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The Station: Lyft sells its self-driving unit, Uber makes a big product push and Revel jumps into ride-hailing

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hi there, new and returning readers. This is The Station, a weekly newsletter dedicated to all the ways people and packages move (today and in the future) from Point A to Point B. We took a week off and now we’re back. Whoop. Let’s catch up on all things transportation. My email inbox is always open. Email me at [email protected]
Tags: TC, Lyft, Uber, Europe, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Washington, Senate, Ipo, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Linkedin


Volkswagen under SEC investigation for April Fools’ prank: reports

Financial regulators are looking at how the fake name change to Voltswagen might have influenced its share price, according to Der Spiegel.
Tags: Advertising, SEC, Volkswagen, Voltswagen


SEC Actually Will Investigate Volkswagen Over April Fools’ Prank

We began April talking about Volkswagen’s April Fool’s Day prank that went awry, and we end the month back on the same topic. Circle of life! We’re back on that topic because the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating what happened. We reported, way back at the beginning of the month, that the SEC might […] The post SEC Actually Will Investigate Volkswagen Over April Fools’ Prank appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, SEC, Volkswagen, Securities And Exchange Commission, News Blog, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen


Volkswagen’s April Fool’s Prank Backfires!

In what came as a shock, Volkswagen renamed themselves to Voltswagen in the...
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Voltswagen


The SEC is reportedly looking into Volkswagen's botched 'Voltswagen' April Fools' prank

VW's rebrand was all just a late-March April Fools' Day prank. Volkswagen/Tim Levin US regulators are looking into Volkswagen's "Voltswagen" stunt from March, Der Spiegel reports. The early April Fools' Day prank was taken seriously by many in the media and on Wall Street. Volkswagen and the SEC did not return requests for comment. See more stories on Insider's business page. Volkswagen's botched April Fools' Day prank may have landed it in hot water with fin...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Vw, SEC, Volkswagen, Der Spiegel, Wedbush Securities, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Tim Levin, Voltswagen, Voltswagen of America


There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story

While giving my opinion last week on the Volkswagen April Fool’s Day scandal, I wrote that I hope it would be the last time I posted about it. Cue Ron White voice: “I was wrong.” Some of you won’t believe me, but the fact we did multiple posts wasn’t a cynical ploy for clicks — […] The post There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalismism, Sales, Journalism, Industry, Autos, Volkswagen, Ron White, News Blog, Automotive Journalism, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen, Voltswagen Volkswagen


There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story [UPDATED]

While giving my opinion last week on the Volkswagen April Fool’s Day scandal, I wrote that I hope it would be the last time I posted about it. Cue Ron White voice: “I was wrong.” Some of you won’t believe me, but the fact we did multiple posts wasn’t a cynical ploy for clicks — […] The post There’s Even More to the Voltswagen/Volkswagen Story [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalismism, Sales, Journalism, Industry, Autos, Volkswagen, Ron White, News Blog, Automotive Journalism, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen, Voltswagen Volkswagen


How VW’s polarizing ‘Voltswagen’ prank went over with everyday consumers

Ad Age-Harris Poll shows VW did not help itself, but it did not hurt itself, either.
Tags: Advertising, Vw, Voltswagen


Will VW Face Regulatory Scrutiny Over It 'Voltswagen' Prank Like Elon Musk Did For His Tweets?

Volkswagen's early April Fool's Day prank (pretending to re-name the company "Voltswagen") "may have put the company at risk of running afoul of U.S. securities law by wading into the murky waters of potentially misleading investors," reports CNN: "This is not the sort of thing that a responsible global company should be doing," said Charles Whitehead, Myron C. Taylor Alumni Professor of Business Law at Cornell Law School... Volkswagen is indeed investing heavily in electric vehicles, but conf...
Tags: Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Cnn, Vw, SEC, Volkswagen, Securities And Exchange Commission, Musk, Elon, Herbert Diess, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Whitehead, Voltswagen, Charles Whitehead Myron C Taylor, Cornell Law School Volkswagen


Microsoft Coffee

Microsoft Coffee remembers that time in 1996 when Redmond staffers printed up a load of "Microsoft Coffee" boxes, snuck them into Seattle-area retailers, and caused a Voltswagen-esque PR disaster on April Fool's day. In 1996, Microsofties produced 100's of boxes of a fake product, "Microsoft Coffee", and snuck them into computer and office stores around Seattle. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Seattle, Redmond, April Fools, Voltswagen, Branding Hauntology, Microsoft Coffee


