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Episode 132: Digicape launches iBeacon technology in South Africa.

Date: 22 May 2015
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Creative capers at Cannes, liven up Lions Health
Creative capers at Cannes, liven up Lions Health

CANNES, FRANCE: Filmmakers, poets, comedians and more will provide unexpected new perspectives at Lions Health, the global creative festival for the healthcare communications industry being held 19-20 June 2015 at Cannes...

21 May 2015 11:27

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Filmmakers look to Twitter, Facebook for stars
Filmmakers look to Twitter, Facebook for stars

CANNES, FRANCE: Looking for a tattooed demon to be killed by an undercover virgin in your sex club? Well, as any good horror film producer knows, the best place to look these days is on Facebook and Twitter...

19 May 2015 08:01

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Coen brothers take swipe at Netflix as they begin Cannes jury duty
Coen brothers take swipe at Netflix as they begin Cannes jury duty

CANNES, FRANCE: US film director siblings Joel and Ethan Coen took a jokey swipe at movie industry upstarts Netflix and Amazon on Wednesday...

15 May 2015 11:42

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Jury selected for Lions Health, includes UN Foundation's Sherinian
Jury selected for Lions Health, includes UN Foundation's Sherinian

The Lions Health, global Festival and Awards for creative excellence in healthcare, has selected its jury including United Nation Foundation's Aaron Sherinian who will also host a seminar...

8 May 2015 08:49

FRANCE

Cannes covers creativity
Cannes covers creativity

The 2015 Cannes Lions promises to deliver its most diverse and creative content ever, as Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Marilyn Manson, Pharrell Williams, David Guetta, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Richard Curtis take the stage...

7 May 2015 11:37

FRANCE

Cannes Chimera Initiative ready for your creative input
Cannes Chimera Initiative ready for your creative input

The 2015 Cannes Chimera Competition, jointly launched by Cannes Lions and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has opened for entries...

4 May 2015 08:31

FRANCE

Google teams up with European media to boost online journalism
Google teams up with European media to boost online journalism

PARIS, FRANCE: Google will on 29 April launch a 150 million euro programme to support innovative online journalism in partnership with eight European publications.

28 Apr 2015 15:25

FRANCE

Booking.com to loosen grip on hotel prices in France, Italy, Sweden
Booking.com to loosen grip on hotel prices in France, Italy, Sweden

PARIS, FRANCE: Hotel reservation site Booking.com will allow hoteliers in France, Italy and Sweden to charge cheaper prices elsewhere after legal challenges, the French competition authority said Tuesday...

22 Apr 2015 12:07

FRANCE

World's Press calls on China to release journalist Gao Yu
World's Press calls on China to release journalist Gao Yu

PARIS, FRANCE / FRANKFURT, GERMANY: WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum have called on the Chinese authorities to release 71-year-old Chinese journalist Gao Yu...

22 Apr 2015 11:43

FRANCE

Altice wins EU greenlight on Portugal Telecom buy-up
Altice wins EU greenlight on Portugal Telecom buy-up

PARIS, FRANCE: France's Altice cable and telecoms firm on Monday said it had won European Commission approval for its €7.4bn ($7.9bn) purchase of Portugal Telecom's Portuguese assets...

21 Apr 2015 12:03

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European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe
European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015 10:18

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France's ride-share site BlaBlaCar buys European rivals
France's ride-share site BlaBlaCar buys European rivals

PARIS, FRANCE: France's ride-share champion BlaBlaCar has announced the purchase of its main rival, Germany's Carpooling.com, as well as Hungary's Autohop, as it consolidated its position as Europe's market leader...

17 Apr 2015 09:22

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France denies TV5Monde cyber jihadists leaked defence docs
France denies TV5Monde cyber jihadists leaked defence docs

PARIS, FRANCE: France's defence ministry has dismissed claims by self-proclaimed Islamic State cyber jihadists that they had posted classified army documents online when they hacked into a major television channel...

14 Apr 2015 10:24

FRANCE

Lion of St Mark goes to Bob Greenberg
Lion of St Mark goes to Bob Greenberg

CANNES, FRANCE: At the 2015 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity Bob Greenberg, Founder, Chairman and CEO of R/GA, will be honoured with the Lion of St Mark...

9 Apr 2015 08:06

FRANCE

Masters of Creativity debuts at Cannes
Masters of Creativity debuts at Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE: Masters of Creativity, a five-day professional qualification, will launch at this year's Cannes Lions. The training programme will help talent working in the creative communications industry...

