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....But all of this surely applies to men as well? Isn't she just describing classic mid-life crisis symptoms that afflict everyone regardless of gender? Why do we think that men have all the magic answers to those problems?. Lisa argues that men have a better social network for dealing with the situation. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The BBC first asked Facebook for an interview about its moderation system in late-2015, and repeated the request following this follow-up investigation. The social network's director of policy Simon Milner agreed to be interviewed last week, on condition the BBC provided examples of the material that it had reported, but had not been removed by moderators. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... They are consumers, producers, buyers, sellers, borrowers, lenders and entrepreneurs. Faced with new markets, regulatory contexts and social networks, they are often highly innovative, coming up with creative ways to support themselves. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... He has identified four elements of a successful retirement “in addition to the money bit”. “By far the most important element is a person’s social network,” he says. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Germany's justice minister has drafted a law that seeks to impose the fines as part of efforts to police toxic chat. Heiko Maas said the voluntary efforts of social networks to tackle the problem had not gone far enough. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Google's bad week: YouTube loses millions as advertising row reaches US image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of March 2017 10:00:06 AM
.... For the first time, it’s dealing not only with reputation damage but revenue damage,” said Alex Krasodomski-Jones, a researcher at the thinktank Demos. YouTube might purport to be a video-sharing service, but as with Google’s search engine and Facebook’s social network, the platform is really about one thing: advertising. ...
Germany warns social media firms over illegal content image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 02:20:15 PM
....Germany's justice minister has drafted a law that seeks to impose the fines as part of efforts to police toxic chat. Heiko Maas said the voluntary efforts of social networks to tackle the problem had not gone far enough. ...
'I was stuck' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 12:30:12 AM
....But all of this surely applies to men as well? Isn't she just describing classic mid-life crisis symptoms that afflict everyone regardless of gender? Why do we think that men have all the magic answers to those problems?. Lisa argues that men have a better social network for dealing with the situation. ...
Facebook failed to remove sexualised images of children image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 06:00:44 AM
....The BBC first asked Facebook for an interview about its moderation system in late-2015, and repeated the request following this follow-up investigation. The social network's director of policy Simon Milner agreed to be interviewed last week, on condition the BBC provided examples of the material that it had reported, but had not been removed by moderators. ...
How to retire successfully: 'You need to ask what you want out of life' image
.... He has identified four elements of a successful retirement “in addition to the money bit”. “By far the most important element is a person’s social network,” he says. ...
MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen apps image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:03:56 PM
....Suggested uses include:. A further use of the split screens would be to help take square-shaped photos for the social network Instagram. ...
Surge in smartphone shopping expected over next four years image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 12:00:00 AM
....". Only 16 per cent of Britain's top retailers offer customer support through mobile chat versus 41 per cent of the top 100 US sites, and few companies have a presence on messaging platforms despite their growth beyond social networking sites. ...
For Carney, wages are the only true window to the future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 07:00:07 AM
.... Without it, ailing coastal towns and left-behind places in the Midlands and north face the prospect, not of a bump, but of a slump that sets them back before Brexit has even taken effect. It is obligatory for social network pioneers to boast that their inventions “empower people” and, sure enough, that Facebookish phrase can be found in the IPO document filed last week by Snap Inc, the owner of Snapchat. ...
Is Snapchat the new Facebook? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 3rd of February 2017 07:13:50 PM
Snapchat rising: is Facebook-sized success the future for this youthful app? image
....Facebook’s response was to build a clone called Slingshot, which didn’t take off. The social networking giant has since been relentlessly and shamelessly experimenting with incorporating many of Snapchat’s popular features, such as ephemeral messages, photo-editing tools, face-altering filters and scannable personal barcodes. ...
Snapchat to make high-profile stock debut after revealing IPO plans image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 10:54:42 PM
.... The company recently diversified into selling Spectacles, video capturing sunglasses that became one of the hottest products of the holiday season. Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has attempted to buy Snapchat on several occasions and was publicly rejected by Spiegel in 2013 after the social network billionaire offered $3bn for the company. ...
Facebook 'to launch ads within videos' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 01:55:02 PM
....The ads would probably first appear in Facebook videos by professional publishers, said one analyst. To date, the social network has resisted allowing "pre-roll" ads that play before a video starts. ...
Facebook Safety Check creates false alarm in Bangkok image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 04:27:27 AM
. Facebook users in Bangkok were falsely alerted to an "explosion" in the Thai capital, after the social network activated its Safety Check feature. ...
Facebook lurking makes you miserable, says study image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of December 2016 02:59:58 AM
....The study suggests taking a break from using social media. The study of more than 1,000 participants, mostly women, says that "regular use of social networking such as Facebook can negatively affect your emotional well-being and satisfaction with life". ...
Young, quick and very hip: Missguided and Pretty Little Thing hit the big time image
....Kane adds that key to Pretty Little Thing’s success is the age of the founders: “Umar is from the same generation as his customers. ” That means he knows his peers are glued permanently to their phones, scrolling through social networks. ...
Fake news: Facebook rolls out new tools to tackle false stories image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 07:24:21 PM
. Facebook has announced new features to help combat fabricated news stories on the world's largest social network. ...
2016: the year Facebook became the bad guy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 11:00:10 AM
.... Not to mention misreported advertising metrics and the increasingly desperate cloning of rival Snapchat’s core features. Things came to a head in November, when the social network was accused of influencing the US presidential election through politically polarized filter bubbles and a failure to tackle the spread of misinformation. ...
