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Mvine 6.0 keeps Music Balloon flying high

Music Balloon, a social media network for music fans, has moved to version 6.0 of the Mvine social business platform, which was released last week. Music Balloon has been an Mvine user for almost two years. The platform provides it with content sharing, forums and digital content management as well as in-built business intelligence. In addition, Mvine provides expert consultancy ... Read More »


IT Leaders Club The IT Leaders Dining Club is an exclusive, invitation-only organisation comprising the UK’s top CIOs, CTOs and other technologists and business leaders. Date: 02 Mar 2016 London Read More »

Microsoft finalises Skype acquisition for £5.3bn

Microsoft has finalised its acquisition of internet communications company Skype for $8.5bn (£5.3bn). The acquisition, which was originally announced in May, was approved by both brands. Related articles The closure of the acquisition follows a statement from the European Commission saying there are no competition concerns; it therefore cleared the deal. However, there continue to be outstanding reviews of the ... Read More »

Tim Berners-Lee slams Twitter’s ‘negativity and bullying’; suggests new ‘constructive’ social networks now required

Sir Tim Berners-Lee has slammed troubled social network Twitter, saying he “wonders about the way it’s made” as the site seems to promote “negativity and bullying” instead of “constructive criticism and harmony”. Berners-Lee, speaking at the launch of Jessica Yu’s film about the birth of the internet – – at Utah’s Sundance Film Festival last week, added further weight ... Read More »

Analysis: EU data-sharing projects show early promise

Vice-president of the European Commission Neelie Kroes is never short of things to say, but the constant flow of words masks a digital agenda which, despite lofty ambitions, has seen slow progress to date. Pushing standardised e-government services across member states, along with the ICT system interoperability to support those services, has been a big focus for the EU for ... Read More »

Environment Agency to spend up to £25m on outsourced contact centre

Internet of Things data deluge could lead to security concerns, warns report Read More »

Microsoft launches social network, – quietly

Microsoft has belatedly (and quietly) joined the social network revolution with the launched of, a “sharing” website designed by Microsoft Research FUSE Labs. The company says that the site is very much an experiment, intended for students to network and share information. Microsoft had inadvertently revealed that it was working on the initiative when it was accidentally published to ... Read More »

Facebook launches app store to rival Google and Apple

Details of 650,000 JD Wetherspoon customers potentially stolen by hackers Read More » connects to Twitter ‘firehose’ and Twitter have announced a ‘global strategic alliance’ to connect Salesforce’s Radian6 social media monitoring platform to Twitter’s ‘firehose’ of public tweets. The deal will enable Radian6 subscribers to analyse more than 400 million tweets that are generated every day on Twitter. The deal is specifically intended to enable Radian6 customers to monitor comments made about them on the ... Read More »

Tesco acquires Spotify-like music site We7 for £10.8m

Alphabet will ‘push the envelope’ as a tech venture capital firm, claims Google’s Larry Page Read More »

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