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    1. 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 clip...

    2. 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...

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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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 about...

    4. 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 video on...

    5. 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 company...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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 of...

    9. 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 programme to...

    10. 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...

    11. 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 chosen...

    12. 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 group...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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