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Episode 124: The IMC Conference Durban

Date: 27 Feb 2015
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Google backflips on Blogger sexual content ban
Google backflips on Blogger sexual content ban

WASHINGTON DC, US: Days after announcing a ban on sexually explicit content or "graphic nudity" on its Blogger platform, Google has reversed course...

2 Mar 2015 11:54

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Mystery Apple event planned for March 9, likely on Watch
Mystery Apple event planned for March 9, likely on Watch

NEW YORK: Apple sent invitations on Thursday for a mystery event due to take place March 9, amid speculation about an imminent launch of its much anticipated Apple Watch...

27 Feb 2015 11:50

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Amazon hires former White House spokesman Carney
Amazon hires former White House spokesman Carney

NEW YORK: Former White House spokesman Jay Carney has taken a new public relations job with online retail giant Amazon, the company said on Thursday.

27 Feb 2015 11:46

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Fierce battle looms on US 'open Internet' rules
Fierce battle looms on US 'open Internet' rules

WASHINGTON, US: US regulators meet Thursday to vote on rules aimed at heading off Internet "fast lanes," although it may not be the end of a years-long battle...

25 Feb 2015 13:20

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NYF's World's Best TV & Film Awards 2015 finalists
NYF's World's Best TV & Film Awards 2015 finalists

NEW YORK CITY, US: New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, honouring the World's Best TV & Films, has announced the 2015 Finalists...

25 Feb 2015 12:00

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Call for nominations for 2015 IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards
Call for nominations for 2015 IWMF Courage in Journalism Awards

WASHINGTON, US: The Courage in Journalism and Lifetime Achievement Awards, which honours women journalists who set themselves apart by their extraordinary bravery, is open online for nominations until 15 March 2015...

24 Feb 2015 10:47

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Monika D'Agostino
Taking sales training out of the classroom

US: It doesn't matter how good sales training is, if it doesn't impact with long lasting effects, it won't make a discernible difference to a sales or service person's performance...

By Monika D'Agostino 22 Feb 2015 14:44

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Social media star Azalea gives up on online 'pettiness'
Social media star Azalea gives up on online 'pettiness'

NEW YORK, US: Rapper Iggy Azalea built a fan base through social media but frequently engaged in bitter feuds, and is taking a break from the internet and its 'pettiness'...

20 Feb 2015 11:01

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Obama ranks N Korea cyber capabilities as not so good
Obama ranks N Korea cyber capabilities as not so good

WASHINGTON, US: Iran is "good," China and Russia are "very good," but North Korea's cyber attack capabilities are actually not that great, according to an impromptu ranking by US President Barack Obama...

18 Feb 2015 12:33

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When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study
When fake news goes viral, blame the media: study

WASHINGTON, US: It's true. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet...

17 Feb 2015 11:45

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Facebook will be with you till death, and beyond
Facebook will be with you till death, and beyond

WASHINGTON, US: Facebook wants to be your social network for life, and even in the hereafter. The world's biggest social network unveiled an update Thursday that allows its members to designate a "legacy contact"...

13 Feb 2015 09:46

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Newsweek Twitter feed hijacked by pro-IS hacker
Newsweek Twitter feed hijacked by pro-IS hacker

WASHINGTON, US: Newsweek's Twitter feed was briefly hijacked on Tuesday by hackers who displayed messages supporting the Islamic State group...

12 Feb 2015 07:10

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New appointments to NYF Radio Awards Advisory board
New appointments to NYF Radio Awards Advisory board

NEW YORK CITY, US: NYF's World's Best Radio Programs Appoints Phil Critchlow and Valerie Geller to 2015 Advisory Board...

10 Feb 2015 11:47

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US electronics chain RadioShack pulls plug
US electronics chain RadioShack pulls plug

NEW YORK CITY, US: Struggling US consumer electronics chain RadioShack filed for bankruptcy protection on Thursday, pulling the plug after failing to compete with big-box stores and online retailers...

6 Feb 2015 10:55

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Fifty Shades of Grey arouses sex toy boom
Fifty Shades of Grey arouses sex toy boom

NEW YORK CITY, US: The erotic bestselling novel Fifty Shades of Grey was devoured across the world by millions, from British housewives to Guantanamo Bay inmates...

