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16 April 2014

Freelancer.com boosts network with Warrior Forum acquisition

Freelancer.com boosts network with Warrior Forum acquisitionFreelancer.com buys marketing community Warrior Forum Freelancing and crowdsourcing resource Freelancer.com grows network with acquisition of Warrior ForumCrowdsourcing and freelancing resource Freelancer.com has set designs on growing its global network further with its recent acquisition of Warrior Forum. Founded in 1997 by Allen Says, Warrior...

07 January 2014

Forbes creates visual social network 'Stream' for its magazine

Forbes creates visual social network 'Stream' for its magazineForbes.com creates publishing social network 'Stream'Forbes creates visual ‘Stream’ social network using mobile publishing start-up MAZ for iOS updateA new iOS release from Forbes includes a visual social network called ‘Stream’ allowing users to read, save and share content from its magazine.Stream consists of redesigned issues, starting with F...

02 December 2013

Bing reveals top celebrity, film and sport searches for 2013

Bing reveals top celebrity, film and sport searches for 2013Search engine Bing reveals top internet 2013 web searchesBeyonce, Iron Man 3 and Tim Tebow lead top US 2013 Bing searchesMicrosoft Corporation’s search engine Bing unveils its top search terms for 2013 using its global search data.Bing’s search trends unveiled in its year in review tunes into what has captivated imagination using search data fro...

29 November 2013

Hootsuite takes a look at the evolution of social media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Hootsuite takes a look at the evolution of social media [INFOGRAPHIC]The Evolution of Social Media (2008-2013) infographicHootsuite celebrates its 5th birthday along with Thanksgiving theme for #Thanksfor5Hootsuite celebrates five big ones and Thanksgiving reviewing its five years in the social media game.  Its The Evolution of Social Media (2008-2013) infographic bravely takes on five years of milestones ...

20 November 2013

British Gas most criticised UK energy company on social media

British Gas most criticised UK energy company on social mediaBritish Gas most criticised utility company across WOM finds Keller Fay GroupAn estimated 4 million negative daily opinions are exchanged about one of the big six energy brandsThe UK’s top six utility companies receive masses of social media negativity Keller Fay Group research unveils.Data from Keller Fay's TalkTrack research programme claims B...

28 October 2013

Adobe Social Media Intelligence report shows social networks revenue growth

Adobe Social Media Intelligence report shows social networks revenue growthRevenues grow year-on-year for social networksRevenue per visitor (RPV) grows year-on-year (YoY) for Pinterest and Twitter with Facebook dominating retail referralsPinterest and Twitter have experienced the largest year-over-year (YoY) jump in revenue per visitor (RPV) according to the Adobe Social Media Intelligence report.The report shows a gr...

18 October 2013

NewsCred creates journalist resource for brands called the NewsRoom

NewsCred creates journalist resource for brands called the NewsRoomNewsCred to create freelance journalist network to service brandsContent marketing resource NewsCred to create network for freelance journalistsContent marketing and syndication company NewsCred has created a freelance journalist community called the NewsRoom to service brands.Currently building its community, the NewsRoom is striving to create ...

25 September 2013

Pinterest to tempt in publishers with article pins

Pinterest to tempt in publishers with article pinsPinterest to roll-out article pins for media sites and publishersPinterest entice publishers to create news and media boards with article pins Pinterest is to create news driven boards in the form of article pins for media sites and publishers.  The site claims more than 5 million articles are pinned every day will start introducing the new...

22 September 2013

BBM for Android and iOS gets off to rocky start for BlackBerry

BBM for Android and iOS gets off to rocky start for BlackBerryOpening up BBM messenger gets off to shaky start for BlackBerryBlackBerry hits pause on BBM messenger roll-out amidst an anticipated $1 billion loss and job cuts BlackBerry is pausing the release of its BBM instant messenger for Android and iOS during launch as it experiences technical difficulties. The additional challenges comes to the Canadia...

20 September 2013

Pinterest to start advertising on its site with promoted pins

Pinterest to start advertising on its site with promoted pinsPinboard and photo-sharing service Pinterest to reveal promoted pins adsEvents, interests and hobby pinning site Pinterest to experiment with advertising and promoted content modelsPinterest, the socially driven pinboard is to begin testing promoted pins in search results and category feeds as it seeks create advertising revenue.In a blog post a...

02 September 2013

Life after dial-up

Life after dial-upDigital life after BT closes down its dial-up internet serviceBT, the telecoms company retired its dial-up internet service last weekend (Sunday, 01 September) citing a lack of usage from its UK customers.Dial-up or narrowband, is a technology using aspects of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) that can be used to establish acc...

17 August 2013

Habbo Hotel accepts Virtual Piggy payments

Habbo Hotel accepts Virtual Piggy paymentsEcommerce platform Virtual Piggy integrates online payments into teenage social network Habbo HotelOnline payments integrated into teenage social network Habbo Hotel with Virtual PiggyEcommerce platform company Virtual Piggy has been accepted for safer youth payments across Sulake owned teen community and social network Habbo Hotel. Based in Her...

