Karl Greenberg, Nov 21, 2011, 9:20 AM
  • BOA Ad: Company Creates, Er, Solves HomelessnessSalon

    Bank of America has new ads touting its virtuous work in Brooklyn, creating homes for the homeless. Say again? The company has a new ad about how it is helping homeless people in Brooklyn, N.Y. Read the whole story...

  • ... So No Wonder RIM Discounts PlayBookEngadget

    Research In Motion (RIM) has instituted a big price cut on its PlayBook digital pad in Canada. BestBuy, Walmart, Staples and Future Shop have all chopped $300 off the price of the slate in Canada. The sale lasts from Nov. 16 to the 22nd in Quebec, and the 18th to the 24th in the rest of Canada. That brings the price to around $200 for the 16GB PlayBook. The WiFi-only 32GB and 64GB models are also being discounted to $300 and $400, respectively. Read the whole story...

  • Gap Feels The GapChain Store Age

    Gap Inc. reported Thursday that profit for the third quarter dropped 36% to $193 million, compared with $303 million a year earlier, as the retailer continued a deep discounting trend and encountered rising production costs. Still, results beat analysts' expectations. Read the whole story...

  • BP Pays $30 Million For Gulf Seafood EffortHouma Today

    A three-year, $30 million strategy funded by BP aims to restore the Gulf seafood's reputation, which was wounded by the 2010 oil spill. The campaign will start with television commercials in the first quarter next year, plus print advertisements showing crawfish and blue crabs splashing around in clear water. Billboards will be featured along highways in Louisiana, with portraits of chefs and fishermen encouraging consumers with catchphrases like, "Put the 'bon' in 'bon appetit.' " Read the whole story...

  • Porsche Unveils Plans For New U.S. HeadquartersThe New York Times

    Porsche is building a new North American headquarters in Atlanta that will open in late 2013. Among other oddities, its atrium will be shaped to resemble the shield adorning Cayennes, Panameras, Caymans, 911s and Boxsters. In Los Angeles, Porsche plans to build a customer experience center in the vicinity of Los Angeles International and Long Beach airports. Read the whole story...

  • IPad Rules The WorldPaid Content

    Far more people are using the iPad than any other tablet device, according to stats compiled this week. Pingdom estimated that 87.6% of all worldwide tablet-based Web traffic comes from the iPad based on data from StatCounter. Comscore said iPad accounts for 95% of all U.S. based Web traffic from tablet devices, suggesting that Android may be getting more of a foothold in other parts of the world. Read the whole story...

  • Toosie Roll Lawyers Worry About Shoes, Chews ConfusionChicago Tribune

    Chicago candy maker Tootsie Roll Industries is suing a small footwear company selling the Footzyrolls shoe brand. According to the lawsuit filed in federal court in Illinois, Rollashoe, which makes rollable ballet slippers called Footzyrolls, is infringing on the brand name of Chicago-based Tootsie Roll. Tootsie Roll, which made $521 million in sales last year, alleged that the $2 million Footzyrolls brand will confuse and "deceive" consumers into thinking that the shoes are associated with Tootsie Roll's portfolio of products. Read the whole story...