Archive September 2015

News Corp sells digital education brand Amplify

News Corp sells digital education brand Amplify

Published 30/09/2015

News Corp said it sold its digital education brand, Amplify, to a management team supported by a group of private investors following slowing growth in [more…]

MTV names Sean Atkins as president

MTV names Sean Atkins as president

Published 30/09/2015

MTV, the music and reality-TV focused television network owned by Viacom Inc, on Wednesday named veteran media executive Sean Atkins as its president.

Atkins, who [more…]

Wisconsin refutes hoax that lawn ornaments counted in state deer tally

Wisconsin refutes hoax that lawn ornaments counted in state deer tally

Published 30/09/2015

MILWAUKEE Wisconsin wildlife officials have taken to social media to refute a hoax letter that suggested they had mistakenly added deer lawn ornaments to the [more…]

Global stocks end worst quarter in four years on upbeat note

Global stocks end worst quarter in four years on upbeat note

Published 30/09/2015

NEW YORK Global equities ended their worst quarter since the 2011 euro zone crisis on an upbeat note with a rally on Wednesday on hopes [more…]

From handles to cyborgs, all up for Turner art prize

From handles to cyborgs, all up for Turner art prize

Published 30/09/2015

GLASGOW This year's Turner Prize nominees range from a collective selling handles, and costlier furnishings, online for 15 pounds ($23) a pop to a video [more…]

Amnesty International declares Cuba graffiti artist a prisoner of conscience

Amnesty International declares Cuba graffiti artist a prisoner of conscience

Published 29/09/2015

HAVANA Amnesty International on Tuesday declared a Cuban graffiti artist as the country's only prisoner of conscience, demanding the release of a man held for [more…]

Springer accelerates digital push with Business Insider buy

Springer accelerates digital push with Business Insider buy

Published 29/09/2015

FRANKFURT German publisher Axel Springer is to buy a further 88 percent of news website Business Insider for $343 million, increasing its stake to 97 [more…]

Twenty-First Century Fox nominates ValueAct CEO to board

Twenty-First Century Fox nominates ValueAct CEO to board

Published 29/09/2015

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc said it agreed to nominate ValueAct Capital Chief Executive Jeffrey Ubben for election to its board as long as the hedge [more…]

Belgian scientists look for biofuel clues in panda poo

Belgian scientists look for biofuel clues in panda poo

Published 28/09/2015

BRUGELETTE, Belgium Belgian researchers are examining the excrement of giant pandas to try to understand how they can digest tough bamboo, hoping for clues on [more…]

Russia seizes initiative in Syria crisis- France bombs Islamic State

Russia seizes initiative in Syria crisis- France bombs Islamic State

Published 28/09/2015

UNITED NATIONS Russia appeared to seize the initiative in international efforts to end the conflict in Syria on Sunday as Washington scrambled to devise a [more…]