TalkTalk hit by cyber attack
Police are investigating a "significant and sustained cyber-attack" on the website of TalkTalk, which has warned customers that information including names, addresses and credit card and bank details could have been stolen.
Dido Harding, CEO, told BBC News the site was now secure again and TV, broadband, mobile and phone services had not been affected.
PM rejects sugar tax but is considering advertising crackdown
David Cameron has rejected a sugar tax after a report by Public Health England recommended the measure.
The report was due for publication last year but had been delayed. PHE said sugar consumption needed to be cut and that restricting advertising, adding a tax and cracking down on promotions could lead to a fall in consumption. The BSDA and FDA welcomed the report but reject a tax.
The government said it was considering other measures, such as restrictions on advertising.
Amazon turns a profit for second quarter
The ecommerce giant, which notoriously operates on razor thin margins and made a $79m (£51m) profit in the three months to September, compared to a $437m loss in the same period a year earlier, as revenues increased by 23% to $25.4bn.
Over the quarter it introduced its first-ever "Prime Day" – a major sale for subscribers to its Prime service and a £50 Fire table in the UK.
The news has made founder Jeff Bezos the third richest man in America.
In case you missed it...two longer reads
Always #LikeAGirl, the powerful campaign that captured the female empowerment zeitgeist, has swept the board at the inaugural Marketing New Thinking Awards in association with Sky Media, scooping the Grand Prix and three category gongs.
As marketing – and the world at large – continues to face rapid change, marketers will need to reframe the issues of diversity and inclusion, transitioning from a moral matter of representation to a problem-solving necessity. Time for the #DiversityRevolution, writes Rebecca Coleman.
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