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Kari Lipschutz

Liberty Media Buys Stake in Barnes & Noble

Media giant avoids full buyout

Liberty Media said it would purchase a stake in Barnes & Noble for $204 million. The media giant was seen as a potential savior for the bookseller that went up…

Relativity Media Teams Up With Chinese Partners

SkyLand and Huaxia offer an in to elusive market

Relativity Media, the film studio responsible for producing Bridesmaids and The Social Network, is entering a partnership with Huaxia Film Distribution and SkyLand Film-Television Development, both Chinese companies. The move…

UBS Ditches WTC Move

Deal dropped due to bank's shaky finances

The new World Trade Center site is now down one tenant. UBS confirmed that it will not be moving into the new development despite “advanced talks” between the bank and…

Campaign Takes On Barefoot Running Craze

New Balance's tagline: 'Like barefoot, only better.'

A 2009 best-seller by Christopher McDougall made shoemakers very nervous. The book, Born to Run, told the near-mythical tale of groups around the world that run incomprehensible distances with ease,…

Borders to Close Its Doors

Bookseller fails to find buyer

Borders will be closing its doors by the end of September, liquidating its remaining 399 stores starting as early as this week. The closure comes as the United States’ second-largest…

Yahoo's New Ad Network

Personalized content targets Web publishers

Yahoo’s websites aren’t getting the face time with users that they used to. The slip in time spent on the company’s websites is bad for business, but Yahoo decided that…

Brewers Tap Hispanic Consumers

Industry proposes a toast

American brewers are directing their attention to a demographic that they hope will be the answer to a third consecutive year of declining sales volume. MillerCoors, Anheuser-Busch InBev, Heineken, and…

Philip Morris Ignites Legal Battle With Aussies

Cigarette maker challenges new legislation

The Australian government will make you think twice before lighting up. Lawmakers in Canberra have plans to remove all types of branding from cigarette packaging, replacing it with gruesome color…

Banana Republic Gets 'Mad Men' Makeover

Collaboration offers shoppers '60s style

Banana Republic is going to make you look more like Don Draper and Joan Harris. The brand is teaming up with AMC’s Mad Men to produce a collection of '60s-inspired…

U.K. Ad Spending Forecast Downgraded

Slump expected for second half of 2011

British media investment management firm Group M downgraded its forecast for U.K. ad spending for 2011. The company now predicts 1.5 percent total growth of U.K. ad spending year on…

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