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Twitter vs. news agencies- which is best for breaking news?

Despite its phenomenal growth in recent years as a social news and information feed, Twitter is still trumped by traditional news agencies when it comes to breaking news first, according to a new report.

09/07/2013  |  Full story...

BARB to measure online catch-up viewing- New UK audience data for marketers

Kantar Media has been appointed by BARB (Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board) to collect and report census data for online TV viewing in the UK across all devices, providing more meaningful UK audience data for marketers.

20/06/2013  |  Full story...

Top 10 most visible news sites on Google UK: BBC and Guardian ahead of Daily Mail

Stories from the BBC website are most likely to be displayed in news results in search results, ahead of The Guardian and the Daily Mail, according to new research from search and social analytics leader, Searchmetrics.

21/05/2013  |  Full story...

Rise of the second screen: 83% of tablet owners ‘use device while watching TV’

Almost half (42 per cent) of 25 to 34 year olds are likely to turn to TV as their primary medium for finding out breaking news, with 66 per cent then turning to the internet to find out more information.

02/04/2013  |  Full story...

TVCatchup under threat? European court rules against retransmission sites

Web and mobile app TVCatchup suffered a setback this week, after the European Court of Justice ruled that broadcasters can block Internet platforms from streaming their output on the web.

08/03/2013  |  Full story...

TV viewing habits: Brits watched 4 hours of TV a day in 2012

New figures show that TV viewing in the UK is continuing to expand as people watch additional TV on-demand via TV sets, tablets, smartphones and laptops. In total, the average UK viewer watched 4 hours, 4 minutes of TV a day in 2012 – the year when TV in the UK became 100% digital following analogue switch-off.

21/02/2013  |  Full story...

BBC to link recipe site to Tesco

BBC’s GoodFood website will start linking ingredients directly to Tesco, in a deal inked between the broadcaster’s commercial worldwide arm and the supermarket giant. The site features more than 5,000 recipes, and the deal will see ingredients clicked automatically added to a Tesco shopping basket without leaving the BBC site.

15/02/2013  |  Full story...

All new cars ‘to be web connected by next year’ (BBC video report)

Web connected cars will soon become commonplace, with all new automobiles being built with features that will in some way connected to the internet, according to a new report from the BBC.

Watch the video report from the BBC below:

14/02/2013  |  Full story...

YouTube gets UK TV channel

Google has signed a deal with Freesat to launch a YouTube TV channel in the UK, as it looks to rival traditional broadcasters in terms of video ad revenue.

11/02/2013  |  Full story...

BBC iPlayer gets exclusive content

The BBC is to premiere 40 hours of content of its iPlayer service ahead on TV, as it looks to reposition itself as a leader in the digital market.

11/02/2013  |  Full story...

Apprentice star debuts ‘Whisk’ recipe shopping app

Nick Holzherr, a runner-up from last year’s Apprentice final has launched an online food app, based on his losing business plan from the BBC show. The app, called Whisk, combines online shopping with home cooking. It scans recipes, creates a shopping list and then adds the ingredients to the user’s favourite online supermarket account. The app works on both Apple and Android’s app stores.

Watch a video explaining how the app was made below:

15/01/2013  |  Full story...

BBC revamps red button service for connected TVs

The BBC is updating its Red Button service to work with next generation of internet-connected TVs. Dubbed the ‘Connected Red Button’, the new service lets viewers with internet-enabled TVs watch some channels even if they are off air and catch up with previous episodes of shows.

05/12/2012  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence October 2012

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence October 2012

After its IPO woes, Facebook finally turned a corner this month - but at what price to advertisers? Reports suggest that the social network is lowering the reach of 'likes' in favour of paid-for advertising such as newsfeed ads and an upcoming 'want' button. Shares in Facebook rose on the back of increased revenues and new ad schemes, but brands are left once again pondering the true value of their 'likes'.

As Christmas looms, mini-tablets look set to be the gift of choice, with the iPad mini unveiled (albeit with a hefty price tag) meaning tablet-friendly sites will become more essential in 2013. As desktop and laptop use wanes, Microsoft's newly-launched Windows 8 is the company's biggest gamble yet, as the software giant looks to challenge Apple and Google in the mobile OS market.

Worst mistake of the month goes to Google, which saw nearly $20bn wiped off its market value in minutes, after Q3 earnings figures released prematurely by mistake revealed a surprise drop in profit growth. Larry Page can take some solace in YouTube's revenues, which are now rivalling US TV networks.

Our video viral highlight of the month is Bodyform's spoof CEO response to a Facebook posting. A master class in viral marketing, the video was created within days and attracted over 3 million views within a week. Scroll to the bottom of this newsletter for more examples of 'digital done right' in our viral videos section.

Read October 2012

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LinkedIn ranks top 100 in-demand employers (infographic)

Google is the UK’s most sought after employer, with BBC, Unilever, Shell and BP rounding out the top five, according to new research from LinkedIn. The new employer rankings, based on the billions of interactions among LinkedIn’s members, were announced today at LinkedIn’s Talent Connect event in central London, in front of more than 500 of Europe’s top employers.

25/10/2012  |  Full story...

