BBC ramps up personalisation with BBC+ app
UK broadcaster the BBC has launched a new app, BBC+, with the emphasis firmly on personalisation. The app gets people to choose topics they’re interested in, then serves up news and content from across its network.
July 19, 2016
Backplane rebrands as Place and opens up to ‘everyone’
Well-funded startup Backplane made a name for itself by creating own-brand social networks for big stars – notably Lady Gaga, whose Little Monsters community launched its platform. Guns’n’Roses were later another band...
February 26, 2015
Video site Youku Tudou lets viewers interact with celebrities
With 45m users, Youku Tudou is China’s biggest video site and has rolled out a new initiative that lets viewers engage directly by the celebrities appearing in its programming. Initially PC-only (with mobile to follow),...
June 13, 2014
Cheaper iPhone may be (almost) all about the apps
There's been lots of speculation in recent weeks about Apple launching a cheaper iPhone this Autumn.
August 14, 2013