Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Thursday, 5/5/16

Baidu in huge PR crisis; UK busiest PR M&A market; Mediacom picks up Celcom; a bad week for Apple; Tesla results bullish; Facebook, US$10,000 and a 10-year-old; Google v Apple in India's e-commerce market.

Apple had a bad week in Asia after failures in China (again) and India
Apple had a bad week in Asia after failures in China (again) and India

Baidu under fire from all sides over student cancer death

The media, government and consumers have all attacked 'China's Google' over its ethical practices after the death of a student who used the search engine to find dubious cancer treatment.

Britain the busiest market as Q1 PR M&As hold steady

There were 20 mergers and acquisitions of PR agencies around the world in the first quarter of this year - a similar level of activity to the previous two quarters, according to research.

Mediacom Malaysia tipped to win Celcom media business

MediaCom is set to be awarded Celcom’s media business, giving GroupM a total of three telco-sector accounts across its agency brands.

Apple has had a bad week in Asia…

Apple has faced further setbacks in Asia, after losing a trademark fight in China and being refused permission for a project in India.

Tesla pops 4% on results, production outlook

Tesla Motors on Wednesday posted quarterly results that met Wall Street's expectations and gave a bullish outlook for vehicle production on the strength of demand for its upcoming Model 3.

10-year-old Instagram hacker wins US$10,000

A 10-year-old hacker from Finland won $10,000 from Facebook after alerting the tech giant to a security flaw in its photo-sharing service, Instagram.

Google challenges Apple in India with credit card alternative

With China's technology wall getting higher, the two most valuable US companies — Apple and Alphabet — are counting on speedier growth in the world's second-most populated country.

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