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Discrimination: Everyday Sexism Project takes the fight to Facebook

Stepping up its relentless campaign against casual misogyny, the Everyday Sexism Project, which documents “everyday experiences of sexism to prove how bad the problem is and create solidarity”, is taking on one of the world’s most prolific companies in its bid to tackle gender-based discrimination.

The Price Drop TV station today: The company behind is found to have consistently made misleading price claims and product descriptions

Company behind Bid and Price Drop shopping channels found to have made misleading price claims and product descriptions

Sit-Up could have its broadcast licence revoked after Advertising Standards Authority asks broadcasting regulator Ofcom to consider sanctions

Matt Brittin, Google's vice president for northern and central Europe

HMRC are being 'bamboozled' by Google: MPs confront search giant over 'devious' attempt to avoid paying UK tax

Internet giants on back foot after shopping giant admitted it receives more in government grants than it pays in UK corporate tax

Nick Milligan with his wife Victoria and children (from left to right) Emily, Olivia, Kit and Amber. Mr Milligan, 51, and Emily were both killed in the accident

Driver on speedboat that killed Nick Milligan and daughter Emily in Padstow 'was not wearing safety cord'

'Kill cord' was not attached to the driver so engine continued to run following his ejection, MAIB says

Sophie Lau has become the third casualty of the boardroom in The Apprentice 2013

The Apprentice 2013: You're fired, Sophie Lau! The candidate who claimed she was better at teamwork because she went to university

Sophie Lau has become the third casualty of the boardroom in series nine of The Apprentice.

The Go Compare bloke. A recent survey established that 96 per cent of people hate online video ads

Cyber Culture: Video ads might be annoying, but they make sense

As unwanted distractions go, I'm hard-pressed to think of anything as annoying as video ads which automatically start playing when you arrive on a website. They're even worse than the Go Compare bloke turning up in the middle of your relaxing shiatsu massage. My automatic response is to dive for the mute button, or, if I'm feeling particularly irritable, set about my laptop with a samurai sword, which I keep handy.

It’s all steady at ITV after it rides the ups and downs

Advertising is like a faulty shower, ITV chairman Archie Norman once said, and the Downton Abbey broadcaster today showed again that is the case.

Nokia fights back with advanced camera phone

Nokia unveiled a new flagship metallic Windows phone yesterday, featuring a hi-tech SmartCam which can takes 10 images at once, as it battles to wrestle market share back from Samsung and Apple.

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High rollers knock 5% off Rank profits

Sheryl Sandberg says that if there was true equality, from the division of labour in the home right up to the boardroom, then society would operate more efficiently

Cheaper childcare is the only way

Childcare minister Liz Truss hopes childminders will reduce their costs - but she can't guarantee it

C4 switches off profits and makes a loss

Channel 4 is set to announce its first annual loss in a decade after the state-owned corporation used some of its cash reserves to fund new programming such as the Paralympics.

British advertising spending reaches pre-recession levels

The British advertising market has bounced back to levels last seen before the 2007 credit crunch and is on course to keep growing strongly this year and next, boosting hopes that the UK economy is on the mend.

City dumps Morrisons after another dip in sales

More sales woe sent supermarkets chain Morrisons’ shares crashing today as the UK’s fourth-biggest grocer continues to lag behind its big rivals.

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