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      TV networks face shaky future in changing media landscape

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    1. August 24, 2015

      Start-up trumps Facebook in connecting EM customers to internet

      A start-up is quietly challenging Facebook’s efforts to connect emerging market consumers to the internet, signing up...

    2. August 18, 2015

      Social alienation: there’s an app for that

      It’s hard for me to imagine going for a jog without being chased by zombies. For more than a year, I’ve been obsessed...

    3. August 13, 2015

      Hashtag clubs bring comfort and clout

      About to jet off on holiday? Do not leave a dirty nappy in the pocket of the seat in front. I say this not just because...

    4. August 12, 2015

      Cumberbatch on the digerati’s existential dilemma

      In fairness, the soliloquy was impromptu. After a tough night playing Hamlet at London’s Barbican theatre, Benedict...

    5. August 9, 2015

      Social media proves its power as Unilever feels the heat in India

      Paul Polman, Unilever chief executive, likes to see himself as the social conscience of the business world: a former...

    6. July 31, 2015

      Heir to eternity

      As if I do not have enough to worry about, Facebook wants me to appoint a digital heir. This individual, part executor,...

    7. July 30, 2015

      Jews seek legal powers to expose online anti-Semites

      Jewish community leaders have called for legal powers to force the identities of those responsible for anti-Semitic...

    8. July 30, 2015

      Does your digital profile show your best side?

      When did you last Google yourself? Putting my name and that of the company I work for into the search engine yields...

    9. July 29, 2015

      Jack Dorsey says he will spare no sacred cows at Twitter

      As Twitter’s quarterly conference call with analysts began, Jack Dorsey laughed as he played with his iPhone. The...

    10. July 26, 2015

      Instagram: Retail’s holy grail

      Over the past few weeks, Clodagh Pickavance’s followers on Instagram have seen her posing in a classic Fred Perry polo...

    11. July 17, 2015

      #hashtagsareeverywhere

      This week, I have been pondering the strange modern phenomenon of hashtags. One reason is the ongoing crisis in the...

    12. 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...

    13. July 16, 2015

      An iron ore civil war plays out on social media in Australia

      “Our family. Our jobs. Our future,” is the message conveyed on the Facebook page and Twitter feed. Gazing out from the...

    14. July 15, 2015

      Netanyahu fights the Iran nuclear deal with Farsi tweets

      I wonder who advised Benjamin Netanyahu on his latest round of Twitter diplomacy. It must have been someone with...

    15. July 14, 2015

      How best to protect your employees from internet trolls

      When the England Women’s football team crashed out of the World Cup in July, a swarm of internet trolls took to Twitter...

    16. July 13, 2015

      Reddit backer blames turmoil on failure to evolve

      The turmoil at online forum site Reddit has been caused by a failure to evolve its core product in recent years,...

    17. July 12, 2015

      Reddit acts to ease post-firing turmoil

      Reddit, the popular and anarchic discussion forum, has moved to assure the volunteers who help run the website that it...

    18. July 12, 2015

      UK boards divided on cyber and social media

      FTSE 350 companies are optimistic about the UK’s growth prospects, worried about a potential UK exit from the EU — but...

    19. July 10, 2015

      MileHi club enters digital age

      Forget picking up a book or having a sleep on your next red eye flight to New York. An app has been launched for...

    20. July 9, 2015

      The Wimbledon trick shot that rang out across social media

      Front of house at Wimbledon is all about tradition — strawberries and cream, tennis whites and celebrities in the Royal...

    21. July 7, 2015

      Reddit debates future amid running battle with critics

      Ellen Pao, interim chief executive at Reddit, took on critics of her leadership of the discussion forum, in a running...

    22. July 2, 2015

      In a Blink: UK young professionals trail US views on work benefits of social media

    23. July 2, 2015

      It is vital to listen to the crowd outside

      Could a tweet bring down a corporation? The question would have been incomprehensible five years ago, and seemed pretty...

    24. 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...

    25. July 1, 2015

      The future of news: Stop the presses!

      The internet era has not been kind to newspaper publishers. It has almost killed classified advertising, accelerated a...

    26. July 1, 2015

      Facebook wins latest case in class action privacy battle

      Facebook has won its latest case in a long-running legal battle with an Austrian law student who attempted to sue the...

    27. July 1, 2015

      Hashtag war erupts between Saudi supporters and opponents of Isis

      A war of words has erupted on Twitter between Saudis trying to dissuade would-be suicide bombers and supporters of...

    28. June 26, 2015

      The book is out of its cover so authors must adapt

      Amazon enrages authors”, screamed one headline after the firm decided to pay some novelists only for the pages of their...

    29. June 26, 2015

      Instagram unfiltered

      Large, square photos of a towering redwood forest, a yacht at sunset and a carefully crafted cup of coffee adorn the...

    30. June 18, 2015

      Twitter hires editors to catch lightning

      Twitter is assembling a group of journalists to curate content on the messaging platform, the latest technology company...

    31. June 14, 2015

      Prince Alwaleed calls for new Twitter chief executive

      Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of Twitter’s earliest and biggest shareholders, said he did not support Jack Dorsey...

    32. June 12, 2015

      Paris tells Google to extend ‘right to be forgotten’ globally

      Google should extend Europe’s “right to be forgotten” online across the world, with sensitive links stripped from all...

    33. June 10, 2015

      Snapchat looks to convert young user base into advertising gold

      Snapchat and its business model Snapchat has lured millennials by creating a new type of social media. The disappearing...

    34. May 31, 2015

      GM uses tiny recalls to head off bigger problems over car faults

      General Motors is using tiny recalls to head off vehicle defects before they turn into the kinds of protracted safety...

    35. May 29, 2015

      Snapchat $650m fundraising includes $200m from Alibaba

      Snapchat, the messaging app known for its disappearing images, is raising $650m, including an investment from Alibaba,...

    36. May 27, 2015

      Snapchat chief outlines plans for IPO

      Snapchat is planning an initial public offering and will spurn acquisition offers to remain independent, the...

    37. May 27, 2015

      Companies ignore ‘customer avengers’ at their peril

      When Canadian musician Dave Carroll watched ground crew at O’Hare airport toss his beloved guitar around the tarmac...

    38. May 25, 2015

      The right language for every occasion

      “You persuade a man only insofar as you can talk his language,” wrote Kenneth Burke in A Rhetoric of Motives . To...

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