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Armchair sports fans have a bumper summer to look forward to, and investors in ITV have been licking their lips in anticipation. The broadcaster – or so the theory goes – is expected to get a boost from both Euro 2012 and the Olympic Games thanks to companies upping their spending on advertising.

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Facebook: $100bn – are you kidding?

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Facebook updates its status – by $100bn

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