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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Good news for Murdoch from Nielsen figures on paywall take-up

Good news at last for Rupert Murdoch and his team at News Corp with research firm Nielsen reporting that 362,000 people in the UK are forking out to access the content behind the Times and Sunday Times paywall. It’s no ...

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