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#ADC2017: Eugene Cheong's judging pick of the day

“Great photography... very crisp... maybe their underwear is showing.” That's how Ogilvy Asia Pacific CEO Eugene Cheong, also 2017 ADC advertising jury chair, describes the entry that was a delight for him to watch...

2 days ago

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Uganda and Botswana have highest rates of female entrepreneurship

Mastercard has released the results of its inaugural Index of Women Entrepreneurs...

8 Mar 2017

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Amazon wants to take over the boardroom, silence Skype with Chime

Internet behemoth Amazon has announced a new workplace messaging and conferencing facility. Dubbed Chime, the product is billed as a “communications service that transforms online meetings with a secure, easy-to-use application that you can trust”.

By Andy Walker 15 Feb 2017

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Twitter woes deepen as growth sputters, loss widens

WASHINGTON - Twitter shares plunged on Thursday as the social network reported sluggish revenue and user growth, with its finances sputtering despite the global prominence given the platform by President Donald Trump's extensive use of it...

10 Feb 2017

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Facebook adds tool for helping in times of crisis

A new 'Community Help' feature provides a forum at the leading social network where assistance can be offered to victims of floods, earthquakes, fires or other kinds of natural or accidental tragedy, according to Facebook vice president of social good Naomi Gleit...

9 Feb 2017

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NY Times teams with Spotify for music-news offering

NEW YORK - The New York Times said on Wednesday it had teamed up with the online service Spotify in bid to lure subscribers with a "news and music experience"...

9 Feb 2017

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Pinterest lets phones spy eye-catching items

SAN FRANCISCO - Pinterest on Wednesday infused more machine smarts into its online bulletin boards, pushing harder into e-commerce by enabling people to use smartphones to identify products they might wish to pursue...

9 Feb 2017

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YouTube adds mobile video streaming for top talent

SAN FRANCISCO - YouTube on Tuesday began letting popular online video personalities broadcast on the go using mobile devices, ramping up a challenge to Facebook and Twitter in the live-streaming arena...

8 Feb 2017

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#WeAccept ad brings political message to Super Bowl ads

WASHINGTON - Home-sharing giant Airbnb injected a surprise political message during the Super Bowl on Sunday with a television spot highlighting multiculturalism and the hashtag #WeAccept...

6 Feb 2017

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Facebook gets ex-Xiaomi executive Barra as new VR head

Social media giant Facebook announced late Wednesday it had recruited Hugo Barra, who recently quit a top position with Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi...

26 Jan 2017

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Artificial intelligence creeps into daily life

Mark Zuckerberg envisions a software system inspired by the "Iron Man" character Jarvis as a virtual butler managing his household...

20 Dec 2016

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Twitch reveals IRL feature that blurs lines between game, real life

On Amazon's streaming game platform Twitch, the world of gaming is being intermingled with real life. A feature unveiled Thursday by Amazon called IRL...

19 Dec 2016

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Facebook buys facial recognition startup FacioMetrics

Facebook on Wednesday said that it has bought facial recognition startup FacioMetrics, potentially using the technology for photo or video effects...

21 Nov 2016

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Is your website driving away customers?

US consumers in particular are very discerning when shopping online, so much of the global ecommerce research stems from there, but it's more than just a 'Western concern'. Here's why African business should take online shopping cart abandonment into account locally and when selling to an international market...

By Leigh Andrews 7 Oct 2016

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#BehindtheSelfie with... Farren Roper

This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Farren Roper, Microsoft's global engagement lead for collaboration. He also lets us in on their corporate sustainability stance...

By Leigh Andrews 5 Oct 2016

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Angus Kneale to chair Film Craft executive jury at NYF International Advertising Awards

The New York Festivals International Advertising Awards® has announced the inaugural Film Craft executive jury and that Angus Kneale, chief creative officer of The Mill will head the panel of ten film industry experts...

2 days ago

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Facebook family to grow with second Zuckerberg baby

SAN FRANCISCO - Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday revealed that Facebook's first family is growing, with a baby sister on the way for one-year-old daughter Maxima...

10 Mar 2017

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Altice to launch US cable news channel

NEW YORK - European-based media and telecom group Altice is launching its i24news channel next week in the United States, underscoring its ambitions as a global television news operation...

13 Feb 2017

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Big tech-media mergers raise fresh privacy concerns

They know how you browse the internet, your favourite TV shows and where you shop and travel. Data collected by internet and media...

27 Oct 2016

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Snapchat eyes 2017 share offering: report

Snapchat's parent Snap is readying a 2017 share offering, which would bring to Wall Street one of the most prominent of the venture-backed tech "unicorns," the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday...

7 Oct 2016

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