by Thom Forbes on Apr 15, 7:51 AM
Lionsgate TV is developing a TV show for Amazon that will have episodes based on the characters and stories in the Bob Dylan songbook. But this wouldn't be a story about Dylan if there weren't more questions than definitive answers.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 14, 7:53 AM
Theranos, the Palo Alto, Calif.-based blood-testing laboratory that has attracted $9 billion in backing from investors and tons of upbeat coverage for founder Elizabeth Holmes, who famously dropped out of Stanford to launch the company in 2003, is teetering on having its license revoked by federal regulators.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 13, 7:53 AM
If you can get beyond the confines of five-year-plan thinking, transgalactic marketing may be your next big opportunity.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 12, 7:53 AM
As goes Alcoa, so go the quarterlies, the sentiment on the Street has it, and the sentiment was rough yesterday. The company reported adjusted first-quarter earnings of 7 cents per share on $4.95 billion in revenue after the close of regular trading. Earnings were 28 cents per share for the prior-year and revenue was $5.82 billion.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 11, 7:57 AM
Chatbots that get down to business by interacting with your past and potential customers will be one of the major attractions at F8, the Facebook developers conference that opens tomorrow morning. There are no more physical seats available at Fort Mason in San Francisco but you can watch it all live - alas, still in 2D.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 8, 8:00 AM
In a move that's being hailed by one analyst as unusual for its foresight, Victoria's Secret is laying off 200 people and reorganizing into three business units - Victoria's Secret Lingerie, PINK and Victoria's Secret Beauty - while it's at the top of its game. But another is less appreciative of the moves hailed by Leslie H. Wexner, chairman and CEO of parent L Brands.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 7, 7:52 AM
The U.K.'s Advertising Standards Authority has banned an ad featuring a rail-thin model in a Gucci dress that ran on the Times of London's Web site in mid-December.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 6, 7:51 AM
Changes in the tax laws announced by the Treasury Dept. late Monday that had eyes for the pending acquisition and inversion deal crafted by Pfizer and Allergan last November have had their intended effect. The companies announced early this morning that the $160 billion deal is dead.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 5, 7:55 AM
With a whopping $2.6 billion offer, Alaska Air outbid JetBlue for Virgin America, it was announced yesterday, leaving Virgin brand founder Richard Branson among those ruing his inability to keep the idiosyncratic carrier independent while forging the nation's fifth largest airline if regulators approve the deal, as is expected.
by Thom Forbes on Apr 4, 8:00 AM
Asserting that it will "redefine" its brand identity in the U.S., Volkswagen's global brand chief Herbert Diess assuaged the concerns of dealers Saturday who were threatening legal action in the wake of its emissions scandal. Still, some remain vocally concerned that not enough is being done.