6 Feb 2015 07:39

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US anchor Brian Williams recants on coming under fire in Iraq
US anchor Brian Williams recants on coming under fire in Iraq

WASHINGTON DC, US: US news anchor Brian Williams has admitted that a story he has often repeated on air about coming under fire in a helicopter in Iraq in 2003 is untrue...

6 Feb 2015 07:02

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The true Little House story makes a splash in US
The true Little House story makes a splash in US

WASHINGTON DC, US: The autobiography of Little House on the Prairie author Laura Ingalls Wilder has become a surprise publishing hit in America...

5 Feb 2015 11:16

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World News Media Congress expecting delegates from 80 countries
World News Media Congress expecting delegates from 80 countries

WASHINGTON DC, US: The World News Media Congress, along with the World Editors Forum and the World Advertising Forum, is expected to draw more than 1,000 publishers, CEOs, managing directors, chief editors and other senior newspaper and news media executives from 80 countries around the world...

29 Jan 2015 08:50

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Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time
Video shows blind mother seeing baby for first time

WASHINGTON, US: A video that went viral this week showed a legally blind mother in Canada seeing her newborn child for the first time, thanks to vision-enhancing glasses... (Video)

27 Jan 2015 10:22

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New Toyota Camry campaign launches at Super Bowl
New Toyota Camry campaign launches at Super Bowl

US: As part of the 'One Bold Choice Leads to Another' campaign for the new 2015 Toyota Camry, the company will lead with two new ads during the first quarter of the Super Bowl opening game on 1 February 2015...

27 Jan 2015 08:38

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Latest emerging trends in market research
Latest emerging trends in market research

WASHINGTON DC, US: Many organisations have adopted technologies into their business models to increase efficiency, become more flexible, and to transform their current business functions. Market research has followed suit...

By Caitlin Stewart, courtesy Ashlan Bonnell 26 Jan 2015 12:10

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Journalist linked to Anonymous gets five years' prison
Journalist linked to Anonymous gets five years' prison

WASHINGTON, US: A journalist also known as an informal spokesperson for the hacker group Anonymous was sentenced to five years in prison yesterday...

23 Jan 2015 11:13

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Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI
Email scam nets $214m in 14 months: FBI

WASHINGTON, US: An email scam, which targets businesses with bogus invoices, has netted more than $214m from victims in 45 countries in just over one year...

23 Jan 2015 10:33

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Netflix eyes empire as internet TV battle heats up
Netflix eyes empire as internet TV battle heats up

WASHINGTON, US: Netflix is ramping up efforts to conquer the world with its streaming video service, even as competition is heating up in the growing market for Internet television...

22 Jan 2015 13:38

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Midas Awards reveals inaugural Brand Rankings Report
Midas Awards reveals inaugural Brand Rankings Report

NEW YORK CITY, US: MasterCard, Absa, Citibank Top the List.

20 Jan 2015 11:02

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New York Festivals 2015 Torch Awards open for entries
New York Festivals 2015 Torch Awards open for entries

NEW YORK, CITY, US: The 2015 Torch Awards is now open for entries...

13 Jan 2015 10:55

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'Selfie sticks' give new perspective at tech show
'Selfie sticks' give new perspective at tech show

LAS VEGAS, US: 'Selfie sticks' - lightweight monopods that hold smartphones to get a better angle for self portraits - are making the tech community view things from a new perspective...

12 Jan 2015 09:05

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Jurors announced for One Show
Jurors announced for One Show

NEW YORK, US: The One Club, producer of the One Show and Creative Week, which honours the best work across all disciplines, including advertising, interactive, design and branded entertainment, has announced the jurors for the May 2015 show...

12 Jan 2015 08:55

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Jurors named for Clio Image Awards 2015
Jurors named for Clio Image Awards 2015

NEW YORK, USA: CLIO Image Awards, which honours creative excellence across fashion, beauty, retail and accessories, has announced the following industry names as the jury for the second annual awards...

12 Jan 2015 08:47

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How to react when making market research mistakes
How to react when making market research mistakes

WASHINGTON DC, US: In each stage of the market research process, there are common mistakes that can be made. So how should you handle them?

By Caitlin Stewart, courtesy Ashlan Bonnell 9 Jan 2015 14:20

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