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  • Oct 11- Alphabet Inc's Google said it has bought FameBit, an online technology platform that connects brands with YouTube stars to create promotional content. In a blogpost on Tuesday, Google said the combination would help increase the number of branded content opportunities available, bringing more revenue to YouTube. Google did not disclose the financial...

  • Oct 7- Google's new "Pixel" smartphone is off to a fast marketing start with $3.2 million in television ads in two days since it announced the upcoming launch, and ad executives expect Google to spend hundreds of millions more to keep up with rivals Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. "This is the first time they are in the position of selling themselves to people, as...

  • Oct 7- Google's new "Pixel" smartphone is off to a fast marketing start with $3.2 million in television ads in two days since it announced the upcoming launch, and ad executives expect Google to spend hundreds of millions more to keep up with rivals Samsung Electronics and Apple Inc. "This is the first time they are in the position of selling themselves to people, as...

  • LONDON, Oct 5- Britain's BT said it had won a 100 million euro contract from staffing company Randstad to provide cloud-based services and connectivity to more than 3,500 sites across 37 countries. BT said on Wednesday it would consolidate Randstad's network infrastructure, currently provided by multiple domestic and regional providers, using internet...

  • *Q4 rev $8.49 bln vs est $8.43 bln. *Adj profit $1.31/ share vs est $1.30. Accenture bought three companies in September alone: DayNine, a partner of human resources software provider Workday Inc, Octo Technology, a technology consultancy firm based in France, and Kurt Salmon, a unit of Management Consulting Group Plc..

  • *WPP's China sales flat in H1 this year. SHANGHAI, Sept 29- China's business climate is the toughest it's been for three decades for international firms, Martin Sorrell, head of the world's largest advertising firm WPP Plc, told Reuters on Thursday. WPP's own revenues in China were flat in the first six months of the year, Sorrell said in an interview at its Shanghai...

  • Accenture is beefing up its digital and cloud services as it seeks to gain market share from rivals including IBM Corp and India's Infosys Ltd and Tata Consultancy Services Ltd.. Accenture said it expected first-quarter revenue between $8.40 billion and $8.65 billion. Net income rose to $1.13 billion or $1.68 per share in the fourth quarter ended Aug. 31, from...

  • Sept 28- Apple Inc and Deloitte LLP announced a partnership on Wednesday in which the consultant will open a new practice to help corporate clients work with Apple products, the tech firm's latest attempt to boost enterprise sales as its key product, the iPhone, shows signs of maturation. The deal with Deloitte will ensure that Apple is top of mind as companies...

  • Sept 28- Apple Inc and Deloitte LLP announced a partnership on Wednesday in which the consultant will open a new practice to help corporate clients work with Apple products, the tech firm's latest attempt to boost enterprise sales as its key product, the iPhone, shows signs of maturation. More than 5,000 Deloitte advisers will be included in the Apple initiative,...

  • TOKYO, Sept 23- Japan's top advertising agency, Dentsu Inc, admitted on Friday to overcharging its clients and falsifying the impact of its digital ads in inappropriate transactions involving more than 100 clients in Japan. Dentsu said it had so far found 633 suspicious transactions with 111 advertisers amounting to about 230 million yen.

  • Sept 22- Facebook Inc's Instagram said on Thursday its advertising base more than doubled to exceed 500,000 in the last six months. Instagram, the popular picture-sharing app that uses Facebook's ad technology to target highly specific audiences, has gained traction as the preferred platform used by ad agencies for social media campaigns.

  • Sept 14- A small number of U.S.-based startups are harvesting data about the hundreds of millions people who illegally stream movies, TV shows and music in a bid to create a new advertising market. The biggest of these startups, Tru Optik, signed a deal earlier this year to share its data with New York media agency Mindshare, a division of GroupM, which is owned by WPP,...

  • LONDON, Sept 12- Spending on global advertising will grow by a better-than-expected 4.4 percent this year, led by the United States, a leading forecaster said on Monday. Zenith, owned by France's Publicis, raised its global growth forecast for this year from the 4.1 percent it predicted in June, despite the uncertainty sparked by Britain's vote to leave the...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 7- The man who since 2008 has run BlackRock Inc's quasi-consulting arm for governments, regulators and massive financial firms plans to leave the company next year, according to an internal memo. "FMA has not only become a thriving business, it has contributed to BlackRock's reputation in a way that truly sets us apart from other asset managers," said...

  • Aug 31- Genesys Telecommunications Laboratories Inc, a provider of call center software, said it would buy rival Interactive Intelligence Group Inc for about $1.4 billion. Bank of America Merill Lynch, Citi, Goldman Sachs and RBC Capital Markets were financial advisers to Genesys, while Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver& Jacobson LLP is its legal adviser.

  • Aug 30- Uber Technologies Inc has plucked a top executive from U.S. retailer Target to help lead the growing ride-services company and reshape its image. Uber said on Tuesday it hired Jeff Jones, chief marketing officer for Target Corp, to oversee the bulk of its global operations. "Jones has a strong track record of driving the narrative around Target's brand, and...

  • Aug 30- Uber Technologies Inc has plucked a top executive from retail giant Target to help lead the growing ride services company and reshape its image. Uber said on Tuesday it hired Jeff Jones, chief marketing officer for Target Corp, to oversee the bulk its global operations. Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick said in a blog post that he and Jones met in...

  • Accenture reported better-than-expected quarterly earnings and revenue, helped by strong demand in North America.

  • The opening of a new Heineken manufacturing site on Sunday will mark the latest salvo in what is a brewing Asia beer war, the Financial Times reports.

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    Xerox reported a slightly better-than-expected quarterly profit as expenses declined 4 percent.