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  • Cingular Adds 2.4M Subscribers; Data Use Grows
    [Telecom] Cingular Wireless, now the new AT&T, yesterday reported the latest holiday quarter was its best three-month period ever for net subscriber additions. ...
  • Intel Unveils Speedier Wireless, Branding Program
    [Technology] In step with a growing demand for broadband content, Intel Corp. yesterday unveiled a next-generation wireless technology it says quintuples connection speed. ...
  • AT&T Unifies Landline, Wireless Customers With New Plan
    [Telecom] AT&T introduced an unlimited calling plan aimed at getting customers to make it the phone service provider of choice for wireless and landline communication. ...
  • Fashion Phone From LG, Prada Features Touch Screen
    [Electronics] South Korean conglomerate LG and Italian luxury brand Prada have partnered to create what they are calling the world's first completely touch-screen mobile phone. It will hit the market ...
  • Apple iPod Sales Hit Record; Zune Grabs 2.8% Share
    [Electronics] With its best iPod sales quarter ever, Apple continues to dominate the portable player market. ...
  • Digital Music Sales Surge To $2B Worldwide
    Record labels sold an estimated $2 billion worth of music online or through mobile phones last year, according to a new IFPI report. Single-track downloads totaled approximately 795 million, up ...
  • Global Online Music Sales Doubled In 2006
    [Entertainment] Record labels sold an estimated $2 billion worth of music online or through mobile phones in 2006, doubling the previous year's sales, the IFPI reported yesterday. ...
  • Verizon To Divest Landline Biz Against Market Trend
    [Telecom] Verizon is spinning off its operations in three New England states and combining them with a rural North Carolina-based provider with no brand profile in the region. ...
  • Gather.com Teams With Simon & Schuster, Borders For Writer Contest
    Online social networking site Gather.com, known as a MySpace for adults, has partnered with the Touchstone imprint of Simon & Schuster and with Borders for a contest for aspiring authors. ...
  • Borders Partners With Gather.Com In Publishing Event
    [Promotion] Online social networking site Gather.com struck a deal with Borders in which visitors to a co-branded community site will get the chance to vote on the first chapters of ...
  • Burger King Sells 2 Million Xbox Games
    [Fast-Food] Burger King sold 2 million of its $3.99 co-branded special edition Xbox Game Series in six weeks, making it a top seller for the Microsoft game line. ...
  • Wii Draws Most Online Chatter From Game Enthuasiasts
    [Technology] Online gaming enthuasiasts are talking about Nintendo's Wii more than any other gaming console, according to BrandIntel, which tracked 6,169 mentions over a four-week period. ...
  • Verizon Wireless To Permit Mobile Ads
    [Telecom] Starting in January, Verizon Wireless will let advertisers place banner ads on news, weather, sports and other Web sites displayed on its mobile phones. ...
  • RIM Profits Rise 47% On Success Of BlackBerry Pearl Launch
    [Technology] Research In Motion's successful expansion into consumer smart phones with the launch of its BlackBerry Pearl lifted earnings by 47% for the quarter. Investors responded. ...
  • Aflac Duck May Quack En Espanol
    [Multicultural] Supplementary insurance company Aflac, known for its memorable quacking duck, is training its sights on the growing Hispanic market. ...
  • Palm Launches $25 Million Campaign For Treo
    [Technology] A new campaign from AKQA for Palm's Treo 680 positions the smartphone as "not just a cell phone" and uses urban demonstration to show how easy it is to ...
  • Best Buy Opens Mobile-Only Stores In NYC
    [Retail] Best Buy is opening nine mobile-only stores in New York City as part of a pilot program in conjunction with U.K.-based mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse. ...
  • Helio's Buddy Beacon Extends Positioning
    [Telecom] "Don't call it a phone" Helio is building its marketing on the proposition that it offers unique social networking capabilities. Its Buddy Beacon and a new retail store play ...
  • Microsoft Predicts Zune Sales Will Hit 1 Million By June
    [Electronics] Microsoft yesterday said sales of its Zune portable music player are on track, and it expects to sell 1 million of the devices by next June. ...
  • Passikoff's Priorities: Engagement Top Trend For 2007
    [Trends] In his annual roundup of trends for the New Year, Brand Keys President Robert Passikoff says consumer engagement--and its measurement--remains a top priority for marketers. ...
  • Sony Delivers Feliz Navidad To Mexico
    [Multicultural] Sony Electronics is offering a delivery service to Mexico for its Hispanic-American customers to use for holiday gifts. It's part of a broader strategy to build on Sony's strong ...
  • Cingular Wireless To Introduce Mobile Banking
    [Telecom] Cingular Wireless customers will get to transfer funds, pay bills, and perform other online banking transactions using their Web-enabled phones starting next year. ...
  • Hitachi Takes Human Approach To Hidden Story
    [Technology] A series of short documentary-style online films features real people describing how Hitachi America's technology has been of benefit to them. ...
  • Microsoft Keeps Its Distance From Zune
    [Electronics] Just one week remains until the Zune personal digital music player appears in stores. But will anyone care? Retailers say the Microsoft product will be displayed in a sea ...
  • Consumer Groups Ask FTC To Probe Online Ad Profiling
    [Law] The Center for Digital Democracy and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group have asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether the online advertising practices of leading Internet companies ...
  • Latin Grammys Draw A-List Sponsors
    [Multicultural] The Latin Grammy Awards drew a blue-chip lineup of marketers for tonight's ceremony, its first year in New York City. Sponsors new to the event include Delta, Pepsi and ...
  • R U Safe? Cellular Marketers Tap Halloween Fears
    [Telecom] This Halloween season, some cellular companies are reminding parents that cell phones can help kids avoid tricks while seeking treats. ...
  • Sprint Hires New Pitchman To 'Power Up'
    [Telecom] Sprint has launched a new series of television ads featuring a spokesman they hope audiences will find to be a "straightforward, relatable guy"--actor Ron Livingston. If his name doesn't ...
  • Lenovo Signs Marketing Deal With NBA
    [Technology] The Chinese computer maker signed a multi-year marketing deal with the NBA and will introduce the Lenovo Stat, a way to measure the effectiveness of specific players. ...
  • Mobile Customers Like Their Text-Messaging
    [Telecom] Wireless carriers are competing like mad to attract and retain customers by upgrading their services with multimedia bells and whistles. But recent research points out that text messaging--one of ...