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Time Warner Bids $1.4 Billion for Endemol ‘Big Brother’ maker is 'an attractive asset'

Time Warner has made an unsolicited offer of €1 billion ($1.4 billion) for the Dutch TV company behind Big Brother and Deal or No Deal. The Financial Times reports that the…

November 7, 2011, 6:55 AM EST

Google Changes Search Algorithm Results now prioritize most recent information

Google has introduced a new "freshness algorithm" to make search results more timely. The changes will affect around 35 percent of all searches. Google will now place websites with new information…

November 4, 2011, 7:54 AM EDT

Apple Acts on iPhone Battery Bugs Will fix iOS 5 software “in a few weeks”

Apple has promised to iron out the battery problems that have been affecting its latest iPhone. AllThingsD reports that the company has admitted to finding “a few bugs” with its…

November 3, 2011, 7:26 AM EDT

Adobe Buys Ad Platform Auditude $120m acquisition marks further move into Web advertising

Adobe is buying Auditude, an online video ad platform. The deal lets Adobe monetize its video publishing tools, according to ZDNet, by integrating Auditude’s ad server with its digital marketing. The…

November 2, 2011, 8:07 AM EDT

Engadget Alumni Launch The Verge New tech site from SB Nation

Former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky has unveiled The Verge, a new site dedicated to tech. The site launched early on Nov. 1. Topolsky says the new site will not just be…

November 1, 2011, 7:53 AM EDT

U.K. Agrees First Product Placement for Prime-Time TV ‘Coronation Street’ will feature a Nationwide ATM

U.K. soap opera Coronation Street will be the first prime-time show on British TV to feature product placement. ITV’s deal with Nationwide Building Society means that the soap will feature…

October 31, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

China Will Soon Be 'Second-Biggest Market' Says WPP Chief Launches marketing school in Shanghai

WPP chief executive Martin Sorrell says China will overtake the U.K. as the firm’s second-biggest market within two to four years. "I would anticipate that China would become our third market…

October 31, 2011, 7:51 AM EDT

Bay Area Newspapers Cancel Merger 'Oakland Tribune' and 'Contra Costa Times' to keep names

San Francisco-based newspaper publisher Bay Area News Group (BANG) is reversing plans to amalgamate 11 of its papers into two titles. The Oakland Tribune and The Contra Costa Times will…

October 28, 2011, 8:06 AM EDT

Microsoft and Mozilla Launch ‘Firefox With Bing’ New browser to challenge Google Chrome

Mozilla has teamed up with Microsoft to launch a new version of the Firefox browser using Microsoft’s Bing as the integrated search option. The deal comes just a few weeks…

October 27, 2011, 5:39 AM EDT

U.K. Supermarket Ad Banned for Targeting Kids Morrisons TV spot ‘irresponsible’

Britain’s advertising watchdog has hit out at supermarket chain Morrisons for encouraging children to pester their parents to shop at the store. Morrisons’ television campaign, created by DLKW Lowe, offered viewers…

October 26, 2011, 7:00 AM EDT

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