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Facebook seeks partners for camera/streaming device

Facebook has reportedly approached the likes of Netflix, Disney, HBO and Amazon with regards to adding their streaming services to a TV chat device set to be released this autumn.…

US bill could ban ‘addictive’ social media practices

A new US bill has proposed a ban on autoplaying videos on YouTube, Facebook’s infinite newsfeed and Snapchat’s Snapstreak badges. The Social Media Addiction Reduction Technology (Smart) Act takes aim…

Survey: US Millennials “deeply concerned” about online privacy

The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) has released a survey showing that Millennial Americans – like older generations – are concerned about the privacy of their online personal information and whether…

Study: Social media increasingly UK adults’ news source

Study: Social media increasingly UK adults’ news source

Half of adults in the UK now use social media to keep up-to-date on the latest news, according to Ofcom’s annual news consumption report. While TV remains the most popular…

Survey: Australians trust ABC, distrust Facebook

A survey conducted by Roy Morgan reveals that while Facebook – and social media generally – remains deeply distrusted in Australia, whilst ABC, the country’s national broadcaster, is still by…

India: 79% of smartphone users watch OTT apps

India: 79% of smartphone users watch OTT apps

techARC-Unomer has released some key insights about OTT entertainment app (live and VoD) penetration in India.  The insights are from Unomer AppMap, an in-depth analysis of smartphone and consumer data…

TDG: 73% social network users engage with TV-related content

TDG: 73% social network users engage with TV-related content

Research from The Diffusion Group (TDG) finds that 73 per cent of social network users engage with TV-related content on the sites. According to TDG’s report, The Ascent of the Social…

Groovy Gecko’s Facebook Questions live tool

Groovy Gecko, the live streaming specialist, has helped launch the new Facebook Questions Card for Facebook Live. Using the new technology, Groovy Gecko streamed a live interview with US band,…

Report: Glastonbury 2019 breaks data records

Report: Glastonbury 2019 breaks data records

EE, the official technology partner of Glastonbury Festival, has revealed that over the course of the iconic event an epic 103.6 terabytes of mobile data was used, almost double the…

Report: Pay-TV losing ground to social video

Report: Pay-TV losing ground to social video

Findings from cloud-based video production, editing and distribution platform Grabyo suggest that video audiences are watching on social media and online streaming services more often than pay-TV services in all…

Study: 29% will stream content whilst at Glastonbury

Study: 29% will stream content whilst at Glastonbury

Attendees to this year’s Glastonbury Festival will upload some 35 social media posts, take 143 photos over the whole festival, and make a combined 25.3 million calls, according to a…

Facebook pays users for their data

Facebook pays users for their data

A new Facebook app will allow users to sell their data to the social meida giant, providing insights on how they use competitors’ apps. Facebook is recruiting users to download…

BT Sport, Google offer social media training to pubs

BT Sport, Google offer social media training to pubs

BT Sport has announced plans to offer its licensees the opportunity to grow their business by offering free personalised digital training in partnership with Google Digital Garage. A survey of…

Research: US adults spend more time with mobile than TV

Research: US adults spend more time with mobile than TV

US consumers are now spending more time using their mobile devices than watching TV, with smartphone use dominating that time spent, according to eMarketer. Consumers’ use of smartphones will continue…

Social Media and TV: frenemies?

Love, lust, envy, intrigue, hatred, violent threats, networking: just another episode of Game of Thrones? Or just another day on social media? Both, of course. As the cultural phenomenon de…