American Airlines is suing Google Inc. (GOOG) over the Internet company’s sale of keyword ads for rivals triggered by its own trademarks. American filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Fort Worth, Texas, seeking unspecified damages. A Google visitor who enters certain words or phrases that American trademarked will get links to American’s Web site but also its rivals under “sponsored links.”
The mother who launched the Baby Einstein child video empire by making videos in her basement for her own children says she’s stung by a controversy over whether the videos help babies learn or get in the way — and insists they were never designed to make infants smarter, only happier. Aigner-Clark sold her company to Walt Disney Co. (DIS) five years ago.