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    1. 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,...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. May 4, 2015

      Screens collide in clash over advertising

      In the war for advertising dollars, the digital video disrupters are selling themselves as the industry they are...

    13. April 23, 2015

      Google’s average advertising prices drop 7%

      Wall Street shrugged off a slight miss in Google’s revenues and declining ad pricing for its first quarter, which the...

    14. April 17, 2015

      YouTube rival Vessel secures $57m funding

      Vessel, the “curated” online video service that aims to lure viewers and star performers from YouTube, has sealed its...

    15. April 14, 2015

      Seinfeld crackles them up for Sony

      Jerry Seinfeld, the comedian, took the stage in Manhattan on Tuesday to kick off a pitch to advertisers from Crackle,...

    16. April 14, 2015

      Music groups claim YouTube ‘abuses’ copyright law

      The world’s biggest record labels have accused Google’s YouTube video hosting service of “abusing” exemptions to...

    17. April 9, 2015

      Greens satirical video tops YouTube polls

      The surge in support for the Green party may be showing signs of slowing but the party’s political broadcast is proving...

    18. April 8, 2015

      Google prepares YouTube subscription plan

      Google is preparing to launch a YouTube subscription service that will allow users to skip advertisements when watching...

    19. The World

      April 7, 2015

      Conspiracy theories are worry for Turkish democracy

      A blizzard of anti-western conspiracy theories has hit Turkey in recent months. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last...

    20. April 6, 2015

      Turkey lifts ban on access to Twitter and YouTube

      Turkey has unblocked access to Twitter and YouTube after the sites complied with an Istanbul court’s order to remove...

    21. April 6, 2015

      PCCW ends talks with Orange over Dailymotion purchase

      Hong Kong’s PCCW has ended discussions with Orange about buying the telecoms group’s Dailymotion video platform, just...

    22. March 26, 2015

      YouTube will have to work harder to keep ahead of Facebook

      The first video ever uploaded to YouTube was not a particularly memorable one. Entitled Me at the Zoo, the 18-second...

    23. March 25, 2015

      EU’s Andrus Ansip unveils plans to overhaul digital market

      Europeans should be able to watch the BBC’s iPlayer service from whatever country they like, buy cheap goods from any...

    24. March 20, 2015

      Germans’ unhealthy obsession with a Greek ‘Stinkefinger’

      The big Greek crisis question consuming Germany this week was not about debt or financial restructuring — but the left...

    25. March 20, 2015

      Universal takes on Spotify freemium model

      The “freemium” model used by Spotify to amass 60m users and 15m paying subscribers around the world is facing a new...

    26. March 11, 2015

      UK watchdog wants guidelines for advertisers and video bloggers

      The UK’s advertising watchdog is clamping down on brands that put pressure on YouTube stars to make favourable videos...

    27. March 3, 2015

      Vox chases video payday

      When Vox.com landed its first interview with Barack Obama in February, the digital news property did not debut the...

    28. February 27, 2015

      Google Ventures’ European arm makes first investment in Kobalt

      The European arm of Google Ventures has made its first investment, snapping up a stake in Kobalt, a music technology...

    29. February 22, 2015

      Broadcasters fear falling revenues as viewers switch to on-demand TV

      With YouTube to watch, Instagram pictures to take and Facebook, Snapchat and other social media platforms to explore, a...

    30. February 6, 2015

      Turkey tops list of Twitter complainants

      Turkey has greatly stepped up its efforts to rein in social media, accounting for more than 90 per cent of all posts...

    31. January 30, 2015

      Super Bowl brands find a digital playbook

      Super Bowl extravaganza Since the Super Bowls of the first dotcom boom, advertisers have competed to turn the highlight...

    32. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up here to receive this email each morning. The ECB has been debating plans for a one to two year...

    33. January 21, 2015

      Amazon backs White House on net neutrality

      Republicans are stepping up their opposition to President Barack Obama’s plans to stop broadband companies from...

    34. January 13, 2015

      The march of the armchair jihadis

      Like everyone else, the militants have moved online. You no longer need to fly halfway across the world to join your...

    35. January 12, 2015

      US military Twitter account hacked

      Social media accounts run by Central Command, the US military command covering the Middle East, have been hacked by a...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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