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Top 10 Company Brand Names: Alphabet Pales Before Google (and Apple)

Advertising Age – 2016-07-21

Alphabet ranked 21st on the new list of corporate brands. Apple took the top spot; it was second to Google last year.Based on the "perception profiles" that FutureBrand published this year, any...

Conde Nast Traveler cover features Maui vintage rental car company

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2016-07-23

Conde Nast Traveler magazine will feature Kihei-based vintage car-rental company Maui Roadsters on the cover of its June/July issue. Maui Roadsters has already been featured in various online...

New Tech Company Looks to Reimagine Enhanced E-books

Publishers Weekly – 2016-08-12

Entertainment technology developer Neoglyphic Entertaiment has launched a platform that uses data science, gaming and VR technology to create multimedia experiences around traditional novels. Is Shutting Down Despite Univision's Acquisition of Its Parent Company

AdWeek – 2016-08-18

After more than a decade of publishing content online, is shutting down next week, according to a post today by J.K. Trotter, a writer for the website.  The development comes...

John Wiley & Sons buys software company Atypon for $120m

The Bookseller – 2016-08-20

Academic publisher John Wiley & Sons has acquired Silicon Valley-based publishing software company Atypon in a $120m (£91.5m) cash deal.

KFC's secret recipe revealed? Not so fast, company says

San Jose Mercury News – 2016-08-27

Kentucky Fried Chicken says a recipe for the company's most famous dish published in the Chicago Tribune is not authentic. But that hasn't stopped rampant online speculation that one of the most...

Claremont wants to kick its private water company out of town. Good idea

Los Angeles Times – 2016-08-27

The citizens of Claremont, fed up with the private company that provides their water, voted overwhelmingly in 2014 to seize its water system by eminent domain and convert it to a municipal utility....

Why A West Coast Software Company is Getting into Book Publishing

Publishers Weekly – 2016-08-26

NationalBuilder, a software company whose products are popular with political organizations, is starting a publishing business with a focus on stories about "people doing really remarkable things."

WeHo ad tech company begins $100-million buying spree to launch an online publishing arm

Los Angeles Times – 2016-08-30

West Hollywood firm Engage:BDR Inc. uses its technology to place ads in front of half a billion people each month. But none of those ads appear on websites it owns. Though that's common for ad...

Shakespeare and Company reveals treasures of its archives

The Bookseller – 2016-08-31

Renowned English language bookshop Shakespeare and Company, situated on Paris's Left Bank, is marking its 65th anniversary by publishing an illustrated history of the shop.

Hull joins Dutch e-book company Elly's Choice

The Bookseller – 2016-09-06

Nathan Hull has joined Dutch e-book platform Elly’s Choice as chief commercial and content officer.

Half of Rolling Stone sold to Singapore company

CNN – 2016-09-26

Rolling Stone magazine is selling a 49% stake in itself to BandLab Technologies, a social music company owned by the son of an Asian business giant.

Former PRH publicity director Finnigan launches own company

The Bookseller – 2016-09-27

Emma Finnigan, previously William Heinemann and Windmill publicity director at Penguin Random House, has launched her own PR agency: Emma Finnigan PR.   

Sea Launch to be acquired by Russian aviation holding company

Los Angeles Times – 2016-09-27

Sea Launch, a satellite launcher that has flung rockets into space from a floating platform in the Pacific Ocean and has its home port in Long Beach, is being acquired by a Russian firm. S7 Group,...

Is There Such Thing as a 'Men's Media Company' Anymore?

Advertising Age – 2016-09-30

Some of the digital media brands most associated with men are starting to either broaden their focus beyond traditional bro content or clean up their act a bit, all the better to attract readers of...

SciFutures Probes Your Company's Dystopian Nightmares And Dreams Up The Solutions

Fast Company – 2016-10-14

The small Burbank-based firm uses a stable of 100 published sci-fi writers to help workshop scary futures into real products. The small Burbank-based firm uses a stable of 100...

