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Mashable Fires Editor-at-Large Ben Parr confirms exit

Tech news site Mashable has sacked its editor-at-large, Ben Parr. AllThingsD reports that the writer and entrepreneur confirmed his departure on Monday. Parr's bio on Mashable has now been updated to…

November 21, 2011, 8:31 AM EST

Cannes Lions Launches Mobile Category Tom Eslinger to head jury

The advertising industry’s biggest awards show has created a new category for its 2012 event. The Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity will now feature a category for mobile work.…

November 18, 2011, 7:28 AM EST

Cadbury Wins Color Purple Rights Sees off trademark row with Nestlé

British confectioner Cadbury has won a trademark dispute with Nestlé over the rights to the “iconic” purple color that Cadbury uses on its wrappers. The U.K. Intellectual Property Office ruled that…

November 17, 2011, 5:48 AM EST

Facebook Hit With Porn Spam Attack Network investigating graphic videos and images

Facebook says a “coordinated spam attack” caused a series of pornographic and violent images to be posted to users’ accounts. The images, posted on Monday, include explicit pictures of self-mutilation, violence,…

November 16, 2011, 6:33 AM EST

Hacking ‘Endemic’ at News International Scandal implicates at least 28 'NOTW' journalists

Police have uncovered new evidence showing a wider extent of phone hacking in British newspapers. Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into media practices and ethics revealed on Monday that “at least”…

November 15, 2011, 8:45 AM EST

Salman Rushdie Takes on Facebook’s Identity Policies Author tweets his victory

Novelist Salman Rushdie has won his battle with Facebook about what name he can use on his account. The social network had deactivated his account after Rushdie asked to use…

November 15, 2011, 7:00 AM EST

Universal and Sony Buy EMI for $4.1 Billion Record company splits in two

One of Britain’s most famous record companies, EMI, has been bought in two deals with Sony and Vivendi’s Universal Music. The company will now be split into two divisions. Universal…

November 14, 2011, 7:59 AM EST

Marc Jacobs Ad Banned for ‘Child Sexualization’ U.K. regulator slams ‘provocative’ pose

A Marc Jacobs perfume advert featuring the 17-year-old actress Dakota Fanning has been banned after complaints that the image "sexualized a child." Britain’s advertising watchdog, the Advertising Standards Authority, ruled that…

November 9, 2011, 7:33 AM EST

Walmart Rolls Out New Mobile Apps Updates include budgeting and voice tools

Walmart is releasing new apps for the iPad and iPhone to make shopping more interactive. The world’s largest retailer says the apps will enable a “seamless” shopping experience “both in-store…

November 9, 2011, 6:29 AM EST

Netflix Signs MGM Streaming Deal 2012 launch for U.K. and Ireland

Netflix has signed a licensing deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, giving the online video company exclusive rights to stream MGM movies in the U.K. and Ireland. The service will be available from…

November 8, 2011, 7:14 AM EST

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