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Business 03 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Global music sales still tumbling

The battle-weary global music industry surveyed the wreckage of another dismal six months yesterday as global data showed music sales tumbled almost 11%, piling more pressure on music companies to do deals to survive.

Business 18 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Dell CEO tops list of richest young Americans

THE founders of the newly-listed search engine Google, hit rapper Jay-Z, actress Jennifer Lopez and the 18-year-old twin sisters, actresses Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, were the many faces that made it to this year#8217;s list of America#8217;s 40 richest kids under 40.

Business 28 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Food, drinks and clothing chains send universal messages

Some of the world's biggest brands are reintroducing themselves on the global stage - using marketing campaigns with catch-all slogans to sell their products to a worldwide audience, irrespective of borders, culture or even religion.

Business 03 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sportswear maker Adidas to buy Reebok

Adidas-Salomon AG said Wednesday that it will buy shoemaker Reebok International Ltd. in a euro3.1 billion (US$3.8 billion) deal, giving the company about 20 percent of the U.S. market and putting it in a position to better challenge leader Nike Inc.

Business 23 Sep 2009 | 12:00 AM Premium

Industry group: OK for iTunes to block Palm Pre

SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc. appears to have clearance from an industry group to block rival Palm Inc.'s Pre phone from connecting with the iTunes software.

Business 22 Sep 2010 | 12:00 AM Premium

Here is your chance to twitter with some celebrities through an auction

SAN FRANCISCO: If you've ever wished celebrities like actress Demi Moore or skateboarder Tony Hawk would follow you on short-messaging site Twitter, now's your chance - but you'll have to cough up some cash for the privilege.

Business 08 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Chrysler, VW lead auto ads on Super Bowl

NEW YORK: A Chrysler commercial featuring rapper Eminem and a light-hearted Volkswagen advertisement triumphed on Super Bowl Sunday, as the annual battle of the brands turned into an all-out marketing blitz by automakers.

Business 10 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

A lasting impression is very important

IN today's world where advertisers' reach towards consumers is no longer confined to traditional media, companies are resorting to more unique channels to promote their products.

Business 17 May 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Twitter feed lawsuit underscores power of a tweet

SAN FRANCISCO: When Adorian Deck was home sick from high school, he entertained himself like countless other teenagers have in recent years: He started a Twitter account.

Business 18 May 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Perp walks ordinary in US, an outrage in France

NEW YORK: A sea of cameras captured a rumpled, handcuffed, angry-looking Dominique Strauss-Kahn as plainclothes detectives took the International Monetary Fund head from a police precinct to court. The images weren't unusual for a high-profile criminal case in the U.S., but in his French homeland, they'd be illegal.