Sandbox Issue 202: GDPR FYI (General Data Protection Regulation)
This week’s lead feature looks at how the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) comes into effect on 25th May in Europe but it has huge global implications for those holding and using consumer data. Against the backdrop...
April 18, 2018
Instagram boosts its video features with themed channels
Video is becoming ever more important to Instagram, partly because its users want to share and watch it, and partly because it’s a route to more advertising dollars. The latest evidence is the revamp of Instagram’s...
April 15, 2016
Snapchat could have made $800k from Coachella ‘live story’
A year ago, Snapchat launched a feature called Live Stories that involved aggregating photos and videos from specific events, including music festivals. Now the company has been talking about how popular those stories are....
June 18, 2015
YouTube to livestream Coachella festival again
Dance festival Ultra may have ditched YouTube for Twitch with its livestreaming plans, but Google’s video service has renewed its partnership with the Coachella festival. This year’s event will be streamed on three live...
April 2, 2015
Sandbox 107 – Info Blizzard
Lead: the music business used to run on guesswork and now it's awash with intricate data. But are we now generating data for data's sake? Or is this actually helping in refining music marketing and getting the most possible...
April 23, 2014
Now get set for hologram Tupac to go on tour
It seems the hologrammatic Tupac Shakur who took last weekend's Coachella festival by storm may not have rapped his last.
April 18, 2012
Hologrammatic Tupac Shakur takes Coachella by storm
There's bags of online buzz about Dr Dre's headline set at the Coachella festival on Sunday night, particularly the posthumous appearance made by Tupac Shakur, in hologram form
April 17, 2012
Black Keys and Snoop Dogg are most-pirated Coachella headliners
Music analytics firm Musicmetric has published some new research into the level of BitTorrent piracy for the headliners of this year's Coachella festival.
March 29, 2012
4m people tuned in to YouTube’s webcast of the Coachella festival
As we reported earlier this month, the US Coachella festival was one of the first big music events to take advantage of YouTube's new live streaming service. Three days' worth of bands were streamed on the service, with viewers...
April 21, 2011