Posted by Shirley Brady on August 31, 2011 06:51 PM
Hulu reportedly draws bids from Amazon, Yahoo and Google.
Google+ usage plateaus, while Google dominates US web brands, adds offline access to Gmail and apps in boost for Chromebook.
Dish Network revels in blocked AT&T merger with "challenger brand" T-Mobile, while AT&T forges on with $700 HTC Jetstream Android tablet announcement.
GM reboots "Chevy Runs Deep" campaign.
Amazon's Android tablet could erode Apple's iPad dominance, while @author program elevates writers' brands.
Apple may have another lost iPhone fiasco on its hands.
Britney Spears' medical records protected by judicial decision in branding lawsuit.Continue reading...
Posted by Chana Mayefsky on August 8, 2011 06:00 PM
As Dow closes down 634 points, the S&P downgrade of U.S. probed by Congress.
AIG sues Bank of America and its subsidiaries, Merrill Lynch and Countrywide.
BlackBerry cringes at association with U.K. riots, as violence continues to escalate.
Spotify reportedly has 1.4 million U.S. users, and now valued at $1.1 billion.
BMW leads global luxury auto brand sales through July, followed by Audi.
CenturyLink brand launches in former Qwest markets.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 23, 2011 06:30 PM
Air France says preliminary data points to pilot error in crash.
Apple manufacturer Foxconn suspends production.
Barclays hires former Federal Reserve official.
Google hires P&G digital marketer to boost YouTube ad sales.
Lady Gaga's 99-cent album launch overwhelms Amazon.
Nicola Formichetti, Lady Gaga's stylist and Mugler's creative director, plans pop-up shop.
Sony attributes stunning $3.2 billion loss to Japan quake and its aftermath.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 10, 2011 09:00 AM
Microsoft buys Skype for $8.5 billion. Skype CEO Tony Bates will become president of Microsoft Skype.
Google launches license-free Music Beta cloud-based online music service.
Greece is on the brink of another financial disaster.
Android surpasses iPhone in Japan.
Apple and Google face US lawmakers on location tech today.
Bank of America has billions of dollars in new losses at stake.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 27, 2011 02:00 PM
In a move designed to quiet his critics and move the national conversation back to more pressing issues, President Obama this morning presented his longform birth certificate issued by the state of Hawaii at a press conference. It was a move that will-he-or-won't-he? political muckraker and potential presidential aspirant, billionaire/entertainer Donald Trump, took credit for.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on January 10, 2011 01:00 PM
The New Yorker cover this week spoofs the recent injuries that marred the debut of Disney/Marvel's Spider-Man production on Broadway before the holidays.
The good news: the production appears to be back on track, grossing $6 million during 29 previews and becoming the highest-grossing production on Broadway last week, knocking Wicked from top spot.
Its injured Spidey stuntman, Christopher Tierney, is also back on his feet, though not flying through the air (at least just yet).
on the road again
Posted by Barry Silverstein on November 30, 2010 01:00 PM
Brand marketers have found a new way to get their messages out in an increasingly saturated marketplace: hit the road.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on September 27, 2010 09:00 AM
Comcast and GE name Comcast COO Steve Burke as new CEO of NBC Universal, replacing Jeff Zucker after the NBCU sale to Comcast closes.
Alberto Culver has been sold to Unilever for $3.7 billion in cash.
AIG will lose the US Treasury as a part-owner.
Apple's Ping music-based social network incorporates users' iTunes libraries.
Barnes & Noble ownership battle nears its climax.
BP pressured to restore reputation and stock price as new CEO Robert Dudley takes the reins on Friday.Continue reading...