in the spotlight
Posted by Shirley Brady on February 1, 2011 05:45 PM
After a mass demonstration in Egypt today called for his resignation, President Hosni Mubarak announced that he will step down and not run for office when his current term ends in September. And will the "young, wired, rights activists" (as professor Carrie Rosefsky Wickham calls them) who marched in the hundreds of thousands today be happy with that?
"One thing is certain," writes AP. ""Hopes for another year of solid economic growth in the Arab world's most populous nation are long gone. Companies are suspending operations, workers are staying home, banks remained closed, and tourists are fleeing by the thousands.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on January 26, 2011 09:00 AM
President Obama's State of the Union address urges bipartisan collaboration to help US better compete globally, boost jobs and the economy, and "out-innovate, outeducate and outbuild" while technology innovation will be the nation's "Sputnik moment." Also mentioned: Facebook and Google.
Best Buy's Super Bowl ad to feature Justin Bieber and Ozzy Osbourne, while Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, GoDaddy, Disney, Paramount and Universal will use the Super Bowl's massive TV reach to tease upcoming releases. Suzuki joins the Super Bowl ad derby with plans to air regional spots for its Kizashi model.
Facebook buys mobile ad firm Rel8tion.
FDA and US dairy industry spar over milk testing.
Ford is expected to announce huge profits on Friday.Continue reading...