Media

Microsoft Kinect launch heralds bumper Christmas for McCanns

And indeed its Interpublic media buying sibling Universal McCann as Microsoft spends a whopper $500m on the global launch of Kinect, a hands-free controller for the XBox 360. As ever with Microsoft these days someone got there first with the ...

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More news on bunga bunga, maybe this is what went on at Berlusconi’s parties

In the spirit of scholarly inquiry we’ve been looking into this ‘bunga bunga’ business (the post-prandial entertainment of choice at Italian PM and media magnate Silvio Berlusconi’s parties) and it seems the phrase can also refer to an African erotic ...

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Bloomberg ups stakes in challenge to FT and Wall Street Journal

Michael Bloomberg’s eponymous terminals and information company has long been in a battle against Reuters (now the product of a 2007 merger between Reuters and Thomson Financial) in the financial markets desktop terminals business. Standalone information has been a second ...

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Is Cheryl Cole mania a sign that we’ve all gone stark raving mad?

Cheryl Cole is a singer who became famous with Girls Aloud (then in her maiden guise as Cheryl Tweedy), became a solo artist, a judge on the X-Factor and who married England footballer Ashley Cole (they’ve just divorced). And she ...

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Former MDC top creative Alex Bogusky sets out to lead new consumer revolution

MDC Partners, the company that owns Crispin Porter + Bogusky, should have seen it coming when it appointed top creative Alex Bogusky as its ‘chief insurgent officer.’ This spectacularly daft title, in a business that prides itself on creating such, ...

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