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‘The Atlantic’ Gains Revenue Again Advertising profits up 19 percent

The Atlantic is bucking the trend for print publications by reporting a good year. For the 12th consecutive quarter, the magazine has posted revenue gains. Its overall advertising revenue is…

October 25, 2011, 7:24 AM EDT

Mattel Buys HIT Entertainment for $680M Takes control of Thomas the Tank Engine IP

U.S. toy company Mattel is buying the British children’s TV producer HIT Entertainment, maker of Thomas the Tank Engine, Barney, and Bob the Builder. The $680 million deal gives Mattel…

October 24, 2011, 7:42 AM EDT

Google Music Expected to Launch Next Month Downloads service is 'close' says Android boss

Google is close to unveiling its new music service, which will apparently mix digital downloads with cloud storage. Google’s head of Android, Andy Rubin, confirmed reports of an upcoming launch at…

October 20, 2011, 6:13 AM EDT

Britain Bans Duke Nukem Ad From Prime-time TV ‘Sexually explicit’ spot can only be shown after 11 p.m.

The U.K.’s advertising regulator has banned an advert for computer game Duke Nukem Forever until after 11 p.m. The Advertising Standards Authority says it received 34 complaints for the ad, which…

October 19, 2011, 8:43 AM EDT

Major Deals for Canadian Newspapers Glacier Media expands in British Columbia

Glacier Media is buying one of Canada’s oldest newspapers, Times Colonist in Victoria, along with 20 other smaller publications in British Columbia. The Vancouver-based publisher bought Postmedia’s community newspapers portfolio for…

October 19, 2011, 7:54 AM EDT

ITV Buys Channel Television Also nets soccer broadcasting rights

It’s been a big week of deals for British broadcaster ITV. It is to buy the Channel Islands’ commercial TV broadcaster, Channel Television, and has secured the rights to broadcast…

October 18, 2011, 7:58 AM EDT

Europe to Invest Billions in Broadband New infrastructure expected to generate investment and jobs

The European Commission is proposing to invest €9.2 billion ($12.8 billion) on super-fast broadband and digital public services to cover the whole of Europe. The BBC reports that the new investment…

October 17, 2011, 4:31 AM EDT

U.K. Analog TV Signals to End October 2012 Digital switchover for the whole of the U.K. and Ireland

The British government has announced that analog TV broadcasting will officially end on October 24, 2012. The U.K. has been phasing out analog broadcasting since 2007, when the northern English town…

October 14, 2011, 7:22 AM EDT

Facebook and eBay Team Up for E-commerce Users can 'want' as well as 'like' items

Facebook and eBay have unveiled a new partnership for online shopping. The new business unit will apparently “seamlessly” integrate eBay with Facebook’s “open graph” platform—its map of friends and social…

October 13, 2011, 8:13 AM EDT

BlackBerry Blackout Reaches Third Day Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America affected

BlackBerry users across the world are still reporting problems on Wednesday, after three days of disruption. Customers in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa have been left without access to…

October 12, 2011, 7:07 AM EDT