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PR disaster as Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott sandbags UK government bankers bonus deal

The UK coalition government, comprised of Tories led by David Cameron and chancellor George Osborne with a tail of increasingly reluctant Liberal Democrats, has been completely sandbagged today by Lib Dem peer Lord Oakeshott (hardly a household name) resigning over ...

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Facebook now tops for hookers says US academic

Which probably isn’t what Mark Zuckerberg and the Facebook crew want to read. But according to Columbia University professor Sudhir Venkatesh Facebook has increased its share of the hookers market, overtaking Craigslist as the “leading online recruitment space” for sex ...

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M&S boss Marc Bolland ups online stakes by poaching Tesco’s Laura Wade-Gery

During his time as CEO of UK supermarket chain Morrisons Marc Bolland, now CEO of Marks & Spencer, ignored the internet, preferring to concentrate on plugging Morrisons fresh food and its ‘market street’ store layouts. But now as the highly-remunerated ...

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Here’s VW’s Super Bowl ‘Darth Vader’ ad – all it needed was a dog

This is the top-scoring car ad in Sunday’s Super Bowl, a pretty sound effort from Interpublic’s Deutsch for the new Passat featuring an annoying little Darth Vader. Well it’s OK isn’t it? Sums up the Passat though, too sensible to ...

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Pepsico ads win USA Today’s Super Bowl contest

USA Today has a panel of viewers armed with its ad meters and they voted four Pepsico ads into the top ten, two for Doritos (one of which came equal top with Budweiser), one for Pepsi and one for Pepsi ...

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Arianna Huffington the big winner as AOL buys Huffington Post for $315m

One-time market-leading ISP AOL has been trying to reinvent itself as an online content provider since it split from Time Warner in 2009 and now CEO Tim Armstrong has bet the ranch on Arianna Huffington and her Huffington Post, the ...

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Suddenly there’s a threat to BSkyB’s mountain of money – pub landlady Karen Murphy from Portsmouth

According to the accepted wisdom British pay-TV broadcaster BSkyB has made its big investments in programme rights (particularly football), technology (HD and 3-D) and marketing (ten million customers) and all that’s left is for it to count the money. Which ...

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