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Snickers Twitter campaign cleared by ad watchdog

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ASA clears marketing drive involving Katie Price and Rio Ferdinand tweeting about chocolate barA campaign by Snickers paying Katie Price and Rio Ferdinand to tweet about the chocolate bar has been cleared of breaking UK advertising rules, in the first ruling by the ad watchdog involving marketing on Twitter.Mars, the...
Snickers Twitter campaign cleared by ad watchdog

Police officer arrested in Facebook 'trolling' case

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West Midlands officer detained after victim of harassment went to court to force Facebook to reveal details of her abusersA man arrested over claims that he tormented a woman with abusive online messages is a serving police officer.Nicola Brookes, 45, from Brighton, East Sussex, made a complaint of online harassment...
Police officer arrested in Facebook 'trolling' case

Viral Video Chart: Star Wars v Sesame Street, Olly Murs, dogs v One Direction

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Watch Chewbacca go head to head with Cookie Monster and a barking take on a boyband hit in our online clip rundownIt's battle of the cover versions this week, as two takes on Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen - this summer's Rebecca Black? - go head to head. First...
Viral Video Chart: Star Wars v Sesame Street, Olly Murs, dogs v One Direction

Tulisa's Twitter appeal has whiff of disaster | Media Monkey

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The X Factor judge Tulisa may have thought she was harnessing the power of social media when she asked her 3 million Twitter followers to suggest names for her new perfume. "So my new perfume is comming [sic] out very soon and im stuck for a name," she tweeted. "You...
Tulisa's Twitter appeal has whiff of disaster | Media Monkey

Science Weekly podcast: X Factor for scientists – FameLab

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This week on Science Weekly we look at science communication and public engagement. FameLab is an international competition to find the next generation of David Attenboroughs, Brian Coxes and Robert Winstons, in which contestants make short presentations on a subject of their choice in front of a panel of judges....
Science Weekly podcast: X Factor for scientists – FameLab

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
Pajamas that Read Your Child a Bedtime Story Are Perfect for Parents Who Hate Their Kids

Mobile TV Apps Shazam, IntoNow Reveal Super Bowl Plans

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When people watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, they may notice something different about the ads — many of them will be touting a new way to interact with the advertised brands. Shazam, an app that allows people to connect with extra TV content by listening to a few seconds...
Mobile TV Apps Shazam, IntoNow Reveal Super Bowl Plans
Simon Cowell and YouTube launch 'The You Generation' global talent competition

Must-Tweet TV: How The Pioneers Of Social Television Turn Viewers Into VIPs

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Throughout the succinct two-year history of social television, successes and failures have taught practitioners three valuable lessons. In fact, these lessons apply to practitioners in any major medium (radio, film, television, journalism). Keep It Organic As you know by now, the golden rule of social media is to deliver value...
Must-Tweet TV: How The Pioneers Of Social Television Turn Viewers Into VIPs

On the anniversary of iTunes, has the owner-ship sailed?

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It's a decade since iTunes store was born and changed our music consumption habits. Cameron Farrelly from pd3 asks what we can expect in the next 10 years and if it will even be necessary to own music in the next 10 yearsOver the last 10 years, innovative digital services...
On the anniversary of iTunes, has the owner-ship sailed?

Geri Halliwell brings her own special magic to Twitter

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The X Factor guest judge is delighting her followers with handwritten messagesLast year, Gary Barlow's new role on The X Factor's UK judging panel resulted in his joining Twitter, and when the show launched in the US Simon Cowell also registered an official account. It makes sense: if you're going...
Geri Halliwell brings her own special magic to Twitter

Former American Idol Judge Simon Cowell Is Hunting For The Next Steve Jobs

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Simon Cowell, the infamous former judge of American Idol and current X Factor judge, is now hunting for a new kind of talent. Cowell and rapper Will.i.am are working on a UK-based project which the pair call "X Factor for Tech." Their mission: to find the next Mark Zuckerberg or...
Former American Idol Judge Simon Cowell Is Hunting For The Next Steve Jobs

Steve Jones Officially Out of X Factor USA

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Steve Jones, the handsome Welsh who hosted the first season of X Factor USA, is officially out of the picture. He will not be returning for the second season of the show, he just announced on his Twitter. Speculation about whether Jones would get his contract renewed started even before...
Steve Jones Officially Out of X Factor USA

No medals for the Twitter twits who can't tell a spoof from a true story

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Our media commentator and Channel 8 boss tackles the bulging online postbag over his Olympics columnTo: All staff, Channel 8From: Rupert Sawyer, chief executive of Channel 8Subject: Well done to all those in the post roomDear staff,What a lot of bother over nothing you've had to endure at Channel 8...
No medals for the Twitter twits who can't tell a spoof from a true story

Sony and Simon Cowell intro X-Factor-themed MDR-X10, celebrity headphones officially jump the shark for $300

