Facebook and YouTube trump trad publishers for online news
Facebook and YouTube trump trad publishers for online news We already know that Facebook, YouTube and Twitter have become important news sources for a generation of smartphone users. A new report from the Reuters Institute...
June 15, 2016
Sonos teams up with Blue Note for customised Play:1
Connected audio firm Sonos has worked with jazz label Blue Note Records on a new version of its Play:1 device. Set to launch in the next few weeks, the Play:1 Blue Note Limited Edition will be, yes, blue – “a custom colour...
February 5, 2015
Samsung and Apple are neck-and-neck for smartphone shipments
Is Apple about to overtake Samsung for smartphone shipments? It would have seemed hugely unlikely even half a year ago, but figures released by both companies suggest they were neck-and-neck in the final quarter of 2014.
January 30, 2015
Bad news, musicians: funny cow YouTube videos aren’t an income
Musician PJ Wassermann is shocked at how much (well, how little) money he’s getting paid by YouTube. “151,781 views with 681,104 minutes playtime in eleven months generated an income of $10.02!” he writes in an op-ed...
January 30, 2015
Spotify reveals Uber deal, with podcasts next up?
Spotify’s big news yesterday was blown over the weekend: a partnership with taxi-app company Uber. It kicks off on Friday in 10 cities, with passengers who’ve linked their Spotify and Uber accounts able to control the...
November 20, 2014
Facebook users can now ’turn down’ spammy pages
Facebook’s algorithmic news feed curation has been the subject of controversy over the last year, whether from users suddenly realising that it’s only presenting 300 of the possible 1,500 stories they could see every...
November 12, 2014
Facebook may be a new home for YouTube’s top MCNs
Interesting news from the Wall Street Journal, which claims Facebook has been in talks with some of YouTube’s top multi-channel networks to bring their content to the social network. The report suggests Maker Studios...
September 17, 2014
Apple set to unveil new iPhone, but will music also feature?
Tonight sees Apple's latest press launch, which will see the debut of its new iPhone, as well as new iPods and other music news.
September 12, 2012
British over-50s getting online in numbers
New research from Nielsen subsidiary UKOM claims that of the 1.9 million new Brits using the internet last year, one million were over 50 years old.
June 30, 2010
Jill Sobule sells tickets to her next album recording
Jill Sobule was one of the first artists to dabble in fan funding, and now she's trying something different. Later this week, she's going into the studio with fellow artist John Doe to record their next solo albums, and they're...
April 6, 2010