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

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