Coca-Cola archive

  • Spotify buys music data firm The Echo Nest - a platform that powers Rdio and more
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    Spotify buys music data firm The Echo Nest - a platform that powers Rdio and more

    By 6 March 2014

    Spotify has announced that it acquired a music intelligence company called The Echo Nest. According to its website, The Echno Nest provides data and music services to developers, media services, social networks, and big companies including iHeartradio,...

  • Apple named Best Global Brand in Interbrand report for first time, displaces Coca-Cola
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    Apple named Best Global Brand in Interbrand report for first time, displaces Coca-Cola

    By 30 September 2013

    Apple has been named the Best Global Brand in a report that examines the top 100 most valuable brands. Last week, the Cupertino technology giant topped the 2013/14 list of coolest brands in the UK, and has now been named the best in the world for the...

  • Coca-Cola's 'Work It Out Calculator' tells you how much exercise you need to do for every fizzy drink you consume
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    Coca-Cola's 'Work It Out Calculator' tells you how much exercise you need to do for every fizzy drink you consume

    By 1 November 2012

    Coca-Cola has launched a website that calculates how much exercise you need to do to compensate for every fizzy drink you consume. For example, one can of regular Coca-Cola – 139 calories - and the 'Work It Out Calculator' will inform you that you’ll...

  • Spotify partners with Coca-Cola and begins work on joint applications
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    Spotify partners with Coca-Cola and begins work on joint applications

    By 18 April 2012

    Spotify is partnering with Coca-Cola in a move aimed at bringing music sharing to a wider audience. The soft drink giant will incorporate Spotify into its Facebook page, which already has in excess of 40 million fans. Here fans will be able to connect...

  • Super Bowl 2012 tech ads: Seinfeld, Star Wars Bark Side, Go Daddy girls, Chevrolet apps and more
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    Super Bowl 2012 tech ads: Seinfeld, Star Wars Bark Side, Go Daddy girls, Chevrolet apps and more

    By 6 February 2012

    The Super Bowl has become a tester platform for all the big-budget adverts set to hit the US. Dominated by technology and consumer electronics advertising, it draws audience numbers quite unlike any other television show in the US, bar the Moon landings....

  • Five best high-tech drinks dispensers
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    Five best high-tech drinks dispensers

    By 10 August 2009

    Getting a cool beverage is no longer an analogue activity. A whole host of high tech solutions have been unveiled over the last few years to get an ice cold drink in your hot little hand in a decidedly digital way. Here's our top five of the Jetsons-esque...

  • VIDEO: Coca-Cola's "Freestyle" drinks machine
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    VIDEO: Coca-Cola's "Freestyle" drinks machine

    By 7 August 2009

    If you can look past the slightly staid video from BSquare, a company who had a hand in the development of the device, here we bring you the drinks machine of the future! The Coca-Cola "Freestyle" is a bit of a revolution as far as fizzy drinks go as...

  • Vending machine goes hi-tech
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    Vending machine goes hi-tech

    By 9 January 2009

    The humble vending machine is about to get a 21st century makeover complete with touchscreen and interactive graphics. Created by design agency Sapient, the Coke machine will first appear in around 20 Simon Malls in the USA, although the company told...

  • Coca-Cola launches Football League podcast
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    Coca-Cola launches Football League podcast

    By 19 September 2008

    The latest news on all of the 72 Football League clubs is soon going to be available as a podcast. Coca-Cola, which sponsors the Football Championship and Leagues One and Two, has teamed up with Radio 5 Live presenter Mark Clemmit to offer the service....

  • Google buys Feedburner
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    Google buys Feedburner

    By 1 June 2007

    Google has confirmed that it has bought RSS feed tools and tracker company Feedburner for an undisclosed fee. Rumoured by some blogs to have been sold for $100, Google has cited the reason for the acquisition as a way of getting "AdWords advertisers broader...

  • Google buys photo sharing site Panoramio
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    Google buys photo sharing site Panoramio

    By 31 May 2007

    Google has continued its spending spree this week with the announcement that it has bought picture website Panoramio, a website that links millions of photos with the exact geographical location where they were taken. The search engine, who is quickly...

