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Study: Social media has “tiny” effect on teens

Study: Social media has “tiny” effect on teens

Contrary to popular belief, the effects of social media use on teenage life satisfaction are limited and “tiny”, according to a study of 12,000 UK adolescents suggests. Family, friends and…

NFL extends & expands Twitter partnership

NFL extends & expands Twitter partnership

The NFL and Twitter have announced a multi-year partnership extension that will deliver a host of new live programming, original sponsored content and more highlights to Twitter’s audience as the…

Major League Soccer has announced an extension of a content agreement with Twitter, now slated to run through the end of the 2022 season. MLS will continue to provide Twitter…

Facebook revenues surge despite privacy concerns

Facebook revenues surge despite privacy concerns

Facebook has reported revenue growth of more than $3 billion (€2.69bn) on Q1 2018. The social network giant said its revenue for the first three months of the year was…

India: TikTok app blocked

India: TikTok app blocked

Social media sharing app TikTok has been removed from Apple and Google app stores in India. The move follows a ruling by the Madras High Court, which ordered its removal…

Research: 1bn watch GoT; social media noise up 73%

Game of Thrones has seen its audience continuously grow – a rarity for television shows, as they typically lose viewership over the course of their runs. In the US, the…

Brazil: Facebook, Heineken launch Champions League platform

Heineken has launched a new digital platform that will provide real-time updates to subscribers in Brazil during live Uefa Champions League matches streamed by Facebook. The free service, branded Heineken…

Facebook streams Masters in Middle East

Facebook streams Masters in Middle East

Facebook has secured a late deal to provide the Middle East with free coverage of this year’s Masters golf tournament – which starts today (April 11th). The agreement includes live…

Fox Sports, Facebook boost Copa Libertadores coverage

Fox Sports has agreed a partnership with Facebook that will see both platforms increase the amount of live football matches they will show from South America’s Copa Libertadores tournament. With the…

Media Prima partners with Grabyo

Media Prima partners with Grabyo

Media Prima, Malaysia’s largest integrated media group, has partnered with Grabyo to enhance its social video strategy and bolster its dominance in Malaysia’s digital content market. Ranked as Malaysia’s number…

Snapchat adds AR functions; slate of new originals

Snapchat adds AR functions; slate of new originals

Snap has unveiled new augmented reality (AR) and camera search experiences for creators, partners, and Snapchatters. Snap’s Lens Studio is a free, publicly available desktop app for anyone to build…

Forecast: Facebook, Google will dominate UK ad market

Forecast: Facebook, Google will dominate UK ad market

Google and Facebook’s combined share of the UK digital ad market will also continue to rise. This year, it will reach 63.3 per cent, up from 62.7 per cent last…

Online ad revenue down unless you’re Facebook or Google

Online ad revenue down unless you’re Facebook or Google

For the first time, the strength of the Google-Facebook duopoly is reducing the pool of ad money available to other online media owners, according to a WARC report. The latest…

Social video boost for BRIT Awards

Social video boost for BRIT Awards

Ahead of the 2019 UK recorded music industry BRIT Awards in London, organiser BRIT Awards Ltd partnered with cloud-based video production, editing and distribution platform Grabyo to enhance its social…

MySpace loses 12 years of user content

MySpace, one of the first social media services, has apologised after losing all of the 50 million plus songs which had been uploaded to the platform between 2003 and 2015.…