SOUTH AFRICA

Durban-born Holmes Brothers brand goes big in Japan

Holmes Brothers, the Afrocentric surfer style menswear brand that originated in Durban, has successfully launched in Japanese retailer The Freak's Store...

18 Jul 2017

JAPAN

Sony to end FIFA sponsorship contract: report

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony will not renew a multi-million-dollar sponsorship contract with FIFA, reports said on Tuesday, as the money-losing firm undergoes a painful restructuring and football's governing remains embroiled in controversy...

26 Nov 2014

JAPAN

Fans ask that Robin Williams be part of new instalment in Legend of Zelda

TOKYO, JAPAN: Robin Williams fans are asking Nintendo to name a character in the next instalment of its popular "Legend of Zelda" series after the Oscar-winning actor, who died last week.

20 Aug 2014

JAPAN

10m PlayStations sold in ten months

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony says that global sales of its newest PlayStation have past the 10m mark in less than a year, a record for the Japanese electronics company.

14 Aug 2014

JAPAN

Nintendo's loses $97m in three months

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese videogame manufacturer Nintendo posted a $97 million quarterly net loss, with higher costs tied to sales of its Wii U console hurting into its bottom line as worldwide sales weakened.

31 Jul 2014

JAPAN

Sony urged to sell entertainment unit

TOKYO, JAPAN: Sony shares rose on Wednesday (15 May) after a US hedge fund called for the partial sell-off of its entertainment unit, in a rare bid by a major foreign shareholder to penetrate Japan's staid corporate culture.

16 May 2013

UNITED STATES

Will technology kill us or make us stronger?

NEW YORK, US / JOHANNESBURG, SA: McCann "Truth about Wellness" global research study reveals multiple contradictions & cultural upsets around the world. More than half of respondents (54%) think that technology is making us healthier while 46% think it is making us sicker; globally 94% of consumers agree brands have a role in supporting their wellness needs.

16 Jan 2013

GERMANY

Trend to high-quality photo-products

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: Worldwide, the trend is moving towards high-quality cameras. New products with smartphone features are being offered and are winning an entirely new customer base. Japan, Russia, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan are posting double-digit growth on photo-products, while markets in Western Europe are characterised by increasing value creation.

25 Sep 2012

UNITED STATES

NYF International TV & Film Awards announces 2012 winners at NAB

NEW YORK, US: The 55th New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, announced this year's winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony on Tuesday, 17 April at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Geoffrey Mason, senior production specialist for ESPN, was awarded the NYF Television & Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.

19 Apr 2012

JAPAN

AFP photographers collect six prizes in Japan and US

TOKYO, JAPAN: Aris Messinis and Yasuyoshi Chiba have been awarded prizes for their work by the Days Japan photojournalism Grand Prix, which recognises the work of photo-reporters around the world.

6 Mar 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Christie surpasses 26 000 digital cinema projector milestone

WOKINGHAM, UK: Christie, a leader in digital cinema projection technologies, has announced that it has shipped and installed more than 26 000 digital cinema projectors worldwide, led by the firm's DCI-compliant Christie Solaria Series 2K and 4K projectors, from the Christie CP2220 and Christie CP2230 to the CP4220 and CP4230.

8 Dec 2011

NEW ZEALAND

NZ set to reap millions from RWC final weekend

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand stands to reap a US$62.8 million* windfall from the Rugby World Cup 2011 final weekend, according to MasterCard Research.

21 Oct 2011

SINGAPORE

Low-cost airlines take off online in Asia Pacific

SINGAPORE: comScore, Inc has released results from a study on the online travel industry with a focus on the Asia-Pacific region. The report found that in the past year, low-cost airline websites have experienced strong growth in visitation as consumers continue to search for the best travel deals online.

12 Apr 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010

LONDON, UK: The global advertising industry climbed out of recession last year and posted a 10.6% year-on-year increase to US$503 billion* based on published rate cards from the Global AdView Pulse, a new report released by The Nielsen Company.

11 Apr 2011

CHINA

HSBC extends commitment to Asian rugby

HONG KONG, CHINA: HSBC and Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) has announced the continuation of their partnership in support of the HSBC Asian 5 Nations (HSBC A5N), reputedly Asia's premier fifteen-aside rugby competition.

20 Jan 2011

AUSTRALIA

Powder dash

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA: Australia is famous for many things, but snow is not one of them... And frustrated antipodean 'powder chasers' are forever complaining about this lack of the white stuff, yet seem to be unaware that some of the best powder in the world is right on their doorstep.

23 Nov 2010

UNITED STATES

America still the most admired country globally

NEW YORK, US: The United States continues to lead the world in global image, according to GfK Roper Public Affairs & Corporate Communications, a division of GfK Custom Research North America and Simon Anholt, the leading policy advisor.

15 Oct 2010

SOUTH AFRICA

Latest global trends on consumer media preferences and behaviours

JOHANNESBURG, SA: As digitisation radically transforms the way people around the world interact with media content, and as media consumption trends and behaviour continue to evolve, Deloitte has released new research that highlights a number of compelling global trends that can help TMT companies develop effective business strategies and achieve long-term business growth.

7 Oct 2010

JAPAN

Sky Comic pushes Japan's soccer team

TOKYO, JAPAN: Adidas wanted to find an attention-grabbing way to support the Japan National Football Team on their way to the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. It had to unite the country and be an inspiration to the team. A giant comic strip that the National Football team could view from the plane as they departed to South Africa was the last thing anyone had in mind.

27 Sep 2010

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