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Research: UK talks for longer during lockdown

Research: UK talks for longer during lockdown

UK comms regulator Ofcom’s second Mobile Matters report analyses how around 200,000 people used their Android mobile phones between January and April this year, shedding light on how people make…

Forecast: Pandemic to boost mobile content spend 28%

Covid-19 will boost worldwide revenue on content consumed on mobile phones by 28 per cent in 2020 according to Strategy Analytics’ Global Mobile Media Forecast: 2015-2025 report. Stay-at-home guidance issued…

Sky Sports tackles online abuse

Sky Sports has announced a set of new measures coming into effect immediately to combat online abuse and hate across its platforms. Over 40 million users engage on Sky Sports’…

Research: 4m Brits watch eSports regularly

Research: 4m Brits watch eSports regularly

Research commissioned by Intel has revealed how eSports has burst into mainstream entertainment in recent years, and how the industry has grown in value over time. The research reveals that:…

Disney+ adds GroupWatch

Disney+ adds GroupWatch

Disney has introduced GroupWatch to its streaming platform, a new co-viewing feature that connects friends and families allowing them to watch movies and shows from the Disney+ library together, even…

US judge halts TikTok ban

US judge halts TikTok ban

Video-sharing app TikTok has avoided a government-ordered block on new downloads in the US after a judge issued a temporary injunction. The popular social media app had faced being removed…

Survey reveals biggest Bake Off earners on Instagram

Survey reveals biggest Bake Off earners on Instagram

Ahead of the new season, a survey has revealed how much former Great British Bake Off (GBBO) contestants earn on social media platform Instagram. OnlineCasinos has ranked the stars from…

Trump backs TikTok deal with Oracle, Walmart

TikTok has said it will separate itself from its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, and become an independent entity called TikTok Global – with Oracle and Walmart both taking minority stakes.…

US prepping TikTok ban

TikTok will be banned from US app stores from September 20th, unless a last minute compromise is agreed with president Donald Trump. Owner Bytedance had previously been given a September…

TikTok rejects Microsoft bid; Oracle favourite

TikTok rejects Microsoft bid; Oracle favourite

Microsoft has reported that its offer to buy the US operations of video-sharing app TikTok has been rejected, leaving the door open for Oracle to make a last-minute bid. US…

Trump: “No extension for TikTok sale”

Trump: “No extension for TikTok sale”

TikTok has until September 15th to find an American buyer for its US operations, and that will not change. “There will be no extension of the TikTok deadline,” US President…

Report: TikTok sees huge growth in UK

Report: TikTok sees huge growth in UK

TikTok’s future may be uncertain in the US, but its UK operations continue to grow robustly despite security concerns. According to eMarketer’s latest UK social network forecast, the Chinese-owned video-sharing…

Sweden: Consumers move away from social media for news

Sweden: Consumers move away from social media for news

The media market in Sweden has been affected by the pandemic in various ways. Increasing news consumption is one factor, another is consumers’ change of primary news source. Mediavision’s Q2…

Walmart joins Microsoft for US TikTok bid

Walmart joins Microsoft for US TikTok bid

Walmart, the US retail giant, has confirmed it will partner with Microsoft to make a bid for the US operations of social media app TikTok. TikTok, owned by China-based ByteDance,…

Mayer quits as TikTok global role disappears

TikTok chief executive Kevin Mayer has quit after less than three months in the role ahead of an impending ban by US President Donald Trump The Chinese-owned firm has been…

Research: Internet Australia’s main news source

Research: Internet Australia’s main news source

New research from Roy Morgan reveals the Internet has overtaken TV as Australia’s main source of news over the last two years. Over 12.7 million Australians (60.8 per cent) now…