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Pearson buys language firm in Brazil
Pearson buys language firm in Brazil

LONDON, UK / BRASILIA, BRAZIL: British publisher Pearson, owner of the Financial Times newspaper, said on Tuesday that it has agreed to buy Grupo Multi, a leading adult English language training firm in Brazil.

4 Dec 2013

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Greenlight, Mortgage27 partner to deliver analysis of online search behaviour in the mortgage market
Greenlight, Mortgage27 partner to deliver analysis of online search behaviour in the mortgage market

LONDON, UK: Leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, is delighted to announce a partnership with Mortgate27, to provide, via subscription to the companies' Mortgage Market Intelligence Reports, a detailed monthly analysis of online search behaviour relating specifically to the mortgage sector.

29 Nov 2013

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Ogilvy & Mather: LIA 2013 Network Of The Year
Ogilvy & Mather: LIA 2013 Network Of The Year

LONDON, UK: LIA has announced that Ogilvy & Mather is the 2013 Network of the Year, being awarded a total of 126 awards, including one Grand LIA, 28 Gold Statues, 40 Silver Statues and 57 Bronze Statues. The network also secured 42 Finalists at LIA 2013.

19 Nov 2013

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Vodafone now owns Kabel Deutschland
Vodafone now owns Kabel Deutschland

LONDON, UK: British mobile phone company Vodafone said Monday, 14 October, that the group has now completed its €7.7bn purchase of Kabel Deutschland.

15 Oct 2013

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Google's Hummingbird - no big deal, for now
Google's Hummingbird - no big deal, for now

LONDON, UK: September marks the 15th anniversary of when Google began and alongside a birthday Doodle and Easter Eggs to celebrate has come news of what has been a silent shift to a new search algorithm, Hummingbird.

1 Oct 2013

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Greenlight wins Drum Digital Census Elite Poll
Greenlight wins Drum Digital Census Elite Poll

LONDON, UK: Leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight has been named as the winner of the 51-100 digital staff Elite Poll in this year's Drum Digital Census which covered three research areas - financial performance, client satisfaction and the respect of peers.

23 Sep 2013

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Electricity dominates energy-related searches made on mobile devices
Electricity dominates energy-related searches made on mobile devices

LONDON, UK: New research from leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, reveals electricity accounted for the majority - 29%, of UK consumer online searches for energy-related services made on mobile devices in April.

3 Sep 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Vodafone nears Verizon Wireless deal
Vodafone nears Verizon Wireless deal

LONDON, UK: British mobile phone giant Vodafone neared a US$130bn deal to sell its US joint-venture stake to partner Verizon in a blockbuster deal that could change the face of the global telecom sector.

3 Sep 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Vodafone in talks on sale of Verizon Wireless stake
Vodafone in talks on sale of Verizon Wireless stake

LONDON, UK: Vodafone is in talks on a possible sale of its stake in US joint-venture Verizon Wireless said to be worth more than US$100bn, the British mobile phone giant has announced.

30 Aug 2013

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The Best Thing I Ever Created: Jeremy Keith
The Best Thing I Ever Created: Jeremy Keith

BRIGHTON, UK: This is the latest in a monthly series in which industry leaders describe the projects and products that give them the most joy and pride.

27 Aug 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Introducing Vodafone Red
Introducing Vodafone Red

LONDON, UK / BERLIN, GERMANY / LISBON, PORTUGAL / MADRID, SPAIN: Vodafone celebrates a new era in telecoms by literally turning everything red.

26 Aug 2013

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IBM, Adobe... The race is on...
IBM, Adobe... The race is on...

LONDON, UK: Ovum reveals IBM and Adobe are ahead in the race to become the enterprise digital marketing platform provider of choice.

23 Aug 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Burberry says sales boosted by shoppers in emerging economies

LONDON, UK: British luxury clothing and handbag maker Burberry said on Wednesday that sales rose in its first quarter, boosted by strong growth in the Asia Pacific region and in the Americas.

12 Jul 2013

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South African fast-food giants make strides in UK

SA's quick-service restaurant groups are seeing an improvement in the UK market‚ where trading over the past few years has been difficult as rising labour costs and depressed consumer spending weighed on operations.

By Zeenat Moorad 5 Jul 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Greenlight gets top ranking
Greenlight gets top ranking

LONDON, UK: Leading independent digital marketing agency, Greenlight, has been ranked one of the UK's top digital agencies in a report published by Econsultancy, the digital marketing and best practice community and publisher.

21 Jun 2013

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The lure of airport shopping
The lure of airport shopping

LONDON, UK: Airport shopping marks the end of terminal boredom: Over one in ten European travellers look forward to shopping at airports.

