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CES 2017 – What can you expect this year?

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CES opened its doors in Las Vegas today to welcome the global tech community and display the newest innovations and key tech trends for 2017 and beyond. Amongst the big brands and major players, there are an impressive number of new start-ups on the exhibitors list this year. With France, Israel, Ukraine and the Netherlands […]

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Battenhall’s 2016 Round Up!

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Well, well, well… What a year it has been, especially on social media. As we cast our minds back to January of 2016, some news stories and updates seem like a distant memory, showing just how far social has come in the past twelve months. We’ve picked our selection of the biggest social media stories from each […]

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The path to Amazon world domination begins to take shape

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Okay…so while it’s not quite ‘world’ domination, Amazon has certainly started to flex some of its muscles when it comes to taking over your life. Over the past few weeks, the Seattle juggernaut has started to bring out a number of products and services, all designed to integrate Amazon much more into your day-to-day life […]

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What’s the haps with Snap?

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Not content with just rebranding towards the end of last month, Snap Inc. have had also a whole host of press in the past few days. So here’s a little round up for you about what the haps is with Snap. Firstly, the Auto Advance feature – which allowed the user to click one Recent Update in their […]

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September – appdates left, right and centre

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Working at Battenhall means that we have a whole bunch of eyes on a whole bunch of social networks – an advantageous position to be in when updates and changes come in. We’re regularly alerted to an app update from team members in our Battenhall WhatsApp group. Whether it’s getting revelling over the latest update […]

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Data from social media is the must-have brand asset

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When Battenhall’s founder Drew Benvie was asked to write for The Guardian, he chose the topic of social data. His piece appeared yesterday and details the importance of an individual’s data on social media. Drew talks about how business innovation and marketing can be better advanced by those brands being proactive and using the data as […]

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MWC2014: Ericsson and Facebook Innovation Lab

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There is plenty of interesting news and comment being generated as a result of Mobile World Congress this year. A major highlight has been the announcement that Ericsson and Facebook will be collaborating on an ‘innovation lab’ to support the work of internet.org – a company who’s aim is to bring the internet to emerging markets and countries, to expand its […]

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Instagram registers 15x more engagement than Facebook

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L2 Think Tank has  released a report outlining that Instagram is set to outstrip its veteran social media counterparts due mainly to it being an “evolved form of window shopping”, according to Luxury Daily. “The speed with which prestige brands have flocked to Instagram has been surprising,” said Danielle Bailey, research lead at L2, New York. […]

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The Billion Dollar Club

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Above are the Top 5 companies on the Wall Street Journal’s Billion-Dollar Club, published as of January 2014. Both the Journal itself and Dow Jones Venture Source are tracking companies that are valued at $1bn or more by venture-capital firms. If you head to the website, you can interact with the graph of over 30 […]

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The ‘infectious disease’ that is Facebook

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When a user slowly becomes immune to its actions and attractions, a group of researchers at Princeton University predict that 80% of Facebook’s users will have abandoned the site by 2017. John Cannarella and Joshua Spechler based their research on the number of times ‘Facebook’ was entered into Google. Google Trends’ chart show that the […]

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Step 1 of Sentience: Give Robots Their Own Internet

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..yes. It’s true. According to the BBC and Independent, scientists at Eindhoven University in Holland are today launching RoboEarth, a prototype cloud engine for robots. Through this ‘internet’ of sorts, they can learn and share their independent knowledge with others. On the site, RoboEarth announced: “These robots will use RoboEarth as a knowledge base, communication medium, […]

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Now introducing…Biebernet?

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Launching later this week, Shots Of Me is a new teen-focussed social network from the makers of social mobile games under the RockLive brand. Though the launching of such social networks is never really that surprising nowadays, eyebrows were raised at one of Shots Of Me’s investors: that of Justin Bieber. In a story on […]

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What does the media think of Twitter? [GRAPHIC]

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What does the media really think of Twitter? Twitter’s in all the headlines today, so we just thought we would do some work on something that caught our eye in the wake of the company filing for a $1bn IPO. Quartz has posted a piece on the “complete history of Twitter as told through tortured descriptions of […]

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