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Features by Sally Herships

Online review site Yelp preps for IPO

Yelp, the website that offers up user reviews for everything from restaurants and bars to barbershops will soon get its own review of a different and perhaps much harsher kind.
Posted In: Yelp, IPO

As gas prices rise, Obama to speak on energy future

Rising prices at the gas pump could threaten the economic recovery and pose an election year problem for Obama. What can he do?
Posted In: gas prices, Barack Obama

New prescription for aspiring doctors

The Medical College Admission Test will require aspiring doctors to understand people as well as science.
Posted In: Health, doctor

Kodak to drop its name from Hollywood theater

Eastman Kodak won a court battle to scrap its sponsorship of Kodak Theater, home of the Oscars. Do expensive naming rights jinxing companies?
Posted In: kodak

Purina dog food nabs Pedigree spot at Westminster

The Westminster Kennel Club dog show dropped longtime sponsor Pedigree, saying its pet adoption theme turned off audience.
Posted In: advertising, dogs, Westminster Dog Show, Pedigree

Linsanity sweeps America

The newfound popularity of New York Knicks player Jeremy Lin boosts business for basketball.
Posted In: basketball, Jeremy Lin, Sports, NBA

Social networks spawn online dating sites

Badoo has 137 million users. Tapping that dating network comes with a caveat: Your Facebook friends may learn you’re in the market.
Posted In: online dating, social networking, privacy

Amazon gets physical to boost online sales

Online retailer Amazon plans to build five new warehouses in three states to cut delivery times, in the hope of boosting sales.
Posted In: Amazon, online retail, warehouse

Can you trademark the color red?

This week, a federal appellate court will hear arguments over whether fashion designer Christian Louboutin’s signature red-soled shoes are actually something he can trademark.
Posted In: fashion, trademark, Christian Louboutin, Yves Saint Laurent

The 411 on mobile giving

A just-released study says texting donations for crises like the Haiti earthquake could become the new norm.
Posted In: Charity, Haiti

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