Internet forebear Ceefax shuts down after 38 years

BBC Ceefax, the world's first teletext service, has shut down as part of the UK analogue signal termination today. Ceefax was launched on 23 September 1974 to give BBC viewers the chance to check the latest news headlines, sports scores, weather forecast or TV listings - in a pre-internet era where the only alternative was to read a newspaper or wait for the next TV or radio bulletin to be aired.

Watch a BBC interview discussing the closedown with Ceefax journalist William Gallagher below:

24/10/2012  |  Full story...

BBC splits iPlayer with standalone online radio service

The BBC has launched 'iPlayer Radio' as part of an overhaul of its online audio content, splitting it from its TV content. The new service will see audio content taken out of the existing BBC iPlayer and instead offered as part of a separate service on desktop and mobile. The service will highlight snippets from BBC output, including associated video content.

Watch a demonstration of how the service works below:

09/10/2012  |  Full story...

BBC iPlayer offers mobile downloads to watch on the tube

The BBC has updated its iPhone and iPad app, allowing mobile downloads as an alternative to streaming for the first time. Until now, programmes could only be downloaded to PCs and Macs for later viewing. The move opens up a new way for people to watch BBC content on the move. Starting this week on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, users can download shows from BBC iPlayer over Wi-Fi in advance by adding them to a ‘download queue’.

05/09/2012  |  Full story...

Olympic viewing trends- quarter of Brits watched online

Nearly a quarter (24%) of all Brits used the web to watch the Olympics, while 14% used social media to catch up on the action, according to new research. The study, from Kantar Media, found that TV remained by far the most popular medium, with 81% of the UK public watching at least some of the games on the box.

20/08/2012  |  Full story...

What do kids today think of the C64? (Video)

The iconic Commodore 64 has marked its 30th anniversary this week, pioneering the concept of home computing and opening the door to the likes of Atari, Microsoft and Apple. This BBC video introduces school children of today to the granddaddy of home computing to see if it still holds appeal to the ‘Facebook generation’.

Watch the video from the BBC below:

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03/08/2012  |  Full story...

Olympic opening ceremony breaks iPlayer records

The opening ceremony of the Olympic Games has set the record for the most number of views in a single day on the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up platform. Originally aired on Friday night, the Danny Boyle-directed ceremony was requested on the iPlayer 925,000 times on Saturday, the BBC said. Over the course of the weekend, it was requested a total of 1.7 million times.

01/08/2012  |  Full story...

Are Facebook ‘likes’ being faked? BBC spoof bagel firm gets 3000 fans

Fake profiles could be responsible for a significant proportion of Facebook 'likes', causing inflated figures that lead brands and advertisers to waste time and money on social media campaigns, according to a new report. A BBC investigation set up a site for fake firm VirtualBagel on Facebook with a modest $10 ad campaign on the social network.By the end of his campaign’s first week, VirtualBagel had 2999 likes.

16/07/2012  |  Full story...

YouView goes on sale this month- Will it be the next ‘Freeview’?

YouView is set to launch in the UK at the end of this month, with the much-delayed web TV service seen by many as a possible successor to the Freeview platform. The service was unvieled by Lord Sugar, who announced that YouView would go on sale at the end of this month for £299, a higher price than had been anticipated. “Will I be surprised in two years time if the boxes in the retail channels will be £99? Not really, you know what it’s like in the consumer electronics industry,” he said.

Watch the launch video here:

05/07/2012  |  Full story...

BBC brings Summer of Sport to Facebook with ‘social viewing’ app

BBC Sport has launched a Facebook application offering audiences live streams of major sports events, including Wimbledon and up to 24 streams of Olympics coverage. The move marks the first time the BBC has live streamed events on Facebook. Viewers can watch events with friends who are also online and chat together about the action as it happens, while comment threads under each stream enable users to take the pulse of reaction from the Facebook community in real time.

02/07/2012  |  Full story...

YouView to launch 4th July… but will set top boxes be available?

YouView is set for launch in the UK next month after much delay, but the web TV service might still be hampered by a lack of availability of set top boxes, according to a news report. YouView chairman Lord Sugar and CEO Richard Halton are to officially launch the IPTV joint venture on July 4. However, according to the Financial Times, set-top boxes will not be widely available until later this year as manufacturers plan to conduct further tests.

Watch the launch video here:

29/06/2012  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence May 2012

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence May 2012

All eyes on Facebook this month: we have a round-up of the IPO, aggressive investor reaction, General Motors pulling their ads and the latest on share price. More important for marketers, we also have the new approaches for their ads, how the automated 'Premium Ad' system works, and the new mobile tools for fan pages.

Digital regulation came into the spotlight with the controversial EU cookie law, and then the UK last minute watering-down (video below). It's an approach we expect several other countries to copy - the U-turn saw the wording shift from 'explicit consent' to 'implied consent'.

Google's entry into the mobile device market completes, with the green light for its $12.5bn Motorola Mobility deal, and we show how Google+ was beefed-up with a 'Hangouts' webcam community.

Your data charts this month include top Apps, the true cost of a Facebook Sponsored Story, the (ridiculously complicated) social media landscape and as always full stories and videos on click, and a survey for what you'd like in next month's edition.

Read May 2012

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