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12 March 2013

Transport for London unveils Accessibility App £5K competition

Transport for London unveils Accessibility App £5K competitionTransport for London unveils £5K Accessibility App competitionTransport for London (TfL) has launched an Accessibility App competition in which developers can win up to £5K in an attempt to create a series of accessibility appsTransport for London (TfL) has released a developer competition entitled Accessibility App, in which mobile app develope...

06 March 2013

Santander releases new Android and Kindle mobile banking apps

Santander releases new Android and Kindle mobile banking appsSantander releases new Android and Kindle mobile banking appsSantander takes on competitive mobile banking space launching new Android and Kindle Fire consumer banking apps and updates iPhone / iPad apps Spanish-owned retail and commercial bank Santander has unveiled its new Android and Kindle mobile banking applications whilst updating its...

01 March 2013

MapQuest seeks to boost travel platform with new journey sharing app

MapQuest seeks to boost travel platform with new journey sharing appMapQuest seeks to boost travel platform with new journey sharing appAOL’s MapQuest releases new iPhone ready blogs entitled Travel Blogs to boost its travel platform allowing users to visually share the trips they makeOnline mapping service MapQuest has released its new initiative Travel Blogs in an effort to boost its travel platform.  Tra...

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...

29 January 2013

Nokia Music+ takes on the premium streaming music market

Nokia Music+ takes on the premium streaming music marketNokia Music+ takes on the premium streaming music marketNokia takes on the premium streaming music market services with Nokia Music+ subscription-based music product Nokia takes on the paid streaming music market with Nokia Music+ taking on the likes of Spotify, We7, Xbox Music and more.  In its press release, the mobile communications comp...

04 December 2012

Lidl more popular with students than Twitter

Lidl more popular with students than TwitterLidl more popular with students than Twitter Retailer Lidl is more popular than Twitter amongst students according to The Beans Group surveyRetailer Lidl is the preferred choice for students above and beyond Twitter reveals the first The Beans Group Youth 100 survey.  The economy supermarket was voted by the National Union of Students as on...

12 June 2012

Timeline of major social media acquisitions

Timeline of major social media acquisitionsTimeline of major social media acquisitions Recent acquisitions by technology firms continues to draw plenty of interest, as covered on the Elemental blog, and there is no sign of it slowing down.  From Facebook making a surprising $1 Billion Instragram acquisition and then experiencing a less then successful IPO, the global recession has d...

24 May 2012

Transport for London creates Twitter handles for tube lines

Transport for London creates Twitter handles for tube lines Transport for London creates Twitter handles for tube linesTransport for London has created Twitter handles for all its tube lines in an effort to keep passengers up-to-date with the latest information across the London tube network.  The creation of the individual Twitter handles for the tube lines are an addition to the DLR ...

21 May 2012

Will the Facebook IPO bubble burst?

Will the Facebook IPO bubble burst?Will the Facebook IPO bubble burst?Even before the recent Facebook IPO, there has been much speculation about the future of dot coms, whether they would experience boom and bust again.   Although there has been a number of IPOs this year, Facebook is the one that has peeked more interest above anything else.  This infographic from...

17 May 2012

Flipboard spices up social magazines with sound

Flipboard spices up social magazines with soundFlipboard spices up social magazines with soundSocial magazine Flipboard has brought sound to its publishing platform, delivering additional sticky hooks to its readership.Teaming up with NPR, Public International Radio (PRI) and SoundCloud, the latest release of Flipboard gives Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch users access to audio through the...

08 May 2012

How people spend time online

How people spend time onlineHow people spend time onlineEver wondered how many people are online, where they hang out and what they do?  Well, this 'How people spend their time online infographic' by GO-Gulf takes a shot at cutting through the statistics.  Jammed pack of statistics there’s plenty to choose from, maybe too many to pick out, but interesting nonethe...

03 April 2012

Figaro Digital Social Media Marketing Conference April 2012 fast approaching

Figaro Digital Social Media Marketing Conference April 2012 fast approachingFigaro Digital Social Media Marketing Conference April 2012 fast approachingThese days, it seems there are more UK-based social media events that you can shake a stick at. As we approach the Easter weekend, Figaro Digital kicks off its Social Media Marketing Conference, a day-long, two track event bringing together brands, marketers and technolo...

06 March 2012

Updated Facebook Pages – How ready is your Timeline?

Updated Facebook Pages – How ready is your Timeline?Updated Facebook Pages – How ready is your Timeline?In case you’ve been on holiday somewhere without access to the internet, you probably haven’t read the many stories about Facebook Pages being implemented.  30 March 2012 is the date to put in the diary for when Facebook automatically updated its Pages design whether you’re a fan or not.&n...

02 February 2012

Technology and antivirus company AVG prices IPO

Technology and antivirus company AVG prices IPOTechnology and antivirus company AVG prices IPOWith the world focused on Facebook’s IPO, technology company AVG Technologies N.V., more widely known as an antivirus software maker couldn’t of picked a more volatile time to press release details of its initial public offering (IPO). AVG has provided internet and related security software since 19...

09 January 2012

Can The X Factor muster another number one?

Can The X Factor muster another number one?Can The X Factor muster another number one?UK X Factor 2011 winners Little Mix (covering Damian Rice’s Cannonball) were beaten to the Christmas number one by the Military Wives Choir (Wherever You Are composed by Paul Melor).  The girl band (Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall) the first group to win the X Fac...

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