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China’s Tencent launches challenge to Facebook with QZone expansion

Tencent, China’s huge instant messaging provider with 600 million users, is promising a challenge to Facebook by offering links to its QZone network to third party websites (including a Facebook-style ‘like’ button) and access to external applications. Facebook has had ...

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Publicis Worldwide “completes Balkan expansion” with purchase of three agencies in Romania

The ever-acquisitive Publicis Groupe has bought three long-time partner agencies in Romania, Publicis Romania, Focus Advertising and Publicis Events, and added them to the Publicis Worldwide network. The new company will be called Grupul Publicis Communications Services Bucharest. Publicis Groupe ...

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Will William and Kate’s Royal wedding produce a media bonanza?

Well strangely enough, based on past performance, it will do. Ad Age reports that five of the ten best-selling People magazine covers have been about British Royals, including the tragic death of Princess Diana of course. So the intended nuptials ...

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Nestle is on the prowl – but where will it spend its $28bn cash pile?

Swiss giant Nestle is still the biggest food company in the world but one of its main rivals Kraft just got much bigger with the successful absorption of £12bn Cadbury, in financial terms anyway, making it now the clear number ...

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Is General Motors making a hash of its comeback from bankruptcy?

Well it shouldn’t be, what was once the world’s biggest company has just emerged from bankruptcy with a $22bn IPO and a big thank you from the US government which has been able to cut its stake in the Chevy ...

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