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29 April 2009

YouTube to broadcast President Obama address live

YouTube to broadcast  President Obama address liveYouTube to broadcast  President Obama address liveGoogle owned YouTube mark Obama’s 100 days in office with live broadcastTo mark US President Barack Obama’s first 100 days in office, YouTube will broadcast President Obama’s address to the nation live at 8pm EDT tonight.Steve Grove from YouTube’s news and politics team said, “The first thre...

28 April 2009

YouTube and Google Maps launch environmental film project

YouTube and Google Maps launch environmental film projectYouTube and Google Maps launch environmental film projectGoogle launch multiple distribution channel film project on World Environment DayGoogle has unveiled a new joint project between two of its most popular properties; video sharing site YouTube and Google Maps.  The environmental film project aims to raise awareness about the ongoing co...

25 April 2009

MT debate social media and the future of traditional media

MT debate social media and the future of traditional mediaMT debate social media and the future of traditional mediaManagement Today debate the impact of social media on business and traditional mediaUK trade magazine Management Today (MT) hosted a breakfast seminar on the area of ‘connectedness’ in today’s business world on Thursday 23 April 2009.  The panel included the Financial Time’s (FT) man...

22 April 2009

Linden Lab brings PG, Mature and Adult regions to Second Life

Linden Lab brings PG, Mature and Adult regions to Second LifeLinden Lab brings PG, Mature and Adult regions to Second LifeLinden Lab introduces initiative to offer its virtual world users on Second Life enhanced experienceCreator of arguably the most popular virtual world, Second Life, has today announced new initiatives that it hopes will make the virtual experience more ‘predictive’.Linden Lab says that...

21 April 2009

Qik announce mobile video integration with Facebook

Qik announce mobile video integration with FacebookQik announce mobile video integration with FacebookLive video streaming service Qik roll out Facebook Connect integration for video uploadLive mobile to web video streaming service Qik has unveiled the ability for the Qik community to upload their Qik videos directly from their mobile handset to their Facebook account.The start-up claims to be t...

20 April 2009

LinkedIn group managers stage online protest

LinkedIn group managers stage online protestLinkedIn’s group manager’s stage online protestGroup manager’s on B2B social network LinkedIn protest about policy changesManager’s of business to business (B2B) social network LinkedIn’s Groups have rallied together to forge an online protest about changes to its terms of service.  Specifically that they are no longer able to view and down...

16 April 2009

YouTube Symphony Orchestra plays at Carnegie Hall

YouTube Symphony Orchestra plays at Carnegie HallYouTube Symphony Orchestra plays at Carnegie HallOrchestra recruited on video sharing site YouTube plays to live audience at Carnegie HallPopular video sharing site YouTube’s online orchestra came to a head last night, with the live performance at Carnegie Hall to a sell-out audience.The orchestra, made of musicians who auditioned by submitting ...

06 April 2009

Social recycling site MySkip unveils charity initiative

Social recycling site MySkip unveils charity initiativeSocial recycling site MySkip unveils charity initiativeMySkip launches web application program Charity to Community Interface (CCI)UK based social recycling website MySkip has today announced the launch of an application to assist charities during the economic downturn.The web based application called Charity to Community Interface (CCI) enables...

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