Hamilton whistleblower cracks NSA case wide open in US internet-secrecy controversy.
Groupon aims to become an Amazon of mobile commerce.
Google nears acquiring Waze, a maps rival.
Adobe launches Photoshop Lightroom 5.
Apple enters busy field of net radio and polishes software for iPhones and iPads.
AstraZeneca acquires Pearl Therapeautics.
AT&T alters mobile upgrade policy to 24-months.
B&G Foods to buy parent of Pirate's Booty snack brand for $195 million.
Comcast expands Wi-Fi network with new 'neighborhood' initiative.
Dunkin' Donuts encourages customers to linger with new store design.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on April 2, 2013 09:07 AM
Amazon sees online retail rivals rise in 4Q and reign as most expensive stock end as company may have smartphone ambitions.
Facebook phone, no longer a rumor, is coming to Android.
Toys 'R' Us pulls planned IPO.
American Airlines settles
fare suit with Orbitz
American Express tests geo-targeted ads in London cabs.
American Greetings decides to go private.
Apple apology by CEO Tim Cook seems to satisfy Chinese authorities.Continue reading...
Posted by Alicia Ciccone on March 25, 2013 09:46 AM
T-Mobile kills off wireless contract, readies to launch LTE network.
Gordon Brothers Europe agrees to buy struggling Blockbuster UK, saving 2,000 jobs and brand.
W Hotels plans to double Asia presence over the next five years.
AstraZeneca settles Crestor patent suit.
Apple, Microsoft defend pricing policies in Australia.
Britain's BAE Systems wins five-year, $780 million US military contract.
BMW looks to Mini Paceman to challenge growing Fiat market.
Bridgestone launches new tire line to reignite Firestone brand.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on February 1, 2013 09:02 AM
AB InBev sees U.S. government sue to block acquisition of Grupo Modelo.
Best Buy Canada blames Walmart and Target for closure of 15 stores as Sears Canada downsizes.
P&G launches dual Old Spice Men in new campaign.
BlackBerry touts deal with NHL and begins selling new BlackBerry 10 in U.K. as investors retreat.
AstraZeneca and Bristol-Myers deepen diabetes-marketing alliance.
Chrysler reports 16-percent increase in January sales, strongest in five years.
GM promotion with Costco proves its worth.
Google submits proposal to resolve antitrust concerns in Europe.Continue reading...
Posted by Abe Sauer on January 31, 2013 02:22 PM
"That's the one thing you don't do. You don't tell her you took Viagra. I'm pretty sure that's on the warning label."
So went the viagra joke in 2012's feel-good comedy about middle age, This is 40. But jokes about recreational use of the blue ED pill were not the only pharma brand mention in film recently. A new position paper from the mental health watchdog group Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) asks: "Has the motion picture industry become the newest outlet for pharmaceutical product advertising?"
To make its case, the CCHR points to the critically acclaimed, Oscar-nominated film about mental illness, Silver Linings Playbook.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on March 26, 2012 08:58 AM
Apple in sight of $1 trillion valuation, according to analysts.
AstraZeneca fails to stop entry of generic versions of its antipsychotic drug to U.S. market.
Bats alarms Wall Street with derailed IPO.
Bloomberg and CNN continue transition to digital.
Bulgari tries to make a name in wine.
Chick-fil-A pressure heats up.
Dairy Queen benefits from early warm weather.
Darden finds restaurant consumers remain fickle.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on February 3, 2012 09:05 AM
AMR CEO defends job cuts at American Airlines.
AOL doubles down with investment in Huffington Post streaming TV network.
Apple dealt legal setback against Motorola, expands patent fight with Samsung.
Amazon could burn through its cash.
AstraZeneca plans to cut another 7,300 jobs.
Banana Republic brings back Mad Men collection with AMC.
Chipotle holds the line on pricing.
Chrysler re-launches in U.K. with Super Bowl spot on Sky.
Coca-Cola ties effort encouraging teens to Black History Month.Continue reading...