Bankrupt Shipping Company Causing Woes for Publishers

Publishers Weekly – 2016-10-18

Difficulties facing the Korea-based Hanjin Shipping Company, which filed for bankruptcy in August, are affecting U.S. publishers. The company has seen dozens of its ships—some carrying significant...

Salesforce had more than one Mass. tech company on its M&A target list

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2016-10-19

Before reports that Inc. was eying Twitter as a potential acquisition target, the California cloud computing giant had its sights set on 14 other firms, including Cambridge-based...

(VIDEO) Furious Corp.'s Swartz On Corralling Disparate Media Company Data, Systems

The Huffington Post – 2016-11-10

BOSTON - When Ashley Swartz discusses the nuts and bolts of digital media, it's reflective of her background in manufacturing systems. Hence her view that connecting disparate data and systems is...

Facebook is buying the social analytics company CrowdTangle

Poynter. – 2016-11-11

Facebook on Friday announced that it's acquiring CrowdTangle, a service used by publishers including BuzzFeed, The New York Times and ESPN to optimize their content on social media. The acquisition,...

After Faraday fails to pay bills, its contractor stops work on the car company's $1-billion factory

Los Angeles Times – 2016-11-17

Faraday Future’s future is looking bleaker. After the electric car start-up failed to pay millions of dollars in bills, its contractor Monday halted work on Faraday’s $1-billion North Las Vegas,...

Warner Bros. to buy the rest of digital video company Machinima

Los Angeles Times – 2016-11-18

Warner Bros. has signed a deal to buy the gamer-focused YouTube network Machinima in order to expand the movie and TV studio’s digital video business, the company said Thursday. Burbank-based...

Major Ad-Technology Company Bars Breitbart News for Hate Speech

Advertising Age – 2016-11-23

AppNexus, a major advertising technology provider, has barred Breitbart News from using its ad-serving tools because the conservative online publisher violated its hate speech rules.AppNexus...

Netflix Launches Video Previews: How The Company Landed On Its Biggest Redesign Ever

Fast Company – 2016-12-06

The streaming giant has replaced still photos with moving images to enhance user experience by (hopefully) cutting down on browsing time. The streaming giant has replaced still...

Investment company Rathbones to sponsor Folio Prize

The Bookseller – 2016-12-14

Rathbone Investment Management has been confirmed as the new sponsor of the Folio Prize, which will become the Rathbones Folio Prize.

Hachette Livre acquires majority stake in mobile app company Brainbow

The Bookseller – 2016-12-20

Hachette Livre has acquired a majority stake in a London-based mobile app company, Brainbow Ltd, the firm behind the brain-training app Peak.

Fast Company's 2016 Illustration Year in Review

Fast Company – 2016-12-30

Art brings our stories to a whole new level. Art brings our stories to a whole new level. Related: Fast Company's 2016 Photo Year in Review Part 1 Fast Company's 2016...

Facebook Finally Admits It's A Giant Media Company—Almost

Fast Company – 2017-01-12

The social network has long resisted the "media" label. But with its new Journalism Project, it just took a big step in that direction. The social network has long resisted the...

American Apparel starts mass layoffs as company winds down operations

Los Angeles Times – 2017-01-17

American Apparel was once a fashion industry trailblazer with its colorful basics, provocative marketing and commitment to U.S. manufacturing. But after years of financial strife and corporate...

Allison Arden Announces New Company, Soul & Co

Advertising Age – 2017-01-18

Former Advertising Age Publisher Allison Arden has officially launched Soul & Co, a company aimed at helping businesses and individuals improve their results while having a positive impact on...

For a new Hollywood theater company, the Holocaust drama 'Bent' proves overly ambitious

Los Angeles Times – 2017-01-21

With ominous stories of right-wing extremism in parts of the world, there’s a solid case to be made for a revival of the Holocaust drama “Bent” so soon after the high-profile Mark Taper Forum...

Time Inc. Acquires Ad-Tech Company Adelphic to Beef Up Programmatic Advertising

AdWeek – 2017-01-24

As Time Inc. continues to pivot from being seen as a print magazine publisher to a digital media player, the company has acquired programmatic ad-tech company Adelphic. Adelphic will join Viant, a...

