Apple disappoints Playboy fans

Playboy magazine enthusiasts who have excitedly signed up for its new premium-priced iPad app have been bitterly disappointed by the absence of certain fundamental content traditional to the magazine. The online tech and media forums have been full of complaints ...

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Tim Bell defends PR industry against Guardian attack

Anyone who knows Lord Bell, the communications Svengali who masterminded Margaret Thatcher’s rise to power, will be well aware that he could talk for the UK in the Olympics. top internet security software So it’s a strangely laconic response from ...

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Amazon, Tesco and M & S top email table

The most popular companies to email consumers are Amazon, Tesco and Marks and Spencer, according to new research. More than a quarter of the survey said they would most like to receive emails from these companies. Apparently they score the ...

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Is Google running out of (its own) ideas?

The company’s hardly on its uppers of course with about $30bn available to spend but Google, like other tech giants before it including Microsoft and Yahoo, is hitting problems trying to diversify out of its core area of search. Its ...

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Dawn Airey’s on her way already as Richard Desmond moves in at Five

We questioned yesterday if the combination of Five boss Dawn Airey and new owner Richard Desmond would be a marriage made in heaven, which shows that you shouldn’t pose questions to which you already have the answer. Airey, who’s been ...

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Dawn Airey and Richard Desmond – a Five marriage made in heaven?

Richard Desmond, the owner of Express Newspapers and now the new owner of UK terrestrial television channel Five, is due to address the troops tomorrow about his plans for the combined business. We don’t know what he’s going to say ...

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Google and Verizon announce internet carve-up plans, world blows raspberry

Google and US ISP Verizon have made a right hash of their scheme to carve up the internet, publishing a set of proposals supposedly guaranteeing open access but with some significant holes. The first is that they exclude mobile internet, ...

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Food companies watch out – Nestle has $28bn to spend!

Swiss-based Nestle is already the biggest specialist food company in the world and it’s likely to get a whole lot bigger soon as some time this year it completes the sale of its stake in US eyecare business Alcon to ...

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