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The UK's Channel 4 gives its catch-up TV service 4oD a native Android app

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Channel 4 has finally launched a native Android app for its catch-up TV service 4oD, almost a year-and-a-half after it landed on iPhone for the first time, having previously been available for iPad. As with the iOS incarnation, you can browse content on the Android version over your mobile network...
The UK's Channel 4 gives its catch-up TV service 4oD a native Android app

Mark Rock to quit Audioboo

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Founder to step down as president of audio-sharing service on 1 May after internal tensions at the companyAudioboo founder Mark Rock is to leave the company on the 1 May, the Guardian has learned, after being increasingly sidelined as investors and a new chief executive took over day-to-day management of...
Mark Rock to quit Audioboo

Twitter in 2012: the real story

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The social media site's roundup of top UK trends leaves plenty of scope for misunderstanding. What is really being measured?It's freezing, every packed store is playing dreadful music, and Channel 4 has aired Elf yet again - it can only mean one thing: it's that time of year when every...
Twitter in 2012: the real story

Does Spam Go With That Bargain? Digital Satirists Harass Groupon

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British digital satirists fed up with Groupon's daily email deluge tried to physically deliver spam to the company's London office on British television last night. A video clip of the event on YouTube shows how questionable business practices can come home to roost at the worst moment for a...
Does Spam Go With That Bargain? Digital Satirists Harass Groupon

Channel 4 criticised by Ofcom over Prometheus trailer promotion

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Watchdog says Twitter promotion for film's trailer blurred the lines between editorial and advertisingMedia regulator Ofcom has criticised Channel 4's exclusive airing of the film trailer for Ridley Scott's Prometheus, which used Twitter to publicise viewer feedback, after deciding that it blurred the lines between advertising and editorial.The special promotion...
Channel 4 criticised by Ofcom over Prometheus trailer promotion

A first look at the UK’s long-awaited YouView smart TV service

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A joint venture by some of the UK’s biggest TV and broadband brands, including the BBC, Channel 4, BT and TalkTalk, YouView aims to bring together catch-up TV services together on one platform, but it has faced delay-after-delay over the past couple of years. Founded initially in September 2010, the...
A first look at the UK’s long-awaited YouView smart TV service

iOS 6: what to expect - and not to expect from Apple's WWDC 2012

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What will Apple's Tom Cook reveal about Apple's updates to its iOS operating system, Apple TV and new desktops and laptops?What should you expect in Monday's WWDC keynote from Apple, and what should you not expect? From talking to developers and other sources, here are our predictions.You should get…Apple TV:...
iOS 6: what to expect - and not to expect from Apple's WWDC 2012

Channel 4 second-screen app 4Now to allow real-time viewer interaction

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Advertisers will be able to target ads, with app tapping into popularity of viewers using social media while watching showsChannel 4's second screen app will be called 4Now and will offer viewers real-time votes, games and quizzes - and enable advertisers to target them with interactive ads synchronised with the...
Channel 4 second-screen app 4Now to allow real-time viewer interaction

Media Talk: Dacre at Leveson and Sky News's Twitter policy

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On this week's Media Talk, John Plunkett is joined by Dan Sabbagh to look back on a busy week in the Royal Courts of Justice after 16 phone-hacking cases were settled by News International and the first phase of the Leveson inquiry was concluded. Next Olly Mann pops in to...
Media Talk: Dacre at Leveson and Sky News's Twitter policy
YouView, the UK's next-generation TV service, enters public trials

No timeline for reopening messaging on Habbo, says CEO: “Our safety measures cannot be hurried”

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The CEO of underfire firm Sulake, which owns kid and teen-focused online community Habbo, has said that the site cannot confirm when it will reactive messages between users, after they were closed following reports of sexualised content. All messaging on the site was suspended this week following revelations from a Channel 4 investigation....
No timeline for reopening messaging on Habbo, says CEO: “Our safety measures cannot be hurried”

Sky adds Channel 4′s catch-up TV service 4oD to On Demand and Sky Go

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Sky has announced that Channel 4’s catch-up TV service, 4oD, will be added to On Demand this Monday. Customers of the subscription-based satellite television service will be able to access it for free, provided they have a Sky+HD box connected to the Internet. Channel 4′s video on-demand service offers programming from its entire...
Sky adds Channel 4′s catch-up TV service 4oD to On Demand and Sky Go

Harlem Shake: E4 video helps make Gangnam Style history | Media Monkey

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Fuddy duddy old Monkey has been shockingly slow on the uptake with the Harlem Shake, this month's answer to Gangnam Style in the viral video meme stakes. Thank goodness for those groovy young things at E4, eh?E4Channel 4Television industryDigital mediaInternetUnited StatesMonkeyguardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its...
Harlem Shake: E4 video helps make Gangnam Style history | Media Monkey

Channel 4 using MirriAd technology to digitally paint ads onto Deal or No Deal props