Hackers are seeking out company insiders on the black market

PC World – 2017-02-02

If you’re the CEO of a company, here’s another threat you need to worry about: hackers trying to recruit your employees for insider-related crimes.Researchers at security firms RedOwl and...

After less than two years at the helm, Ralph Lauren CEO Stefan Larsson to exit the company

Los Angeles Times – 2017-02-03

The lovefest between Ralph Lauren and Stefan Larsson didn’t last long. Ralph Lauren Corp. said president and chief executive officer Stefan Larsson will leave the company on May 1. The company,...

PRH Employees Unite for Company Week

Publishers Weekly – 2017-02-10

In what may have been the industry's biggest-ever team-building program, more than 1,400 Penguin Random House employees took part in PRH’s first Company Week.

Fairfax chief appoints 10 men and just one woman to steer company into the future

The Guardian – 2017-02-15

Greg Hywood, himself a male champion of change, dismays staff by bringing in new management team that sidelines womenFairfax Media’s chief executive, Greg Hywood, has come under fire for appointing...

AwesomenessTV CEO and founder Brian Robbins leaves video company

Los Angeles Times – 2017-02-23

Brian Robbins, the co-founder and chief executive of teen-focused online video network AwesomenessTV, is leaving the company after five years, he told staff Wednesday.  Robbins did not cite a reason...

One Android company wants to use smartphones to make PCs truly dead

Yahoo! News – 2017-02-23

Android is an operating system that’s supposed to power smartphones, tablets, cars, wearables, and other gadgets. But it’s not an OS meant to take over your primary PC. Or is it? Recent reports...

Game company seeks to block Facebook from using virtual reality code

Reuters – 2017-02-24

(Reuters) - Video game publisher ZeniMax Media Inc., which earlier this month won a $500 million verdict against Facebook Inc.’s Oculus virtual reality unit for unauthorized copying of computer...

I met the company that’s reimagining multitouch

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-04

We’re all expecting the computing future envisioned by Minority Report to actually happen, and I’m mostly talking about the fantastic user interface from the movie, although a system that can...

Uber CEO is seeking a 'peer' to help him run the company

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-08

Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick, who last week pledged to get “leadership help” after a video surfaced of him berating one of the company’s drivers, announced Tuesday that the ride-hailing...

Emergency-911 service restored for AT&T mobile customers in U.S.: company

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-09

"Service has been restored for wireless customers affected by an issue connecting to 911," a representative for the company said in an email statement. Earlier on Wednesday evening, public safety...

4 Increasingly Popular Company Retirement Planning Perks

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-13

A traditional 401(k) plan is now the predominate form of retirement benefit provided by employers. Here's a look at the types of retirement benefits that are increasingly being offered to employees....

From The New York Times Company to American Media, Inc.

AdWeek – 2017-03-16

In this 40th anniversary year, a magazine that was launched in 1977 by The New York Times Company has found its latest owner-American Media, Inc. (AMI). For a purchase price of around ten times the...

Children's Books in China 2017: Children’s Fun Publishing Company

Publishers Weekly – 2017-03-17

Children’s Fun Publishing is a joint venture between Egmont Group and Posts & Telecommunications Press, so the wealth of foreign works in its 6,000-title catalogue is not surprising.

Uber's president resigns, adding to the company's turmoil

Los Angeles Times – 2017-03-21

Uber’s president has resigned after just six months on the job, the ride-hailing company confirmed Sunday. Uber didn’t provide public comment explaining Jeff Jones’ departure. But the tech blog...

Company: Dakota Access pipeline on track, despite "threats"

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-21

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the Dakota Access pipeline said Monday that the project remains on track to start moving oil this week despite recent "coordinated physical...

Company, US want Dakota Access pipeline lake crossing upheld

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-24

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The company building the $3.8 billion Dakota Access oil pipeline and the Army Corps of Engineers want a judge to reject a request by American Indian tribes to revoke...

