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Posts made in October, 2016

Facebook eases content restrictions in bid to counter ‘censorship’ charges

on Oct 31, 2016

By The Drum Facebook has eased up on earlier restrictions that saw it censor content it deemed inappropriate for distribution on the social network; a change of stance following a row that saw it at loggerheads with media owners, and politicians across the globe. Facebook’s director of media partnerships for EMEA Patrick Walker said the company would now allow...

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Keeping up momentum: MDC Partners’ chief executive Scott Kauffman one year on

on Oct 31, 2016

By Doug Zanger It’s a rodeo that Scott Kauffman had been to many times before, being asked by a board of directors to take the reins of a company. Cutting his teeth in the breakneck pace of Silicon Valley, Kauffman took the front seat in environments that were often resource-constrained, filled with a young staff and inexperienced management. But this...

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Apple, Microsoft and Netflix named the most loved brands in the US

on Oct 31, 2016

By Kyle O'Brien Apple, Microsoft and Netflix have been named the three most loved brands in the US, according to the Love Index, a report from Fjord and Accenture Interactive, using proprietary analytics to accurately measure where brands are over-or-under performing based on five key dimensions: Fun, Relevance, Engaging, Social and Helpful. The report ranked...

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Study: Apple, Microsoft and Netflix top most loved brands list in the US

on Oct 31, 2016

By Kyle O'Brien Apple, Microsoft and Netflix have been named the three most loved brands in the US, according to The Love Index, a report from Fjord and Accenture Interactive, using proprietary analytics to accurately measure where brands are over-or-under performing based on five key dimensions: Fun, Relevance, Engaging, Social and Helpful. The report ranked...

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Lavish spending reportedly crashed UK startup Powa

on Oct 31, 2016

By John McCarthy Smartphone payment company Powa was once one of the UK’s leading startups but its bankruptcy earlier this year has been blamed upon the lavish spending of its founder Dan Wagner, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The company surprisingly went bankrupt in February, with the report blaming Wagner’s “overspending on lavish...

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