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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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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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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 its Prime subscribers, landing a blow to rival Netflix in the streaming video battle.

24 Apr 2014 08:03

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Google online maps give you time travel

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Google has added virtual time travel to its Internet offerings by letting them turn back the clock on Street View images to show how places have changed over the seven years it has been collecting pictures.

24 Apr 2014 07:50

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New York police Twitter campaign backfires badly

NEW YORK, USA: New York police were eating extra helpings of humble pie after asking people to post images of themselves and NYPD officers on Twitter - only to face a deluge of pictures of alleged police brutality.

23 Apr 2014 07:38

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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

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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

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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

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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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AFP launches 'AFP Forum' to unify news products on internet

PARIS, FRANCE: Agence France-Presse has launched a new internet platform called "AFP Forum", which brings together its multimedia products in six languages for clients and is partly available to the general public.

11 Apr 2014 10:27

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HP pays US$108m in US to settle bribery probes

WASHINGTON, USA: US computer giant Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay US$108m to settle investigations that it paid bribes to win public contracts in Russia, Poland and Mexico, officials said on Wednesday (9 April).

10 Apr 2014 09:14

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Twitter profiles get Facebook-style revamp

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Twitter began revamping profile pages on Tuesday (8 April) to let users display more of their online personalities, giving the popular service a Facebook-like feel.

9 Apr 2014 09:12

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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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'Game of Thrones' draws huge ratings, crashes HBO app

LOS ANGELES, USA: The first show of the new "Games of Thrones" season drew HBO's biggest audience since the finale of "The Sopranos," data showed on Monday (7 April) after the broadcaster's online app crashed.

8 Apr 2014 09:05

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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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Slow migration of US seniors to internet

WASHINGTON, USA: American senior citizens are gradually finding their way onto the internet, but lagging the overall population in online usage, according to a survey released on Thursday, 3 April.

4 Apr 2014 07:25

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Microsoft's smartphone assistant, Cortana

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft took on Apple's Siri and Google Now with a smartphone personal assistant dubbed "Cortana."

3 Apr 2014 07:22

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Amazon launches new device for streaming video

NEW YORK, USA: Amazon unveiled a new media streaming device, ramping up its challenge to online video rivals such as Netflix.

3 Apr 2014 07:47

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Intel buys stake in Cloudera

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: In a sign of the growing importance of the Internet "cloud," software group Cloudera said it raised a whopping US$900m to expand its large corporate data services.

1 Apr 2014 08:04

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