Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Karl Greenberg, August 21, 2012, 9:29 AM
  • Is P&G Too Big? Cincinnati Enquirer

    Procter & Gamble has operations in 41 countries, has 126,000 employees, and annual sales of $84 billion. But the giant's stock price has been set in near-stone in the $60 area for years. In the past year it missed its profit projections twice. Is the company just too big? Read the whole story...

  • Infiniti First With Cordless Electric Car USA Today

    First there was the Nissan Leaf electric car, with cord. Now there's the cordless by luxury sibling Infiniti. The LE will let you simply park over a special plate on the floor, from which it will charge automatically. You still have the option to use cables at charging stations. The plate charges the car -- shown at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance -- by magnetic connection. Read the whole story...

  • Is Best Buy Move A Trend Starter? USA Today

    Could others who are frustrated with the performance of companies whose stock they hold follow Richard Schulze's example? The founder of Best Buy is offering $24 to $26 a share for the company, which before the bid, was trading for $17.64 a share. So far this year, there have been 20 U.S. take-private transactions valued at $15.9 billion. Read the whole story...

  • Target, Walmart To Offer Mobile Wallet Chain Store Age

    Wal-Mart confirmed on Thursday that it is part of a new company developed with other retailers to develop and deploy an m-commerce solution. The group, Merchant Customer Exchange, will make consumer offers, promotions and retail programs accessible via smartphone. CVS/pharmacy, Hy-Vee, Publix, Sears Holdings Corp. and Target are among participants. Read the whole story...

  • How To Simplify Online Marketing Mashable

    Contributor Jonathan Gardner has some suggestions: give consumers choice, control and relevance; give them content and keep your strategy simple. Says Gardner, "Let's move away from strategies and metrics that aren't really relevant for branding. Brands always look for some kind of number and stat to justify their online spend -- CTR, view-through, attribution, 'likes.' Does that make sense at all? Did brands worry about measuring the impact of a full-page spread in Vogue back in the day? The issue is over thinking the numbers and not thinking enough about advertising in the interest of consumers." Read the whole story...

  • Cute Dog Named Boo Signs With Virgin San Francisco Chronicle

    Boo, a 6-year-old Pomeranian dog with Hallmark Card cuteness, is now official pet of Virgin America. The dog, which has a hugely popular Facebook page, is owned by Facebook executive Irene Ahn, who will certainly have made up in spokesdog revenue what Facebook has lost in share price. Read the whole story...