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Hutton joins Professional Triathletes Organisation’s Board of Directors

The Professional Triathletes Organisation has appointed Peter Hutton, Director of Sports Partnerships at Meta, to its Board of Directors. In Hutton’s Silicon Valley based role at Meta, he is in charge of the company’s sports strategy and partnerships worldwide, helping rights holders, broadcasters, agencies, athletes and producers leverage and make the most from Meta’s suite […]

December 21, 2021

CMA directs Facebook to sell Giphy

In line with its Phase 2 provisional findings issued in August 2021, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has concluded that Facebook’s acquisition of Giphy would reduce competition between social media platforms and that the deal has already removed Giphy as a potential challenger in the display advertising market. The independent CMA panel reviewing […]

November 30, 2021

Hooray for the human touch

Broadband networks and all that comes with them – CDNs, nodes, edge servers etc – were expected to fall over in the pandemic. The forecast of friction points, and outright failure, as traffic caused by WFH and more time to use entertainment, was so solid that the big streamers voluntarily cut their data intensity, trading […]

October 8, 2021

Zuckerberg apologies for Facebook outage

Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg has apologised after its social media services – Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger, went down for around six hours on October 4th – affecting users globally. An internal technical issue took the services offline at about 4pm BST and the scramble to bring it back online eventually succeeded at around 10pm. […]

October 5, 2021

Survey: 65% underestimate daily phone usage

To measure people’s awareness of their phone use, gaming site Solitaired recently surveyed 667 iPhone users, asking them to guess how much time they spend on their phones, then had them send documentation of their actual usage data, courtesy of their iOS Screen Time dashboards. On average, respondents guessed they spend 25 hours and 54 […]

September 21, 2021

WhatsApp, Sky Media Transfer Deadline Day partnership

WhatsApp and Sky Media have announced their media-first partnership with an in-show activation centred around the coverage of today’s (August 31st) Transfer Deadline Day. To support the recent launch of WhatsApp’s View Once feature the messaging service has become the official sponsor of Sky Sports’ Transfer Deadline Day. WhatsApp will be the first brand to […]

August 31, 2021

WhatsApp rolls out ‘view once’ messages

Social media messaging app WhatsApp is rolling out a feature that allows users to have photos or videos vanish after they are viewed. After the recipient opens the image for the first time, “view once” deletes it, without saving it to a phone. WhatsApp said the feature was aimed at “giving users even more control […]

August 4, 2021

Study: Young Brits prefer online news

Young people are significantly more likely to keep up with news using the Internet, over TV and other sources, according to UK broadcast regulator Ofcom’s annual news consumption report. Nine in 10 younger people aged 16-24 (89 per cent) follow news stories online, compared with under two-thirds (61 per cent) who get their news from […]

July 27, 2021

Research: Euros to see multi-screening

As the sports industry prepares for a very different summer of competition, omnichannel advertising platform Mediaocean has partnered with consumer insight specialist GWI to launch new research to demonstrate how changes in engagement are set to give fans of the forthcoming Euros football tournament the full experience, even without in-person attendance. Speaking to 23,073 sports […]

June 3, 2021

Leeds United in global digital first as players invade WhatsApp

Leeds United has become the first Club in the world to have players represented as emoji-like characters for their supporters to up their messaging game on WhatsApp and iMessage. Fans can now download the FanStickerz app to subscribe to Leeds Utd team packs. Subscribers receive a monthly pack of 16 digital stickers exportable directly to […]

April 8, 2021