Introducing Google's Daydream

Posted by Camille Storms on Thu, Nov 17, 2016 @ 12:49 PM


Virtual reality has been a buzzword over the past few years, but it’s a technology we haven’t really seen it yet. You might understand the basic concept, being able to immerse yourself in an alternative reality using a headset. But many of us haven’t experienced it yet because a lot of the technology available is so expensive (with some being hard to use) it might be best to stay in real reality. But this about to change. Introducing Daydream.

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Topics: The Big News

Reactions To The 2016 US Presidential Result: Social Media Edition

Posted by Rita Braby on Thu, Nov 10, 2016 @ 12:43 PM

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The results are in and the United States of America now has it's 45th President. Donald J Trump was elected yesterday after a very close vote count that had the whole world holding their breath. Many people were left in shock after the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton didn't come out on top, but a lot were celebrating Trump's win for the Republican Party.

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Topics: Social Media News & Strategies, Entertainment, The Big News

Programmatic Buying: What Does It Mean For Marketing?

Posted by Rita Braby on Mon, Oct 10, 2016 @ 02:36 PM

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Programmatic buying: the term might not mean that much to you. However, its rapid growth in the world of marketing and advertising marks a big change.

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Topics: Advertising Tips, The Big News

Facebook To Launch Satellite Into Space, Will Provide Free Internet To Africa

Posted by Camille Storms on Mon, Jun 13, 2016 @ 11:42 AM


Facebook announced last year, as part of their initiative, that they will be launching a satellite to provide free internet access to remote parts of Africa. In this part of the world there isn’t an existing infrastructure to support a consistent internet service, and also many people can’t afford to purchase an internet plan, so this will be a huge continental game changer.

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Topics: The Big News

Apple, the FBI, and why public discourse on data security matters

Posted by David Murton on Thu, Feb 18, 2016 @ 02:23 PM


Read time: 4 - 5 minutes

For big companies like Apple and Google, being able to offer the customers and users confidence in the fact that their private data is safe is of the utmost importance. It's not just the idea of feeling your data is safe, it's knowing that it will be safe and that all features and measures have been taken to ensure this safety. While any product or online service can be at risk of being hacked, with the right tools at our disposal, most of us maintain a level of confidence in the businesses behind set products and/or services.

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Topics: Social Issues, Technology, The Big News

Private messaging and the rise of anonymous social media

Posted by David Murton on Fri, Feb 12, 2016 @ 01:03 PM


Read time: 3 - 4 minutes

Anonymity and the internet. Nowadays, people are more concerned than ever about how much of what they do online can be captured, retained and used - be it by hackers or government bodies. While some may argue that things such as data retention can be used to protect against malicious online activity and in uncovering criminal movements, such operations also present concerns for legitimate online users (aka the majority of the population) who don't want to have their privacy and right to expression compromised.

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Topics: Social Media News & Strategies, Technology, Apps, The Big News

A week in Digital: 60-second Instagram ads & Google's ad-blocking wrath

Posted by David Murton on Thu, Feb 04, 2016 @ 10:52 AM


Read time: 2 - 3 minutes

It's been yet another busy week in digital, so in today's article I'll be taking a look at two recent stories that have been making the rounds. Both have to do with the world of online mobile advertising, but they come from very different ends of the scale.

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Topics: Technology, Apps, The Big News

Wikipedia introduces the Wikimedia Endowment

Posted by Camille Storms on Wed, Jan 27, 2016 @ 09:16 AM


Read time: 2 - 3 minutes

What was the date of David Bowie’s birthday? In what year did the Berlin Wall fall? How long can a guinea pig live? At what temperature can you bend steel? It’s questions like these that most of us take to Wikipedia.

The online community-driven encyclopaedia has gained the trust and uncanny behaviour of users all over the world – want to learn more about something? Wiki it.

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Topics: Social Issues, The Big News

What to expect from CES 2016

Posted by David Murton on Mon, Jan 04, 2016 @ 11:02 AM


Read time: 3 - 4 minutes

With 2016 now well and truly here, so begins another round of tech events that have become global staples over the years. In January, the Consumer Electronics Show is undoubtedly the most popular. Held in Las Vegas every year, CES allows global brands to show off their latest tech innovations, whether they come in the form of self-driving cars or are the next step in smart hardware. This year, CES is running from Monday, 4 January to Saturday, 9 January (relative to the local time Vegas). But what can you expect to see this year?

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Topics: Gaming, Technology, Apps, The Big News

YouTube to launch paid tier service, YouTube Red

Posted by David Murton on Fri, Oct 23, 2015 @ 10:57 AM


Read time: 5 - 6 minutes

Yesterday, video-sharing platform YouTube officially announced the introduction of a paid tier of its service, which will be named YouTube Red. 

As a service, some believe YouTube Red may be what the YouTube Music Keys beta was but in its final form. For the price of $9.99 a month (though this is the US price), YouTube users will gain access to some key benefits over the default, free version of YouTube.

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Topics: Social Media News & Strategies, Business News, The Big News

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