Posted by Dale Buss on February 16, 2011 09:00 AM
Apple's new app store subscription policy gets pushback from Rhapsody.
Bauer and Conde Nast seek new UK revenue opportunities.
Bernie Madoff's first prison interview claims banks "must have known."
Borders files for bankruptcy.
Coca-Cola disputes NPR's secret recipe claim.
Costco squabbles with Coca-Cola over pricing.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on February 15, 2011 06:15 PM
Deutsche Boerse agreed to buy NYSE Euronext for $10.2 billion in a "politically charged deal" that would create the world's largest exchange operator and put it under German control.
CBS news correspondent Lara Logan is recovering from a 'brutal' attack in Cairo.
Chevron disputes judge's Amazon ruling while Ecuadorians plan to fight for more.
Apple unveils iPad subscription plan.
BHP Billiton to return $10 billion to shareholders.
Danone warns about looming price hikes due to rising food costs.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on February 1, 2011 09:00 AM
Al Jazeera, which has stood out during the Egyptian crisis, plans to renew its efforts to be carried in the US. Egypt's "March of millions" is underway, with last ISP shuttered.
Amazon could get a sales-tax benefit from the U.S. Supreme Court.
Apple moves to tighten its control of apps store.
BP reports $5 billion loss, puts US refineries up for sale, and faces long road with its safety drive.
Chrysler will pay employees a performance bonus.
Gap’s North American president, Marka Hansen, to leave.
GM will give its Facebook fans a sneak peek at its Super Bowl spots, including major push for Chevrolet, on Friday.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 8, 2010 09:00 AM
BlackBerry is cleared to operate in the UAE under a new deal between the government and Research in Motion.
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s restaurant chains promote upcoming release of The Green Hornet.
Fox sees ratings lift from Gordon Ramsay's Hell’s Kitchen.
Genzyme explores alternatives to acquisition by Sanofi-Aventis.
Google rapped by the Better Business Bureau for customer service.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on October 4, 2010 09:00 AM
Verizon Wireless will refund $50 million to customers as "mystery" data charges investigated.
BP compensation fund czar Ken Feinberg was profiled on last night's 60 Minutes.
Delta refocuses on service after its acquisition of Northwest.
Diageo launches reality show on BET starring its Smirnoff vodka brand.
Facebook plans for rapid growth in India; COO Sheryl Sandberg is NYT-profiled and The Social Network tops at the weekend box office.
Fox News polarizing host Glenn Beck was also profiled in Sunday's New York Times magazine.
GE treats marketing as a critical function for the first time.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on September 29, 2010 09:00 AM
AIG faces break-up with US Treasury.
AOL shifts emphasis with three acquisitions yesterday: TechCruch, 5min and Brizzly app-maker Thing Labs.
Borders will open 25 temporary stores for the holidays.
BP's incoming CEO Bob Dudley shakes up top management, creates new safety division.
British Airways, American Airlines and Iberia sign $7 billion pact.
Dell is launching a 7-inch tablet.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 1, 2010 09:00 AM
* Amazon is preparing a subscription service to deliver movies and TV shows online.
* AOL is acquiring Rally Up, a location-based social networking service.
* Apple is expected to unveil a souped up Apple TV with Netflix streaming today.
* Blockbuster tests new “early-delivery” marketing strategy as it tries to stave off bankruptcy.
* BP is selling its Malaysian assets to Petronas.
* Burger King talks about a possible sale.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on August 31, 2010 06:30 PM
* The rumor mill is running rampant ahead of Apple's music-themed press event tomorrow. Bloomberg's take: it will unveil a new set-top box that will deliver video (including from Netflix) to the TV. Amazon, meanwhile, is said to be working on a subscription-based streaming video service to deliver TV and movie programming, sources tell the Wall Street Journal.
* AOL's global brand marketing head decamps to Yahoo.
* Chrysler sets Fiat sales strategy in the US.
* Conde Nast is reviving the Gourmet brand for special newsstand-only issues.
* Danone is reportedly eyeing Dean Foods.
* Digg's Kevin Rose announces that former Amazon exec Matt Williams is taking over as CEO.
* Genzyme CEO is open to selling the company at a "fair value."
* Hugo Boss is taking a page from H&M and Zara; also expanding in China.
* Macy's is partnering with golfer Greg Norman for an exclusive collection.
* Yahoo and Google are expanding video offerings in Japan.
* Swiss study indicates that some diesels may be greener than electric cars.