Jul 31, 2012 Television ratings are up for the 2012 Olympics, even with so-called spoilers all over the Internet. Blogger and author Jeff Jarvis talks about NBC's failures to keep up with the Twittersphere.
Jul 23, 2012 Commentator Beth Teitell on how social media "friends" erode confidence with sunny status updates and photos of perfect children.
Jul 20, 2012 Heineken has offered $6 billion to buy Asia Pacific Breweries, which makes Tiger beer. Their giant bid was meant to elbow out a play by a billionaire from Thailand and get a stronger hold on the Southeast Asian market.
Jul 19, 2012 A new study in the journal Lancet says lack of exercise now causes as many deaths as smoking. And according to the latest figures, obesity costs Americans about $200 billion a year in medical expenses. So perhaps it makes sense that for the first time, Americans polled by Gallup see obesity as a bigger problem than smoking or alcohol consumption.
Jul 5, 2012 Even beermakers like Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors are ramping up hard cider production.
Jun 18, 2012 The ways social media makes separation trickier.
Heidi N. Moore
May 1, 2012 So-called 'energy drinks' are one of the fastest-growing sectors of the drinks business. And now the Wall Street Journal reports that Coca-Cola toyed with spending $14 billion for one brand -- Monster Energy. Coke denies any deal.
Apr 13, 2012 A 22-year-old college grad dropped $11 on a domain name and poured all of her Web 2.0 talents into creating the ideal job application for a social media director position.
Mar 27, 2012 University of Texas, Dallas professor Dean Terry has co-designed an application that lets users voice their dislikes on Facebook.
Mar 23, 2012 The British government has announced today that it wants to set a minimum price on beer, wine, and spirits. It hopes the move will help prevent alcohol-related crimes and deaths in the country.