Comcast Condemned, Ford Friendlier to Earth, Starbucks’ Strategy Analyzed
Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) gets yelled at by the Better Business Bureau, over its advertising boast that its Xfinity Internet service is the “fastest in the nation.” The source for the claim is a survey in a 2011 issue of PC Magazine that did not take in all viable DSL options.
Ford (NYSE:F) reports in its most recent Sustainability Report that it has reduced the amount of energy needed to produce each car by 22 percent over the last six years, and will target decreasing usage by an additional 25 percent during the next four years.
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Disney (NYSE:DIS) is still introducing apps which enable subscribers to Comcast to watch TV live from iPhones and iPads. IN addition, apps for three Disney channels oriented towards children’s programming are now added to ESPN’s WatchESPN offering in Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) App Store.
It might not be the best idea for Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) to try to remake its brand into the consumer packaged good space, says foodservice industry analyst Elizabeth Friend. Rather, she believes that taking a slow, measured path in which the national distribution of its newly acquired La Boulange brand might be integrated with its current stores, would prove more advantageous than a quick expansion and reworking of the chain.
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