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THE NETHERLANDS

Public trust in the web 'eroded', says global cyber commission
Public trust in the web 'eroded', says global cyber commission

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: The public's trust in the Internet has been severely eroded by a cloak-and-dagger approach to collecting private data online leaving it open to abuse...

16 Apr 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation
Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch judges ban taxi service UberPOP
Dutch judges ban taxi service UberPOP

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch judges on Monday banned the popular ride-sharing service UberPOP from taking bookings via its smartphone app...

10 Dec 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Philips blames Russia, China for its €103m loss
Philips blames Russia, China for its €103m loss

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch electronics company Philips blamed a patent lawsuit and slow growth in primary markets of China and Russia for its €103m loss in the third quarter of its financial year.

21 Oct 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Funai demands €312m from Philips
Funai demands €312m from Philips

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Electronics manufacturer Funai is suing Philips for €312m in compensation for the failed sale of the Dutch company's entertainment business.

6 Oct 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch halal sex shop bonds with Germany's Beate Uhse
Dutch halal sex shop bonds with Germany's Beate Uhse

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: A Dutch online shop selling halal sex products announced an alliance with Europe's largest erotic retailer to tap into the lucrative Muslim market, potentially worth billions of euros.

5 Jun 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

100 arrests in global raids on 'BlackShades' hackers
100 arrests in global raids on 'BlackShades' hackers

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Police have arrested at least 100 people in global raids against notorious malware being sold complete with "ransom notes" to extort money from people after taking control of their computers.

20 May 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch group ASML slashes forecast
Dutch group ASML slashes forecast

THE NETHERLANDS - Dutch computer chip manufacturer and global high technology bellwether ASML slashed its forecasts for the next six months despite almost doubling profits in the first quarter.

17 Apr 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

Philips reports sharp switch into annual profit
Philips reports sharp switch into annual profit

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Electrical appliance and household goods group Philips switched back into profit in for 2013, the company said.

29 Jan 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

EJC launches new website
EJC launches new website

MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS: The European Journalism Centre (EJC) has launched a new website, for its Innovation in Development Reporting (IDR) Grant Programme.

24 Jan 2014

THE NETHERLANDS

TomTom reports profits slump as car sales slow
TomTom reports profits slump as car sales slow

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch vehicle navigation systems manufacturer TomTom said its profits fell by half in the third quarter year-on-year, blaming a fall in car sales for the poor results.

31 Oct 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Philips cancels €150m sale of entertainment business
Philips cancels €150m sale of entertainment business

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: - Dutch group Philips has terminated the €150m sale of its entertainment business to Japan's Funai, alleging breach of contract.

28 Oct 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Unilever sales hit by emerging markets slowdown
Unilever sales hit by emerging markets slowdown

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Anglo-Dutch food and cosmetics company Unilever, seen as a bellwether for global consumer spending, warned on Tuesday (1 October) of slowdown in sales growth brought on by weakened demand in emerging markets.

2 Oct 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Dutch vegetarian butcher takes on the 'Frankenburger'
Dutch vegetarian butcher takes on the 'Frankenburger'

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Never mind last month's revolutionary test-tube beef burger grown from meat stem cells. The Dutch are way ahead with a "vegetarian butcher" who transforms plants into "meat".

10 Sep 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

KPN sells German mobile operator to Telefonica

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: Dutch telecom operator KPN has announced that it had sold its German subsidiary E-Plus to Spain's Telefonica for €5bn in cash and a 17.6% stake in Telefonica Deutschland.

24 Jul 2013

UNITED STATES

The Bees Awards announces nominations
The Bees Awards announces nominations

SAN FRANCISCO, US: The 4th edition of The Bees Awards - 1st international social media marketing awards - has announced their 2013 nominations.

21 May 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

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Horse sold as halaal beef: man fined €50k

THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS: A Dutch businessman under investigation in a Europe-wide probe into a horse-for-beef substitution scandal was on Thursday (3 May) given a suspended sentence and fined for selling horsemeat as Islamic halal beef in France.

