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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…

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.…

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…

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,…

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”…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…