1 Apr 2015 14:45

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Cannes juries ready to roar
Cannes juries ready to roar

CANNES, FRANCE: Cannes Lions has named the judges for 2015 and these are its most diverse juries ever: more women, more areas of expertise and more countries represented, with 309 senior industry professionals from 44 countries...

30 Mar 2015 10:06

FRANCE

007 takes up judging at Young Lions Health Award
007 takes up judging at Young Lions Health Award

CANNES, FRANCE: UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and famed 007 Actor, Sir Roger Moore, will be joining the dedicated jury of respected industry leaders judging the Young Lions Health Award...

27 Mar 2015 08:49

FRANCE

Netflix dramatises Marseille politics in French 'House of Cards'
Netflix dramatises Marseille politics in French 'House of Cards'

MARSEILLE, FRANCE: Where House of Cards portrays Washington DC as a diabolical den of wheeling and dealing, Netflix's new drama set in France, Marseille...

25 Mar 2015 09:33

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Top speakers, new content at Lions Health
Top speakers, new content at Lions Health

CANNES, FRANCE: Launching a new format, Lions Health will offer four streams of content focusing on 'Creative Inspiration', 'The Big Issues', 'Creative Tools & Innovation' and interactive 'Knowledge Huddles'...

24 Mar 2015 07:27

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Second LionHeart goes to former VP, Al Gore
Second LionHeart goes to former VP, Al Gore

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes LionHeart Award, introduced in 2014, will be awarded to former Vice President Al Gore at the Cannes Lions Awards Ceremony on Saturday, 27 June 2015...

23 Mar 2015 08:43

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Europe's rights body raps France for blocking jihad sites
Europe's rights body raps France for blocking jihad sites

STRASBOURG, FRANCE: Europe's top rights body took aim at France on Thursday for blocking websites accused of condoning terrorism...

20 Mar 2015 09:29

FRANCE

World News Publishing Focus examines media trends around the globe
World News Publishing Focus examines media trends around the globe

PARIS, FRANCE / FRANKFURT, GERMANY: Will 2015 see native advertising become the breakthrough revenue model for online news media? Are print sales going to stabilise...?

13 Mar 2015 10:26

FRANCE

Cubs back at Cannes
Cubs back at Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE: For the second year, the Young Lions PR Competition returns to Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Offering support and commitment, the International Communications Consultancy Organisation (ICCO)...

12 Mar 2015 10:48

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First South African on Cannes Creative Effectiveness panel
First South African on Cannes Creative Effectiveness panel

CANNES, FRANCE: Andy Rice is the first South African to join the Creative Effectiveness judging panel for the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

12 Mar 2015 08:51

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Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015 09:17

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Inaugural 'Glass Lion: the Lion for Change' at Cannes
Inaugural 'Glass Lion: the Lion for Change' at Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE: To reward work that shatters gender stereotypes, Cannes Lions has inaugurated the Glass Lion: The Lion for Change...

4 Mar 2015 12:11

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Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral
Egyptian billionaire Sawiris promises to keep Euronews neutral

PARIS, FRANCE: Egyptian telecoms and media magnate Naguib Sawiris, who is set to take a majority stake in Euronews, pledged on Friday not to interfere in coverage by the pan-European TV news channel....

2 Mar 2015 07:35

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Cannes launches Creative Effectiveness Advisory Scheme
Cannes launches Creative Effectiveness Advisory Scheme

CANNES, FRANCE: Cannes Lions is to bolster creative effectiveness with hands-on help to entrants in this year's Creative Effectiveness Lions. In association with The Effectiveness Partnership, it has introduced the Creative Effectiveness Advisory Scheme...

27 Feb 2015 10:37

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Publicis Groupe Epic Communications
Publicis Groupe Epic Communications

PARIS, FRANCE / JOHANNESBURG-CAPE TOWN, SA: Publicis Groupe has announced today the acquisition of the South Africa-based company Epic Communications, one of SA's leading independent integrated strategic communications agencies...

26 Feb 2015 13:15

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SIM maker Gemalto confirms possible spy attacks
SIM maker Gemalto confirms possible spy attacks

PARIS, FRANCE: European SIM maker Gemalto said yesterday it had suffered hacking attacks that may have been conducted by US and British intelligence agencies...

26 Feb 2015 11:54

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