Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Friday, 4/3/16

The Big Interview: Aldo Liguori; Berland leaves Edelman; GoDaddy launches across Asia; Uber v Ola on bikes; North Korea's nuclear plans; non-nude Playboy hits the shelves; China and drones

Ola and Uber are fighting it out in India, in the bike market
Ola and Uber are fighting it out in India, in the bike market

The Big Interview: Fast Retailing's director of global PR Aldo Liguori

Having been fascinated with Japan from a young age, Aldo Liguori talks about his life in the country's PR world, the value of international experience, and what comms agencies can do better for brands.

Michael Berland exits Edelman

Berland was CEO of Edelman Berland, the firm's strategic research and analytics business, which will now reconstitute as Edelman Intelligence under Antoine Harary.

GoDaddy launches in 11 Asian markets with personalised marketing priorities

GoDaddy has launched in 11 new markets in Asia, targeting small and medium-sized business owners. But don't expect to see the brand running the type of bawdy ads it became famous for in the US.

Uber, Ola battle it out in India with…bikes

A taxi app war is heating up in India and Ola, the country's biggest player, and rival Uber have both launched new services to win over customers: Motorbikes on-demand.

Stopping N Korea's nuclear ambitions

The tough UN sanctions on North Korea are sweeping, and target leader Kim Jong Un's commercial trade activities and vast overseas financial web.

Playboy says it looks better not naked

Playboy's first non-nude issue has been on for sale the past month, and the media empire claims its re-robed strategy is working with advertisers.

China: A rising drone weapons dealer to the world

A closer look at how China is filling a void in the drone weapons market left by the US.

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