Barnes & Noble has responded quickly to reports that a store employee told a grandfather of two he had to leave the premises because he was a man shopping alone in the children’s section, saying that shouldn’t have happened.
When pictures of their employees dressed up as homeless foreclosed homeowners for last year’s Halloween were published in the New York Times, the high-volume foreclosure firm brushed the matter aside. They said that it was “another attempt by The New York Times to attack our firm and our work.” But now that it’s blown up in their faces, they’re falling all over themselves to apologize.
Today in Tokyo, Toyota president Akio Toyoda met with shareholders for the first time since the world’s largest automaker began issuing recalls on millions of its vehicles last October. And fittingly enough, the grandson of the company’s founder kicked things off humbly.
Surely you remember last week, when a security breach exposed the e-mail addresses of 114,000 owners of Apple iPads. Well, it took a few days, but AT&T finally got around to the point in the “taking it seriously” grieving process called “sort of admitting responsibility and promising not to do it again.”