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UK Broadcaster Channel 4 is taking advantage of the change in UK legislation to allow product placement in television programming by working with London-based MirriAd to overlay logos on set props for the game show Deal or No Deal. If you remember, the ban on product placement was lifted in...
Channel 4 using MirriAd technology to digitally paint ads onto Deal or No Deal props

Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic back with video symptom checks

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New series of Channel 4 hit will allow viewers to interact with show's doctors via iPhone app or online health checkerGround-breaking Channel 4 series Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic is to return with a new feature that allows viewers to check their health via iPhone or a video symptom...
Embarrassing Bodies: Live From the Clinic back with video symptom checks

Open door: The readers' editor on... how headlines can be more easily misunderstood online

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On the web, the headline is often all people see, shorn of any context that might be provided by a subheading or a pictureA headline writer must have more than just a knack; he or she "must employ all the arts of compression and allusion to make immediate sense, to...
Open door: The readers' editor on... how headlines can be more easily misunderstood online

Caitlin Moran: 'Twitter is like a virtual Cheers'

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The Times columnist and author talks tweeting, her Channel 4 sitcom and why it's winning that counts at the Press awardsWatch more video from the Press awards hereThe Times columnist and author Caitlin Moran is never lost for words, whether it's in print or on Twitter. And so it proved...
Caitlin Moran: 'Twitter is like a virtual Cheers'

The Ascent of Money - 4oD - Channel 4

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The Ascent of Money - 4oD - Channel 4

Amazon's profits decline 57 per cent

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Amazon failed to meet the expectations of traders this week, announcing that its fourth quarter profits declined 57 per cent. While its shares dropped 8.8 per cent on the announcement, it put the numbers down to a wave of mass expansion.The online retailer announced that its profits had slumped, making...
Amazon's profits decline 57 per cent
TVCatchup Android app leaves beta, offers mobile TV for UK users

Nokia unveils the Lumia 925, its new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone to combat Apple and Samsung

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Nokia has launched the Lumia 925, its new flagship smartphone running the Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system. The Finnish manufacturer has unveiled the device as part of a dedicated Lumia event taking place in London. It has a 4.5-inch AMOLED display – Nokia’s brightest to date, and should be...
Nokia unveils the Lumia 925, its new flagship Windows Phone 8 smartphone to combat Apple and Samsung

Habbo caught up in child sex scandal: Main investor runs for the hills, CEO pledges to ‘tighten security’

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The Kernel this morning reported that Sulake, the Finnish parent company of youth-oriented community site / social game Habbo, is set to receive a lot of heat. According to the tech news site, Channel 4 will broadcast an exposé on the presence of sexually explicit material on the social...
Habbo caught up in child sex scandal: Main investor runs for the hills, CEO pledges to ‘tighten security’

The Observer newspaper arriving on iPad from this Sunday as part of relaunched Guardian app

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For those who like their Sunday papers delivered digitally, you’ll be delighted to hear that The Guardian iPad edition is being relaunched as ‘The Guardian and Observer iPad edition’. The Observer will be available on the app from this coming Sunday, September 16. The Observer content will include the main...
The Observer newspaper arriving on iPad from this Sunday as part of relaunched Guardian app

Let the virtual TV product placement begin

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Channel 4 is set to kickstart a new era in UK TV product placement and a new virtual advertising technology next Tuesday, when it superimposes digital branding in to a gameshow centrepiece. It is tapping MirriAd‘s technology to overlay a PG Tips tea logo on the mug used by thirsty...
Let the virtual TV product placement begin
YouView UK TV service launching later this month, set-top boxes priced at £299

How social media and collaboration are changing the way we eat

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As we reflect on the most recent Social Media Week, one pretty interesting nugget jumped out at us: an event that promised to lift the lid on how social media and collaboration are changing the way we eat and drink. Great British Chefs was the host for the evening, bringing together an...
How social media and collaboration are changing the way we eat

Take that, Viagogo: ‘The Great Ticket Scandal’ gets greenlight from UK high court

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Have you ever bought tickets on a fan-to-fan reselling website? Well, maybe you should cross ‘fan-to-fan’; if the UK’s Channel 4 is to be believed, many of these sellers are not who they think they are. This is what British viewers will discover watching in the next episode of the...
Take that, Viagogo: ‘The Great Ticket Scandal’ gets greenlight from UK high court

Channel 4 To Broadcast Romeo and Juliet Using Twitter

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Channel 4 To Broadcast Romeo and Juliet Using Twitter

Freesat to provide HTML5 YouTube app for UK customers

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British free-to-air satellite television provider Freesat will be allowing users to view YouTube videos through it's set-top box. The app will soon launch on the service under it's web-based On Demand service, and joins existing streaming offerings from the BBC, ITV, and soon Channel 4 and Channel 5.......
Freesat to provide HTML5 YouTube app for UK customers

Habbo exposed as paedophile haven

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Balderton Capital will return its 13 per cent stake in social gaming company Sulake at zero value after learning that one of the company's products, Habbo, is to be engulfed in a child sex scandal by Channel 4....
Habbo exposed as paedophile haven
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