Need to know: the 7 top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Thursday, 26/5/16

Best Places to Work: Sling & Stone; MSLGroup US adjustments; Liau leaves Publicis Groupe; Amazon's counterfeit problem; electric vehicles soar; chipmaking in China; Siri opening up?

Amazon's marketplace is facing its own rising counterfeiting problem. (Mike Seyfang/Flickr)
Amazon's marketplace is facing its own rising counterfeiting problem. (Mike Seyfang/Flickr)

PRWeek Asia's Best Places to Work Winners in their own words: Sling & Stone

The Sydney agency renowned for advising challenger brands was named one of PRWeek Asia's Best Places to Work in the small agency category.

MSLGroup implements 'staff adjustments' in US offices

No senior executives were affected, an MSLGroup representative said.

Grace Liau exits Publicis Groupe amidst Vivaki rebrand

Grace Liau has stepped down from her role as Vivaki’s general manager for Asia Pacific, with the Vivaki team in the region to be absorbed into Publicis Media’s data, technology and innovation practice.

Counterfeits on Amazon punish artists's growing marketplace is attracting an increasing number of fraudsters who are stealing designs from other sites.

EV craze sees 'white gasoline' soar

Iron ore and gold have been the traditional staples underpinning Australia's commodities industry but lesser-known lithium could soon take over the mantle.

China chip-making to surge, boosting this stock

Applied Materials is going to ride a wave of growth in China as the country makes more and more of its own chips for smart phones, tablets and other devices, Citi Research said Wednesday. Shares of the semiconductor capital equipment maker should post double-digit returns in the next 12 months, according to the firm.

Apple opening Siri to app developers: Report

Apple may soon allow other people to develop apps for Siri. The Information reported that Apple is getting ready to launch a software developer kit, citing a source that has "direct knowledge of the effort."

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