Google and Facebook back post-Brexit UK, but tech worries linger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 06:22:22 PM
....Facebook followed on Sunday by announcing its own UK expansion. The social network will hire another 500 employees in the UK, boosting its British headcount by 50%, as it prepares to open new London officesin 2017. ...
LinkedIn blocked by Russian authorities image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 12:14:59 PM
....LinkedIn told the BBC it hoped to meet Roskomnadzor to discuss the block. In 2014, Russia introduced legislation requiring social networks to store the personal data of Russian citizens on Russian web servers. ...
Facebook reveals fresh flaws with its data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 04:38:56 PM
....Facebook makes more than 200 metrics about its site available to third parties. The latest mistakes might appear relatively minor in nature, but one digital marketing expert said they undermined confidence in the social network. ...
Twitter suspends alt-right figureheads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 01:16:08 PM
....Twitter has suspended the accounts of several members of the American alt-right movement, including the leader of a white nationalist think tank. The social network has not given an explanation for its actions. ...
Children see 'worrying' amount of hate speech online image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:01:23 AM
.... Ofcom says 15% of 11-15s are communicating through one of the platforms at 22:00 and 2% are still messaging at midnight. Facebook remains the most popular social network. ...
Mark Zuckerberg vows more action to tackle fake news on Facebook image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 13th of November 2016 11:07:35 AM
. Mark Zuckerberg has said Facebook will do more to tackle fake news while continuing to argue that the spread of hoax stories on the social network did not affect the result of the US election. ...
Top French offices stop work in support of gender pay gap protest image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 07:31:26 PM
....On the group’s Facebook page dedicated to the protest, there were calls for nationwide demonstrations including at Place de la République and in Lyon and Nantes. The group also called for a display of solidarity on social networks. ...
UK halts Facebook's WhatsApp data dip image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 06:46:56 PM
. Facebook has been told it must not use data gathered from UK WhatsApp users to target ads on its core social network. ...
Facebook blocks Admiral's car insurance discount plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 11:45:49 AM
.... . "Even if personal information is publicly available on a social networking site, companies still have a duty to handle it fairly and comply with the law around data protection. ...
Facebook face-off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:10:59 AM
.... . "When I was 12 or 13 I started realising there were things [on Facebook] that I thought were a bit embarrassing," said 16-year-old Lucy, from Newcastle, whose dad has been posting pictures of her on the social networking site since she was seven. ...
Twitter axes Vine video service image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 04:31:34 PM
....Vine let people share six-second-long video clips that played on a loop. Twitter did not give a reason for the closure, but earlier on Thursday it announced it was cutting 9% of its workforce following slow growth of the social network. ...
Would you do your banking with a tech startup? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of October 2016 08:53:58 AM
....The question for the bank’s future is how many of those possibilities can crystallise into plans, and then projects, and then, eventually, features. That very uncertainty is what makes Monzo a tech company, not a bank: as Blomfield puts it, “most people don’t worry that their bank will announce one day that it’s pivoting to become a social network for cats. ...
How hackers handle stolen login data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 01:16:30 AM
....We've all had them. Those emails you read with a growing sense of dread which tell you to change the password you use on this account, that social network or one of the many other online services you use. ...
Facebook paid £4.1m in UK tax last year image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 02:40:00 PM
....The firm said it was "proud" to have grown its business in the UK. The social network posted taxable profit for the year to 31 December of about £20m, on which it paid tax at the standard corporation tax rate. ...
When businesses mess up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of October 2016 02:14:39 PM
.... Discounting the shorter views - including people who had ignored a video in their news feed - inflated the average viewing times for each video. The admission from the social networking giant drew criticism, though Facebook said the error had not changed how much advertisers paid the site. ...
Facebook apologises for baby hedgehog Marketplace ads image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of October 2016 10:31:13 AM
....Baby hedgehogs, illegal drugs and guns were listed for sale on the new Marketplace section of Facebook's app on its first day of operation. The social network has apologised, saying a glitch had prevented it from properly screening posts and removing those that violated its policies. ...
Twitter shares soar almost 20% on takeover talk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 02:04:28 PM
....". The $26bn purchase of the social network LinkedIn by Microsoft has helped to stoke speculation about the future of Twitter. ...
Facebook 'overestimated' video viewing time image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 23rd of September 2016 11:39:43 AM
....Facebook's analytics are an important tool for advertisers, who use them to work out how much of their video content is being watched. The social network said the error had been fixed and had not changed how much advertisers paid the site. ...
Microsoft launches $40bn share buyback image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 10:47:15 PM
....That was considered a high price for LinkedIn, which reported an annual loss of $166m. Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said it was part of Microsoft's transformation into a cloud computing business, providing a range of professional services to clients - including a social network to connect them to each other. ...
Tech Talent image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 18th of September 2016 11:00:39 PM
A woman's workplace image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 11:00:18 PM
.... . Lu Li set up Blooming Founders, a social network that aims to nurture and inspire women in the business start-up community. ...
WhatsApp users to receive adverts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 11:42:05 AM
....It is the first time the company has changed its privacy policy since the firm was bought by Facebook in 2014. WhatsApp will now share users' phone numbers with the social network, which it will use to provide "more relevant" friend suggestions and advertisements. ...
WeChat owner Tencent sees profits surge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 12:15:07 PM
. Tencent, China's biggest online entertainment and social network company, has reported a 47% jump in second-quarter profits. ...
Bebo tycoon Michael Birch invests in 'sad state' Devon village image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 09:23:42 AM
. The multi-millionaire founder of the Bebo social networking site has said he pumped money into a North Devon village after seeing its "sad state". ...

