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Posts made in October, 2015

Expedia dismisses Airbnb threat as ad revenues jump 23%

on Oct 31, 2015

By Natalie Mortimer Travel company Expedia has downplayed the threat from Airbnb saying that the ramifications of the room-renting behemoth have been “immaterial at this point”. Speaking on an earnings call earlier this week Expedia president and CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told investors that Airbnb has had no effect on the business given it’s appeal to...

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O2 and Three's £10.25bn merger facing EU inquiry

on Oct 31, 2015

By Natalie Mortimer The planned £10.25bn merger of mobile networks O2 and Three is facing a bump in the road after EU competition regulators raised concerns the deal could lead to “higher prices, less choice and reduced innovation” for customers. The merger, which was confirmed in March this year, would create a business with 31 million customers...

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SXSW admits cancelling gaming harassment sessions was 'not an appropriate response'

on Oct 31, 2015

By Natalie Mortimer SXSW has admitted that removing two gaming panels from its 2016 line up following threats of on-site violence being issued towards the festival was “not an appropriate response”. In a blog post issued yesterday (30 October) SXSW said that it will now run a day-long Online Harassment Summit on 12 March during the festival next year...

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Halloween Ad of the Day: Diabetes UK - Dress Diabolical

on Oct 31, 2015

By Gillian West It wouldn’t be Halloween without scary clowns and spooky witches and Diabetes UK’s ad for its Halloween event, Dress Diabolical, has certainly delivered. Voted Ad of the Day following our special Halloween round-up, Diabetes UK’s targeted offices, colleges and schools with this short film encouraging people to Dress Diabolical and...

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Snapchat will now store and use all selfies taken on the app

on Oct 31, 2015

By Natalie Mortimer Snapchat has added a new clause to its terms and conditions, which means that it now owns each photo taken on the app. The social media platform said that it will also reserve the right to do as it wishes with those images, according to the Telegraph, which means that by sharing your content on Snapchat, you are also granting it permission to use...

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