Monday, November 30, 2015

Around The Net

  • Consumers Moving From Soda To Bottled WaterDrug Store News

    A new report from Packaged Facts, "Bottled Water in the U.S.," finds that in the past decade Americans have started to move away from carbonated soft drinks in favor of bottled water. Between 2004 and 2013 the number of adults drinking five or more glasses of bottled still water rose by 22% as the number of people drinking five or more glasses of soda, diet soda or carbonated diet drinks fell by double-digit percentages. ...Read the whole story

  • Etihad Launches United Arab Emirates

    Etihad Airways, the Abu Dhabi-based airline, said it was targeting an increase in its Emirati passengers with the launch of its latest advertising campaign. The new campaign, launching on Dec. 1 to coincide with the UAE's National Day celebration, includes a TV spot to air on UAE TV only, but there will be still versions in print media. ...Read the whole story

  • Acura Sees Future In Stronger SedansAutomotive News

    Acura has been around for 30 years, and hasn't been able to hammer out a clear identity for much of that time. And it has had mixed success on the product front. One thing the automaker won't do is follow Hyundai's strategy of creating a luxury sub-brand. John Mendel, EVP of American Honda, said the brand will focus on its strengths in the crossover market while fixing its weak sedan lineup. ...Read the whole story

  • Mayer Arrives At FCC To Tackle Privacy Washington Post

    The Federal Communications Commission is serious about privacy. The commission has hired an outsider (non bureaucrat, in other words) to be technical lead for investigations into telephone, television and Internet service providers. The privacy tech guru, Jonathan Mayer, arrives at the FCC as the agency has ratcheted up its focus on traditional telephone companies, meaning Verizon and Comcast may have to face privacy obligations. ...Read the whole story

  • ISIS Appropriates Anti-Smoking AdsThe Independent
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