festive period

festive period

Apple posts iPad mini Christmas ad spot highlighting device's features and benefits of FaceTime

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Apple has published its Christmas-themed iPad TV commercial which emphasizes the use of FaceTime for keeping in touch with family and loved ones over the festive period and the smaller device’s features. The ad itself — spotted by MacStories — features a young girl who uses FaceTime to play the...
Apple posts iPad mini Christmas ad spot highlighting device's features and benefits of FaceTime

Jeff Bezos | MediaGuardian 100 2012

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The Amazon founder continues to innovate, taking the battle to Apple, Netflix and Google in the digital marketplaceJob: founder and chief executive, AmazonAge: 48Industry: digital media and online retail2011 ranking: 12Almost 20 years after he launched Amazon in his Seattle garage, Jeff Bezos's fervour to innovate and stay one step...
Jeff Bezos | MediaGuardian 100 2012

Charities must make the most of smartphone and tablet technology

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Charities need to ensure their donation processes are optimised for smartphones or they risk alienating supportersA recent article by Zoe Amar for the Guardian Voluntary Sector Network was a clarion call that chimed with our own mantras about the role technology has to play in growing giving.We've spent the last...
Charities must make the most of smartphone and tablet technology

Merry Christmas from Google: Employees get to choose from a free Chromebook, Motorola RAZR M or Nexus 7

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Every year, just before the company closes for the festive period, Google likes to give its employees a little something for Christmas, just to say thank you for all their hard work. Last year, Google gave staff one of its Galaxy Nexus smartphones (with customised back covers), a gift that came from...
Merry Christmas from Google: Employees get to choose from a free Chromebook, Motorola RAZR M or Nexus 7

Report shows January was stellar for apps: 12% more downloads, 59% lower marketing costs

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January was a blockbuster month for US app developers, as app downloads in the country increased by 12 percent and the cost of acquiring new users fell by 59 percent, according to new data from mobile app marketer Fiksu. The firm found that app download rates were through the roof, peaking...
Report shows January was stellar for apps: 12% more downloads, 59% lower marketing costs

Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

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Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core marketsThe number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers.Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK...
Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

BSkyB lands exclusive access to all 8 Harry Potter films, just in time for Christmas

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Last month, we reported that UK satellite broadcaster BSkyB (Sky) had signed a new movie deal with Warner Bros., which granted the News Corp.-backed company exclusive access to movies six months after their run ends in cinemas. Well, it seems this exclusive partnership is extending far beyond recently-released flicks, as...
BSkyB lands exclusive access to all 8 Harry Potter films, just in time for Christmas

Amazon extends its free Super Saver shipping by two days, now ends December 18

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In the build up to the festive period, online retail giant Amazon had already announced free Super Saver shipping for those looking to procure some last-minute gifts. While the original date had been set at December 16, this has now been extended by a further two days, which will see...
Amazon extends its free Super Saver shipping by two days, now ends December 18
Twitter will give $1 in Ads for Good to @RedCross for every tweet with the #Tweet4Good hashtag this month

The Nutcracker's 120th anniversary celebrated in Google doodle

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Wildly popular ballet first performed in St Petersburg on 18 December 1892Google has celebrated the 120th anniversary of the Nutcracker with a doodle depicting scenes from the ballet.The ballet, scored by Tchaikovsky and set around Christmas, was first performed at the Mariinsky theatre in St Petersburg on 18 December 1892,...
The Nutcracker's 120th anniversary celebrated in Google doodle
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