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Pakistan threatens social media shutdown

Pakistan’s High Court in Islamabad has ruled that the government must block and close down those social media sites that make or carry blasphemous content. The Court ordered the government…

Facebook launches 360 app

Social network giant Facebook has launched its Facebook 360 app on the Samsung Gear VR headset, allowing users to view photos and videos in full 360° glory. “We’re making 360…

Facebook adds Snapchat features

Facebook has added Snapchat-style disappearing photos to its Messenger app, in its latest move to mimic its popular messaging rival. The so-called ‘Messenger Day’ service lets user share photos and…

NBCU invests in Snapchat

NBCU invests in Snapchat

Comcast’s NBCUniversal has invested $500 million (€472m) in Snapchat’s initial public offering (IPO). NBCU is pushing more and more into digital media, it has invested $400 million in online publisher…

Nielsen: Millennials are a distracted audience

Nielsen: Millennials are a distracted audience

Millennials – now the largest generational group in the US – have grown alongside advancements in technology and media platforms, placing them in intriguing territory with regard to media habits,…

TDG: Latino, social-mobile key to US video revenue growth

According to research consultancy TDG, video operators and networks searching for new revenue growth must focus on the two key trends: the advance of Latino viewing and the rise of…

Facebook video app for Samsung Smart TVs

Samsung Electronics has confirmed that the new Facebook video app for TV is available on Samsung Smart TVs, including its 2017 QLED TV lineup and the app will be available…

Ampere: “Snapchat will change viewing behaviour”

Ampere: “Snapchat will change viewing behaviour”

Research from Ampere Analysis shows that Snapchat is unlike any other social media video platform in the audience it attracts and the way it impacts viewing behaviour, offering some clue…

Man jailed for streaming court to Facebook Live

A man who live-streamed a court case in Cardiff has been jailed for 28 days. David Davies, 39, from Rhondda Cynon Taff, was broadcasting the footage via Facebook Live as…

Kudelski, Twitter business collaboration

Digital security specialist The Kudelski Group and Twitter have agreed to broaden their relationship and pursue collaborative opportunities in areas of joint interest. “The Kudelski Group is focused on developing…