Topic: Tech

FCC Adopts Rules to Regulate Internet

Private business, entrepreneurs and students in college dorm rooms nurtured and grew the Internet since it was privatized in 1994. Now the regulators take over. In a bold move, the…

December 21, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Bowling for Dollars

ESPN is the rich Uncle Pennybags of sports broadcasting, that dapper old swell from Monopoly who functions as the benign face of rapacious capitalism. Crisp C-notes bursting from the pockets…

December 19, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Global Tablet Sales to Skyrocket

The tablet computer category is rapidly going from nonexistent to ubiquitous.Global sales of computer tablet devices like the iPad will exceed 80 million by 2012, according to a new report…

December 15, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Solutions Picks Up SunTrust Ad Duties

Client consolidation giveth—and it taketh away.Case in point: SunTrust's move to unify its marketing chores at a single shop is a boon for Publicis Groupe's Solutions, which picks up advertising…

December 15, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

USAA Awards Media Account to Initiative

Financial services giant USAA has awarded its media planning and buying account to Initiative after a review, the company has confirmed.USAA, with over $17 billion in total assets, has spent…

December 13, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

(Tough) Life of Brien

Nick Brien exudes confidence. But even he must feel snakebit by the client troubles he has seen in his first eight months as worldwide CEO of McCann Worldgroup and its…

December 12, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Salvation Army Has Trouble Filling Red Kettle

The Salvation Army's "Red Kettle" campaign is having trouble raising money this year, and the economy is to blame, per USA Today.Last year, the campaign raised $139 million in donations,…

December 9, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Capital One Launches Media Review

Credit card company Capital One, known for its "What's in your wallet?" creative campaign, has put its estimated $600 million media planning and buying assignment up for review, according to sources.The incumbent…

December 9, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

FCC Planning to Enter Retrans Consent Debate

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to open up a proceeding on retransmission consent negotiation rules, governing how broadcasters and cable companies determine value for signal clearances. Bill Lake, the…

December 8, 2010, 12:00 AM EST

Discover Faces 'Deceptive' Marketing Lawsuit

Discover Financial Services has been sued over deceptive marketing.Minnesota's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against the credit-card company, alleging that it made "aggressive, misleading and deceptive" telemarketing calls, according…

December 7, 2010, 12:00 AM EST