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Facebook outage and criminal probe

Facebook outage and criminal probe

Adding to the problem of its biggest outage to date, it was revealed on March 13th that Facebook is under criminal investigation by federal prosecutors. They will be examining its…

Study: Half of UK will watch final Game Of Thrones

Study: Half of UK will watch final Game Of Thrones

A study by GlobalWebIndex has revealed that nearly half of UK consumers (48 per cent) intend to watch the final season of Game of Thrones, which begins next month. The…

WWE surpasses 1bn social media followers

WWE has surpassed 1 billion followers across its global social media platforms, further cementing its position as one of the most-followed brands in the world. WWE’s Social Media Snapshot: Facebook: 501…

Sky’s Darroch: ‘Comcast benefits flowing both ways’

Sky’s Darroch: ‘Comcast benefits flowing both ways’

Jeremy Darroch, Group Chief Executive, Sky, has suggested that just a few months after Comcast’s September 2018 takeover of the pay-TV operator, “clear benefits” of the tie-up were “flowing both…

French eye €500m with tech tax

French eye €500m with tech tax

French Minister for the Economy and Finances, Bruno Le Maire, has presented his proposal to tax tech giants in the Council of Ministers. It would introduce a 3 per cent…

YouTube bans comments on kid’s content

YouTube bans comments on kid’s content

YouTube has confirmed it will switch off comments on almost all videos featuring under-18s, in an attempt to “better protect children and families”. A number of brands stopped advertising on…

Record fine for TikTok over children’s data

Children’s video sharing app TikTok has been handed a record fine in the US for a case involving children’s data privacy. The company has been ordered to pay $5.7 million…

MainOne, Facebook open-access fibre network in Nigeria

MainOne has announced a metro fibre infrastructure project in two states of Nigeria, with support from Facebook. The infrastructure collaboration is part of Facebook’s efforts to connect more people to…

France: Social networks the leading online activity

Whilst almost 53 million French users went online each month in 2018, 43.3 million did so daily. Social networks, instant messaging, media, entertainment and responsible consumption are the major trends…

UK MPs call for “urgent” Facebook regulation

UK MPs have declared Facebook needs stricter regulation, with “tough and urgent action” necessary to end the spread of disinformation on its platform. The Commons media select committee has concluded…

Viacom, Facebook launch MTV STAX in UK

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom, has announced that MTV is joining forces with Facebook in the UK to launch a live and interactive quiz game show…

Goal streams Champions League on Twtter in SE Asia

Goal streams Champions League on Twtter in SE Asia

Goal, the DAZN Group-owned digital football news service, has announced a partnership with Twitter to live stream a selection of Champions League matches via the social network in Southeast Asia.…

Facebook expands ways to monetise video content

Patrick Walker, Facebook’s Director of Media Partnerships, EMEA, has delivered a Keynote at the VidCon event in London, where he presented the social network’s ‘Creator Strategy’ following the launch of…

Social media shape shifters

There are two things we know without doubt about social media platforms: they are big and their main purpose in life is to be engines of profit. Long gone is…

Australia: Optus streams UEFA football on YouTube, Twitter

Australia: Optus streams UEFA football on YouTube, Twitter

Optus Sport, the exclusive home of the Champions League and Europa League in Australia, is trialling a new arrangement that will give football fans the chance to watch selected matches…