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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

People's Choice really is the people's choice

They're called People's Choice Awards for a reason. Anyone can vote – as often as they like That's why many critics don't take the awards seriously.
Posted In: Entertainment

A few big data users slow us all down

A new study says just 1 percent of mobile users hog half the available wireless capacity.
Posted In: smartphone, apple, siri, data plans

Barnes & Noble could spin off the Nook

The company's e-reader has been a big success, while the rest of Barnes & Noble's business is suffering.
Posted In: Barnes & Noble, Books, Nook

Martha Stewart TV show to end this summer

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and the Hallmark Channel said the lifestyle show will end. It's the latest challenge for Martha Stewart.
Posted In: Martha Stewart

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