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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...

24 February 2013

Toyota Racing Development team to use Windows 8 app for NASCAR

Toyota Racing Development team to use Windows 8 app for NASCARToyota Racing Development team to use Windows 8 app for NASCARToyota Racing Development (TRD) team to use Windows 8 Trackside app to improve performance of teams competing in NASCAR racesRunning on Windows Surface Pro hardware, the Toyota Racing Development (TRD) team has created a Windows 8 app to improve performance of teams competing in NASCA...

22 February 2013

Google debuts first Chromebook Pixel touchscreen laptop

Google debuts first Chromebook Pixel touchscreen laptopGoogle debuts first Chromebook Pixel touchscreen laptopSoftware and search engine company Google has unveiled its first touchscreen Chromebook Pixel laptop - its most progressive connected device yetSearch engine and software company Google has unveiled its first touchscreen Chromebook Pixel laptop - its most progressive connected device yet, ta...

20 February 2013

UK 4G mobile auction fails to meet government expectations

UK 4G mobile auction fails to meet government expectationsUK 4G mobile auction fails to meet government expectationsOfcom has announced winners of the UK’s 4G mobile auction with government predication of £3.5 billion target failing below expectationsOfcom, the UK telecoms regulator, has released details of the winners of the UK’s 4G mobile auction with government predication of £3.5bn target falling w...

18 February 2013

Twitter to close Posterous less than a year after acquisition

Twitter to close Posterous less than a year after acquisitionTwitter To Close Posterous Less Than A Year After Acquisition Posterous is to close it doors, less than a year after it was acquired by Twitter and as co-founders launch new blogging service Posthaven Social blogging platform Posterous that launched in 2008 is to close it doors on 30 April, less than a year after its announcement that is w...

13 February 2013

Importance of Facebook ‘Like’ button intensifies

Importance of Facebook ‘Like’ button intensifiesImportance of Facebook ‘Like’ button intensifiesThe importance of Facebook’s ‘Like’ button has reached a different and controversial level as the social network is defending a lawsuitWhether agencies and brands are fans or not, Facebook’s ‘Like’ button has become an important instrument (unfortunately a metric for many), part of popular culture ...

10 February 2013

Social media infographic serves to predict GRAMMY winners

Social media infographic serves to predict GRAMMY winnersSocial media infographic serves to predict GRAMMY winners Social media infographic strives to predict GRAMMY Award winners ahead of the ceremony tonightSocial media infographic by activ8social entitled ‘The Social Grammys’ strives to predict GRAMMY award winners ahead of the anticipated ceremony tonight.The infographic analyses social networks a...

06 February 2013

Symantec claims 40 percent of people use stolen data from old jobs

Symantec claims 40 percent of people use stolen data from old jobsSymantec claims 40 percent of people use stolen data from old jobsSecurity company Symantec claims 40 percent of people intend to use stolen data from old jobs in its global surveyThe Symantec report entitled ‘What's Yours Is Mine: How Employees are Putting Your Intellectual Property at Risk’ was conducted by The Ponemon Institute and examines t...

05 February 2013

Safer Internet Day strives to highlight online dangers to youths

Safer Internet Day strives to highlight online dangers to youthsSafer Internet Day strives to highlight online dangers to youthsUK Safer Internet Centre releases ‘Have Your Say’ research for Safer Internet Day (SID) highlighting online dangers to young people The UK Safer Internet Centre has released its ‘Have Your Say’ research marking the 10th anniversary of Safer Internet Day.  The survey asked 24,00...

04 February 2013

Paramount Pictures chooses Android for Star Trek Into Darkness app

Paramount Pictures chooses Android for Star Trek Into Darkness appParamount Pictures chooses Android for Star Trek Into Darkness appStar Trek Into Darkness gets Super Bowl treatment as Paramount Pictures chooses Android for exclusive content movie app Paramount Pictures Corporation has given the widely anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness movie the Super Bowl treatment, releasing its app through Google Play, fo...

01 February 2013

How are brands using Twitter for paid social media marketing?

How are brands using Twitter for paid social media marketing?How are brands using Twitter for paid social media marketing?Wishpond infographic shows how brands are using Twitter for paid social media marketingAn infographic has shed a little more light on how some brands are using microblogging service Twitter as part of their paid social media marketing activity.  The infographic by wishpond shows f...

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