The new Xbox gaming console, which will be unveiled today, has produced 66,000 more online conversations than the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Facebook phone operating system combined, in the month leading up to its launch, according to global social media monitoring software provider Synthesio. By Catriona Oldershaw.
In the end of April, Google’s settlement offer to the EU Competition Commission was revealed. Predictably, the offer was pretty half-hearted. But the UK online comparison industry, which will be heavily affected, has so far remained publicly silent. By Will Becker.
A decade ago, the music world was reeling from the effects of Napster, the file-sharing website which was shut down amid growing legal battles. Apple’s iTunes service provided a solid income stream for labels and a user-friendly experience for consumers. By Gregory Mead.
Web consultancy dotCommerce’s recent study of the UK’s leading retailers found widespread neglect when including added-value content and other features that would encourage repeat visits, high transaction values and ongoing brand loyalty. more
The death of Michael Jackson signified the first fatality of an international megastar in the social media era. Recent statistics into the online ‘buzz’ in the aftermath of Jackson’s passing make interesting reading. New Media Knowledge crunched the numbers and had a look how buzz monitoring could be useful for business. more
Sarah Beeny is probably best known as the face of the Channel 4 TV show Property Ladder, but she has also been heavily involved in successful online projects, such as MySingleFriend.com. She recently teamed up with digital agency Codegent to form Tepilo, a website which aims to educate and enable people how to sell their own homes. more
Dogs Trust is a major UK-based charity dedicated to educating dog owners on best practice and finding caring homes for dogs across the world. The organisation’s digital marketing manager, Jacqui Darlow, talks to NMK about its social media strategy, which includes DoggySnaps, its own “Facebook for dogs”, and Twitter, where it has almost 6,000 followers. more
Shelley Taylor is CEO and founder of all dig down, which describes itself as a “digital entertainment site for the culturally curious”. She talks to NMK about the site, the fast-evolving cultural media scene and music distribution.
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