3 May 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Hackers halt DigiD system for Dutch
Hackers halt DigiD system for Dutch

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: More than 10m Dutch citizens were unable to use their official online signature to pay bills and taxes because of a cyber-attack, officials said on Wednesday (24 April).

25 Apr 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

D&AD Awards: The nominations
D&AD Awards: The nominations

LONDON, UK: Here are the nominations for the D&AD Awards. See this year's In Book winners and Nominations below. Yellow Pencil winners will be revealed on Wednesday 12 June at the Awards Ceremony.

22 Apr 2013

THE NETHERLANDS

Slap chips with dagga mayonnaise

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS: A chain of Dutch chip shops is offering cannabis mayonnaise on their fries, but the resulting snack will not give you the munchies or make you high.

10 Apr 2013

UNITED STATES

Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance
Midas Awards 2012 Winners: King James Cape Town wins Grand Midas for Santam Insurance

NEW YORK, US: The Midas Awards, for the World's Best Financial Advertising, announced the award winners for the 2012 competition. This year's Midas Grand Jury awarded one Grand Midas, 26 Gold Ingots, 46 Silver Ingots, and 63 Finalists. The 2012 Midas Awards competition received entries from 28 countries and is reputed to be the only international competition that recognises excellence in financial services communications on a global scale.

21 Dec 2012

FRANCE

Nikon's big hands campaign draws attention
Nikon's big hands campaign draws attention

PARIS, FRANCE: Across major cities in Europe, Nikon builds huge sculpted 'hands' in a pose, as though holding a Nikon camera.

7 Nov 2012

THE NETHERLANDS

Eurostar: The Soul of Amsterdam
Eurostar: The Soul of Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: Arena Media turned Eurostar's data into advertising content to drive sales to Amsterdam.

24 Oct 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites
European women drive most engagement: Online retail, community websites

LONDON, UK: comScore, Inc, a leader in measuring the digital world, today released an overview of internet usage in Europe, showing that 395.7 million Europeans went online in May 2012 for an average of 27.6 hours each.

6 Jul 2012

THE NETHERLANDS

Free handbook helps journalists use data to improve the news
Free handbook helps journalists use data to improve the news

MAASTRICHT, THE NETHERLANDS: The Data Journalism Handbook is a free, open-source book that aims to help journalists to use data to improve the news. It was launched on Saturday 28 April, at Italy's leading journalism event, the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, which attracts thousands of journalists from around the world for a week of talks and workshops.

14 May 2012

UNITED STATES

NYF International TV & Film Awards announces 2012 winners at NAB
NYF International TV & Film Awards announces 2012 winners at NAB

NEW YORK, US: The 55th New York Festivals International Television & Film Awards, announced this year's winning entries at the 2012 awards ceremony on Tuesday, 17 April at the annual NAB Show in Las Vegas. Geoffrey Mason, senior production specialist for ESPN, was awarded the NYF Television & Film Awards Lifetime Achievement Award.

19 Apr 2012

FRANCE

Cannes Lions: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Juries
Cannes Lions: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Juries

CANNES, FRANCE: The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, taking place from 17-23 June, has announced the members of a further four juries: Creative Effectiveness, Design, Film, and PR Lions. South Africa is represented on the Design jury (Shelley-Ann Atkinson, Grid Worldwide Branding & Design) and on the Film jury (Catherine Ireland, Amplified).

30 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

New iPad tops three million
New iPad tops three million

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced it has sold three million of its new iPad, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a new Retina display, Apple's new A5X chip with quad-core graphics, a 5 megapixel iSight camera with advanced optics for capturing photos and 1080p HD video, and the same all-day 10 hour battery life*.

22 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

Latest news on iPad availability
Latest news on iPad availability

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced the new iPad, the third generation mobile device, will arrive at Apple's retail stores and the Apple Online Store (www.apple.com) on Friday, 16 March in the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland and the UK; along with Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

15 Mar 2012

UNITED STATES

International AME Awards announces 2012 shortlist
International AME Awards announces 2012 shortlist

NEW YORK, US: The International AME Awards, now in its 18th year of honouring the world's best work in advertising and marketing effectiveness, has announced the shortlist for the 2012 competition.

22 Feb 2012

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