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Gatwick rolls out 'guess the X-ray' competition

Gatwick Airport has today launched The X-ray Collection, a social media competition challenging people to guess the products photographed in an airport scanner.


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Twitter buys SecondSync and Mesagraph

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Facebook prepares for virtual world ads after $2bn Oculus Rift deal

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Google enters UK's TV market with £30 Chromecast dongle

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Wunderman hires X Factor social media producer

Wunderman has hired Steve Saul, a former social media producer on 'The X Factor', as its first social media production lead.


Havas moves AIS into media village

Havas's digital creative agency, AIS London, has relocated into the "Havas Village", as the communications group seeks to make itself more agile and joined up in the UK.


Jamie Redknapp stars in Nivea Men's social media campaign

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Facebook begins selling auto-play video ads in the US

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SXSW14: Twitter crashes during Biz Stone talk

Twitter crashed during an interview with the social media site's co-founder, Biz Stone, at South by Southwest, yesterday.


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Twitter attracts more ads, but rates tumble 67%

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Mondelez signs global partnership with Facebook

Mondelez International, the owner of Cadbury and Oreo, has signed a global strategic partnership with Facebook.


Yahoo signs Jose Mourinho for World Cup

Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, has signed up as Yahoo's global football ambassador ahead of the 2014 Fifa World Cup.


Karma rebrands social media agency Grape

Karma Communications Group is rebranding Grape Digital, the social media agency it bought last year, as Krowd.


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