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Morning Bulletin: Vogue’s model behaviour, Facebook launches Marketplace & Google’s big reveal

Morning Bulletin: Vogue’s model behaviour, Facebook launches Marketplace & Google’s big reveal

This morning’s web outing uncovers a slew of stories, notably Vogue’s decision to pick ‘real’ women for its latest fashion shoots and Facebook’s much vaunted foray into the online marketplace sector. All this as we eagerly anticipate what news Google will trumpet at its big reveal planned for later today.

Fashion bible Vogue is to make a statement by ditching models chosen solely for their looks in favour of greater diversity by employing ‘real’ women such as academics and chief executives to show off the latest designer labels.

New York’s attorney general has ordered Donald Trump’s charitable foundation to cease fundraising after it ruled the organisation hadn’t obtained the proper accreditation, dealing the latest blow to his presidential campaign.

Our daily visit to the high street courtesy of Retail Week informs us that Sofa Carpet Specialist (SCS) has been propelled back into profit on the back of strong like-for-like sales, fueling prospects for a further store expansion drive.

Ad Week chooses to focus on the latest trend in interactive advertising with brands such as Under Armour and Gatorade investing heavily in games as part of an experiment to both gain consumer attention and retain it over a longer spell.

AdExchanger reports on the rise of ‘unnecessary location tracking’, a boon for developers of delivery and weather apps which can flog your location data to a new breed of specialist businesses who re-sell such information to advertisers.

Facebook has muscled in on territory lorded over by the likes of eBay and Gumtree by entering the online marketplace sector with Marketplace, the latest diversification of the social media leader as it seeks to leverage its mammoth user base to become a portal for buying and selling.

All eyes will be on Google later today with the tech giant widely expected to unveil a range of new smartphones at a corporate event as it seeks to persuade consumers to buy own-brand devices rather than rely on other manufacturers who license its software.

Wonga has found itself in the dock again after admitting that it had double charged around 7,000 customers on Friday as a result of an internal system error, costing some customers as much as several hundred pounds in overpayments.

British cartoon icon Dennis the Menace has been reimagined for the 21st century courtesy of a CGI makeover for a new CBBC series. The 3D remake will see the red and black sweater clad Beano star alongside his trusty canine Gnasher in Dennis & Gnasher Unleashed.

Business Insider adopts a more off the wall strand of reporting by picking up on the growing belief amongst tech billionaires that they are probably living in a simulation – and their first steps toward breaking free of this artificial world.

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