Met to launch £1.7m troll-hunter squad after steep rise in online threats and abuse
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....Scotland Yard has created a new unit to police Facebook and Twitter by investigating offensive comments. A team of volunteers will search out material they deem inappropriate on social networks and report it to the unit. ...

Rapist photographer who drugged three men after luring them to photoshoots using Instagram had 'many more victims', detectives fear 
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....An amateur photographer who drugged and raped men after using Instagram to lure them to modelling shoots has been jailed for 11-and-a-half years, as detectives warned of "many more" potential victims. Nigel Wilkinson, 43, met his victims on the social network before inviting them to his home for "male fitness" photoshoots. ...
Facebook takes aim at ad-blocking software image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of August 2016 09:36:03 PM
.... . The social network told users it understood how annoying ads could be. ...
Pensioners need BETTER protection against financial abuse - here are the warning signs image
....Those suffering from dementia are particularly vulnerable and numbers are likely to rise as cases of Alzheimers and other cognitive disorders increase. And lonely pensioners who are cut off from family, friends, and a social network are also at risk. ...
Split personality image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 11:01:02 PM
....Facebook can even track non-members' internet usage through the use of cookies place on their machines, as a recent legal decision in Belgium confirmed. Mr Schrems' experience vividly illustrates the challenges we face in a digital age full of messaging apps, social networks, tailored search engines, email clients, and banking apps, all collecting personal data about us and storing it, somewhere, in the cloud. ...
Facebook tests Express Wi-fi service in India image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 04:39:54 PM
....In a statement, Facebook said the tests were being carried out with "multiple local ISP partners". Facebook is probably hoping that users who first encounter the web via a Facebook initiative will be more likely to become users of the social network - rather than a competitor - according to Ian Fogg, an analyst at IHS Technology. ...