11 Jun 2013

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Ovum warns telcos not to rush to expand into additional countries
Ovum warns telcos not to rush to expand into additional countries

LONDON, UK: It is more beneficial for telcos to invest in growing their customer numbers in fewer countries than to expand horizontally across more countries, says Ovum, one of the Datamonitor group of companies.

30 Apr 2013

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Comment: Dish's bid for Sprint
Comment: Dish's bid for Sprint

LONDON, UK: Mike Roberts, Principal Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, comments on Dish's bid for Sprint

16 Apr 2013

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Informa comments on Facebook mobile announcement
Informa comments on Facebook mobile announcement

LONDON, UK: Malik Saadi, Principal Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media, comments on Facebook's mobile announcement.

5 Apr 2013

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Facebook banks on replicating mobile Ad success with its News Feed redesign
Facebook banks on replicating mobile Ad success with its News Feed redesign

LONDON, UK: Facebook formally unveiled the redesign of its News Feed this week. The social network was keen to stress the changes have been designed to "clean up the page, declutter it, make it simpler, more modern and easier for people to use."

10 Mar 2013

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Shoppers believe private label are national brands in different packaging
Shoppers believe private label are national brands in different packaging

LONDON, UK: Brand loyalty towards food and drink in the UK grocery market is declining at a sharp rate, research conducted by Canadean in February 2013 reveals.

6 Mar 2013

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Sprint launches three LTE smartphones
Sprint launches three LTE smartphones

LONDON, UK: Sprint has announced the launch of three LTE smartphones for its Virgin Mobile USA and Boost Mobile prepaid brands, making it, it claims, the first tier-1 operator in the US to market LTE services to prepaid customers. Sara Kaufman, telco strategy analyst at Ovum comments:

4 Mar 2013

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Ovum comments: Facebook Q4 results
Ovum comments: Facebook Q4 results

LONDON, UK: Facebook has revealed its financial performance for the fourth quarter. Eden Zoller, principal analyst at Ovum, has the following comment:

4 Feb 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

Facebook ad revenues are up - but is the trajectory sustainable?
Facebook ad revenues are up - but is the trajectory sustainable?

LONDON, UK: Facebook has confounded critics who thought it would be incapable of making money from the rapid growth of mobile device usage. Not only has it revealed a strong performance in Q4 with revenues up 40%, its mobile ad sales have more than doubled on the previous quarter to total $306m, to account for 23% of the Social Network's overall ad revenues.

3 Feb 2013

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Informa comment on BB10 launch today
Informa comment on BB10 launch today

LONDON, UK: Malik Saadi, principal analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media comments ahead of the BB10 launch. The success of the first BlackBerry 10 device is vital for RIM's survival...

30 Jan 2013

UNITED KINGDOM

High price inflation drives highest retail growth since recession began
High price inflation drives highest retail growth since recession began

LONDON, UK: UK retail is set to grow by 1.8% in 2013 with total retail spend hitting £300.7 billion - though this is nowhere near the pre-recession growth levels it is the highest rate of growth since the recession began. However this is largely down to rising prices, according to a report from SAS, the leader in business analytics software and services, and Verdict called How the UK will shop in 2013.

21 Jan 2013

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Facebook's Graph Search - a story of 'three' halves ... investors, users and businesses...
Facebook's Graph Search - a story of 'three' halves ... investors, users and businesses...

LONDON, UK: Further to speculation that has been building up over week, Facebook has announced an addition to its social network - a smart search engine it has called ''Graph Search". It is designed to allow people using Facebook to find answers more quickly to questions about friends in their Social Graph.

17 Jan 2013

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2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know
2013 at a glance: Five crucial consumer trends business leaders should know

LONDON, UK / JOHANNESBURG, SA: Turbulent times were predicted on the back end of 2012. The ANC Mangaung conference precipitated very little stormy seas other than an anti-climactic conclusion. The Mayan apocalypse materialised into nothing but an ordinary day. In fact with so many forecasts for change and a chasm of chaos, one may tend to be a bit sceptical with further predictions of change.

By *David Mattin and Saint-Francis Tohlang 8 Jan 2013

FRANCE

Boost website performance and retain customers
Boost website performance and retain customers

Riverbed study reveals online retailers need to increase website performance during holiday season to retain customers.

9 Dec 2012

UNITED KINGDOM

Daily Mirror faces high-profile hacking claims

LONDON, UK: Ex-England football boss Sven-Goran Eriksson and a former nanny to the Beckham family are taking legal action against Britain's Mirror Group Newspapers over alleged phone hacking, Sky News reported earlier this week.

25 Oct 2012

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