To win back consumers, big brands should invest in R&D and innovation

The world of consumer goods is changing. Consumer tastes are becoming more and more fragmented and big incumbents continue to lose market share to upstart brands. It’s often difficult for these incu

Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail

Despite exit rumors and quitting Morocco, Uber is staying in Africa, according to its General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Alon Lits. Speculation Uber could leave the continent surfaced late last

Tony West leaves Pepsi to become Uber’s new Chief Legal Officer

When you're a company facing almost as many federal investigations as a crime syndicate, who better to come in to run your legal team than a former Justice Department official? That may have been the

Blippar redesigns its visual search app with a focus on discovery

Blippar, the augmented reality app that gives you a deeper look at the world around you, has today unveiled a redesigned version of the app that focuses on discovery. Blippar’s visual search too

Pepsi and Mountain Dew Throwback Are Here To Stay

Yay for real sugar! Pepsi has thankfully made the HFCS-free Throwback editions of Pepsi and Mountain Dew permanent drinks rather than just on-again, off-again Limited Editions. These pure sugar editio

You & Your Noble Team Buddies Can Win Some Mountain Dew Halo Goodies

<img src="" />How is your <a HREF=""><i>Halo: Reach</i></a>-ing? Racked up a bunch of frags

Pepsi Mont Blanc: Very French

<img src="">The Japanese have created something called Pepsi Mont Blanc, a version of Pepsi delicately scented with French chest

Review: Pepsi Strong Shot

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Money Will Flow Like Aquafina If You Can Come Up With A Better Idea Than Pepsi During SXSW

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Social Marketing Gone Awry: Pepsi Refresh Needs To Refresh Its Security Settings

<img src="" width="155" height="200" /> This year, <a href="">instead of spending $20 million on

Mountain Dew and Pepsi Throwback bring real sugar back to sodas once again

They’re baaaack! I just spotted the greatest beverages on Earth in my local Rite Aid while shopping for New Year’s Eve refreshments. The last I heard, Pepsi discontinued the Throwback li

Sony BMG will drop (some) digital music DRM this year

[photopress:nonauxdrm.jpg,full,center] Sony BMG is dropping DRM. That makes it the last major record label to (at least partially) do so. The details of Sony BMG’s scheme aren’t finalized