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      Facebook’s latest rivals fight for attention

      Inlope, which launched last month, is the latest social media platform hoping to make it big. The company, started by two...

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    1. Material World

      August 27, 2014

      VMAs vs Emmys: The red carpet trends to watch

      Katy Perry in Versace at the MTV Video Music Awards   © gettyimages Two of the biggest events in the Hollywood calendar took...

    2. May 2, 2014

      Content king Redstone comes to UK shores

      Sumner Redstone does not do deals very often. But when he does, he tends to make a splash. The nonagenarian billionaire hit...

    3. May 1, 2014

      Viacom explores new territory with Channel 5 acquisition

      Channel 5, say hello to Viacom’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora the Explorer and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. With its...

    4. March 18, 2014

      Viacom and Google settle YouTube lawsuit

      Viacom and Google have settled a $1bn copyright infringement suit tied to Google’s YouTube digital video service, ending a...

    5. January 19, 2014

      Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks, Forum, London – review

      Among Generation X’s role models of about 20 years ago, one archetype reigned supreme, or if not supreme then horizontally...

    6. December 20, 2013

      A year in a word: Twerking – the oldest trick in the book

      Verb: dance in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a squatting stance. When a one-time...

    7. FT Alphaville

      November 22, 2013

      Guest post: Why assassins don't prefer Bitcoin

      By David G.W. Birch, a director of the secure electronic transactions consultancy, Consult Hyperion. He is an...

    8. October 22, 2013

      Peter Gabriel, O2 Arena, London – review

      Peter Gabriel has every reason to feel nostalgic about So. The 1986 album was the ex-Genesis leader’s solo breakthrough, the...

    9. Material World

      August 28, 2013

      Does Lady Gaga really sell fashion?

      Getty Images How much does Lady Gaga really matter, in a quantifiable way, to fashion? — this what I want to know. I mean,...

    10. April 24, 2013

      Media: Watching television no longer rates as passive pastime

      What can the second screen do for the first? Television was once a “lean-back” experience, passively consumed from the...

    11. March 22, 2013

      ‘The Art of the Pop Video’

      Have you done the Harlem Shake? It’s the dance craze sweeping the planet. At its height, 4,000 videos a day were being...

    12. March 12, 2013

      Vevo launches music video digital channel

      The music industry is making a new push to get artists’ videos on television, launching an MTV-like channel on Tuesday, 31...

    13. FT Tech Hub

      March 11, 2013

      Rovio taps 1.7bn Angry Birds downloads to create "Looney Tunes for the mobile generation"

      Angry Birds developer Rovio has already become the first app maker to successfully transfer its brand from digital to...

    14. February 10, 2013

      Rightster in deal for Preview Networks

      Rightster, a British start-up that helps content owners distribute and market online video around the web, is buying Preview...

    15. November 15, 2012

      Viacom defends TV as ratings fall

      Faced with a continued slide in ratings across Viacom’s MTV, Nickelodeon and Comedy Central television networks, the...

    16. November 2, 2012

      Sandy swallows ‘Jersey Shore’ town

      Hurricane Sandy’s damage to New Jersey shore The vacation destination where names such as Snooki, JWoww, and The Situation...

    17. September 11, 2012

      Lebanon frees four remaining Syrian hostages

      The Lebanese army said on Tuesday that it had freed four Syrian hostages whose capture by a powerful Shia clan last month...

    18. August 3, 2012

      Viacom bets on new Nickelodeon line-up

      A new cast of characters will join the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants and Kung Fu Panda in the battle...

    19. June 1, 2012

      Dubstep diplodocus

      Dreaming spires and banging dance music aren’t an obvious combination. But then Oxford’s Orlando Higginbottom, who performs...

    20. May 27, 2012

      Unilever in soap opera digital ads deals

      Unilever is attempting to reinvent “soap opera” sponsorship for the digital age by striking international,...

    21. FT Tech Hub

      May 8, 2012

      European technology funding April

      Funding Circle, a UK-based online marketplace where individuals lend directly to small businesses raised $16m of Series B...

    22. May 3, 2012

      Viacom pins hopes on turtle power

      Viacom is hoping that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will swing to the rescue of flagging ratings at its Nickelodeon...

    23. April 6, 2012

      Expat lives: Tequila and trumpets

      It was almost inevitable that Sandra Chollet would end up living in Mexico. “I’ve always been connected to Mexico through...

    24. February 17, 2012

      Whitney Houston was worth Sony’s posthumous premium

      What price the grief of Whitney Houston fans? For a brief period in the early hours of Sunday morning, it seemed the answer...

    25. FT Tech Hub

      February 6, 2012

      Samsung, Instagram and Twitter score at Super Bowl

      Tech news from around the web, Super Bowl edition: Although automotive companies were the most prolific advertisers during...

    26. February 2, 2012

      Weak advertising hits Viacom profit

      Viacom suffered a drop in fourth-quarter profit as higher fees from distributors failed to offset weak advertising sales at...

    27. December 21, 2011

      The man who made music videos pay

      Doug Morris credits his grandson with the inspiration for Vevo, the website that in two years has turned music videos from a...

    28. December 20, 2011

      Vevo sounds upbeat note on cable channel

      The record industry is looking to create its own destination for music videos on television, 30 years after a generation...

    29. December 16, 2011

      Tartan uprising

      When Emma Watson stepped on the red carpet in her McQ tartan puffball minidress and spiky heels for the GQ Men of the Year...

    30. December 2, 2011

      One man’s Utopia is another’s dystopia

      Patience and perseverance are qualities to be respected in an age that demands instant gratification. I’m as guilty as the...

    31. November 11, 2011

      Viacom to switch from NYSE to save fees

      Viacom will change its market listing from the New York Stock Exchange to the Nasdaq Global Select Market in a move the...

    32. November 10, 2011

      Viacom

      Viacom’s films and TV shows can make us feel frightened (the Paranormal Activity films), ironic and superior (Jon Stewart’s...

    33. November 10, 2011

      ‘Transformers’ success boosts Viacom

      Viacom has become the latest large US media group to step up share buy-backs, after the box office success of the latest...

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 7, 2011

      Man Group hires top China businesswoman

      Man Group, the world’s second largest hedge fund manager, is positioning itself for an expansion into mainland China as part...

    35. November 6, 2011

      Man Group hires top China businesswoman

      Man Group, the world’s second largest hedge fund manager, is positioning itself for an expansion into mainland China as part...

    36. October 5, 2011

      Confessions of a cord cutter

      Like most US children, I grew up watching a lot of television. Saturday cartoons led to after-school specials. Before I knew...

    37. September 9, 2011

      Last of the great crooners

      On the day I meet Tony Bennett, a splendid summer afternoon in London, neither of us is to know that one particular song...

    38. September 8, 2011

      Proud to be a bridge-and-tunnel guy

      Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, and as the day approaches, I find...

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