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    1. December 23, 2015

      The Beatles follow long and winding road to streaming services

      The Beatles’ songs will be available on music streaming services from tomorrow, after the group’s management company...

    2. December 21, 2015

      SoundCloud in licensing deal with copyright group PRS for Music

      The UK’s largest copyright collective has agreed a licensing deal with music service SoundCloud — without waiting for a...

    3. December 13, 2015

      Abdullah-X takes on Isis in social media fight

      Abdullah-X is a British Muslim with a working class accent, dressed in a black and red T-shirt with a large chain...

    4. December 10, 2015

      Yahoo proves the difficulty of repeating a breakout internet hit

      Why is it so hard to reboot a consumer internet company? Yahoo has hogged the headlines this week, but it is far from...

    5. November 17, 2015

      Osborne raises spectre of Isis cyber attacks on UK

      In August, a Birmingham-born hacker for Isis named Junaid Hussain was believed killed by a US drone strike in Syria....

    6. November 13, 2015

      Labels make more from vinyl than YouTube, says UK music boss

      YouTube may have been the most widely used online music service last year but billions of streams on the video platform...

    7. November 8, 2015

      Snapchat triples video traffic as it closes the gap with Facebook

      Snapchat is closing the gap with Facebook in the social networks’ battle for scale in video. The number of videos...

    8. October 28, 2015

      Facebook goes slow with ‘2G Tuesdays’ for developers

      Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg launched an unusual experiment on his visit to India this week: “2G Tuesdays” — a...

    9. October 21, 2015

      YouTube launches paid ad-free service

      YouTube is betting that fans of its top stars will pay the same price as a Spotify or Apple Music subscription for the...

    10. October 14, 2015

      Virtual reality start-up 8i raises $13.5m from leading VC firms

      Virtual reality has seen billions of dollars of investment and attracted many thousands of developers, even before next...

    11. October 13, 2015

      Facebook moves further into YouTube territory

      Facebook is testing a video page in its app as part of several new features, as it challenges Google’s YouTube as a hub...

    12. September 25, 2015

      Week in Review, September 26

      A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Blankfein takes back seat at...

    13. September 25, 2015

      The real-world cost of YouTube’s fake viewers

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    14. September 22, 2015

      Google charges for YouTube ads even when viewed by robots

      Google has been charging marketers for advertisements it places on YouTube even when the video platform’s...

    15. September 17, 2015

      Facebook to verify that ads are visible to users

      Facebook has become the latest big internet company to give in to pressure from advertisers and permit independent...

    16. September 14, 2015

      Lines blur between advertising and children’s entertainment

      The newest addition to American Girl’s line-up of historic dolls is Maryellen Larkin, supposedly a nine-year-old living...

    17. September 6, 2015

      YouTube to provide viewer data to advertisers

      YouTube is preparing to allow companies to independently verify what proportion of the adverts they place on the video...

    18. September 3, 2015

      Lexus hoverboard lifts carmaker into world of viral content

      An ambitious Lexus project to build a working hoverboard might never have got off the ground. Toyota’s luxury brand...

    19. August 28, 2015

      BBC does not understand ‘open’, says Google’s European chief

      Google’s European head has taken aim at the BBC for a lack of openness and criticised some of its biggest stars for...

    20. August 27, 2015

      Facebook tackles video freebooters

      Facebook is trying to tackle the problem of freebooting — users uploading videos without publishers’ permission — with...

    21. August 26, 2015

      YouTube unveils standalone gaming app to take on Amazon’s Twitch

      YouTube has unveiled a standalone gaming app as the Google-owned video site looks to challenge Amazon’s Twitch in the...

    22. August 21, 2015

      Online media: Small screen, big money

      The scene at the Anaheim Hilton was like Beatlemania for the YouTube generation. Gaggles of teenagers were squeezed...

    23. August 21, 2015

      European media join push to support online video groups

      Online video networks are receiving an influx of capital from European investors as the companies behind some of the...

    24. August 11, 2015

      Google sets out plan A for the long term

      If Wall Street was getting worried about Google’s spendthrift ways, then the share price jump that followed its magical...

    25. August 5, 2015

      Video accusing Unilever over toxic waste in India goes viral

      Unilever’s India arm has found itself at the centre of a public outcry this week after a video accusing it of dumping...

    26. July 20, 2015

      Facebook: a clearer picture

      Facebook news feeds are filled with pictures of babies, beaches and weddings. In five years, these will all be videos,...

    27. July 20, 2015

      YouTube advertisers increase 40% in year

      The number of advertisers on YouTube has soared more than 40 per cent in the past year as big brands seek to reach...

    28. July 16, 2015

      Social media aim for US politicians’ marketing budgets

      When Scott Walker announced he was running to be the Republican candidate for US president this week, he posted a...

    29. July 2, 2015

      YouTube executive downplays Facebook threat in online video

      YouTube has downplayed the threat of Facebook displacing its dominance of online video, saying both companies will be...

    30. July 1, 2015

      Facebook muscles into YouTube territory

      Facebook is muscling further into YouTube’s territory with a trial to share advertising revenue with video creators who...

    31. June 25, 2015

      Push for big data escalates as viewers tune out of traditional TV

      How many people watch TV shows? Is that number going up or down? For broadcasters, those are almost existential...

    32. June 23, 2015

      Google launches free music streaming

      Google introduced a free version of its subscription music service in the US on Tuesday, days ahead of the launch of...

    33. June 12, 2015

      YouTube to launch standalone service dedicated to gaming

      YouTube is launching a new standalone service dedicated to gaming, the latest app to be split off from Google’s video...

    34. June 12, 2015

      Who will win the streaming wars?

      Last Monday, Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of internet services, stood before a crowd of software developers...

    35. June 2, 2015

      Pinterest and Instagram launch ‘buy buttons’

      Pinterest and Instagram, two popular image-focused social apps, have launched ‘buy buttons’, in rival bids to dominate...

    36. May 21, 2015

      YouTube to allow users to buy direct from within ads

      YouTube viewers will be able to shop from the video advertisements they are watching, as part of Google’s push to take...

    37. May 19, 2015

      British songwriters not receiving ‘fair pay’ from tech platforms

      British songwriters and composers are not being paid fairly by streaming services such as YouTube and SoundCloud, the...

    38. May 13, 2015

      EE’s superfast 4G data traffic surpasses 3G for the first time

      Services using superfast 4G mobile have overtaken 3G for the first time, according to Britain’s largest wireless...

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