Roni Robbins

Airbnb Reveals Plan to Celebrate ‘Superhosts’

Airbnb revealed a plan Thursday to recognize exemplary hosts after gathering feedback from people who rent their homes out on the popular site.

Lenovo Overtakes Samsung, Becomes No. 1 Smartphone in China

Lenovo overtook Samsung as the No. 1 smartphone maker in China and the fourth largest worldwide in the second quarter of 2014, according to the company and research firm IDC. 

WGN America Continues String of Original Programs

WGN America is building on the successful release of two new original dramas earlier this year, Salem and Manhattan, with the announcement today of its next straight-to-series scripted drama, Titans. Still one more drama, Underground, is in production. Sony Pictures Television and Tribune Studios are producing both series with an expected rollout next year, WGNA said in a release.

Women’s Health Editor Headed to Yahoo Health

Women's Health editor Michele Promaulayko is leaving the print world to assume the same role at Yahoo Health, the company announced today.

Robin Williams Left a Legacy of Humor and Humanity in Ads

“The powerful play goes on and you contribute a verse.”

Twitter Says Over 13 Million Accounts May Be Bots and Fakes

Updated: The initial version of this story reported that 23 million Twitter users were bots, based on the 8.5 percent of Twitter users who use an automatic platform to access the service.

Jude Law, Uma Thurman Appear in New Branded Short Films

Wouldn’t you pay attention to a short film featuring Jude Law or Uma Thurman (or Playboy bunnies), even if it was actually promoting a brand?

Yahoo Selects Netflix Exec to Be CIO

Yahoo has hired Netflix's vp of information-technology (IT) operations, Mike Kail, as chief information officer and svp of infrastructure to lead Yahoo’s IT and data center operations.

Christina Aguilera Urges Her 12.8 Million Followers to Feed the Children

Grammy Award winner Christina Aguilera launched the annual Yum! World Hunger Relief effort this week by tweeting a request for $5 donations to her 12.8 million followers.

Top Marketing Exec Leaves Mondelez

Mary Beth West, CMO of Mondelez International, is leaving the company as the snacks powerhouse undergoes a major reorganization effort. West has been the top marketing officer at Mondelez since 2012 when Kraft Foods split into two companies.