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Heston Blumenthal Skype bot caters for cooking questions

Microsoft has teamed up with Michelin-starred chef Heston Blumenthal on a Skype bot designed to improve people’s culinary skills.

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13/04/2017  |  Full story...

Top 5 chat apps: Snapchat has the youngest user base

Among the five major services, Snapchat has by far the youngest audience, with 83% of its audience under 35, according to new data.

14/03/2016  |  Full story...

Global social media trends: 93% of adults have social media account [INFOGRAPHIC]

Online adults have an average of 6 social media accounts, but Facebook continues to dominate the lot, according to new research.

19/02/2016  |  Full story...

Skype adds real-time language translating tool for video calls

Microsoft has launched a test version of the Skype Translator which decodes conversations in Spanish and English in real time.

View the tool in action below:

18/12/2014  |  Full story...

Skype lets users chat direct from browser

Skype has launched a new service that ditches the need for an app to make calls via desktop PCs.

17/11/2014  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence October 2014

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence October 2014

Mobile strategies got a boost this month as Facebook's Hyper Local ads took geo-targeting to a new level.

New research shows Europeans value their personal data at £140, but if you're a trusted brand looking to get access the price could be lower. For 2015 strategies, smartwatches are about to make intelligent homes even smarter, and connected cars will create a wealth of new touchpoints.

- Facebook's 'auto-play' video strategy pays, as video uploads set to surpass YouTube
- Apple Pay: Goes live in the US
- Mobile video ad spend: Triples in the UK
- YouTube: new 'Preferred' format shakes up media planning
- Twitter: TV ratings now offered through dual-screening

Email us back for extra tips on what this means for your 2015 strategy.

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31/10/2014

Skype app lets users swap video messages

Skype has launched a video messaging app called Skype Qik, letting users swap short clips up to 42 seconds long via their mobiles.

15/10/2014  |  Full story...

MSN logging off: IM pioneer to shut down

Instant messaging pioneer MSN Messenger is finally being switched off after 15 years, as the once popular hangout for teens has been usurped by Skype and mobile chat apps such as WhatsApp, Instagram and Snapchat.

01/09/2014  |  Full story...

Internet firms required to store data on Russia soil under new "anti-terror" law

Russia's parliament has passed a new amendment that forces Internet firms such as Facebook, Google, Skype and Twitter to physically store all electronic data involving its citizens within the country.

24/07/2014  |  Full story...

Skype to translate live voice calls

Microsoft is updating its Skype platform so it can translate voice calls between people in real-time as they talk.

29/05/2014  |  Full story...

Big spenders: WhatsApp is only the fourth biggest tech purchase of the year (Infographic)

Facebook raised many eyebrows when it bought WhatsApp for $19 Billion earlier this year- paying 19 times more than it did for Instagram just 2 years earlier. But it turns out that Facebook’s offer was only the fourth biggest acquisition bid in 2014, as demonstated by this new infographic from FinancesOnline looking at the tech sector’s big spenders…

30/04/2014  |  Full story...

Rakuten buys Skype rival Viber for $900m

Rakuten has bought instant messaging and voice app Viber for $900m, as the Japanesse ecommerce giant and owner of Play.com continues its expansion into new markets.

14/02/2014  |  Full story...

Video viral of the week: Skype tear-jerker chronicles unique friendship forged by video chat

As part of its ‘Stay Together’ series, this video from Skype tugs at the heart strings, telling the story of a long-distance friendship between two teenage girls, from the US and New Zealand, who were both born with one arm. The emotional impact of the ad has led to over 2 million views so far. See why it’s our viral of the week below…

13/11/2013  |  Full story...

Top 15 global apps

This chart shows the top 15 mobile apps and the percentage of mobile internet users that they reach. Google Maps reaches the most mobile internet users with 54%, equating to over 474 million users. Mobile only social networks Vine, Instagram and Facebook Messenger attract a large portion of mobile internet visitors, with 3%, 12% and 22% respectively.

Top 15 global apps. This chart shows the top 15 mobile apps and the percentage of mobile internet users that they reach. Google Maps reaches the most mobile internet users with 54%, equating to over 474 million users. Mobile only social networks Vine, Instagram and Facebook Messenger attract a large portion of mobile internet visitors, with 3%, 12% and 22% respectively.

27/10/2013  |  Full story...

Top 15 fastest growing apps: Global

This chart shows the growth of the top 15 mobile apps between Q1 and Q3 2013. twitter's social networking effort Vine has seen the biggest growth of 2013 with a remarkable 403%, but still only reaches 3% of mobile users, the smallest reach of the top 3 apps. Vine's main competitor Instagram saw 130% growth in 2013, but reaches 109m mobile users. If Vine continues to grow at this rate the gap should close.

Top 15 fastest growing apps: Global. This chart shows the growth of the top 15 mobile apps between Q1 and Q3 2013. twitter's social networking effort Vine has seen the biggest growth of 2013 with a remarkable 403%, but still only reaches 3% of mobile users, the smallest reach of the top 3 apps. Vine's main competitor Instagram saw 130% growth in 2013, but reaches 109m mobile users. If Vine continues to grow at this rate the gap should close.

27/10/2013  |  Full story...

Microsoft ‘gave US spies access to emails before encryption’- report

As the web spying scandal grows, the latest report from the Guardian claims that Microsoft worked with the US spies so they could access emails, including Hotmail, and listen in on Skype video calls to view the messages, before they were encrypted.

12/07/2013  |  Full story...

Microsoft unites products under ‘One’ strategy

Microsoft is undergoing a major revamp to closer unite its various services, such as Windows, Office 365, Windows Phone, Xbox, Bing and Azure, as a ‘family’ of complimentary products marketed to consumers.

12/07/2013  |  Full story...

Top 25 Apple apps of all time (iPad and iPhone)

As Apple's App Store turns five this week, we take a look at the top 25 paid and free apps of all time on the market leading store.

11/07/2013  |  Full story...

Accessing mobile internet abroad- most Brits would switch networks for cheaper holiday web access

45% of UK smartphone users say they would switch mobile network provider if it meant they could significantly reduce holiday data roaming charges according to a new survey.

08/07/2013  |  Full story...

WhatsApp gets 250m active users- becomes one of the biggest global messaging platforms

Chat app WhatsApp is now attracting more than 250 million active monthly users, making it one of the largest communications platforms in the world, according to a news report.

26/06/2013  |  Full story...

Web spying scandal: Internet giants urge US Govt. to reveal security requests

Internet giants including Google, Facebook, Microsoft and Twitter all calling for more flexibility in disclosing more about that national security requests they receive from the US government.

13/06/2013  |  Full story...

Google rivals WhatsApp with ‘Hangouts’ cross platform chat app

Google has launched a cross-platform messaging app, letting users to have video chats, send text messages and swap pictures between Android and iOS devices as well its Chrome web browser.

Watch the app in action below:

16/05/2013  |  Full story...

Chat apps ‘now more popular than texting’

Chat apps such as WhatsApp and Apple's iMessage are now more popular than text messaging, according to a news report.

01/05/2013  |  Full story...

UK Outlook users get Skype tool

Microsoft has integrated Skype to its Outlook.com webmail service, after buying the web messaging firm back in 2011.

01/05/2013  |  Full story...

Google ‘to buy WhatsApp’ to boost cross platform messaging- report

Google is mulling the acquisition of popular cross-platform meesenger tool WhatsApp for as much as $1bn, according to a news report.

08/04/2013  |  Full story...

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