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The fight is on! McDonalds join forces with Dunkin Donuts against Starbucks…

McDonalds just put up a huge sign in front of the Starbucks headquarters office in Seattle that says, “Four bucks is dumb,” and at the bottom it says, “…now serving espresso. This sign is displayed on 140 billboards in Western … Continue reading

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Big Changes at Newsweek

  Yesterday, Wash Po.-owned Newsweek announced a series of changes it will be launching in February.  The changes are not just minor tweaks for their publications, but a major shift in philosophy.  Newsweek now plans to change the way it … Continue reading

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Whopper Virgins?

Burger King’s new Whopper Virgins ad campaign has brought criticism (and there are 100s more like this one), but in the end it’s more solid marketing from the home of such un-politically correct marketing devices as the subservient chicken (go … Continue reading

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Will Murdoch Soon Own the Times?

Michael Wolff, author of the “The Man Who Owns the News: Inside the Secret World of Rupert Murdoch,” believes the News Corp. CEO will soon make a bid for The New York Times. Much like Murdoch’s, arguably, hostile takeover of … Continue reading

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Lighting northern lights

While the rest of the country saw bleak economic tidings this November, Montanans got good news.  A Presidential Permit was issued for a first-ever energy line between Montana in the U.S. and Alberta, in Canada.  Within a year or two, … Continue reading

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The Fight is On

First Nike abandoned its position in the swimwear industry. Now Adidas says it may be next. But the company isn’t going down without a fight. Recent reports say that Adidas wants “fair and professional” rules and approval processes brought into … Continue reading

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Beer Synergy

When Marcel Telles, now one of the directors on the the board of ABInbev, became the CEO of the Brazilian beer brand Brahma in 1989, he knew very little about beer. He decided he needed a benchmark, a model to … Continue reading

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Journalism Bailout: Really?

The Typepad Journalist Bailout Program has been grabbing the attention of both bloggers and reporters at major news organizaitons.  Naturally, I was intrigued.  As in, a bailout for journalists? And, by Typepad? Well, kind of.  Except, of course, it’s a … Continue reading

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Beer Money

What a strange world we live in when banks won’t loan money to help you buy or save your house but they’ll open their coffers if it’s beer you need money for… To go through with the Anheuser-Busch take-over, InBev … Continue reading

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Done Deal

Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Missouri, maker of of “the king of beers” is now is a subsidiary of a company called Anheuser-Busch InBev NV/SA. InBev completed the purchase of Anheuser-Busch last week, paying shareholders $70 per share of stock. Many people … Continue reading

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