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Tag Archives: UK

How to get (addicted to) Pokemon Go in the UK, the game that has overtaken WhatsApp, Instagram and Tinder

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The last week has seen a new app take the world by storm. Pokemon Go is an Augmented Reality (AR) game, brought to us by the 20 year old Nintendo Franchise, that sees users walk through the real world, capturing virtual Pokemon. It has come out of nowhere, but is already re-writing the rule books […]

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UK launch today: why Google’s £30 Smart TV plug is less about TV and all about brands

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Big news. Google launches Chromecast today in the UK. In case you’re not familiar with the product, it is a dongle-like plug that slots into your TV’s HDMI socket and turns a dumb television set into a Google Android powered online entertainment experience. The end result is a fusion of TV and tablet. While it’s a […]

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LinkedIn hits 15 million members in the UK

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LinkedIn has announced hitting a major milestone this morning – the 15 million active user mark in the UK. The professionals’ social network of choice announced it with a blog post containing an infographic that breaks down the site’s UK user demographics. London is by far the biggest city, 10x bigger than any other, and […]

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Twitter Alerts expands in midst of UK storms

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The recently-launched Twitter Alerts service, which allows emergency services to send out urgent messages to Twitter users, has expanded rapidly in recent weeks as the UK has experienced the worst weather since the 1700s. Twitter has announced today the following: In times of crisis, it is important for emergency services to be able to deliver […]

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How to get started with the new Twitter advertising system for reputation management and brand engagement

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Twitter this morning announced that any account in the UK, Ireland and Canada can now take advantage of its new self-serve advertising set-up. Previously only available in the US, this new service allows you to buy your own ad space on Twitter, simplifying the process and making it more flexible and affordable to get your […]

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Twitter launches 10 new UK trending topics cities

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Twitter has today launched 10 new cities as options for trending topics in the UK. Joining the likes of London, Cardiff, Belfast, Edinburgh and so on are Plymouth, Stoke, Swansea, Hull and six others. Trending right now in Birmingham, for example, is last night’s #BBCQT, which is nowhere to be seen on the trending topics […]

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The UK gets a dose of Buzzfeed: is this the future of journalism?

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Brace yourself. Buzzfeed, the “first true social news organisation” has arrived in the UK. Catering for the appetite we have for surfing the web and grazing social media for random factoids and entertainment, Buzzfeed is one of the hottest properties online. Buzzfeed combines viral curation with editorial management of its content. The Guardian in its preview […]

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