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Netflix launches Fast Laughs on mobiles

Netflix has launched a new Fast Laughs feature for mobile devices. The feature offers a feed of comedy clips from the streaming platform’s catalogue including films (Murder Mystery), series (Big Mouth), sitcoms (The Crew) and stand-up from comedians like Kevin Hart and Ali Wong. Users can access the feed through their bottom navigation menu by […]

March 4, 2021By Nik Roseveare extends audience reach with WhatsApp

Audience engagement specialist has updated its cloud-based social and content management platform, Bee-On, featuring the integration of WhatsApp, which enables users to interact and engage with audiences on the app-based messaging platform. The latest features will also include improved graphics timeline management, advanced Twitter trends and a new user-support platform to accompany’s gold-standard […]

December 15, 2020

Research: Arab countries form top 5 VPN adopters

According to data from the Atlas VPN research team, VPN (Virtual Private Network) downloads reached 134 million in 2020 H1, taking 85 selected countries into account. VPN is best described as a service that hides the user’s real IP address and encrypts their online traffic. As a result, these changes prevent third parties such as […]

October 28, 2020

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 calls and get online on the move. The report reveals marked differences in how people used their phones before and during the initial Covid-19 lockdown […]

October 8, 2020

INCA: UK broadband resilient during lockdown

As the UK gradually emerges from lockdown imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the performance of its broadband networks in the face of swelled demand has been praised by the national independent networks’ organisation. The Independent Networks Cooperative Association (INCA) also commended the independent networks industry and its workforce – the #connectivitychampions – for […]

June 26, 2020By Colin Mann

Ofcom: Social video app usage surges in lockdown

UK adults spent a quarter of their waking day online during lockdown – a record high – according to research from Ofcom. During April, adults spent an average of four hours a day online, up from three-and-a-half in September 2019, the communications watchdog reported. Seven in 10 people made video calls at least once a […]

June 24, 2020

Forecast: Instagram to overtake Twitter as news source

Instagram looks set to overtake Twitter as a news source. The usage of the photo-sharing social media app as a news source has doubled since 2018, according to the 2020 Reuters Institute Digital News report. The trend is strongest among young people, with

June 16, 2020

BBC World Service calls for access to chat apps

The Director of the BBC World Service Group Jamie Angus has called on chat apps to open their platforms to trusted news sources like the BBC, as part of the global effort to counter misinformation during the global Covid-19 crisis. Speaking to the Media Masters podcast, Angus said: “WhatsApp has allowed the WHO to publish […]

June 4, 2020