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Obesity epidemic in the US ….

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

PRimage keep up to speed on a wide range of areas for our clients – and healthcare issues are always on our monitoring radar.  Obesity is a big problem in the UK (excuse the pun) … but just look at this infographic with the depressing reality across the pond ….

Is the US a renter or home-owning nation? ….

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Mixed messaging and news reports today on the U.S. housing sector …. Latest analyst projections show pent-up demand for rental housing in the wake of the credit crunch. Americans who rented out properties gained $3.3 billion in total income from that endeavour during the month of May, up from $2.9 billion in April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

But the latest New York Times/CBS News poll shows that nearly nine in 10 Americans say homeownership is an important part of the American dream – and they are keen on making sure it stays that way, for themselves and everyone else.

Social networking buzzing with Google, MySpace & Facebook news!

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/06/29/news-corp-sells-myspace-to-specific-media-for-35-million/

Well! …. It’s all happening in the social networking arena! …. A day after Google launched its answer to Facebook, News Corp has sold MySpace, the social networking site displaced by Facebook, for $35 million – $545 million less than it purchased it for in 2005.

It will be interesting to see what will be done with MySpace by its new owner Specific Media – they are a global interactive media company geared to selling advertising across various platforms.

And Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has told various journalists that Facebook is “launch something awesome” next week.  The hot money seems to be that this will be an iPad app. He didn’t reveal much else, other than saying whatever it is that is being revealed was made in its new Seattle office.

Watch this space! ……