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Brands to Watch: Apple, Toyota, Delta & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on July 29, 2011 04:30 PM

Brands to Watch

Airbnb crime victim claims company tried to silence her.

Apple iPhone ousts Nokia as world's best-selling smartphone, has more money than the US government.

AT&T plans to throttle data-hogs.

Bloomberg reportedly plans Arabic-language TV channel.

BMW i sub-brand starts to take shape with new concept cars.

Bulgari sales rise 23%.

Delta partners with LivingSocial to offer local deals.Continue reading...

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Brands to Watch: LVMH, NBC, Samsung & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on July 27, 2011 06:00 PM

Brands to Watch

Apple, Microsoft and Cisco lead Moody's richest companies list, while iPhone 5 anticipation grows.

Banks bracing for US downgrade don't see panic yet.

Dunkin' shares jump 46% on first day of trading.

LVMH now owns 20% of Hermes.

NBC faces objections to upcoming series about the Playboy club.

PayPal boycotted by hacktivists.

Samsung reigns as Android champion.

Spanx taps into women's gym wear popularity.

Starbucks Facebook strategy shows value of engagement.

UBS sued by US regulator over $4.5 billion of mortgages.

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Brands to Watch: Apple, Kanye, Coke & more

Posted by Shirley Brady on July 19, 2011 06:00 PM

Brands to Watch

Apple's blockbuster earnings report includes surprises, such as popularity of iPads over Mac sales to education market.

Baidu launches browser in China.

Bank of America posts record quarterly loss.

Coca-Cola gains market share despite soft market.

Dupont sued over herbicide as brand supports sustainable aquaculture.

Facebook and NBC partner for GOP presidential debate, as Facebook ads increase 1,900% in year, 104% in one quarter.

Goldman Sachs prepares to trim workforce in wake of disappointing quarter.Continue reading...

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In the News: News Corp., Borders, McDonald's & more

Posted by Dale Buss on July 18, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

News Corp. shares tumble as company goes on PR offensive with print apology as News International's former head Rebekah Brooks was arrested Sunday, London's police chief quits and actor Jude Law claims his phone was hacked. Prime Minister David Cameron called in Parliament to deal with the scandal, as speculation rises about possible harm to Murdoch's US empire.

ABS by Alan Schwartz balks at design copyright protection.

Amana introduces new online shopping tool.

Australia's government launches campaign for carbon tax.

Borders faces liquidation.Continue reading...

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In the News: IMF, LeBron, Gap & more

Posted by Dale Buss on May 19, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Apple reportedly cuts licensing deal with EMI and moves closer to cloud-based music service, as iPad sales impact HP and Dell.

AT&T presses case for T-Mobile merger.

CBS brings Ashton Kutcher and his Two and a Half Men co-stars at advertisers' fall upfront.

Citigroup awards CEO Vikram Pandit with big retention package.

Coca-Cola launches 2012 Olympics promotion a year early.

Delta cuts capacity to Europe with Air France as airline’s executives recount complex merger with Northwest.

Disney reportedly seeks to develop TV series about SEALS team that killed Osama bin Laden.

Facebook gets new scrutiny over kids in social ads.

Gap CEO undertakes urgent revamp of the brand.Continue reading...

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In the News: J&J, Goldman Sachs, Saab and more

Posted by Dale Buss on May 12, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

Apple's latest iPad 2 customer: the Queen of England.

AT&T defends T-Mobile acquisition.

Cisco predicts more hardship and further job cuts.

Deutsche Borse head urges NYSE shareholders to approve merger.

Goldman Sachs reputation suffers in poll.

Hermes results quantify comeback of luxury sector.

J&J recalls HIV drug as its Cordis unit loses patent dispute to Boston Scientific.Continue reading...

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In the News: BlackBerry, Yoplait, Peet's and more

Posted by Dale Buss on March 18, 2011 09:00 AM

In the News

As Japan nuclear crisis continues, Tokyo Electric Power downgraded by Moody's.

BlackBerry owner RIM locks horns with wireless carriers over mobile-payment data.

Disney reminds TV advertisers that Mom is watching too.

General Mills is in talks to buy $1.1 billion stake in Yoplait for more than 50% of brand.

GM considers expanding into dealer-inventory financing.

Honda tries to patch supply chain back together in Japan, while GM shutters Louisiana pick-up truck plant due to parts shortage from Japan.Continue reading...

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LVMH Buying Spree Snags Bulgari, Boosts Luxury Brands

Posted by Barry Silverstein on March 8, 2011 11:30 AM

It's getting to the point where one might consider LVMH the European Union of brands.

The French conglomerate, which legitimately calls itself a "world leader in luxury goods," owns 60 upper echelon brands, many of which have the kind of global cachet most brands can only dream about. These brands accounted last year for more than 20 billion euros in sales and 3 billion euros in profit.

The LVMH stable includes Dom Perignon, Krug and Hennessy in wine and spirits; TAG Heuer and DeBeers in watches and jewelry; Celine, Givenchy and Louis Vuitton in fashion; Christian Dior, Emilio Pucci and Fendi in perfumes and cosmetics; and beauty products purveyor Sephora in specialty retailing.

Add the one billion-euro Italian luxury jewelry brand, Bulgari to the list, acquired this week by LVMH.Continue reading...

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