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WPP Doubles Down On Digital, Buys Leading Agency AKQA

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WPP today has announced a major development in its strategy to shift a bigger part of its business to digital: it is buying AKQA, one of the biggest — and independent — digital agencies around. WPP says that AKQA will continue to operate as an independent agency, and its current...
WPP Doubles Down On Digital, Buys Leading Agency AKQA

Funded By Atomico, Evrythng Hopes To Create The Internet Of Things, Starts With Drinks Giant Diageo

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The Internet of Things. It’s a phrase that holds so much promise but to date has not yet turned our world into one filled with tiny connected sensors feeding a vast matrix of data – just yet. Data surrounding us from every animate and inanimate object in the world. That...
Funded By Atomico, Evrythng Hopes To Create The Internet Of Things, Starts With Drinks Giant Diageo

Court Ruling Could Chill Growth Of Facebook's Brand Pages (FB)

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Advertisers on Facebook should take note of a recent Australian court ruling which says everything a fan posts on a company's brand or fan page is the equivalent of an ad, and therefore must comply with all advertising laws. It means that brands in Australia must now vigilantly sweep their...
Court Ruling Could Chill Growth Of Facebook's Brand Pages (FB)
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Facebook platform industry update: Adaptly becomes Strategic PMD; Kenshoo and Moontoast partner

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Social advertising company Adaptly today announced that it has been selected as a Strategic Preferred Marketing Developer by Facebook, joining 12 other companies with access to some of the social network’s alpha and beta products, as well as more support from its sales, product and engineering teams. sPMD companies also serve on...
Facebook platform industry update: Adaptly becomes Strategic PMD; Kenshoo and Moontoast partner

Huddle raises another $24m to ‘really go for it’

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Cloud collaboration startup Huddle is gearing up for a significant push, thanks to a $24 million round of funding that CEO Alastair Mitchell says will allow the business to “really go for it.” The London-based company, which provides a range of online collaboration tools and services, announced on Thursday that...
Huddle raises another $24m to ‘really go for it’

Restaurant review: BrewDog and BBQ Chinese Restaurant, Manchester

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It's beer and barbecue season. And a pair of Manchester eateries offers the perfect one-two for an evening outBrewDog 35 Peter Street, Manchester (0161 832 1922)BBQ Chinese Restaurant 45-47 Faulkner Street, Manchester (0161 228 2882). Meal for two £40Revelation of the week: if you pelt lamb's ovaries with enough salt, chilli...
Restaurant review: BrewDog and BBQ Chinese Restaurant, Manchester

FTSE ends week 100 points lower despite Obama win and Greek austerity bill approval

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Worries about US fiscal cliff and Greek bailout delay leave investors nervous at end of momentous weekA successful resolution to two major events - the US election and parliamentary approval for Greece's austerity measures - were meant to give leading shares a lift this week.But even though Barack Obama was...
FTSE ends week 100 points lower despite Obama win and Greek austerity bill approval
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Coming Soon To Facebook: Video Ads

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In an attempt to open up a new revenue stream for shareholders, the social network is bringing videos to the newsfeed. Facebook users may find video ads in their newsfeed as soon as July, the Financial Times reports. The social media firm hopes to grab some of the advertising...
Coming Soon To Facebook: Video Ads

EVRYTHNG launches to connect physical products with the web for smart marketing

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EVRYTHNG has been formally launched to make physical objects smarter by linking them to the Web. The Internet of Things has seen plenty of coverage online but until now it has been a little slow off the mark when it comes to making more things happen around us. In basic...
EVRYTHNG launches to connect physical products with the web for smart marketing
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