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  • Libertarians push a deregulatory fix for the CBS-Time Warner impasse

    Libertarians push a deregulatory fix for the CBS-Time Warner impasse
    As the dispute between CBS and Time Warner Cable drags on, frustrated viewers are pushing for more extreme responses by government. Last week, three of Time Warner's customers in Southern California sued the company, arguing that it had committed fraud by...
  • Animation glut? NPR chief Gary Knell heads to National Geographic.

    Animation glut? NPR chief Gary Knell heads to National Geographic.
    After the coffee. Before finding a way to check out Al Jazeera America. The Skinny: I want to watch Al Jazeera America but alas am a Time Warner Cable subscriber and it doesn't have a deal to carry the news channel, which launches today. I need to get a...
  • Novelist Leonard mastered the art of crime

    Novelist Leonard mastered the art of crime
    Elmore Leonard's con men, hustlers and killers never thought much of rules, but the master craftsman lived by one he held dear: If it sounds like writing, rewrite it. “If proper usage gets in the way, it may have to go,” Leonard wrote in...
  • Beat the Heat Sweepstakes Official Rules

    ZAP2IT “MY FAVES” SWEEPSTAKES OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. The Zap2it “MY FAVES” Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) starts at 9 AM Pacific...
  • Yelp gets an earful from L.A. business owners

    Yelp gets an earful from L.A. business owners
    Yelp Inc. was hoping to debunk misconceptions and ease business owners' concerns about the popular review website. Instead, many small-business owners at the company's town hall meeting in Hollywood on Tuesday slammed the site, venting their frustration...
  • Angry Birds players scammed by fake 'virus detected' ads, FTC says

    A Los Angeles digital marketing company scammed "a substantial number" of Angry Birds players through deceptive banner ads, according to a Federal Trade Commission complaint. Jesta Digital agreed to a $1.2-million settlement with the FTC. On top of...
  • Pandora reports 2nd-quarter sales growth, will end listening cap

    Pandora reports 2nd-quarter sales growth, will end listening cap
    Internet radio company Pandora Media Inc. reported second-quarter sales growth that topped analysts’ expectations as mobile advertising revenue surged year over year. The Oakland company generated $157.4 million in revenue in the quarter ended July...
  • Ex-Ticketmaster CEO: Twitter to get users to shop 'in the moment'

    SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter is making a big push into e-commerce as speculation heats up that it’s preparing for a widely anticipated initial public offering. The San Francisco company has hired Nathan Hubbard, former chief executive officer of...
  • Marketing CEO for Columbia-based firm driven to race Porsches

    Marketing CEO for Columbia-based firm driven to race Porsches
    David Williams' Columbia-based marketing company makes heavy use of data to help business clients reach customers and maintain their loyalty. As a racecar driver, the CEO of Merkle Inc. also sifts through data to improve his performance on the track....
  • Food makers' health claims are hard to swallow

    A few years ago, Kellogg Co. embarked on an ad campaign to convince parents that eating Frosted Mini-Wheats cereal would make star students of their children, with higher levels of attention and memory. "Clinical studies" — a revered term —...
  • Dunkin' Donuts Thailand under fire for 'racist' ad campaign

    Dunkin' Donuts Thailand under fire for 'racist' ad campaign
    A human rights group on Friday criticized a Dunkin' Donuts advertising campaign running in Thailand that features a model whose face is painted black to sell a chocolate doughnut. Dunkin' Donuts Thailand recently started running ads for its "Charcoal...