Company: Oil in pipeline under Missouri River reservoir

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-28

The Dakota Access pipeline developer said Monday that it has placed oil in the pipeline under a Missouri River reservoir in North Dakota and that it's preparing to put the pipeline into service.

Elon Musk, very normal non-supervillain, starts company to implant electrodes in your brain

Yahoo! News – 2017-03-28

Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX, Tesla, and a man who wants to nuke Mars, has founded a new company. According to WSJ sources, Neuralink is a new venture that aims to pursue "neural...

How Asana Built The Best Company Culture In Tech

Fast Company – 2017-03-29

Tech culture has the reputation for long hours, intense competition, and little time for reflection. But Asana, a workplace-productivity management company founded by former Facebookers and...

Technology company? Publisher? The lines can no longer be blurred | Emily Bell

The Guardian – 2017-04-02

Google, Facebook, et al are in reality media companies and must accept the responsibilities that go with it Attention, like snow, comes in two varieties; the fun, beautiful kind, and the “wrong”...

Bertelsmann acquires stake in Indian ed-tech company Eruditus

The Bookseller – 2017-04-04

Bertelsmann has acquired a stake in Indian ed-tech company Eruditus Executive Education.

A Dunkin' Donuts Customer Sued The Company Because He Was Served Fake Butter

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-05

And you might get free food as a result.

Reuters Reaffirms Its Commitment to Company’s ‘Trust Principles’

AdWeek – 2017-04-07

There are five of them in all, starting with the premise 'That Thomson Reuters shall at no time pass into the hands of any one interest, group or faction.' The edicts were created in 1941 in...

How much is that digital media company really worth? A guide

Poynter. – 2017-04-10

How much is a digital media company worth? That is a question that a lot of us have been grappling with as lots of these companies have raised anywhere from a few million to hundreds of millions in...

Tesla's Elon Musk says company's semi truck coming in September

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-14

Tesla Inc. plans to unveil an electric cargo truck in September, Chief Executive Elon Musk said Thursday. “Tesla Semi truck unveil set for September,” Musk said on Twitter. “Team has done an...

This company charges even more than Apple for Lightning cables, but they’re worth it

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-14

Apple charges $19 for a 3-foot Lightning cable, which is basically highway robbery. We would be shocked if that cable costs Apple even $1 considering the materials and the volume Apple does. Believe...

L.A. company recalls snacks over unlisted peanuts

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-17

A Los Angeles-area company is voluntarily recalling one of its vegetarian snacks because it may contain trace amounts of unlisted peanuts. The firm, Beyond Meat, said in a release Friday that peanuts...

Uber Is Generating Revenue But Losing Money, Company's Numbers Show

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-15

Uber made $20 billion off of rides in 2016 -- but also lost a lot of money.

Chandler ed-tech company moves into larger office, expands by 60 percent, and continues hiring

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2017-04-18

Chandler education technology company StrongMind has moved into a larger, custom office, expanded by 60 percent over the last year, and plans to continue hiring this year. StrongMind develops...

‘I really wanted to do things differently’ Bobbi Brown talks leaving namesake company and staying true to her passion

ABC News – 2017-04-18

Renowned makeup artist & best-selling author Bobbi Brown talks finding her passion, leaving her namesake company, and her newest book on "No Limits with Rebecca Jarvis.

Bill O'Reilly Will Not Return To Fox News, Company Says

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-19

Reports emerged that the network might be preparing to fire the veteran host amid new allegations of sexual harassment.

5 things to know about Elon Musk's brain-implant company, Neuralink

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-22

SpaceX and Tesla chief Elon Musk teased the world last month by confirming his new venture, Neuralink, a company to create implantable brain chips. Now a lot more details have been revealed. 

Lenny Henry’s production company options My Name is Leon

The Bookseller – 2017-04-25

Kit de Waal’s debut novel My Name is Leon (Viking) has been optioned for TV by Sir Lenny Henry’s production company, Douglas Road Productions.

The Flying Car Larry Page's Company Kitty Hawk Has Been Working On Will Be Available This Year

Yahoo! News – 2017-04-24

The company Larry Page backs, Kitty Hawk, is release its flying vehicle later this year.

