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October 20, 2017

Happy Diwali! Here’s what you need to know about the Festival of Lights

October 19 marks Diwali, of one of the biggest festivals in India. Celebrated during the Hindu month of Kartika, the festival commemorates the triumph of good over evil with glistening lights and delicious food, and is celebrated around the world by followers of the Hindu faith and beyond.

When is Diwali celebrated?

Diwali rituals and preparations take place over five days between mid-October and mid-November. Since the holiday is celebrated by the lunar calendar instead of the Gregorian, it falls sometime between mid-October and mid-November each year.

When did Diwali first start being celebrated?

The true origins of Diwali are still debated. The festival [...]

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October 18, 2017

Three Trends That Are Shaping the Future of Advertising

Digital advertising technology is changing rapidly, but advertisers can stay ahead of the curve by focusing on long-term industry trends instead of hot ad tech innovations.

New communication technology- including social media, wearables, virtual reality — is turning the advertising industry upside down.

Consumer behavior is shifting rapidly towards these new modes of communication — and the advertising industry is following suit. In 2017, digital advertising is expected to overtake TV advertising for the first time ever, pulling in $202 billion dollars in the process — a sure sign of the irrevocable transformation of the advertising [...]

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October 13, 2017

Samsung CEO steps down

Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Kwon Oh-hyun is stepping down after more than three decades at the company, saying that he’s making way for new leadership amid a corruption trial surrounding the de facto chief.

“As we are confronted with unprecedented crisis inside out, I believe that time has now come for the company start anew, with a new spirit and young leadership to better respond to challenges arising from the rapidly changing IT industry,” Kwon said in a statement Friday.

Kwon is one of the two vice chairmen at Samsung Electronics with Jay Y. Lee, who was sentenced to five years in prison in August for bribing a presidential [...]

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October 10, 2017

South Africa to participate in World Trade Organisation ministerial meeting

A South African delegation has arrived in Marrakesh, Morocco, to attend the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Informal Ministerial Gathering.

The delegation is led by Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe.

They will attended the meeting which is part of a series of preparatory meetings leading to the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in December 2017.

The meeting will provide a platform for exchange of views and guidance on possible outcomes at MC11.

“The Ministers reiterated their commitment to the development mandate of the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) and agreed that [...]

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