Legal weed could make New York the next cannabis capital: Thursday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters. High stakes New Yorkers will soon be able to spark a blunt to celebrate. The state became the 15th in the U.S. to legalize cannabis, and while many home growers were already flouting existing law, licensed businesses couldn’t. That’s going to change, quickly, as money pours in...
Tags: Uber, New York, China, Advertising, America, Georgia, Dave, Vw, New York Times, Delta, Chinese communist party, Starbucks, Volkswagen, Xinjiang, North Carolina, Rsvp


Insider Retail: Nike's tech play - Barry's Bootcamp 101 - Mschf's endgame

Happy Thursday. Welcome to another edition of Insider Retail. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. See more of our newsletters here.It's April Fools' Day - but let us assure you that this newsletter is no joke (unlike Volkswagen's "Voltswagen" prank gone awry). Today we're looking at the changes at Nike, the Suez Canal blockage's impact, and so much more. Let's get to it. John Donahoe attends the 2011 Women In The World Conference at The Hudson Theatre on March...
Tags: China, New York City, Trends, Nike, Brooklyn, Silicon Valley, Volkswagen, Barry, Bootcamp, 288, SPAC, Suez Canal, Hudson Theatre, John Donahoe, Mschf, Suez Canal Suez Canal Authority ASSOCIATED


10 Things in Politics: How Biden plans to spend $2 trillion

President Joe Biden unveils part of his infrastructure plan in Pittsburgh on March 31. Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. With Jordan ErbHere's what you need to know: Former DOJ officials say Matt Gaetz is adding to his legal woesTrump is trying to bring order to his post-presidency 1. BIDEN MAKES ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Minneapolis, Congress, California, Washington Post, Senate, White House, US, Los Angeles, Newsletter, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Vw


10 things in tech you need to know today

VW's rebrand was all just a late-March April Fools' Day prank. Volkswagen/Tim Levin Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Volkswagen's April Fools' Day joke went terribly wrong. A press release from the automaker said it would rebrand to "Voltswagen," signaling its commitment to electric mobility. Unfortunately, almost no one got the joke - including Wall Street. How a prank gone wrong affected t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Spacex, China, America, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Vw, Aws, Volkswagen, Amazon Web Services, Clubhouse, Veritas, Andy Jassy


Volkswagen could end up in hot water over its 'Voltswagen' marketing stunt

Volkswagen of America says its "Voltswagen" name change was merely a joke "in the spirit of April Fools' Day" to promote a new electric car. But even if it was meant as a lighthearted marketing gag, the move could land the carmaker in some serious trouble.
Tags: America, Cnn, Volkswagen, Voltswagen


Volkswagen’s Prank Play Presents Problems

I hope this is the last time I write about Volkswagen’s April Fool’s Day faceplant this week. Really, I do. The clicks are nice, but variety is the spice of life. That said, it’s been a lot to process, at least in terms of marketing crackups. I’ve reported on it, asked you about it, read […] The post Volkswagen’s Prank Play Presents Problems appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalism, Autos, Volkswagen, News Blog, April Fools, Automotive Journalism, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen, Journalisism


Volkswagen’s Prank Play Presents Problems [UPDATED]

I hope this is the last time I write about Volkswagen’s April Fool’s Day faceplant this week. Really, I do. The clicks are nice, but variety is the spice of life. That said, it’s been a lot to process, at least in terms of marketing crackups. I’ve reported on it, asked you about it, read […] The post Volkswagen’s Prank Play Presents Problems [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Journalism, Autos, Volkswagen, News Blog, April Fools, Automotive Journalism, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen, Journalisism


Volkswagen's polarizing April Fools’ Day joke built brand buzz, but at what cost?

Examining the fallout from the "Voltswagen" joke that the brand had to end prematurely in the wake of negative press.
Tags: Advertising, Volkswagen, Voltswagen


Volkswagen shares drop 3.7% after April Fool's name change to Voltswagen

It turns out people really did want Volkswagen to change its name to Volkswagen, as it announced in a fake press release to get a jump on April Fool's day. The joke backfired, though, and the share price dropped when the truth came out. —
Tags: Post, News, Volkswagen, Voltswagen


QOTD: Just How Bad Was Volkwagen’s Prank?

