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    1. December 19, 2014

      A year in a word: Vlogging

      Vlogger noun — short for “video blogger”; a person who regularly posts films on the internet about some aspect of their...

    2. December 15, 2014

      Google facing prospect of €15m fine from Dutch regulators

      Google faces its largest ever fine from a European regulator after the Dutch Data Protection Agency threatened the...

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    1. November 30, 2014

      YouTube stars face authenticity test

      YouTube stars have built large audiences on the internet by projecting themselves as a new type of celebrity. The British...

    2. November 26, 2014

      UK advertising watchdog raps YouTube stars over Oreo video

      Some of the UK’s most popular YouTube stars have been criticised by the advertising watchdog for promoting Oreo biscuits...

    3. FT Tech Hub

      November 23, 2014

      Can the EU break up Google?

      On Friday we reported that the European parliament is threatening to break up Google. More precisely, it is likely to...

    4. MBA blog

      November 17, 2014

      What motivates you?

      What is it that motivates us and how do we motivate those that we are trying to lead or influence? We all face the...

    5. November 14, 2014

      Week in Review, November 15

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Goldman promotion round highlights...

    6. November 14, 2014

      Is YouTube the new television?

      There are few certainties in modern broadcasting but Dominic Smales is “100 per cent sure” that he knows one of them: the...

    7. November 12, 2014

      YouTube launches music subscription service

      Google is shaking up the digital music market with a paid subscription tier for YouTube and a series of enhancements to the...

    8. November 12, 2014

      Yahoo/BrightRoll: video game

      It’s a little hard to focus on Yahoo’s core business when its remaining stake in Alibaba is worth almost as much as Yahoo in...

    9. November 11, 2014

      YouTube signs with indie labels for music streaming service

      YouTube has struck a deal to license music from the thousands of independent record labels represented by the rights agency...

    10. November 10, 2014

      Music streaming: secret harmonies

      Vinyl nearly died out. Now it’s hip. Music downloads could go the same way. Streaming music sales – via Spotify, Pandora,...

    11. November 3, 2014

      Tech groups aid terror, says UK spy chief

      The new chief of Britain’s electronic spying agency, GCHQ, has accused US technology companies of becoming “the command and...

    12. November 3, 2014

      RTL invests $127m in YouTube network StyleHaul

      European broadcasting group RTL is to invest a further $127m in YouTube network StyleHaul, in the latest sign that...

    13. October 29, 2014

      BSkyB buys stake in YouTube network Whistle Sports

      BSkyB has become the latest traditional media group to invest in a YouTube video network with the acquisition of a $7m stake...

    14. October 28, 2014

      Post-internet art in London

      There’s a scene in the pilot of Lena Dunham’s HBO series Girls in which the 24-year-old Hannah (played by Dunham) tries to...

    15. October 14, 2014

      SoftBank buys streaming video service DramaFever

      SoftBank, the Japanese telecoms company, is bulking up its digital content portfolio with the acquisition of DramaFever, a...

    16. October 12, 2014

      YouTube’s ads on unauthorised content pay off

      YouTube has hit $1bn in payments to companies that participate in a programme that sells advertising on user-generated clips...

    17. October 5, 2014

      Google upbeat over brand advertising tools

      Google has claimed promising early results from its latest attempt to draw brand advertisers, following years of...

    18. October 3, 2014

      Brussels clears telecoms groups of ‘throttling’ services of rivals

      Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica have been cleared by regulators of “throttling” the services of rivals – avoiding a...

    19. September 19, 2014

      Ryder Cup welcomes social media in effort to reach wider audience

      Northern Ireland’s Rory Mcllroy is a big fan of the “selfie”. Fans will recall his tweet of a picture of himself holding up...

    20. September 9, 2014

      Turkey unveils legislation to tighten control over internet

      Turkey has pushed through new legislation that tightens government control over the internet – days after the country hosted...

    21. September 9, 2014

      Europe targets Google yet again

      Following the revelations by Edward Snowden into mass surveillance by US spying agencies, the public mood in Europe has...

    22. August 29, 2014

      Vice Media nears sale of stake to A&E

      Vice Media is finalising the sale of a 10 per cent stake to A&E Networks, the cable television group jointly owned by Walt...

    23. August 29, 2014

      The Diary: Jonathan Ford

      It’s clear we are going in the right direction when, on leaving Alexandra Palace railway station in north London, we find...

    24. August 29, 2014

      Media M&A: digital divide

      Criticise Amazon all you want for spending $970m on Twitch, which streams videos of people playing computer games. But...

    25. August 26, 2014

      Twitch takes Amazon up a level in video gaming

      The purchase of video gaming platform Twitch, at $970m, is Amazon’s biggest media bet to date, dwarfing its purchases of...

    26. August 19, 2014

      Google considers creating child accounts

      Google is considering creating online accounts for children below the age of 13, a move that could have controversial...

    27. August 7, 2014

      China tightens censorship on mobile messaging apps

      China tightened censorship on mobile messaging apps on Thursday with stiff rules aimed at limiting dissent, while it...

    28. July 18, 2014

      Lunch with the FT: Zoella

      Never before in my career has my daughter begged me to obtain the autograph of anyone I have interviewed. Prime ministers,...

    29. July 3, 2014

      YouTube does U-turn over blocking indies

      YouTube has postponed a controversial plan to block certain record labels from its video platform, following an outcry from...

    30. June 24, 2014

      Corporate videos put employees in the frame

      Many people use YouTube and Facebook to achieve “15 minutes of fame” in their personal lives by making videos about their...

    31. June 20, 2014

      Week in Review, June 21

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Amazon’s Fire smartphone launches at...

    32. June 17, 2014

      YouTube to block indie labels as it launches paid music service

      YouTube is about to begin a mass cull of music videos by artists including Adele and the Arctic Monkeys, after a number of...

    33. June 8, 2014

      Facebook takes on Twitter and TV in World Cup marketing battle

      Facebook is hoping the World Cup will win it the upper hand in live events marketing, as it takes on Twitter and even the TV...

    34. June 4, 2014

      Indie labels seek EU help in YouTube fight

      An alliance of small record labels has called on European regulators to intervene in a dispute with YouTube over licensing...

    35. June 3, 2014

      Turkey lifts YouTube ban

      Turkey has lifted its ban on YouTube more than two months after blocking access to the video-sharing site – even as the...

    36. May 29, 2014

      Turkey’s top court rules YouTube ban unconstitutional

      Turkey’s top court has ruled that the country’s ban on YouTube is unconstitutional, in the latest of a series of rebuffs the...

    37. May 25, 2014

      San Francisco start-up Twitch punches above its weight

      What is Twitch? It is like a YouTube for video game voyeurs and exhibitionists: a way to watch as other people play on their...

    38. May 25, 2014

      Talk of $1bn YouTube pitch for Twitch as video games come of age

      Tuesday night is games night at San Francisco’s Folsom Street Foundry. Every week, more than 200 people gather around dozens...

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