Need to know: the top stories for Asia comms, media and marketing pros on Thursday, 7/1/16

Flags win ayurveda healing account; Teneo/APCO is dead; talking creative with John Jay at Fast Retailing; Samsung takes on Apple in smartwatch world; Huawei revenues skyrocket; no need to panic about North Korea's H-bomb; Sony sales soar after holiday boost

John Jay at Fast Retailing
John Jay at Fast Retailing

Flags Communications wins Kairali Ayurvedic account

Family-owned wellness and healing company looks to Flags for all comms strategy

APCO and Teneo investment talks end as APCO narrows down options

Talks about a possible investment in global public affairs consultancy APCO by the US group Teneo have ended, PRWeek has learned, with APCO's executive chair Margery Kraus saying the firm has a "few preferred options" for its future.

Where fashion meets culture: Fast Retailing's John Jay

As creative leader of Fast Retailing, John Jay is involved in everything from advertising to product design. But his current focus is on building Uniqlo's international stature.

Samsung makes Gear S2 smartwatch work with Apple’s iOS

Samsung is taking on Apple in the smartwatch battle on its own turf - or operating system at least.

Huawei revenue soars 70%, boasts 108m mobile shipments

It appears Chinese mobile maker Huawei Technologies isn't only a favorite in its home market, but overseas as well.

Don't panic about North Korea's H-bomb

The web is atwitter in response to North Korea's claim to have exploded a hydrogen bomb — essentially an atomic bomb on steroids — and the international community is wondering what to make of this latest development in Hermit Kingdom.

Sony PS4 sales top 35 million after holiday boost

Sony has sold more than 35.9 million units of its PlayStation 4, the Japanese electronics giant said Tuesday, as it touts its dominance over rivals Microsoft and Nintendo in the games console market.

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