The reaction to Volkswagen’s epic fail of an April Fool’s Day prank seems to be running the gamut from “how dare they lie” to “Eh, it was dumb but who cares?” So I figured that while journalists, academics, and others can make their opinion known on Twitter, I’d ask y’all what you think. I am […] The post QOTD: Just How Bad Was Volkwagen’s Prank? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Volkwagen, News Blog, April Fools, April Fools' Day, Voltswagen


Volkswagen Regrets How Voltswagen Campaign Was Perceived

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen on Wednesday said it regretted how its Voltswagen marketing stunt was perceived, a day after pulling an official...
Tags: Volkswagen, Hamburg, Reuters Volkswagen, Voltswagen


Volkswagen Prank Not Just Fun and Games

As you know by now, Volkswagen pulled the wool over the eyes of the automotive media, the business media, and the general public in a terribly executed April Fool’s Day prank over the past few days. The company may have done more than anger a few people — it may have run afoul of regulators. […] The post Volkswagen Prank Not Just Fun and Games appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Industry, Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, New Cars, News Blog, April Fools, April Fools' Day, Corporate Shenanigans, Voltswagen, What The Hell Part Iii


Volkswagen hoaxes media with fake 'Voltswagen' statement on name change

Volkswagen of America issued false statements this week saying it would change its brand name to "Voltswagen," to stress its commitment to electric vehicles, only to reverse course Tuesday and admit that the supposed name change was a joke.
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‘Voltswagen’ confirmed as April Fool, Nike’s ‘Satan shoe’ lawsuit has implications for retailers: Wednesday Wake-Up Call

Welcome to Ad Age’s Wake-Up Call, our daily roundup of advertising, marketing, media and digital news. If you're reading this online or in a forwarded email, here's the link to sign up for our Wake-Up Call newsletters.    Yes, 'Voltswagen' was an April Fool Volkswagen’s hype around renaming itself “Voltswagen” in the U.S.  was nothing more than an elaborate April Fools’ Day joke; but not everyone is finding it hilarious. ...
Tags: Google, Twitter, Advertising, Digital, Nike, Spain, Brooklyn, Vw, New York Times, Nba, Volkswagen, Usa Today, Nickelodeon, Northwestern University, McDonald, Schultz


Volkswagen's rebrand to 'Voltswagen' was just an April Fools' Day joke gone wrong

VW's rebrand was all just a late-March April Fools' Day prank. Volkswagen/Tim Levin Volkswagen won't actually become Voltswagen, as the company led the public to believe Tuesday. The announcement was supposed to be an early April Fools' Day prank, a spokesperson told Insider. Volkswagen previously deceived the public and regulators about the efficiency of its diesel cars. See more stories on Insider's business page. April Fools' Day came early this year for Volkswa...
Tags: US, America, Trends, Vw, Volkswagen, Cnbc, US Department of Justice, Wedbush Securities, Tim Levin, Voltswagen, Voltswagen of America, Volkswagen Tim Levin Volkswagen


Correction: Voltswagen of America Story

In a story March 29, 2021, about Volkswagen of America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company would change its brand name to “Voltswagen,” based on false assurances from the company that the change was legitimate.
Tags: Voltswagen, Voltswagen of America Story, Volkswagen of America The Associated Press


The joke is on Volkswagen after April Fool’s name change debacle

German car giant’s US unit briefly posted statement on website saying it would change its name to ‘Voltswagen’.
Tags: US, Volkswagen, Voltswagen


Two Quick Links for Tuesday Night

VW’s name change to “Voltswagen” is a dumb April Fools joke. Another own goal by the company. How about this: make good cars, sell them to people, and stfu. [theverge.com]The book version of Amanda Gorman's inaugural poem, The Hill We Climb, is out today. [bookshop.org] ---Note: Quick Links are pushed to this RSS feed twice a day. For more immediate service, check out the front page of kottke.org, the Quick Links archive, or the @kottke Twitter feed. [Author: Jason Kottke]
Tags: Vw, Jason Kottke, Amanda Gorman, Voltswagen


Correction: 'Voltswagen' of America Story

In a story March 29, 2021, about Volkswagen of America, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the company would change its brand name to “Voltswagen,” based on false assurances from the company that the change was legitimate.
Tags: Voltswagen, Voltswagen of America Story, Volkswagen of America The Associated Press


VW learns how not to do an April Fools joke

Voltswagen's April Fools joke falls flat; Nike isn't happy with those Lil Nas X sneakers; and Chipotle is giving away $100,000 worth of bitcoin.
Tags: Nike, Cnn, Vw, Voltswagen