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The X Factor: returns to ITV

Does The X Factor still have it?

ITV's 'The X Factor' returned at the weekend with a peak audience of 10.3 million viewers. Media Week asks two media buyers "does the talent show still have 'it'?"

TalkSport: GoSkippy Insurance to sponsor radio station's traffic and travel updates

TalkSport signs six-figure deal with GoSkippy Insurance

UTV Media's TalkSport has signed up the insurance broker GoSkippy Insurance in a significant six-figure deal to sponsor all of the radio station's traffic and travel updates.

Berty Squiggles: Dennis Publishing's debut title in the children's magazine market

Dennis launches kids' magazine

Dennis Publishing, the independent publisher of titles such as The Week, is breaking into the children's market for the first time with the launch of Berty Squiggles, a kids' colouring and activity magazine.

Huffington Post: HuffPost Live streaming network to expand its global coverage

The Huffington Post expands global coverage with WorldPost

HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post's live-streaming network, is expanding its global coverage with the launch of WorldPost, a new editorial element.

Facebook: forced to pay out $20 million

Facebook to pay out $20 million in privacy settlement

Facebook will pay out $20 million in a settlement over a privacy battle about users "likes" being used as endorsements for sponsored ads without their permission.

Facebook: UK ad revenues expected to top £300m

Facebook UK ad revenues tipped to exceed £300m in 2013

Facebook UK is set to generate more than £300 million in ad revenues this year, up more than a third on 2012, according to upwardly revised forecasts following better than expected results in Q2.

Facebook: UK ad revenues expected to top £300m

Facebook UK ad revenues tipped to exceed £300m in 2013

Facebook UK is set to generate more than £300 million in ad revenues this year, up more than a third on 2012, according to upwardly revised forecasts following better than expected results in Q2.

Kindle Fire: Amazon is expanding its mobile ad offering to app developers

Amazon expands mobile ad offering to app developers

Amazon has boosted its mobile ad offering by opening up its Amazon Associates scheme to developers, allowing them to earn a percentage of sales on products advertised on their mobile apps.

Kindle Fire: Amazon is expanding its mobile ad offering to app developers

Amazon expands mobile ad offering to app developers

Amazon has boosted its mobile ad offering by opening up its Amazon Associates scheme to developers, allowing them to earn a percentage of sales on products advertised on their mobile apps.

Hollyoaks: was censured for this violent fight scene

Ofcom launches investigation following violent Hollyoaks scene

Ofcom, the broadcasting regulator, has launched an investigation into violence in pre-watershed programs after censuring Hollyoaks for showing a character being "violently" killed by a speeding train.

Joint effort: Sport magazine and the Evening Standard agree distribution deal

Sport partners with Evening Standard for Thursday distribution

The London Evening Standard has partnered with UTV Media's Sport magazine in an agreement in which the publications will be distributed together every Thursday evening.

Marmite: rescue ad cleared by the ASA

Marmite Rescue Team ad cleared despite 504 complaints

Marmite's controversial ad featuring neglected tubs of the yeast extract spread will not be investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority, despite the number of complaints hitting 504.

Sam Evans: winner of this series' Big Brother final

Big Brother final audience up 900k to 2.8m

Channel 5's latest series of 'Big Brother' bowed out with a peak of 2.8 million viewers last night, almost one million more than the reality competition achieved last summer.

Dawn Airey: joins Yahoo

Yahoo hires Dawn Airey to lead EMEA operations

Yahoo has appointed Dawn Airey, the media leader who has held senior positions across Channel 5, ITV, BSkyB and Channel 4, to run the company's European, Middle Eastern and African operations.

Dawn Airey: joins Yahoo

Yahoo hires Dawn Airey to lead EMEA operations

Yahoo has appointed Dawn Airey, the media leader who has held senior positions across Channel 5, ITV, BSkyB and Channel 4, to run the company's European, Middle Eastern and African operations.

Dan Locke: joins ESI Media from CBS Outdoor

ESI Media hires CBS Outdoor's Dan Locke

ESI Media, the commercial team responsible for the London Evening Standard and The Independent, has hired CBS Outdoor's Dan Locke as agency group director as part of a restructure ahead of its London Live TV launch.

TalkSport: sponsor Vauxhall runs a takeover of station's  homepage

Vauxhall signs six-figure TalkSport sponsorship deal

Vauxhall has signed a significant six-figure deal with UTV Media's TalkSport to sponsor all of the station's home nations football coverage until the end of October.

Sky's Bruce Willis broadband ad banned

BSkyB's ad starring Bruce Willis has been banned by the advertising watchdog for misleading consumers about the true cost of Sky Broadband Unlimited, which it claimed costs half the price of BT's at £7.50 per month.

City of London bans data tracking bins

The City of London Corporation has reported Renew, a marketing company operating recycling bins, to the Information Commissioner's Office for collecting data from passing smartphones.

Christian O'Connell: Music Radio Personality of the Year at this year's awards

Sony ends 32-year sponsorship of Radio Academy Awards

Sony has ended its 32-year sponsorship of The Radio Academy Awards, a partnership it has held since the awards launched.

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