Posted by Shirley Brady on May 10, 2011 06:30 PM
Maria Shriver (who recently hinted she's in transition) and Arnold Schwarzenegger prepare to divorce as he announces movie comeback and their son Patrick responds on Twitter.
Bristol Palin lands reality show on History Channel's BIO cable channel.
Facebook asks to be exempt from US political advertising rules.
Audi launches roadside assistance app.
Australian advertisers face opposition on self-regulation and children's marketing.
BMW launches eBay store in the UK.Continue reading...
Posted by Michael Waltzer on May 10, 2011 05:00 PM
Trending on YouTube today is the latest digital short from NBC's Saturday Night Live: Jack Sparrow by The Lonely Island. Uploaded just 2 days ago, and with almost 3 million hits already, it’s safe to say The Lonely Island knows how to produce a hit.Continue reading...
social media watch
Posted by Sheila Shayon on May 2, 2011 11:30 AM
Social media bested the President last night as Twitter user Sohaib Athar live-tweeted about the raid on Osama bin Laden seven hours before Obama made the announcement on television.
The Pakistani IT consultant (Twitter handle: ReallyVirtual) didn't realize he was observing (and reporting) the US operation that resulted in bin Laden's death when he tweeted, “Helicopter hovering above Abbottabad at 1AM (is a rare event),” followed by “Go away helicopter – before I take out my giant swatter :-/”Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on May 2, 2011 09:00 AM
In the wake of Osama bin Laden takedown by US, tock markets rally, Facebook page "Osama bin Laden is Dead" takes off as Obama congratulated by GOP including Dick Cheney, who said "the war goes on" — a cautionary note reinforced by security alerts and travel precautions.
Air France black box found from Rio-to-Paris flight in 2009.
Amazon apologizes for outage.
Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett distances himself from Sokol affair.
Boston Globe reportedly will be subject of a purchase bid.
Chrysler reports its first net profit since bankruptcy.
Dish Network agrees to pay $500M to settle TiVo dispute.
DuPont raises offer for Danisco in food-ingredients bid.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 28, 2011 06:30 PM
NBC bids adieu to Steve Carell on The Office.
Office boosts Microsoft profits, though Windows sales slip — blame the iPad, with Apple now more profitable than Microsoft.
BlackBerry-maker RIM cuts Q1 earnings and revenue forecast.
Apple's White iPhone 4 - a PR coup?
Bank of America to hike interest rates for late payments.
Deutsche Bank announces record first-quarter profits.
Hulu Plus comes to Xbox Live.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on April 27, 2011 09:00 AM
Air Canada launches new regional brand to replace Jazz.
Amazon vs. Apple "app store" spat continues, while Apple moves to trademark "startup."
Apple iPad 2 finally goes on sale in Japan this week, plus 11 other countries.
Barclay's posts disappointing results.
BP's Russian saga continues as net profit rises, Gulf clean-up costs continue.
Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf ace crash tests.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 26, 2011 01:30 PM
No more edgy comedians for Aflac.
After firing Gilbert Gottfried for tasteless tweets about the recent disaster in Japan and launching a nationwide search, Aflac today announced the new voice of its duck mascot — Dan McKeague, a 36-year-old classic rock radio station sales manager from Minneapolis, MN, who beat 12,500 contenders for the role.
His first Aflac spot (below) will debut, appropriately, during tonight's premiere of The Voice — a competition to find America's next great singer — on NBC.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 25, 2011 06:30 PM
Apple hit with inevitable class action lawsuit over location tracking.
Donald Trump's birther fixation impacts personal brand, supposed presidential ambitions.
Enfamil settles mom's lawsuit over nutrient claims.
Facebook updates Groups, adds Send button.
GM minivan thrives in China post-US demise.
Kimberly-Clark and P&G to both raise prices.
Lenovo Honeycomb tablet coming later this year.Continue reading...