News archive from 20 May 2014, page 7

Publicis, Facebook set marketing deal in 'hundreds of millions': source

Under the terms of the deal, Publicis would have access to Facebook user data, enabling it to gauge ad performance on the social network, as well as access to Facebook engineers and other resources to help create special ad units that appear on...

 

Nightingale in new appeal case bid

A former SAS sniper today launches a fresh bid to appeal against his conviction for illegally possessing a gun and ammunition. In December, Sergeant Danny Nightingale, from Crewe in Cheshire, had an application for permission to appeal rejected by a...

 

Unions call for joint strike action

Union activists will today debate calls for co-ordinated industrial action, including strikes, by public sector workers over pay and spending cuts. The annual conference of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will discuss the prospect of a...

 

U.S. authorities probe bitcoin exchanges over illegal transactions - WSJ

Mt. Gox's lawyers advised Chief Executive Officer Mark Karpeles against going to the United States after he was summoned by a judge there to testify for a class-action lawsuit, because they were concerned he would be arrested in connection with this...

Reuters, 04:28 in Business
 

China warns U.S. of retaliation after accusations of cyberspying

It was the first criminal hacking charge that the United States has filed against specific foreign officials, and follows a steady increase in public criticism and private confrontation, including at a summit last year between U.S. President Barack...

 

Wearable camera maker GoPro files to go public

GoPro, founded in 2004, sells its products through specialty retailers who target surf, ski and motorsports enthusiasts. The San Mateo, California-based company's cameras are also used by the Discovery Channel, ESPN and other networks. GoPro's founder...

 
AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer's take-it-or-leave-it offer

AstraZeneca rejects Pfizer's take-it-or-leave-it offer

The rebuff came nine hours after Pfizer said on Sunday night it had raised its takeover offer to 55 pounds a share, or around 70 billion pounds in total, and would walk away if AstraZeneca did not accept it. The rejection left some major shareholders...

Reuters, 04:41 in Business
 

Unions call for joint strike action

Union activists will today debate calls for co-ordinated industrial action, including strikes, by public sector workers over pay and spending cuts. The annual conference of the Public and Commercial Services union (PCS) will discuss the prospect of a...

 

AT&T-DirecTV merger may hinge on NFL agreement

The current DirecTV offer allows subscribers to watch football games outside of their local markets on Sundays. The exclusive package, which costs subscribers up to $300 a year, is an important tool for DirecTV to attract subscribers and the company...

 
ELECTIONS 2014: Issues in the Seaton ward of Hartlepool

ELECTIONS 2014: Issues in the Seaton ward of Hartlepool

AS part of the Mail's 2014 local elections coverage, we will be focusing on all 11 wards in Hartlepool where seats are up for grabs. The Mail will be profiling the 49 candidates who want your vote and examining the issues that are affecting local...

 

Child mobile phone effects probed

Scientists commissioned by the Department of Health have launched the world's biggest investigation into the effects of mobile phones on the developing brains of children. The Study of Cognition, Adolescents and Mobile Phones (Scamp) will focus on...

 
Green danger at A690 accident blackspot

Green danger at A690 accident blackspot

A MOTORIST has called for better maintenance work at an accident black-spot junction. Guy Greenwell lives just a few hundred yards from the A690 junction with Newbottle at Stoneygate, the scene of numerous serious road traffic accidents over the past...

 
Somerset Flood Relief Supplies Sent To Balkans

Somerset Flood Relief Supplies Sent To Balkans

Relief supplies used during flooding on the Somerset Levels will be sent to the Balkans as the region battles its worst flooding in more than half a century. Sandbags which protected homes on the Levels earlier this year will be airlifted to Serbia as...

 
CCTV image released in search for man wanted in rape probe

CCTV image released in search for man wanted in rape probe

Police investigating the alleged rape of a woman in Leeds last year have released a CCTV image of man they want to speak to. A 19-year-old woman contacted police after an incident at an address in the Hyde Park area last October. She said she had been...

 

MPs warn over probation reforms

Government probation reforms are "complex and untested", an influential committee of MPs has warned. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has told the Ministry of Justice it must follow closely the progress of its reforms, which involve...

 


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