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Mashable Fires Editor-at-Large
Tech news site Mashable has sacked its editor-at-large, Ben Parr. AllThingsD reports that the writer and entrepreneur confirmed his departure on Monday.
Cannes Lions Launches Mobile Category
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
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 [...]
Facebook Hit With Porn Spam Attack
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, [...]
Hacking ‘Endemic’ at News International
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
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
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’
A Marc Jacobs perfume advert featuring the 17-year-old actress Dakota Fanning has been banned after complaints that the image "sexualized a child."
Walmart Rolls Out New Mobile Apps
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
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.