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Oracle Buys Micros Systems for $5.3 Billion Latest in a long string of acquisitions

Oracle is purchasing Micros Systems for $5.3 billion as part of a bigger push into retail and hospitality marketing. Oracle’s acquisition comes out to $68 a share, making it one…

June 23, 2014, 12:02 PM EDT

This Company Went From Selling Street Meat to Saks Fifth Avenue Roaming Hunger connects food trucks with brands

Specs Who (From left) Ross Resnick, founder and Big Burrito; Ryan van de Griendt, director of operations; Megan Madsen, account manager; Cory Murphy, director of new business What Experiential marketing agency and…

June 18, 2014, 7:58 PM EDT

Marketers' New Tactics in the Food Label Wars Health takes a backseat

You’ll need a strong stomach to serve in this war, no matter which side you’re on. Few consumer conflicts have been more bitterly fought than the battle between the food and…

June 17, 2014, 6:18 AM EDT

This Long Island Iced Tea Won't Give You a Hangover Taking on the beverage titans

Mention a Long Island iced tea to most people, and they’ll probably remember falling off a bar stool (if they remember that much). But there’s another Long Island Iced Tea…

June 17, 2014, 6:15 AM EDT

Top Chefs and Caterers Use Pot as a Secret Ingredient Going beyond the brownie

Put down that pot brownie. In a bid to join the mainstreaming of marijuana, chefs and caterers are pairing cannabis with cuisine—not just to keep up with the times, but…

June 15, 2014, 7:38 PM EDT

Lowe’s Tests 3D Technology Booths First concept out of retailer’s innovation lab

Are consumers ready for Star Trek-like experiences that turn in-store shopping into 3D virtual models? Lowe’s thinks so and is rolling out installations into two Canadian stores that use augmented…

June 11, 2014, 5:40 PM EDT

EBay Reportedly Shutting Down Same-Day Delivery Service [Updated] Competitors aggressively offer similar businesses

EBay may be closing shop on its same-day eBay Now delivery service. VentureBeat reports that the PayPal-owned venture is shutting down the local-focused arm of its business, likely from the…

June 10, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

Why Microsoft Is Wrapping Location-Based Ads Around Retail Stores Tests significantly lifted foot traffic

Microsoft plans to open five stores this month to get to its 100th North American location since getting into retail game a few years ago. The tech brand has dramatically…

June 9, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

Dove's New Ad Shows What Dads Really Do Besides resenting gender stereotypes

Dove Men+Care’s digital campaign for Father’s Day riffs off the idea that dads are sick of their Ward Cleaver image and want credit for changing diapers, making dinner and consoling…

June 8, 2014, 8:29 PM EDT

Toro's Six-Decade Love Affair Between Men and Mowers Lawn-care ads were cutting-edge

Sometime around 1947, residents of Levittown, the famous suburban subdivision 55 miles outside New York, opened their community newsletter and read this: “No feature of a suburban residential community contributes…

June 4, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

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