SWITZERLAND

Geneva bans Uber in latest setback for US firm
Geneva bans Uber in latest setback for US firm

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Authorities in Geneva have banned Uber for breaching local taxi laws but the beleaguered US-based company said on Tuesday it was appealing the order and denied any wrongdoing...

15 Apr 2015

SWITZERLAND

WEF's 'Crowdsourcing' push to find ways to control internet
WEF's 'Crowdsourcing' push to find ways to control internet

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: The World Economic Forum (WEF) unveiled a project aimed at connecting governments, businesses, academia, technicians and civil society worldwide to brainstorm the best ways to control the internet.

29 Aug 2014

SWITZERLAND

UN says 2.7bn people will be online by year-end
UN says 2.7bn people will be online by year-end

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Around 2.7bn people - or 40% of the world's population - will be connected to the Internet by the end of 2013, the United Nations said on Monday (7 October).

8 Oct 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

SWITZERLAND

Festival of Media: What's all the Buzz about?
Festival of Media: What's all the Buzz about?

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: In an exclusive interview BuzzFeed's president and COO, Jon Steinberg sits down with the Host and CEO of The Valley Girl Show, Jesse Draper.

5 Apr 2013

SWITZERLAND

Festival of Media Global: First agency judges announced
Festival of Media Global: First agency judges announced

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: We are delighted to announce the first judges from media agencies have been confirmed for The Festival of Media Global Awards 2013.

15 Feb 2013

SWITZERLAND

Festival of Media Global: Agency Jeopardy is back
Festival of Media Global: Agency Jeopardy is back

MONTREUX, SWTIZERLAND: Agency Jeopardy is back! The event organisers have unveiled the first five sessions that will shape The Festival of Media Global 2013 conference agenda. Last year's Agency Jeopardy session included debate with Jack Klues, Mainardo de Nardis and Stephen Allan - with Steve King winning the prize! In 2013, questions will be set exclusively by the World Federation of Advertisers.

26 Jan 2013

SWITZERLAND

Festival of Media Global: Early bird deadline today!
Festival of Media Global: Early bird deadline today!

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: The Festival of Media Global Awards are a recognised gold-standard for the global media industry and are open to everyone involved in advertising. They are designed to allow you to showcase the innovative and creative campaigns you master-minded in 2012.

11 Jan 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million
New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Latest news on iPad availability
Latest news on iPad availability

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

15 Mar 2012

GERMANY

Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe
Demand for smartphones higher than ever before in Europe

NUREMBURG, GERMANY: In 2011, demand for mobile phones once again increased in Europe, largely as a result of the rising popularity of smartphones. According to GfK, 3.2% more mobile phones were sold in 2011, in particular the sales of smartphones increased by 67%.

15 Feb 2012

SWITZERLAND

Young Global Leaders use mobile telephony to tackle poverty
Young Global Leaders use mobile telephony to tackle poverty

DAVOS, SWITZERLAND: A group of Young Global Leaders will pilot a non-profit initiative this spring, which aims to give the 1 billion mobile phone users living in poverty access to educational phone apps.

1 Feb 2012

SWITZERLAND

Global radio experts float new mobile phone standard

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: Global radio experts have approved radio standards that are to usher in a new mobile phone operating system to replace third generation or 3G technology, the International Telecommunication Union has announced.

31 Jan 2012

RUSSIA

Kaspersky Lab announces TAG Heuer partnership
Kaspersky Lab announces TAG Heuer partnership

Kaspersky Lab, a leading developer of secure content and threat management solutions, has announced a new collaboration with TAG Heuer, the Swiss luxury watchmaker, which, in cooperation with ModeLabs Manufacture, has launched its first luxury touchscreen smartphone TAG Heuer LINK, operating on Android.

1 Dec 2011

SWITZERLAND

Festival of Media Global Awards 2012 dates and categories
Festival of Media Global Awards 2012 dates and categories

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: The Festival of Media Global Awards, now in their 4th year, is searching for those campaigns that celebrate the very best in media thinking from around the world and has announced the categories for the 2012 awards.

28 Nov 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Global advertising rebounded 10.6% in 2010
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

SWITZERLAND

Festival of Media: Learn the true value of 'like'
Festival of Media: Learn the true value of 'like'

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: The final speakers have been confirmed for the fifth Festival of Media Global in Montreux.

