Posted by Shirley Brady on June 28, 2011 06:00 PM
AOL pares down to 20 content brands.
Google announces social Google+ platform, deemed a Facebook copycat.
IMF top job goes to French finance minister Christine Lagarde.
Lady Gaga joins her creative director with a fashion-centric Tumblr.
News Corp. is expected to finalize MySpace sale this week.
NFL lockout labor talks resume.
Sprint launches "nuclear attack" in last-ditch effort to stop AT&T and T-Mobile USA from merging.
Tiger Woods will return to golf when he's good and ready "100% healthy."
Twitter co-founders Biz Stone and Evan Williams dial down involvement for new venture.
Zynga is expected to file for a blockbuster IPO on Wednesday.
& Russia's Georgia eyes national rebranding.
Posted by Shirley Brady on June 7, 2011 07:00 PM
California could become first state to ban styrofoam.
Groupon rapped for exaggerating pre-sale price in the UK.
Kobe Bryant announces new foundation to fight homelessness in LA.
Li Na hailed as first Asian to win a tennis Grand Slam tournament.
Louis Vuitton takes check-ins to China.
NBC's The Voice becomes a hit thanks to Twitter.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 18, 2011 07:00 PM
On the eve of her new album release, Lady Gaga tops Forbes' 2011 list of top entertainers — defined as the most powerful people in entertainment based on Forbes' calculation of their earnings (pretax income from May 1, 2010-May 1, 2011) and media clout (print, TV, radio, online and especially social media).
The artist formerly known as Stefani Germanotta is Forbes' new #1, notching $90 million in earnings in the past year, while the in-transition Oprah was #2 with $290 million but far less social media and digital clout. View the new top 10 below, and the complete 2011 list here.
Below, see why Lady Gaga, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Bieber (the youngest to make Forbes' list, he debuts at #3), U2, Elton John, Tiger Woods, Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Simon Cowell and LeBron James made the top ten in this year's celeb rankings.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on May 12, 2011 06:00 PM
American Express forms venture with French luxury e-tailer, vente-privee.com.
Ashton Kutcher tipped to fill Charlie Sheen void on Two and a Half Men.
Bing continues to capture more searches as Microsoft's antitrust saga comes to an end.
BlackBerry product placement on BBC version of The Apprentice raises eyebrows.
BMW and Audi vie for luxury auto lead.
Bravo TV star Bethenny Frankel sued by former manager for a piece of her just-sold business.
Chevron criticized for corporate citizenship campaign in California.
Facebook claims no smear campaign intended by PR firm Burson-Marsteller vs. Google.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 26, 2011 06:15 PM
Amazon misses Q1 earnings estimate.
American Apparel gets $15M investment.
Apple's white iPhone 4 hits Best Buy on Wednesday.
Arizona Sun Devils ditch logo in rebranding.
AT&T CTO John Donovan talks up its cloud services.
CBS News anchor Katie Couric confirms to People she's stepping down.Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on April 11, 2011 09:00 AM
Airbus says Mideast unrest could wipe out up to 40% of orders.
Alfa Romeo delays planned return to US.
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion plots a rebound.
BP flounders in Russia.
CBS prepares to part ways with Katie Couric, as Couric and Matt Lauer explore reteaming for a daytime syndicated talk show.
Charlie Sheen gets two standing ovations in NYC Sunday after bombing Friday.
Christian Louboutin sues Yves Saint Laurent for allegedly violating trademark red sole.Continue reading...
Posted by Shirley Brady on April 9, 2011 12:00 PM
As Tiger Woods fights to reclaim his past Masters glory at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia this weekend, Nike features the golf pro, above. As the Cleveland Plain-Dealer comments, "Ahead is Masters Sunday and perhaps a calendar turning from a self-destructive past to a brighter tomorrow."
Sunday update: South Africa's Charl Schwartzel won with four straight birdies for what the AP calls "the best closing round at the Masters in 22 years."Continue reading...
Posted by Dale Buss on April 4, 2011 09:00 AM
BP seeks to resume drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.
Fox readies launch of Nat Geo Mundo Spanish-language channel.
IBM gets into the pharma business via nanotechnology.
Kraft extends “Real Women of Philadeophia” web series to tout cream cheese.
Mad Men is adding more commercial opportunities.
McDonald's brings Ronald back in new ads, and launches “McJob” marketing campaign as recruitment tool.Continue reading...