If you can’t resist using your tablet or smart-phone while watching television, you’re not alone. A recent study by Nielsen showed nearly 80 per cent of Britons are ‘second screen multi-taskers’ (SSMTs) to use the industry jargon. Tablet, e-reader and smart-phone sales are booming, so if you haven’t already got one, you may be hoping [...]
‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. His hands can’t hit what his eyes can’t see’. It has got to be one of the best sound bites ever. I was delighted to learn that Muhammad Ali is expected to lead a procession of sporting legends at the London 2012 Opening Ceremony this evening. I [...]
The unmentionable sporting event in Londinium this summer would be nothing without the athletes who take part and the public who support them around the world. It will be a tragedy if the event (now and in future) ends up being the sole preserve of big global brands, overrun with corporate hospitality boxes and sponsors’ [...]
US company Phonedog made headlines following its decision to sue ex-employee Noah Kravitz for around $370,000 after he left the company. But why? Mr Kravitz tweeted for Phonedog under the title @Phonedog_Noah, building up a sizeable following. According to reports, Phonedog is now seeking damages from Mr Kravitz of $2.50 (£1.60) per user per month, [...]
Zuckerberg’s ‘social mission’ will clash with advertisers and investors looking for ever higher returns on their investment. Facebook’s initial public offering (IPO) eventually raised £16bn, making the great Zuckerberg sell-off even more lucrative than Google’s initial share offering in 2004. It is easy to get starry eyed over Facebook’s big numbers – 900 million monthly [...]
From a blank sheet of paper to a fully fledged £2.5bn investment company in six months, being a founding member of the £2.5bn Business Growth Fund was fast, furious and fun.
The folks over at the BBC, ITV and Sky won’t like me saying this, but these days anyone with a pocket camcorder or a mobile phone can become a ‘broadcaster’…
In any average week over 52 million Brits (92% of the population) spend 26 hours watching their favourite programmes on television. Not content with dominating the internet, Google (which owns YouTube) now wants to control our living room televisions too. YouTube’s newly launched ‘Leanback’ service
Restructuring requires clear leadership, meticulous planning, superb people management and excellent internal communications. The public sector has always done these things terribly badly.
With a mission to fight poverty world-wide Christian Aid is using social media to lobby, gain support and keep supporters informed of its work..