Finance

Like button takes Facebook closer to world domination

Facebook is introducing a ‘Like’ button to third party websites which means that users can add topics, products and content they like to their Facebook profiles. With over 400m users the company is certain to be sitting on a priceless ...

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Man U valued at £1.19bn – so the Red Knights are about right

Forbes magazine has produced its latest valuation of the world’s top football clubs and, once again, Manchester United comes top with a valuation of £1.19bn. Mind you, Newcastle United, recently promoted from the Championship, also makes the top ten which ...

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How does Tesco do it?

Keep on increasing its sales and profits in the teeth of a savage recession that is. Well Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy likes to present himself as a simple lad from Liverpool and his strategy is certainly straightforward: Tesco does ...

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UK adspend starts to rise – Havas is up too

The IPA’s latest Bellwether report of UK advertisers says that 21 per cent spent a bit more in the first quarter of 2010 compared to just over 16 per cent who didn’t, leading to a modest rise of about 4.5 ...

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And we all thought car advertisers had gone respectable..

There’s a school of thought that reckons companies that were recently in the mire will revert to their bad old ways as soon as the financial crisis-induced recession recedes in the memory. And bankers, to take one rather prominent group, ...

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Now US business goes Apple app crazy

At long last Apple is cracking the corporate market, instanced by booming sales of iPhones (27 per cent of the US market in February) and the new iPad. Buyers are apparently being wooed by the ever-growing number of Apple apps ...

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Is a media boomlet on the way?

Don’t get too excited but there’s a bit of evidence that one might be, after what seems like years of doomy decline. And the unlikely beneficiary (or one of them anyway) is newspapers. Far more predictable is the agent of ...

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In praise of Bart Becht’s £92m

Bart Becht

That’s right – £92m ($140m) – the sum Reckitt-Benckiser CEO Bart Becht picked up for his labours in 2009. Actually City & Wall Street doesn’t know quite what to make of this. A big chunk of it was Becht cashing ...

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