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Episode 86: The power of brands in the mass communication landscape

Date: 22 Apr 2014
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Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Episode 82: An African Path to Success & Effective Measure

Date: 24 Feb 2014 | Time: 39:00min
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Amazon Prime to distribute old shows from HBO

NEW YORK, USA: - Amazon scored has struck a deal with HBO to distribute old shows from the premium cable TV channel to it Prime subscribers, landing a blow to rival Netflix in the streaming video battle.

24 Apr 2014 08:03

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WhatsApp claims it has half a billion users

WASHINGTON, USA: WhatsApp now has 500m regular, active users around the world, the free mobile messaging service being acquired by Facebook said.

24 Apr 2014 08:19

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McDonald's profit dips as US sales slump

NEW YORK CITY, US: Fast-food chain McDonald's said yesterday its first-quarter profit dropped 5.2% amid declining sales in its key US home market, and vowed to boost global sales.

23 Apr 2014 10:56

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French economist's book on inequality tops Amazon list

WASHINGTON, USA: French Economist Thomas Piketty's book on income inequality rose to the top of online retailer Amazon's best sellers.

23 Apr 2014 08:11

UNITED STATES

Honda's new ASIMO robot, more human-like than ever

NEW YORK, USA: It walks and runs, even up and down stairs. It can open a bottle and serve a drink, and politely tries to shake hands with a stranger. Meet the latest ASIMO, Honda's humanoid robot.

22 Apr 2014 09:02

UNITED STATES

IBM hammered on earnings slump

WASHINGTON, USA: IBM reported a 21% slump in first quarter earnings, as the computer company saw weaker hardware sales and focused more on services and the Internet cloud.

22 Apr 2014 10:04

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Zynga seeks to harvest players with mobile FarmVille game

SAN FRANCISCO - Social games company Zynga released a version of the hit "FarmVille" game tailored for smartphones and tablets in the hope of reaping a bumper crop of new players.

22 Apr 2014 08:26

UNITED STATES

GM seeks court protection from ignition lawsuits

NEW YORK, USA: General Motors (GM) plans to ask a bankruptcy court to rule that it is protected from lawsuits arising from faulty ignitions tied to 13 deaths and numerous crashes.

17 Apr 2014 07:42

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GM has known about steering problems since 2011

WASHINGTON, USA: - Documents revealed this week show that General Motors' Chief Executive Mary Barra was told of steering problems on cars in 2011. The steering problem and an ignition switch problem has led to the company's recall of 2.6m cars worldwide.

16 Apr 2014 08:49

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Yahoo sees signs of growth in core business

NEW YORK, USA: Yahoo reported a stronger-than-expected first-quarter profit with the results showing growth in the Web company's "core" business according to Chief Executive Marissa Mayer

16 Apr 2014 08:28

UNITED STATES

Google buys drone for its stable

NEW YORK, USA: Google has bought Titan Aerospace, a manufacturer of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas.

15 Apr 2014 09:24

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Creative Week May 2014

Creative Week is only 25 days away! This year's week-long festival of speakers, discussions, screenings and more will culminate on Friday, 9 May at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center for the 2014 One Show. Creative Week celebrates Creativity for the Greater Good. Creatives who make the world a better place will share their ideas and innovations in special, limited-seating presentations.

11 Apr 2014 09:23

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NYF International Television & Film Awards 2014 winners announced at NAB

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, now in its 57th year, has announced the World's Best TV & Films winners.

10 Apr 2014 07:49

UNITED STATES

Pirelli's 2012 Annual Report wins PR News award

WASHINGTON, US: The PR News' CSR Awards, announced at a luncheon at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on 8 April 2014, selected Pirelli's 2012 Annual Report as the winner of the Annual Report category.

10 Apr 2014 08:57

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NYF Torch Awards for young creative talent announces finalists teams

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals announced the five Torch Awards Finalist Teams selected to compete in the 30 April Pitch Challenge in New York City.

10 Apr 2014 07:59

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US film studios sue Megaupload for piracy

WASHINGTON, USA: The top US film studios have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against defunct file-sharing website Megaupload, shut down by US authorities as part of a criminal probe of online piracy.

9 Apr 2014 09:20

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Internet lords keep .wine and .vin bottled

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Internet overseers are keeping .wine and .vin online addresses bottled in the hope that a few months of 'aging' will make them more palatable.

8 Apr 2014 09:27

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Weibo seeks to raise at least US$340m in US IPO

NEW YORK, USA: The microblogging service Weibo - often described as China's version of Twitter - will raise at least US$340m in its US stock offering according to figures released over the weekend.

7 Apr 2014 08:58

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Five things learned at #SXSW

AUSTIN, US: A handful of themes emerged during South by Southwest Interactive's five days of wide-ranging programs.

4 Apr 2014 07:35

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GM boss 'deeply sorry' after deadly crashes

WASHINGTON, USA: Conceding company officials knew of their cars' potentially deadly ignition switches for years, GM chief Mary Barra apologised on Tuesday (2 April) and said the car manufacturer had a "civic responsibility" to make things right.

3 Apr 2014 09:08

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McDonald's profit dips as US sales slump

NEW YORK CITY, US: Fast-food chain McDonald's said yesterday its first-quarter profit dropped 5.2% amid declining sales in its key US home market, and vowed to boost global sales.

23 Apr 2014 10:56

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