• Apple Says Dropping Lightning Socket Would Create Waste
    Apple has hit back at European politicians who are calling for a common power socket for all phones. The BBC reveals the tech giants says that rather than reduce waste, the move would create more waste by making so many accessories obsolete.
  • NBC And Sky To Launch International TV News Service
    NBC and Sky are joining forces to create an international news television service set to rival CNN, "Press Gazette" reports. Forming "NBC Sky World News" comes just 18 months after Comcast, owner of NBC, spent GBP40bn to acquire Sky.
  • Digital Revenue Gains Offset Print's Losses At 'Daily Mail'
    The owner of the "Daily Mail" has revealed although print ad revenues were down 1% in Q4 2019, digital income was up 17%, leading to an overall 9% rise in ad revenue, "Campaign" reports.
  • Victoria Derbyshire Devastated To Have Her Show Axed In Cost-Cutting BBC Move
    Victoria Derbyshire has told "The Guardian" she was devastated by hearing her news programme on BBC2 is being cancelled as part of a cost-cutting measure to help pay for tv licences for the over 75s.
  • OECD Will Sort Out Tech Tax By The End Of The Year
    The OECD is promising to have fairer tax rules worked out by the end of the year, making the introduction of the UK's Digital Services Tax in April unnecessary, according to "The Times."
  • Online Retail To Be Worth GBP75bn By 2024
    UK online retail will leap 30% to be worth GBP75bn by 2024, according to a report by GlobalData featured in "The Drum."
  • Lionsgate To Retain Carat
    Film distributor Lionsgate will retain Carat as its media planning and buying agency, "Campaign" reveals.
  • BBC Starts To Cut Cost To Fund Over 75s Licence Fee
    "The Guardian" reveals that the BBC has begun to cut back on cost as it is forced to pick up the bill for providing free tv licences to over 75s. Victoria Derbyshire has had her news-based show terminated, but without a final airing date being given, or details of any possible redundancies.
  • OECD Asks UK To Ditch The Tech Tax And Wait For New Rules
    The OECD is urging the UK to hold off on the introduction of the tech tax in April, saying that it is working on new tax rules that need international agreement to ensure global corporations are taxed more fairly, the BBC reports.
  • Netflix Topples Aldi For Top Brand In The UK
    Netflix has replaced Aldi at the top of YouGov's BrandIndex "buzz" league table. "Marketing Week" reveals the discount supermarket had topped the table for the past six years. Greggs, the baker, and Spotify made it into the top 10 for the first time, with the BBC and Samsung dropping out of the top ten spots.
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