31 October 2010 - 8:14am | posted by | 0 comments

Weekend Round-up: Twitter, Royal Mail, M&S, Tesco Clubcard

Weekend Round-up: Twitter, Royal Mail, M&S, Tesco ClubcardWeekend Round-up: Twitter, Royal Mail, M&S, Tesco Clubcard

The Royal Mail and Stephen Fry are both upsetting people this weekend, but why? Find out as The Drum gives you the best media and marketing stories from the weekend's papers.

Clubcard couple check out
The two researchers behind Tesco's ultra-successful Clubcard loyalty scheme are to leave the business, just the latest in a line of major changes at the shop were Every Little Helps, reports the Observer.

Sweet and Sour news for US
The Chinese are already close to taking over the USA as the world's largest superpower, but according to the Mail on Sunday the Chinese have already taken them over as the kings of the super computer as they reveal the fastest computer on the planet.

Le Marks et Spencer
The M&S brand could be set to make a dramatic return to the European continent as boss plan to buy back shops that they sold a decade ago overseas, writes the Telegraph.

Potter Plotter
It's one of the most successful children's book and movie franchises of all time, so should JK Rowling put pen to paper and give us another Harry Potter book, or just leave the him alone to his teenage angst asks the Observer.

World Wow Web
The Telegraph reports that there will be more than 16 billion web enabled devices on the planet by the end of the next decade.

Tell Me Lies, Tell Me Sweet Little Lies
A Scottish cyber crime expert is encouraging web users to lie about their personal details to make having their identity stolen more difficult for cyber criminals, writes the Sunday Herald.

Hooray for Hollywood
Hollywood MGM Studio has reached an agreement to unload $4 billion worth of debt and relaunch under new management, writes the Observer.

Wwwules and Wwwegulations
In a week that Google escaped prosecution in the UK for invading the public's privacy, the House of Commons have debated regulation of the internet. The Telegraph reports on their findings.

Also in this morning's papers:

Blue Peter viewers are to be asked to design the official logo to celebrate The Queen’s 60th anniversary on the throne. A report by The Times claims that viewers between six and 14 will send in their designs for the logo to mark Her Majesty’s diamond jubilee, which will be displayed on all communication material and television broadcasts throughout 2012, celebrating the occasion.

A girl has used her iPod to fend off a potential kidnapper, says The Mail on Sunday.  The Delaware teenager told the man that she was calling 911 on the iPod Touch, which is designed to look exactly the same as an iPhone.

The News of the World reports that a Facebook baby modelling contest has been ‘hijacked’ by bullies leaving sick messages on the site.

Cyber crime expert Dr Iain Ferguson from Abertay University has told The Sunday Herald that online users give out personal information too freely and that they should lie more online.  He said that people should make up some of their personal details on social network sites in order to protect themselves from identity theft.

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