17 July 2013

#askNASA astronaut Mike Hopkins about fitness in a Google+ Hangout

#askNASA astronaut Mike Hopkins about fitness in a Google+ Hangout#askNASA about fitness and space on NASA’s Google+ page with astronaut Mike Hopkins, US athletes and sportspeople Learn more about health on Earth and up in the stars with a NASA astronaut and US sportspeople later todayNASA astronaut Mike Hopkins (Michael S. Hopkins (Colonel, USAF)) will discuss health, fitness and astronaut training with Ameri...

02 July 2013

Precise enters social media monitoring furore with Media Platform+

Precise enters social media monitoring furore with Media Platform+Precise enters social media monitoring space releasing Media Platform+Precise takes on competitive social reporting arena with Media Platform+ combining broadcast, print and social media monitoringMedia and news monitoring company Precise has released a new service called Media Platform+.   Taking on a fiercely competitive market, it r...

21 June 2013

Instagram brings video to its service

Instagram brings video to its serviceFacebook’s Instagram adds video and additional filter functionalityInstagram takes on Twitter’s Vine bringing 15 seconds of video capability to its community-driven photo-sharing social network Community-driven photo-sharing service Instagram has added video to its functionality. It now faces off with Twitter’s Vine and others as the race for so...

04 June 2013

Salesforce.com acquires ExactTarget for $2.5 billion

Salesforce.com acquires ExactTarget for $2.5 billionSalesforce.com snaps up digital marketing service ExactTarget for $2.5 billionCRM software company salesforce.com agrees to acquire digital marketing SaaS ExactTarget for $2.5 billion Customer relationship management (CRM) platform salesforce.com has announced its acquisition of cloud-based digital marketing service ExactTarget for $2.5 billion....

07 May 2013

Baidu $370 million acquisition creates largest Chinese video platform

Baidu $370 million acquisition creates largest Chinese video platformISP Baidu creates largest Chinese video platform with $370 million acquisition of PPSChinese ISP Baidu creates China’s biggest internet video provider with acquisition of PPS for $370 million and merging it with its own service iQiyiChinese internet service provider (ISP) Baidu’s acquisition of internet video PPS for $370 million has created the...

12 April 2013

FSB hits out at London streets with Parking Crowdmap

FSB hits out at London streets with Parking CrowdmapFederation of Small Businesses runs social media campaign to highlight impact of parking on London's high streetThe Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has today announced a new tool it hopes will tackle what it describes as a ‘burning political issue’ of parking in London.The Parking Crowdmap aims to demonstrate how parking availability, or la...

09 April 2013

The British Library to archive a 100 terabytes of web data annually

The British Library to archive a 100 terabytes of web data annuallyThe British Library to archive a 100 terabytes of data annually to capture the webThe British Library five other libraries will archive 100 terabytes of data annually including UK webpages in a preservative initiative called ‘Capturing the Digital Universe’The British Library has started to archive UK webpages in an effort to record digital cont...

27 March 2013

Cyberbullying gets taught a lesson with SUBMIT Documentary Film campaign

Cyberbullying gets taught a lesson with SUBMIT Documentary Film campaignCyberbullying gets taught a lesson with SUBMIT Documentary Film campaignProducers and filmmakers use film combined with digital and social media to raise awareness of cyberbullying SUBMIT The Documentary initiative integrates face-to-face connections with digital and social media in an effort to educate on the issues of cyberbullying. The docume...

15 March 2013

Red Nose Day gets digi-fied

Red Nose Day gets digi-fiedRed Nose Day gets digi-fiedToday is officially when the UK goes bonkers for Red Nose Day with the 25 year-old charity providing digital assets to help people fundraise or supportToday is officially when the UK and further a field literally goes bonkers for Red Nose Day.  The 25-year old charity and movement Comic Relief (founded in 1985) is...

12 March 2013

Transport for London unveils Accessibility App £5K competition

Transport for London unveils Accessibility App £5K competitionTransport for London unveils £5K Accessibility App competitionTransport for London (TfL) has launched an Accessibility App competition in which developers can win up to £5K in an attempt to create a series of accessibility appsTransport for London (TfL) has released a developer competition entitled Accessibility App, in which mobile app develope...

06 March 2013

Santander releases new Android and Kindle mobile banking apps

Santander releases new Android and Kindle mobile banking appsSantander releases new Android and Kindle mobile banking appsSantander takes on competitive mobile banking space launching new Android and Kindle Fire consumer banking apps and updates iPhone / iPad apps Spanish-owned retail and commercial bank Santander has unveiled its new Android and Kindle mobile banking applications whilst updating its...

01 March 2013

MapQuest seeks to boost travel platform with new journey sharing app

MapQuest seeks to boost travel platform with new journey sharing appMapQuest seeks to boost travel platform with new journey sharing appAOL’s MapQuest releases new iPhone ready blogs entitled Travel Blogs to boost its travel platform allowing users to visually share the trips they makeOnline mapping service MapQuest has released its new initiative Travel Blogs in an effort to boost its travel platform.  Tra...

24 February 2013

Will the Oscars be driven by social media?

Will the Oscars be driven by social media?Will the Oscars be driven by social media?As the digital temperature heads up as the hours draw closer, will the 85th Academy Awards be the most social media driven Oscars Hollywood has seen?With the growth of social media over the last years, we’re seeing many major events being further highlighted in very different and creative ways across the...

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