Hewlett-Packard invents something useful – instant, emailed photos

I’m sure lots of Hewlett-Packard inventions are useful although printer companies don’t have the best reputation for always making life easier, just more expensive. But it’s produced a line of web-connected printers that allow you send a photo from any ...

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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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We still need ad agencies says Unilever’s Keith Weed – just not for everything

In particular Unilever doesn’t need ad agencies to supply the vast amounts of video consumers seem to require these days, new chief marketing officer Keith Weed told journalists this week. Weed was announcing the winner of the Unilever Creative Challenge, ...

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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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Harold Mitchell clan will be the power brokers at Aegis after $360m deal

Shareholders in Mitchell Communication, Australia’s biggest media planner and buyer (and a few other things besides) have voted to accept quoted media group Aegis’ $360m offer for the business, giving them an estimated five per cent stake in the company ...

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