One in four over-65s use social media, after massive rise in 'Instagrans'
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 4th of August 2016 09:00:00 PM
. One in four over-65s are now using social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, as older people increasingly turn to the internet to share family photographs and keep in touch with loved ones. ...
....Eleven people suffered mild injuries in Playa de Aro, in Girona, about 50 miles from Barcelona, as holidaymakers and locals ran for cover from what they thought was an attack. The youngsters e had used social networks to summon about 200 people to take part in the “flashmob” performance, which was based on paparazzi photographers hassling a celebrity. ...

Australia sees abuse in Nauru migrant camp as deterrent, say human rights groups
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....com/CTXVqoGD2n. Nauru, which charges foreign journalists AUD$8,000 (£4,500) for a visa application and restricts access to social networking sites such as Facebook, this year experienced a series of suicides and incidents of detainees hurting themselves in protests over their treatment. ...

'Trump’s War with Palm Beach': how Winter White House plan for 'President' Donald Trump has stirred controversy
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....  . Palm Beach’s pedigreed old guard social network combined with its highly restrictive laws have provided anything but a warm business climate for the Trump brand. ...
Degree or drop out? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 1st of August 2016 12:52:20 AM
....It's little more than a decade since Mark Zuckerberg dropped out of Harvard at the age of 19 to launch Facebook. The social network has made him the fourth-richest man in America and a hero to any aspiring college entrepreneur. ...

Child migrants 'forced into prostitution and hard labour' as unaccompanied arrivals to EU surge
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....While many girls are forced into the sex trade, boys from Egypt are pushed into criminal activity, like theft and drug dealing, to repay their debts, Save the Children said. Traffickers use social networking sites like Facebook to lure boys with the promise of a better life in Europe. ...

Fireman Sam producer apologises after showing character treading on page from the Koran
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....When the papers fly into the air, at least one sheet appears to be a page from the Islamic holy book. The scenes, which were unearthed by a member of the public, led to condemnation on social networking sites. ...

The net can now radicalise anyone in their bedroom. We must crack down before it tears Europe apart
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.... It is available in your kitchen. The minimal amount of time which was needed to radicalize Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who only began visiting a mosque in April and was not known to counter-terror authorities, shows to what extent our communications and communities have changed with the onset of the internet and the social networks. ...

The net can radicalise anyone in their bedroom. We must crack down before it tears Europe apart
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.... It is available in your kitchen. The minimal amount of time which was needed to radicalize Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, who only began visiting a mosque in April and was not known to counter-terror authorities, shows to what extent our communications and communities have changed with the onset of the internet and the social networks. ...
Hunting ground image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 11:05:24 PM
....The interconnectivity of social media means it is a perfect hunting ground for illegal activity, and increasingly people are realising that their "friend" many not actually be their friend. Cybercrime on social networks can be broken down into three categories: . ...

Woman reunited with birth mother after 34 years thanks to Facebook
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 25th of July 2016 02:56:39 PM
....Adopted Kaye-Madonna Hindes, 34, decided to track down her mother after she was diagnosed with anal precancer having already battled cervical cancer. She posted an appeal on the social network looking for ‘Aimée from Oak Park, Illinois in 1981’ along with a photo and letter written by her mother. ...
CEO Secrets: Lily Cole shares three tips for business success image
....Model, actor and entrepreneur Lily Cole offers the business advice she wishes she had been given before she started out, for the BBC News series CEO Secrets. Her latest business venture is the social network Impossible. ...

Pokemon Go players aren't ignoring reality. We're changing it
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 06:53:54 PM
.... Want photos of a particular home or business? Spawn a rare Pokémon and let players be your unwitting informants! Indeed, this very possibility has led Indonesian officials to brand the game a “national security threat”, lest it lead people into restricted military areas. When you consider the saga of “Cuban Twitter” back in 2010 – in which US aid workers introduced a new social network to the island deliberately to spark unrest – they might not be totally mad. ...

