It was characterized as a "shareholder rebellion" by The New York Times. The only one that is expected to pass, even with Rockefeller support, is the move against Tillerson. Shareholders are speaking out in response to what they see as Exxon's, and Tillerson's, reluctance to move in time with the changing energy industry landscape.
Business Week reports on IBM's in-house versions of a variety of social media outlets such as Dogear, a tagging system based on Del.icio.us, and Blue Twit, based on Twitter. Scientists at IBM Research's Collaborative User Division are studying the effect of social networks in the corporate environment.
Warner Bros tries to revive a lagging DVD retail sector by marketing separate but similar DVDs that parallel on-screen debuts. The studio also hope the new venture could build a new movie franchise with new advertising opportunities, the New York Times reports.
In the growing smartphone category, Microsoft says it expects sales of its Windows Mobile software for cellphones to grow at least 50 percent in the global market during 2008 and again in 2009. Smartphones, once the domain of executives, continue to gain ground among consumers - opening up wider opportunities for marketers.
A Russian group called the Communists of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region are waging a protest campaign against the blockbuster film Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull in opposition to the movie's portrayal of the Soviets.