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September 16, 2014


Microsoft has agreed to buy the publisher of indie gaming phenomenon Minecraft for $2.5bn (£1.5bn), with the tech giant set to close the deal at the end of 2014. Read more: http://goo.gl/fFc0lu

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September 16, 2014


Publicis Groupe chief executive Maurice Lévy is to step down in 2016 amid a management shake-up at the company. Read more: http://goo.gl/O8deVm Y&R has appointed Matthew Collier as Chief Executive Officer for Y&R Group Indonesia, comprising Y&R, The Campaign Palace an…

PUBLICIS GROUPE CONSEIL DE SURVEILLANCE ANNOUNCES:

September 16, 2014


- STRATEGIC DIRECTIONS FOR 2018- CREATION OF THE “DIRECTOIRE+”- NEW PROMOTIONS AND NOMINATIONS A meeting of the Conseil de Surveillance (Supervisory Board) of Publicis Groupe [Euronext Paris: FR0000130577, CAC 40] was held on September 15, 2014, chaired by Elisabeth Badinter. Af…

Industry

September 15, 2014


Brewing giant Heineken has flatly rejected an £82bn merger with industry rivals SABMiller as moves to consolidate the global beer industry gather pace. Read more: http://goo.gl/rGZK09

Account Moves

September 15, 2014


Skoda has handed 18 Feet & Rising a digital brief after the agency impressed the car brand during its pan-European pitch earlier this year. Read more: http://goo.gl/HHfhn1 TE Connectivity has named KBS (kirshenbaum bond senecal + partners) in New York global AOR to lead strategy, cre…