Free booze for journalists

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This press release from Seal Communications of Shrewsbury says they are offering "a number of bottles of wine for sampling by editorial teams for wine reviews in high circulation consumer and regional publications. Full copy can be provided together with high resolution images and food matching if required." I’m sure that wine review columns may… Read more »

IDG acquires MIS Magazine

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Call Kit Gould, Managing Director, IDG UK on +44 (0) 20 7071 3615 for more detail on why. Or read the press release below. INTERNATIONAL DATA GROUP ACQUIRES FAIRFAX’S UK PUBLISHING AND DATABASE BUSINESSES LONDON – 10th August 2006 – Boston-based IT technology publisher IDG has announced that it has acquired the publishing interests of… Read more »

USATODAY.com: Emotion rules the brain’s decisions

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Link: USATODAY.com – Study: Emotion rules the brain’s decisions. According to this USA Today piece: "The evidence has been piling up throughout history, and now neuroscientists have proved it’s true: The brain’s wiring emphatically relies on emotion over intellect in decision-making." It goes on to discuss "framing: " a hot topic among psychologists, economists and… Read more »

IT Week for sale?

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Link: New VNU owners mulling European B2B sale-sources�|�Business�|�Reuters.co.uk. "Among the titles in the portfolio are IT Week and Accountancy Age and the Dutch Intermediair job listings guide. Exhibitions include the International Construction Fair and the Holland Art Fair." How did I miss this one? Surprised there hasn’t been more discussion on the blogosphere about this…. Read more »

ITV calls for ad-skip speed limit on Freeview PVR

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Link: ITV calls for ad-skip speed limit on Freeview PVR – BR Bulletin – Advertising, Marketing, Media and PR news by Email – Brand Republic ITV is clearly in a bad way – and this really smacks of desperation: "ITV has insisted that Freeview Playback boxes should be able to fast-forward at a maximum of… Read more »

AOLs monumental moment of madness

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Via Dennis Howlett. AOLs monumental moment of madness: “ This one’s going to make international headlines. Around 2.30am, I was repairing my son Joe’s Windows XP install when Zoli pinged this story. He says: AOL, in blatant violation of its users privacy just released the log of 3 month’s worth of searches by 650,000 users…. Read more »