Media

Conrad Black wins bail victory over US justice department

Or should we say Lord Black? Anyway Conrad Black, aka Lord Black of Crossharbour, is about to be granted bail in the US after three appeal judges ruled that a US legal requirement that business leaders had to live up ...

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Mighty Facebook dominates UK ad distribution

According to researchers ComScore it does anyway, delivering 19.7bn ads to its huge user base in May 2010, up from 11.8bn the year before. This is almost four times as many as second-placed Microsoft, followed in turn by Google, eBay ...

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Is Google finding life a little harder?

Well its latest quarterly results suggest it is, even though profits rose from $1.48n to $1.84bn its costs rose by a thumping 20 per cent. According to the pundits this suggests that the company is reverting to research and development ...

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Twitter marketing trials attract Disney and Coca-Cola

Twitter is cranking up its ad revenue and business sales generation efforts with the launch of @earlybird, a limited-time deals feed which provides time-sensitive offers from advertisers. Already it has signed up Disney, which is using @earlybird for a two-for-one ...

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Does BBC 6 Music reprieve mean curtains for radio boss Tim Davie?

There’s a bit of an insurrection going on at the moment at BBC 6 Music, the ‘specialist’ music station that BBC bosses, chiefly director-general Mark Thompson and head of music and audio Tim Davie wanted to can as part of ...

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UK outdoor set for good times, says OAA's Baker

The out-of-home advertising sector took quite a kicking from 2007 to 2009 so the new CEO Of the Outdoor Advertising Association Mike Baker must be very relieved that things are looking up for the oldest medium in the world. The ...

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Murdoch gets a little Gallic encouragement

Encouraging news today for Rupert Murdoch’s paywall experiment, in of all papers, the Guardian, which of course is firmly on the side of free news sites. Apparently Mediapart, the subscriber-based, web-only news site which broke the Butlergate scandal in France, ...

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Holly Branson gets her own Maverick magazine

It must be a problem for billionaires, what do you do with the family? Rupert Murdoch has found a way of course, promoting son James to heir apparent of the News Corporation empire and giving daughter Elizabeth (who says she ...

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Hugh Hefner bids $185m for Playboy, well at least he likes it

Veteran publisher and man-about-the-Playboy-mansion Hugh Hefner is trying to take the Playboy business private with a bid that values the boobs and bums empire at $185m. Mind you, he does own most of it already so it’s a bit of ...

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