GLOBAL - Blackberry maker Research in Motion is set to enter the tablet computer market with the launch of a device later this year.
GLOBAL - Oliver Loomes, the marketing and innovation director for Diageo Ireland, has been promoted to the role of global brand director for Guinness.
NEW YORK - Google will make its highly anticipated entrance into the mobile phone market with the launch of the G1, the first mobile device to use its Android operating system.
GLOBAL - Facebook has marked its sixth birthday by revealing it has more than doubled its number of users in the last year to 400 million.
GLOBAL - Mobile brands are turning to social media in an effort to gain dominance in the competitive smartphone market.
GLOBAL - Nokia is turning to a strategic alliance with Microsoft to compete against rival smartphone manufacturers and is splitting its operations into two divisions.
GLOBAL - A leaked memo, claimed to be from Nokia's chief executive Stephen Elop, has offered a blunt assessment of the company's performance and indicated the company could drop its Symbian operating system.
Marketers can't ignore last week's pivotal Mobile World Congress in Barcelona - the biggest to date.
GLOBAL - HTC is launching a large international campaign tomorrow, to promote its two mass-market handsets, the 'iPhone killer', Desire HD and entry-level Wildfire.
GLOBAL - Lagardère, the giant French conglomerate behind Hachette Filipacchi, has moved closer to finalising a deal with Hearst Corporation concerning the sale of its international magazine portfolio.
GLOBAL - Steve Jobs, co-founder and chief executive of Apple, is to take a medical leave of absence.
Rimmel London has shifted its estimated US$113 million global advertising account out of JWT London, its incumbent of 14 years. The cosmetics giant has instead chosen the New York-based specialist fashion and luxury agency Laird and Partners.
LONDON - Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer, has appointed Publicis Groupe without a pitch to handle its $1bn global advertising account.
GLOBAL - A grassroots challenge to Nokia's proposed strategic alliance with Microsoft has begun, and an open letter has been sent to the telecom giant's shareholders proposing a rebellion at May's annual general meeting.
GLOBAL - The value of the world's top 100 brands has grown by four per cent in the past year to exceed US$2 trillion, according to the results of Millward Brown's 2010 BrandZ survey. Google remains on top while Toyota reflects on a difficult year.
GLOBAL - Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez will star in a new campaign for Gillette Venus, the women's razor brand owned by Procter & Gamble, which will include TV, online, print and social media activity.
GLOBAL - AOL has unveiled a new brand identity ahead of its spin-off from parent Time Warner into an independent company next month.
GLOBAL - LG will launch the world's first 3D smartphone, the Optimus 3D, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.
GLOBAL - Facebook's new payments system is predicted to haul between $125 million and $250 million in revenue this year, according to research from a US analyst.
SYDNEY - The sexualisation of young people debate is making waves around the world, as Australian fashion clothing brand Supre has found after its ad featuring a topless teenager was banned.