  • Coca-Cola and iTunes summer promotion
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    Coca-Cola and iTunes summer promotion

    By 15 May 2007

    Coca-Cola has announced that it is teaming up with iTunes on what they claim is Europe's biggest music promotion ever, spanning 17 European countries and running from May until the end of August. As part of the promotion, Coke and iTunes will give away...

  • Paul McCartney reveals download gossip
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    Paul McCartney reveals download gossip

    By 14 May 2007

    Paul McCartney has told Billboard magazine that a deal to allow the Beatles' back catalogue of music to be available on-line is "virtually settled". McCartney was talking to Billboard to promote his new album "Memory Almost Full" which is due to be released...

  • Text takes over talk
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    Text takes over talk

    By 4 May 2007

    For the first time in 10 years mobile phone call volumes have dropped according to research by JD Power. Nearly 3000 UK mobile phone users were surveyed and found that the number of phones made on average per week is dropping. Pre-paid customers made...

  • Apple team up with Coke to give away free iTunes tracks
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    Apple team up with Coke to give away free iTunes tracks

    By 21 November 2006

    Apple iPod fans who fancy getting some free tracks to download from the iTunes store in the weekend should get themselves down to London's West End. Announced today, Apple and Coca-Cola have teamed up to deliver a Coke + iTunes promotion that will give...

  • Apple and Coca-Cola to give away free songs on iTunes
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    Apple and Coca-Cola to give away free songs on iTunes

    By 2 August 2006

    Apple and Coca-Cola have signed a marketing agreement to promote iTunes music throughout Europe via giveaways and other concerts. The UK and Germany have been singled out for major promotions, although other European countries will also get in on the...

  • Online

    Coca Cola and Apple shake hands on a marketing deal

    By 29 June 2006

    Although Coca Cola's attempt at selling music online closed its doors last week, it hasn't given up marketing online music. Apple and Coca Cola have struck a deal to promote iTunes on Coca Cola products, BrandRepublic.com reports. In a statement issued...

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    Adobe and Macromedia merge

    By 5 December 2005

    Adobe today announced the completion of its acquisition of Macromedia. As a result of the acquisition, Macromedia common stock is no longer being traded and shares of Macromedia common stock were converted into the right to receive 1.38 shares of Adobe...

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    Apple may have to pay royalties to Microsoft over iPod

    By 15 August 2005

    Apple may be forced to pay royalties to Microsoft for every iPod it sells after it emerged over the weekend that Microsoft beat Apple in the race to file a crucial patent on technology used in its iPod. The total bill could run into the hundreds of millions...

  • Online

    Adobe takes over Macromedia in US$3.4bn stock raid

    By 18 April 2005

    Or that's UK£1.8billion between friends. It was only a matter of time before Macromedia bought a few other companies or became shark bait by itself. Its rise to prominence came first with Flash, which rose from a nice back-end facilitator to websites...

  • Ask Jeeves bought by Hollywood mogul
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    Ask Jeeves bought by Hollywood mogul

    By 21 March 2005

    The Hollywood mogul who also owns Expedia and Ticketmaster has agreed an all-share buyout of Ask Jeeves. The deal, which will see Mr Barry Diller take control of the company has cost £974million (US$1.85billion) and is still subject to approval in the...

  • Online

    It is official, Ask Jeeves has bought Bloglines

    By 8 February 2005

    Today Ask Jeeves has confirmed on its website that it has acquired Trustic Inc, the company that owns and operates Bloglines (www.bloglines.com). In a statement on its website, the search engine says that “Bloglines will continue to operate as an independent...

  • Online

    Coca Cola to launch UK Music Download service

    By 18 December 2003

    Sensing the disquiet in the UK about closed American download stores, Coca-Cola are to launch a paid-for download service. Like the drink the service is expected to go global. Hooking up with OD2, who already supply Tiscali, Freeserve, HMV, Tower Records...