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Tag Archives: News

The demise of newspapers, and what it means for digital media


For the past 15 years or so, circulation figures for the national newspapers in the UK have been in steady decline, and slumping sales have resulted in the closure of many newspapers nationwide, and globally. Today, another paper was axed. New Day, a daily newspaper launched by publisher Trinity Mirror, announced that it was to […]

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Twitter launches its new ‘Moments’ feature to simplify following the news

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It has been a big week over at Twitter HQ. Earlier this week, the company announced that Jack Dorsey would be named as the official CEO of Twitter as well as remain the CEO of Square. Dorsey held the interim CEO position since his predecessor, Dick Costolo, stepped down in June. As the full time […]

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Facebook’s brave new venture into unbranded apps

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Throughout it’s development, much of Mark Zuckerberg’s focus for Facebook has been to bring people inside the Facebook iOS and Android Apps, onto the platform and through the channels that are Facebook branded. However, now this strategy has changed – a new direction to “unbundle the big blue app” has been set instead to build […]

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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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BuzzFeed usurps Huffington Post to become Facebook’s top publisher

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BuzzFeed, the online website which aggregates viral content from across the web, has become Facebook’s top publisher, beating the likes of Huffington Post and Upworthy. According to NewsWhip, in November 2013 Huffington Post UK was the clear leader with BuzzFeed left to battle viral content website Upworthy for runner-up status. Yet, in just over a month, […]

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Royalist or Republican? Choose your news on The Guardian

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Over the last couple of days we’ve been heavily bombarded with news of the Royal baby. Battenhall tracked online conversation surrounding the coverage – it seemed the resounding word being used by people on twitter was ‘PUSH!’ (I think she got the message.) Whilst some have flocked to St. Mary’s Hospital, camping out clad in red, white […]

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Video killed the Instagram star


Whilst much of the speculation surrounding Facebook’s press event on Thursday has focused on a news reading platform – behind the scenes it seems that Facebook has been planning a huge update to one of its other key services: Instagram. It’s no surprise that video is becoming the medium of choice when sharing with friends […]

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PRISM news round-up

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News on the National Security Agency (NSA) snooping over Apple, Facebook and Google has been on everyone’s lips since late last week. The first of the leaks came out on Wednesday night when the Guardian reported that a US secret court has ordered phone company Verizon to hand over millions of records on telephone call […]

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10 reasons why news is evil

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If you have ever seen happiness in the person who is ‘blissfully unaware’ then this article in The Guardian may appeal to you. An extract from the book, The Art of Thinking Clearly, by Joseph Dobelli, the article lays out 10 reasons why news is bad for you and how giving up reading news will […]

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New agency Battenhall launches founded by Drew Benvie

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By founder of Battenhall, Drew Benvie. These are incredibly exciting times we live in. There is fundamental disruption happening in the media landscape and its impact on the way brands do business, the way we communicate and the way we consume is nothing short of seismic. We will look back on these times in the future […]

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