Brazil police arrest 10 in alleged Isil Rio Olympics terror plot
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 21st of July 2016 03:22:35 PM
....Federal police said they were also investigating a humanitarian and educational NGO for its role in the case. An investigation began in April when Brazil’s anti-terror police division began watching social networks to monitor a group called “Defenders of Sharia”. ...
Tumblr's tumble image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 20th of July 2016 11:10:34 PM
....CNN Money has suggested that the acquisition is now "effectively worthless". Tumblr is a social network where members can post almost anything - photos, audio clips, videos, animations, feature-length text posts and more. ...
UK fraud police release wanted list image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of July 2016 11:48:46 PM
....He is known as Karan Arora in Bollywood circles, police said, and is currently believed to be in India. Alex McKenzie, 33, from London, is accused of targeting victims using the gay social networking app Scruff, gaining their trust by claiming to work for MI6. ...
Have you fallen for the downsizing delusion? How much you should expect for your house... image
.... ? You may not want to move. If you have invested heavily in your home, or have good friends and social networks, you may find it hard to move away. ...
Ask.fm changes hands once again image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 4th of July 2016 03:28:15 PM
. The Q&A-based social network Ask. ...
Brits wanted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of June 2016 04:05:37 AM
....". It's not just access to the single market that could lure young techies to Berlin - there's also an entrepreneurial and pioneering atmosphere, and few companies better encapsulate this than ResearchGate, a social network for the scientific community with more than 10 million users, and with high-profile investors such as Bill Gates. ...
LinkedIn’s rapid 14-year growth led to $26.2bn Microsoft deal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 04:01:20 PM
....Reid Hoffman, 48, hatched the idea for LinkedIn from his apartment in December 2002 – shortly after eBay bought online payment service PayPal, where he was CEO. Before joining PayPal as its main troubleshooter, Hoffman had been an early pioneer of social networks after launching SocialNet in the late 1990s. ...
City news: Approved Food, Trade fair and Invstr image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 12th of June 2016 04:25:00 PM
....INVSTR, the smartphone app that teaches users about shares, bonds, currencies and commodity markets, is to launch a share dealing service in September. Founder and chief executive Kerim Derhalli, who was formerly global head of equity trading at Deutsche Bank, said that Invstr is holding talks with stockbrokers about making a new low-cost share dealing facility available to users of the financial and investment social network. ...
McDonald's: you can sneer, but it's the glue that holds communities together image
.... It is that way in many poor and middle-income neighborhoods, where McDonald’s have become de-facto community centers and reflections of the surrounding neighborhood. When many lower-income Americans are feeling isolated by the deadening uniformity of things, by the emptiness of many jobs, by the media, they still yearn for physical social networks. ...
More signs of a tech crash as Apple and Twitter shares PLUNGE image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of April 2016 03:16:00 PM
....The company also disappointed investors by forecasting lower revenue than expected for the second quarter of 2016. The social network giant also only posted a small increase in monthly users. ...
Data protection laws get EU shake-up image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 11:04:56 PM
....There are provisions that could increase consumers' rights over their data, but there are big questions about how they will apply in practice. For example, the controversial right to be forgotten is being extended beyond web searches to all aspects of online life - so someone could ask Facebook or another social network to delete their profile entirely. ...
VIDEO: Facebook's Zuckerberg bets on bots image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 06:41:26 PM
....Mark Zuckerberg has announced Facebook's Messenger app has started to allow users to communicate with businesses and other organisations via chatbots. He told attendees at the social network's F8 conference in San Francisco that he believed the bots offered a better way to communicate with services than using specialised apps or making phone calls. ...
YouTubers hit mainstream as digital media become top choice for new talent image
.... Twitter sprang the biggest surprise, striking a deal with the NFL to stream 10 Thursday-night American football matches, paying a reported $10m for the rights. Facebook is also making a big move into live video, launching new features for Facebook Live, which allows celebrities and media organisations to stream live on the social network, as well as providing analytics so they can understand more about their viewers. ...
Martha Lane Fox to join Twitter board image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 02:07:05 PM
. Digital pioneer Martha Lane Fox has tweeted that she will be joining the board of US-based social network Twitter. ...
ONS weighs up how best to count the UK's sharing economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 3rd of April 2016 01:08:32 PM
....Amid criticism that official statistics fail to capture the full picture of Britain’s modern economy, the Office for National Statistics has been planning to update its surveys to better measure the new ways people consume and trade goods and services. The ONS will publish on Tuesday a feasibility study into how it could measure the sharing economy, where people use online marketplaces and social networks to buy, swap and share assets such as rooms and cars, as well as services such as cleaning or business consultancy. ...

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