Chobani yogurt company sues right-wing radio host Alex Jones

Baltimore Sun – 2017-04-25

Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. Chobani says that Jones...

Chobani sues Alex Jones for linking yogurt company to sexual assault

Los Angeles Times – 2017-04-26

Greek yogurt giant Chobani filed a lawsuit Monday against right-wing radio host Alex Jones, accusing the conspiracy theorist of publishing false information about the company. Chobani says that Jones...

Time Inc. CEO as Sale Talks End: 'This Company Has Largely Under-Exposed Its Brands'

Advertising Age – 2017-04-28

It's official: Time Inc. has not found a buyer -- and is no longer considering offers. In an announcement that put a cap on months of speculation over who would buy the publishing giant and when,...

Your company will screw up. The real question is: what do you do then?

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2017-05-01

Tock has two payment plans: The preferred plan is a flat-rate monthly plan where restaurants can book an unlimited number of reservations with no additional charges. The second — for small...

Molina Healthcare fires its CEO and CFO, sons of the company's founder

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-03

In a surprise shake-up Tuesday, Molina Healthcare Inc. — a major player in Obamacare health insurance markets — ousted its two top executives, both sons of the firm’s founder. The company cited...

Book recommendation company Lovereading seeks buyer

The Bookseller – 2017-05-04

Online book recommendation company Lovereading is seeking a new buyer.

Paris’ Shakespeare and Company: Where a Bookselling Pedigree Sells

Publishing Perspectives – 2017-05-05

The two-store history of Paris' bookshop Shakespeare and Company is recounted in a book the shop itself published last autumn. The post Paris’ Shakespeare and Company: Where a Bookselling...

Icon A5 Amphibious Plane Crashes, Killing 2 Company Engineers

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-10

The plane meant to be a vision of the flying future suffers a fatal accident.

Amtrak to hire private company to manage New York Penn Station concourse

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-12

Amtrak said on Thursday that it plans to hire a private company to manage the concourse-level areas it controls in New York's outdated and overcrowded Pennsylvania Station. Amtrak will create a new...

Jared Kushner's family company pulls out of China investor events after mentioning White House in pitch

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-12

The real estate company owned by the family of Jared Kushner, White House advisor and Donald Trump’s son-in-law, will no longer take part in Chinese investor events scheduled this month – after...

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Is Rejoining the Company to Shape Its Culture

AdWeek – 2017-05-16

One of Twitter's papa birds is coming back to the nest. Biz Stone, one of Twitter's co-founders, will be rejoining the San Francisco-based company in a few weeks with a focus on helping guide company...

Tesla teams up with utility company to offer super-cheap Powerwalls to back up its power grid

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-16

Tesla is pairing up with a Vermont utility provider to offer subsidized Powerwall battery packs to bolster its power grid and give customers a chance to harness its energy when other lights go out....

Lavar Ball spars with female interviewer, suggests Big Baller Brand isn't 'a woman's company'

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-18

LaVar Ball suggested Wednesday that his Big Baller Brand company isn’t interested in marketing toward women because it isn’t “a woman’s company.” During an interview on Fox Sports Radio’s...

Former New Regency CEO Brad Weston launches new production company with Entertainment One and Universal

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-18

Brad Weston, who ran movie New Regency as it produced “Birdman” and “The Revenant,” has announced his new production company — Makeready. Weston, who left New Regency about a year ago, said...

Fairfax Media bidder TPG says it would resell media company within five years

The Guardian – 2017-05-19

TPG Capital tells Senate inquiry it would expand the business but concedes it has no experience running newspapersOne of the bidders for Fairfax Media, TPG Capital, has told a Senate inquiry that if...

This Health Insurance Company Is Hiring 300+ Work-From-Home Employees

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-19

With full benefits!

Melania Trump hails 'empowerment of women' at Saudi company visit

Yahoo! News – 2017-05-21

By Celine Aswad RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. First Lady Melania Trump praised the "empowerment of women" at a General Electric all-female service center in the Saudi capital on Sunday, saying the women...

