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Five things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning

Five things for PR pros to know Wednesday morning

Apple reports $7 billion-plus quarterly profit but faces class-action lawsuit; Google considered acquiring Spotify last year, or not; LinkedIn buys Bizo; McDonald vows accountability at VA.

Five things for PR pros to know Monday morning

Five things for PR pros to know Monday morning

Bloomberg: Carney has discussed comms role with Apple; McDonald's, KFC in food-products scare in China; Sky News apologizes for reporter rummaging through luggage of MH17 victim; Activist investor wants EMC to break up; More on Alibaba IPO.

Hulu comms head Meredith Kendall joins Pramana as principal

Hulu comms head Meredith Kendall joins Pramana as principal

Kendall had worked at Hulu since July 2011, leading external comms for the company, including corporate, content, product, advertising, and distribution communications.

Microsoft layoffs to affect marketing, comms groups

Microsoft layoffs to affect marketing, comms groups

Microsoft confirmed on Thursday that the layoffs it announced earlier in the day, representing 14% of the company's workforce, will affect its marketing and communications teams.

Airbnb unveils global rebrand with symbol 'of belonging'

Airbnb unveils global rebrand with symbol 'of belonging'

Airbnb has overhauled its brand identity with a new look and logo that focuses on the "A" of its name, but which it says can be adapted by its customers and community across the globe to create their own personalised versions.

Seven things to know Wednesday morning

Seven things to know Wednesday morning

Guessing game continues on Jay Carney's next stop; Hillary Clinton drops more hints about future ambitions; Yahoo's ad woes continue; What IBM gets by partnering with Apple; Coca-Cola's payoff for printing personalized bottles; Time Warner rebuffs 21st Century Fox offer.

Uber looks to public affairs world for next comms head, and five other things to know Tuesday morning

Uber looks to public affairs world for next comms head, and five other things to know Tuesday morning

Uber considers political strategists for head comms role; Web giants urge FCC to oppose net neutrality; Layoffs at Microsoft expected; Allan Mayer on crisis comms; What will Yahoo's Q2 earnings say about Alibaba's IPO?

Spong and Meet Minneapolis team up for MLB All-Star social effort

Spong and Meet Minneapolis team up for MLB All-Star social effort

Meet Minneapolis and Spong PR have launched a social media command center to engage visitors in town for Major League Baseball All-Star Week.

Google asks Europeans what they think about the 'right to be forgotten'

Google asks Europeans what they think about the 'right to be forgotten'

Google tests European waters on privacy; #TheBearIsLoose explained; More details on Alibaba IPO; China calls iPhone a threat; FTC sues Amazon; Microsoft employees receive Nadella Doctrine.

Company behind NASA super computer hires Atomic PR

Company behind NASA super computer hires Atomic PR

The company that built the first super computer at NASA has appointed Atomic PR to drive awareness of its expertise in developing the world's most powerful computers.

Twitter gives Stricker CCO title after he absorbs media oversight

Twitter gives Stricker CCO title after he absorbs media oversight

Stricker is continuing to report to CEO Dick Costolo with responsibility for leading Twitter's consumer marketing, global media, and worldwide PR efforts.

Journalists see first consequences of European 'right to be forgotten' ruling

Journalists see first consequences of European 'right to be forgotten' ruling

British journalists told their stories will be removed from Google searches after "right to be forgotten" ruling; When is the right time for a CEO to disclose an illness?; Sandberg apologizes; Target asks customers to leave guns at home; US soccer nearly draws record ratings again.

Symantec's Shantz moves to Rocket Fuel as marketing VP

Symantec's Shantz moves to Rocket Fuel as marketing VP

Most recently, Shantz was VP of global marketing at Symantec, where she worked to revitalize the Norton anti-virus brand.

BlackBerry sets up fact-check blog to counter erroneous media reports

BlackBerry sets up fact-check blog to counter erroneous media reports

BlackBerry launches blog to counter inaccurate reporting; Former Tinder marketing VP sues for sexual harassment; Power List 2014 is out; Twitter buys mobile ad company.

Facebook 2012 'social experiment' draws users' ire

Facebook 2012 'social experiment' draws users' ire

Users irate after 2012 Facebook 'social experiment' made public; Major news in GM, VA crises expected on Monday; Q&A with GM's Tony Cervone; Monday morning must-reads.

World Cup 2014 spawns twice as many tweets as London Olympics

World Cup 2014 spawns twice as many tweets as London Olympics

New figures show 300 million tweets have been published about the World Cup, compared to 150 million about the Olympics during London 2012.

Trulia taps Olson Engage as consumer PR firm

Trulia taps Olson Engage as consumer PR firm

Real-estate website operator Trulia hired Olson Engage after an informal review.

CA Technologies brings on Edelman-Zeno team for global corporate PR

CA Technologies brings on Edelman-Zeno team for global corporate PR

Staffers from the two Daniel J. Edelman firms will work together on the account. Hill+Knowlton Strategies was the incumbent.

23andMe brings on former Cleveland Clinic comms leader Wonson

23andMe brings on former Cleveland Clinic comms leader Wonson

Wonson is leading the company's corporate communications, media relations, investor relations, and internal communications activities for 23andMe.

Stricker to continue comms role at Twitter despite gaining media unit oversight

Stricker to continue comms role at Twitter despite gaining media unit oversight

Stricker will continue to report to CEO Dick Costolo and lead marcomms.

Analysis

Media-doubting fact-check sites are 'new front' in corporate communications

Media-doubting fact-check sites are 'new front' in corporate communications

BlackBerry's Fact Check portal shows you don't need to be 'a Walmart' to fight back, say corporate communications experts, though it certainly helps.

All eyes on Cupertino as Apple advances comms leader search

All eyes on Cupertino as Apple advances comms leader search

Experts disagree on the extent to which a new comms leader at Apple will result in a friendlier, more transparent company.

Net neutrality comms battle will define Web's future

Net neutrality comms battle will define Web's future

The future of the Internet hangs in the balance due to an ongoing battle between telecoms giants and the technology industry - and each side is taking a very different approach to telling their story.

Facebook, brands looking to cash in on virtual experiences

Facebook, brands looking to cash in on virtual experiences

Facebook has set its sights on virtual reality becoming the future of computing, and it is likely there will be a place for brands.

Netflix learns from past mistakes in price-hike comms

Netflix learns from past mistakes in price-hike comms

Netflix again announced plans to raise prices, but communications experts say it has learned from its past mistakes.

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