Friday 25 January 2013


BUSINESS INSIDER:  Jessica Chastain ‘Mama’ Terminates Arnold’s ‘Last Stand’ at the US box office

Jessica Chastain conquered both the horror and drama genres in one box-office weekend.  Nominated for a Best Actress Oscar in Osama Bin Laden flick, “Zero Dark Thirty,” Chastain also appeared nearly unrecognizable in Guillermo del Toro’s latest horror film “Mama” with a short black bob.  Both films stole the box office weekend away from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s newest film “The Last Stand” which ended up becoming Schwarzenegger’s lowest opening at theaters since “Junior” released in 1994.

 MEDIA WEEK: Google hits record revenues of $50bn ($47.6bn) as UK business expands

Google revenues in the UK climbed to $1.30bn ($1.23bn) in the fourth quarter, helping the company achieve record yearly revenues of $50bn ($47.6bn).  UK revenues for the quarter ending 31 December 2012 climbed from $1.23bn in the previous quarter on the back of a stabilisation of its cost-per-click revenues. On a year-on-year basis UK revenues increased by an impressive 23 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012, rising from $1.06bn ($1bn) in the final three months of 2011 to $1.30bn ($1.23bn) in the same period of 2012.

AD WEEK: Why Hyundai keeps coming back to Super Bowl advertising

Why this challenger brand keeps coming back.  Hyundai is a true believer in the Super Bowl, having been on the last five games. This year, the brand returns with two comical 30-second ads from Innocean USA that will air in the first and second quarters. Steve Shannon, vp of marketing for Hyundai Motor America, explains why the most watched program on television has become integral to the automaker’s annual marketing plan.

MEMEBURN: Chinese government wants five more Lenovos by 2015

There’s no doubting that Lenovo is one of the Chinese tech scene’s greatest success stories. The electronics manufacturer is growing fast is set to overtake HP and become the world’s top PC manufacturer fairly soon. Small wonder then that the Chinese government wants another five companies just like it.




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