RIM (NASDAQ:RIMM) announces that its much awaited BlackBerry 10 platform, accompanied by the first two BlackBerry 10 smartphones, would be introduced on January 30. According to the company, the launch events would be held across multiple countries at the same time.
Retailer Target (NYSE:TGT) announces that its Black Friday Sale will open to shoppers from 9 PM on Thursday, November 22. Further, additional “doorbusters” will start 4 AM on Friday, November 23. “Opening at 9 p.m. gives Targets Black Friday guests a more convenient way to create an after-dinner shopping event that the entire family can enjoy,” says Kathee Tesija, executive vice president, Merchandising, Target.
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Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) is creating a new look for its corporate website that gives it more of a consumer orientation rather than a business face. Fashioned as an online magazine, the corporate website would be rechristened “Coca-Cola Journey” and will feature content such as entertainment, environment and health and sports. However, business content such as investor information, press releases and executive biographies will continue to be featured on the site.
Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Skyfall followed up on a stellar box office performance overseas with a rich domestic weekend debut that raked in $87.8 million – a new record for the opening weekend for the James Bond series. Excellent reviews and high attendance by a generally older population set this new Bond on track to earn over $200 million in the domestic box office.
JPMorgan (NYSE:JPM) is likely to pay a financial penalty regarding the alleged fraudulent sale of mortgage bonds, but no individuals are expected to be charged by the SEC, says a report in the Wall Street Journal.
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