Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Karl Greenberg, June 19, 2012, 9:47 AM
  • Robin Gives Siri Competition San Francisco Chronicle

    Robin is Siri's newest rival. The Android "android," named Robin, gives directions, local places, real-time parking, traffic info, gas prices, weather, Twitter news and more. It was designed with drivers in mind, and supports gestures. You can wave your hand twice in front and above the screen or brush the top brim of your phone, speak, and Robin will respond. Read the whole story...

  • Philly's Next On Walgreens' List Chain Store Age

    Downtown Philadelphia will be the site for Walgreens' next Well Experience flagship store. The new Walgreens will be located at Broad and Chestnut streets in Center City, filling the space of what was once a Borders bookstore. Walgreens Well Experience flagship stores currently are located in Chicago, Las Vegas, New York and Washington, D.C. In addition to this one in Philadelphia, two more are planned for Los Angeles and Boston. Read the whole story...

  • Coors Agency Adds New Creative Chicago Tribune

    Cavalry, a new Chicago advertising agency formed specifically to handle Coors beer brands, announced Monday it has tapped Jim Larmon as its inaugural chief creative officer. Larmon is a six-year-veteran of DDB Chicago, where he headed up advertising for Capital One. He joins Cavalry charged with creating advertising for Coors Light and Coors Banquet. The dedicated WPP agency was launched this month after winning the accounts from DraftFCB Chicago. Read the whole story...

  • Facebook Olympics Pages Have No Ads Business Insider

    Facebook created an Olympic hub and an Olympic fan page, both of which are big hits with users: the hub is getting 2,000 "likes" every 15 minutes or so and will get to a couple million in a few weeks. The fan page has 2.8 million people who "like" the page and have opted-in to getting updates from it in their News Feed. Read the whole story...

  • Ford Opens Silicon Valley Lab Detroit Bureau

    Recognizing the rapidly increasing role of digital technology in the automobile, Ford has opened up a new electronics research lab in Silicon Valley. The automaker has also created "Research and Innovation" facilities in Aachen, Germany; Nanjing, China; and its home in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. It also has hired on technology scouts in Tel Aviv, Israel. Read the whole story...

  • Airlines Fight For Corporate Customers USA Today

    Airlines are adding bed-like seats to first class, speeding up access to the Web and carving out space in coach class for those who'll pay more to stretch their legs. The goal is to get more business travelers (who often book the more expensive, last-minute fares), as well as others willing to pay more to fly. High-flyers are more and more important as airlines deal with vicissitudes of fuel pricing and consolidation. "Premium customers are fewer in number, but they spend a greater amount of revenue,'' says Chris Kelly Singley, a spokesperson for Delta. "You have to continue to really invest in the product that's bringing those customers to you in the first place.'' Read the whole story...