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‘Interest targeting’ and how Twitter is #winning the social media advertising battle

Twitter will soon allow businesses to target advertising at users according to their specific interests, the microblogging site has revealed. Currently, promoted Tweets appear in the feeds of a wide cross-section of users, but the new type of advertising will allow potential customers to be specifically targeted, in the hope that users with a relevant interest will be more curious ... Read More »

H4cked Off: The strange world of ‘personal’ Facebook adverts

Dell-EMC – how many other similar-sized mergers have worked, asks Nimble’s Ajay Singh Read More »

Ceefax – the original ‘information superhighway’ – closes tonight

Ceefax, the original “information superhighway”, will cease to exist on Wednesday when the last analogue television signal in the UK is switched off. Arising out of a brainstorming session at the BBC in the early 1970s, the pioneering teletext service was soft-launched 38 years ago on 23 September 1974, publishing just 30 pages. It worked by transmitting the data in ... Read More »

Twitter apologises for password resets after security breach

ISIL ‘doing their best’ to use the internet to kill UK citizens, warns Osborne as he pledges to double cyber crime funding Read More »

MPs warn on ‘chilling effect’ of proposed anti-trolling law

Legislation designed to deal with internet trolling could have a “chilling effect” on online freedoms, MPs and Lords have warned. The Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) has published its report on the upcoming Defamation Bill ahead of its committee stage in the House of Lords which begins on 17 December. Under the proposed legislation, social media websites such as ... Read More »

OnLive cloud gaming: Back from the dead with a smart outlook

Author: Peter Gothard Source: Computing | 18 Jan 2013 Categories: Product | Multimedia | Internet Tags: Cloud computing | Streaming video | Onlive In August 2012, struggling online streaming games startup OnLive took its final nosedive. Founded in… Read More »

Social media use by SMEs to see significant growth by 2014

Reckitt Benckiser keen to invest in the Internet of Things Read More »

Twitter warns that hackers will continue to target the media

TalkTalk hack: 156,959 customers confirmed to have had details accessed Read More »

Yahoo to buy Tumblr for $1.1bn

Yahoo has concluded a $1.1bn (£725m) deal to acquire Tumblr, the microblogging and social networking website, which achieved revenues of just $13m (£8.56m) in its last financial year. The deal is the largest undertaken by Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer since she took the helm of the company in July 2012. The aim is to acquire a wider social media presence, ... Read More »

Google in talks with media companies over streaming TV channels

TfL appoints 12 suppliers onto its IT solutions framework including CSC, Infosys, Sopra Steria Read More »

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