Rocket Lab's Electron rocket 'made it to space' in the company's first test flight

Los Angeles Times – 2017-05-25

Small-satellite launch company Rocket Lab said its Electron rocket “made it to space” in its first test flight, as the Huntington Beach firm and other small-rocket start-ups begin to inch closer...

Fatherly Installs Michael Wertheim as Company’s First COO

AdWeek – 2017-06-01

We wrote in March about the arrival of Andrew Burmon as editor in chief of parenting website Fatherly. Since that time, the company has continued to grow, by leaps and toddler bounds. This week,...

Russian intelligence agents targeted US voting-software company

Engadget – 2017-06-06

Russia's military intelligence agency infiltrated a US voting-software company and conducted a phishing campaign targeting more than 100 local elections officials, according to top-secret...

PRH buys literary merchandise company Out of Print

The Bookseller – 2017-06-09

Penguin Random House has acquired a New York-based company specialising in creating and selling licensed illustrated literary-themed products called Out of Print.

PRH Acquires Literary-Themed Apparel Company

Publishers Weekly – 2017-06-07

The publisher has acquired Out of Print, which produces and retails literary-themed apparel, accessories, and home goods.

‘In reality, we are a content company’: Football clubs embrace the role of digital publisher

Digiday – 2017-06-12

Some teams' marketers are already back on the training field in a bid to monetize an uptick in digital consumption they have so far struggled to understand. The post ‘In reality, we are a...

The Book People acquires gift company Qwerkity

The Bookseller – 2017-06-13

The Book People has acquired gift company Qwerkity, heralding its “natural” expansion into the gift market.

Uber board member resigns after making a joke about women at a company meeting on sexism

Los Angeles Times – 2017-06-14

Billionaire businessman David Bonderman resigned from Uber’s board of directors Tuesday evening after making a joke about women at a companywide meeting aimed at addressing the harassment of women...

Greenpeace Wars with Paper Company, Sticking Publishers In the Middle

Publishers Weekly – 2017-06-16

The Big Five have found themselves in the middle of a long-running battle between Greenpeace and Resolute Forest Products over logging practices in Canada’s Boreal Forest.

A Look at How a Swiss Company Is Trying to Slow Climate Change

Yahoo! News – 2017-06-18

Climeworks has designed filters to capture carbon dioxide from the air and is using it to help grow crops, and make a profit, as part of its contribution to slowing climate change.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick resigns; board says he's putting company first

Los Angeles Times – 2017-06-21

Travis Kalanick, co-founder and chief executive of ride-hailing company Uber, resigned Tuesday, just a week into a leave of absence meant to quell concerns about his management style. “I love Uber...

MIT Tech Review names 3D printing startup as 'smartest' company in Massachusetts

Silicon Valley Business Journal – 2017-06-28

The MIT Tech Review magazine's 2017 list of 50 Smartest Companies, released Tuesday, names five companies from Massachusetts. At the top of the local list — and No. 19 overall — is Desktop Metal...

Pubnet, PubEasy Sold to German Company

Publishers Weekly – 2017-06-29

Effective July 1, MVB Marketing, a subsidiary of Börsenverein, the German Publisher and Bookseller Association, will take over ownership of Pubnet and PubEasy. Ted Hill has been named general...

Ukrainian police seize software company's servers

Yahoo! News – 2017-07-05

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's national cybercrime unit seized servers belonging to a small company at the center of a global outbreak of malicious software after "new activity" was...

Investment company Chester buys majority stake in Urbane

The Bookseller – 2017-07-08

Chester Investment Group has acquired a majority shareholding in independent publisher Urbane Publications.

Company spotlight: Dunlop on A&B's 50-year business

The Bookseller – 2017-07-10

Allison & Busby, which recently celebrated five decades in business, has struck a rich niche in crime and saga series which sell and sell to their devoted fans.

Richard Nash and Emily Cook Unveil New Company

Publishers Weekly – 2017-07-25

The pair of publishing industry veterans have launched Cursor Marketing Services, which caters to international publishers distributing in the U.S.

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