In the News: Capital One, Branson, AARP & more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 17, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

AARP rolls out new Betty White spots as organization ends opposition to cutting Social Security benefits.

Alibaba revamps consumer business.

BJ's Wholesale gets a serious bidder.

BP's former CEO Tony Hayward sees payday in new venture IPO.

Capital One to pay $9B for ING Direct, subject to regulatory approval.

Casey Anthony case dubbed "social media trial of the century."

Chrysler faces high expectations for 300.Continue reading...

mobile brands

doxo Goes Mobile to "Turn Off Paper"

Posted by Sheila Shayon on June 10, 2011 11:30 AM

As e-billing starts to take off, doxo is touting its digital file cabinet as a way to help consumers with smarter ways to organize household bills and documents, is leading the charge of transformation to a 100% paperless environment.

As for businesses, the vast majority — about 85% — still send bills and other business materials as paper by mail, which equates to a $30B opportunity to solve an intransigent billing problem banks and businesses still face.

“No other website or mobile app is working to directly connect businesses and consumers to turn off paper and transform user behavior,” says doxo, which this week launched a mobile app to help connect consumers and businesses digitally.Continue reading...

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Sprint Expanding Evo Brand

Posted by Mark J. Miller on June 9, 2011 04:00 PM

After doing well with the Evo smartphone last summer, Sprint is going back to the well to release new 3D 4G version of the phone as well as a tablet version.

The wireless brand will start shipping the new products from HTC on June 24th for $200 and $400 a pop. Both devices run Android 2.3.Continue reading...

search and destroy

Google Maps Adds Live Transit Updates

Posted by Shirley Brady on June 8, 2011 04:30 PM

In a boon to frustrated commuters everywhere, Google has added live departure times and service alerts and official transit updates from government transit agencies to Google Maps for desktop and mobile (for smartphones with Android 1.6+).

The service is now live in four US cities (Boston, Portland, Ore., San Diego, San Francisco) and two European cities: Madrid and Turin. More details on its blog post and in the video below.Continue reading...

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In the News: Chrysler, Romney, Virgin & more

Posted by Dale Buss on June 2, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Acer sees stock tumble after questionable financial audit.

Amazon rolls out Groupon rival, Amazon Local.

American Airlines and Orbitz forced to play nice.

Android assails Nokia in Europe.

Anthony Weiner's Twitter scandal continues.

Asos bottom line dinged by warehouse move.

Audi sued for allegedly using Eminem's Chrysler ad music.

Borders sees bidder emerge also with Michigan roots.Continue reading...

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In the News: AT&T, PBS, LeBron & more

Posted by Dale Buss on May 31, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Activision Blizzard tests subscription for Call of Duty videogame.

AmEx custom publishing writes success story.

Apple to reveal iCloud and iOS5 on June 6th.

AT&T faces growing opposition to T-Mobile acquisition.

Budweiser, Miller High Life appeal to Americans' patriotic spirit.

Colombia coffee growers create logo to woo Chinese from tea to lattes.

Comcast buys Blackstone's stake in Universal's Orlando parks.Continue reading...

follow the money

Google Reaches for Your Wallet

Posted by Sheila Shayon on May 26, 2011 04:00 PM

Last week, Google launched a new service, Google Advisor, to help consumers make money decisions and compare financial products: credit cards, CDs, checking, and savings accounts.

Today, the search giant unveiled its own financial product, Google Wallet, at a press conference in New York, with partners Citi, MasterCard, First Data and Sprint, sharing the stage.

Can Google Banking be far behind?Continue reading...

Brands to Watch: Apple, Intel, Netflix and more

Posted by Shirley Brady on May 17, 2011 06:00 PM

Brands to Watch

Android device security in open Wi-Fi networks challenged by new study.

Apple intrigues with mystery retail launch.

AT&T and Comcast rank last in US customer satisfaction surveys.

Campbell Soup Canada raises funds for UN World Food Program.

CNN anchor Don Lemon surprised at reaction to his coming out.

Elaine's, the iconic NYC restaurant, calls it quits.

ESPN taps SNL comic Seth Meyers for advertising upfront presentation in New York.Continue reading...

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