5 Apr 2011

SWITZERLAND

CMOs and Twitter - have they joined the celebration?
CMOs and Twitter - have they joined the celebration?

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND: Twitter users now send more than 140 million Tweets a day. With more than 20% of the tweets being related to products and/or brands, this means that every day 28 million tweets potentially concern your brand or company.

By Willem Smit 4 Apr 2011

SWITZERLAND

Festival of Media Awards 2011 shortlist announced
Festival of Media Awards 2011 shortlist announced

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: OMD and Starcom lead the agency networks in the shortlist for the Festival of Media Awards 2011. Ogilvy Johannesburg has been shortlisted for its South Africa Tourism campaign.

14 Mar 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

comScore releases The 2010 Europe Digital Year in Review
comScore releases The 2010 Europe Digital Year in Review

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released The comScore 2010 Europe Digital Year in Review. This inaugural report provides a comprehensive overview of key trends in the European digital media landscape, including market-level data on user demographics, social networking, online video, mobile, and search in 18 European countries.

25 Feb 2011

SWITZERLAND

First 'Media Accelerator Program' launched at Festival of Media 2011
First 'Media Accelerator Program' launched at Festival of Media 2011

MONTREUX, SWITZERLAND: The Festival of Media Global 2011 launches a brand new initiative in a bid to find the most exciting new media businesses in the world. The Media Accelerator Program (MAP) will be reaching out to the global community of media innovators to find those new companies who are set to most impact the sector in the coming years. Who will be the next Twitter or Facebook that will revolutionise the way we market to our customers?

23 Feb 2011

SPAIN

comScore releases inaugural report: The 2010 Mobile Year in Review
comScore releases inaugural report: The 2010 Mobile Year in Review

BARCELONA, SPAIN: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, has released The comScore 2010 Mobile Year in Review. This inaugural report recaps key trends in the mobile landscape in 2010 throughout the US, Europe (EU5) and Japan.

16 Feb 2011

PORTUGAL

Lisbon to host Eurobest 2011, 28-30 November
Lisbon to host Eurobest 2011, 28-30 November

LISBON, PORTUGAL: The 4th Eurobest Advertising Festival, one of Europe's leading awards and annual events for creative advertising and communications, will be held from 28-30 November this year in Lisbon, Portugal.

9 Feb 2011

UNITED KINGDOM

Online mobile phone sales reach record high in Europe
Online mobile phone sales reach record high in Europe

LONDON, UK: More than 7% of all phones bought during 2010 in Europe were purchased online according to the latest research from GfK Retail and Technology. This represents a growth in excess of 10% over the same period (Jan-Oct) in 2009.

28 Jan 2011

GERMANY

European CE market ends 2010 with a positive performance
European CE market ends 2010 with a positive performance

NUREMBERG, GERMANY: By the end of 2010, the European consumer electronics market had recorded positive growth of +2%, signalling the end of the impact of the financial crisis on this sector.

4 Jan 2011

GERMANY

Eurobest launches Student Academy in partnership with Draftfcb
Eurobest launches Student Academy in partnership with Draftfcb

HAMBURG, GERMANY: The organisers of Eurobest 2010, one of Europe's largest creative advertising and communications festivals and premier awards honouring and celebrating European creative excellence, has announced the launch of The Eurobest Academy, in partnership with Draftfcb.

30 Nov 2010

BELGIUM

EPC gets copyright management idea accepted
EPC gets copyright management idea accepted

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM: The European Publishers Council (EPC*) has succeeded in getting its idea for 21st century copyright management accepted as one of just seven "Big Ideas" sought by the European Commission to forward its Digital Agenda strategy.

5 Nov 2010

GERMANY

Eurobest 2010: Design, Craft, Media, PR & Integrated juries
Eurobest 2010: Design, Craft, Media, PR & Integrated juries

HAMBURG, GERMANY: The remaining jury members have been named for Eurobest 2010, one of Europe's principal creative advertising and communications festivals honouring and celebrating European creative excellence across all major disciplines.

21 Oct 2010

UNITED STATES

CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative
CNN enlists top journalism students for iReport initiative

ATLANTA, US: CNN has announced the launch of a new initiative for journalism students, called CNN iReport University, linked to iReport, the network's user-generated news community.

16 Sep 2010

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