Posted by Dale Buss on October 30, 2013 09:22 AM
Amazon rolls out Kindle MatchBook program that bundles print books with discounted e-books.
Dell is officially private.
Twitter rolls out richer feed with videos, images.
AT&T puts Halloween twist on "It's not complicated" campaign with cute kids.
Barnes & Noble turns out new, lighter Nook Simple Touch GlowLight.
BlackBerry met with Facebook on potential bid.
British American Tobacco apoligizes for advertising e-cigarette brand in kids' app.
CBS said to be developing streaming news channel.
Chevrolet faces "B Strong" backlash.
Chrysler profits are boosted by pickups and SUVs.
Comcast's rebranded Xfinity TV Go app will stream like TV from anywhere.
Facebook reportedly offered $1 billion to buy Snapchat.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 13, 2013 09:31 AM
Twitter opts for "confidential" IPO.
7-Eleven debuts healthy-snacking section.
Apple takes pre-orders for new iPhone 5C.
Bayer comes under scrutiny in China.
Berkshire and AIG battle for talent.
Clear Channel and Warner Music rewrite rules on royalties.
Clif launches single-serve performance drinks.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is acquired by private equity.
Dell gets shareholders to back buyout.
Dunkin' Donuts returns to UK.
Facebook tests video posts that play automatically, in prelude to ads.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 9, 2013 02:44 PM
Michael Dell has been facing lots of obstacles in his effort to take his once-high-flying PC company private as the best way to recalibrate it for massive changes in the industry that he helped start. Now, one of the biggest has slinked away: Carl Icahn.
The legendary activist investor, one of a slew of aggressive corporate "reformers" who have been roiling C-suites and stock markets lately and who single-handedly boosted Apple stock with one tweet back in August, gave up his fight to control Dell today, saying that he continues to oppose Dell's $25 billion plan to take Dell private because it still undervalues the troubled computer maker—but that he knew when he was licked.
"I realize that some stockholders will be disappointed that we do not fight on," Icahn said in an open letter to Dell shareholders. "While we of course are saddened at losing the battle to control Dell, it certainly makes the loss a lot more tolerable in that as a result of our involvement, Michael Dell [and partners] increased what they said was their 'best and final offer.'"Continue reading...
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 July 24, 2013 09:21 AM
Starbucks teams with Groupe Danone to market new yogurt line.
HanesBrands buys Maidenform.
Time Inc. may look to further spinoffs.
Aereo targets 25 percent of TV users.
Apple is boosted by strong iPhone sales despite profit dip.
Boeing sees profit rise on strong aircraft sales as it awaits EU directive on Dreamliner safety.
Cadillac plans to rest its laurels in logo redesign, report says.
Carl's Jr. rolls out Pop Tarts ice-cream sandwich system-wide.
Caterpillar cuts outlook.
Daimler eyes recovery in Europe.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 23, 2013 09:14 AM
Taco Bell eliminates kids' meals.
JCPenney names former Kraft marketing exec Debra Berman as VP brand strategy.
Netflix sees subscriber growth fall short of expectations.
Al-Jazeera taps ABC veteran to run editorial operations in US.
Bentley invests heavily to boost UK car industry.
Chevrolet aims new Silverado ad at women, who buy 15 percent of pickups.
Cisco to buy cybersecurity firm Sourcefire for $2.7 billion.
Dell founder presses shareholders on his proposed buyout.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 19, 2013 09:12 AM
City of Detroit files largest municipal bankruptcy in US history.
CBS warns of possible Time Warner cable blackout.
Google suffers from continued ad-price declines as search goes mobile.
Dell races to sway investors on buyout.
Dove finds new way to probe women's self-image in new campaign.
Electrolux sees higher US demand.
Fiat sees orange become most popular color of its new EV.
GM delays next Chevrolet Cruze.
Honda wagers on new Fit hybrid variants in US.
Instagram seeks to become destination for political content.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on July 18, 2013 09:32 AM
CVS and Walgreens ban Rolling Stone over Tsarnaev cover.
Coca-Cola ad banned in UK over exercise claims.
Ryanair to sell advertising on planes.
Dell putting off vote today on founder's buyout proposal.
ArcelorMittal scraps steel project planned for India.
CBS markets new show using American flags as mouth gags.
Carrefour gains ground in France.
Eli Lilly plans to freeze wages to cope with patent cliff.
Ford makes inroads on Toyota in California.
Formula One CEO indicted for bribery.
Fox tries for comic-book comeback with movies.Continue reading...