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We're still wrapping our heads around this, but Sony and Simon Cowell have officially decided to join the celebrity-endorsed headphone bandwagon. Dubbed as the MDR-X10, the X-Factor-themed cans are certainly late to the party, but the vibrant red and silver color theme will ensure they get noticed -- and...
Sony and Simon Cowell intro X-Factor-themed MDR-X10, celebrity headphones officially jump the shark for $300

Alleged LulzSec hacker may escape extradition to US

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Ryan Cleary, 20, indicted by grand jury in Los Angeles of hacking into sites, could avoid extradition if tried in UK courtsRyan Cleary, a 20-year-old allegedly linked to the activities of the LulzSec hacking collective, could escape extradition to the US on charges of computer misuse if he is tried...
Alleged LulzSec hacker may escape extradition to US

Cheryl Cole voices the wrong tune | Media Monkey

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Cheryl Cole is a big fan of a Saturday night talent show that is gripping the nation. The Daily Star reports that not entirely surprisingly, perhaps – given her unfortunate exit from the US version of Simon Cowell's The X Factor – it is not Cowell's other ITV1 show, Britain's...
Cheryl Cole voices the wrong tune | Media Monkey

LulzSec: what they did, who they were and how they were caught

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From May 2011, the hackers targeted organisations, including the FBI, around the world - now many group members face jailEarly in May 2011, Fox.com was targeted by a new hacking group which had been formed in private online chatrooms of the hacking collective Anonymous. They called themselves LulzSec - a...
LulzSec: what they did, who they were and how they were caught

There is Now a Reality Show to Find the Next Big Tech Entrepreneur

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This man certainly looks qualified and capable of finding the next great American entrepreneur. (Photo: Deadline) It’s the news no one in tech has been waiting for with bated breath. Hot on the heels of the announcement that Bravo’s Silicon Valley Start-ups will debut Monday, November 5th during primetime, a new tech...
There is Now a Reality Show to Find the Next Big Tech Entrepreneur
Tweet broadcaster Mass Relevance gets set to open London office on back of rapid growth

Jermain Defoe keeps it mum on Twitter

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Jermain Defoe may be in the tabloid spotlight after The X Factor Winner Alexandra Burke sent him flirty tweets. But now the England and Spurs striker has hit the headlines for an altogether more embarrassing reason: his mum reportedly vets his Twitter posts. The Daily Star says he told Radio...
Jermain Defoe keeps it mum on Twitter

UK woman wins High Court Order for Facebook to reveal troll IP addresses

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In the first case of its kind in the UK, Nicola Brookes has won the right to uncover the identities of trolls that have been harassing her around the Web. In a High Court order, Facebook is now to reveal the IP addresses of the people involved in abusing her....
UK woman wins High Court Order for Facebook to reveal troll IP addresses
Bob on Twitter, Bo on Facebook, and BJ on Pinterest are all one guy. CrowdTwist helps you sell to him

NDS' Surfaces turns your wall into a TV, or a TV into a wall... one of those two

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Remember the wall that was also a television in Total Recall? That's the inspiration behind Surfaces -- a concept device produced by British cable mavens NDS. Abandoning the idea of a single screen, the company mounted six displays into a wall that offers up TV and internet content when...
NDS' Surfaces turns your wall into a TV, or a TV into a wall... one of those two

TV looks to new era of interactive game shows to lure the Facebook generation

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The Million Pound Drop and The Bank Job are proving a bit hit with internet audiences, but it is the data collected from online players which is making advertisers take noticeLive interactive game shows, where viewers compete with on-screen contestants, are the key to persuading the Facebook generation to watch...
TV looks to new era of interactive game shows to lure the Facebook generation

Roku picks up financing from BSkyB, News Corp and more, keeps eye on the premium streaming crown

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The little media streamer company that could, Roku, has gained some powerful friends in its latest round of financing, with $45 million in funds coming from the likes of BSkyB, News Corp and another partner who would prefer to remain nameless at this time, as well as previous investors...
Roku picks up financing from BSkyB, News Corp and more, keeps eye on the premium streaming crown

Matthew Newtron to host Aust X Factor http://is.gd/cvKRj wasn't he accused of bashing a girlfriend? #epicfail

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Matthew Newtron to host Aust X Factor http://is.gd/cvKRj wasn't he accused of bashing a girlfriend? #epicfail

Top 20 technology articles of 2012: nickels, iPhones, dogs, Samsung and Pi

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The stats are in, so here's the rundown on the 20 most-read articles from last year. Killing internet memes turns out to be the most profitable thing you can do (in terms of attracting attention)Yes, it's 2013 and you're back at work (or soon will be). But even so there's...
Top 20 technology articles of 2012: nickels, iPhones, dogs, Samsung and Pi

Paula, Nicole & Steve Out At 'The X Factor'

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UPDATE 3: Although Fox has still not had an official comment, Paula Abdul has now confirmed her departure from "X Factor." Her statement: "Yes, it's true; I won't be returning to The X Factor next season. I've learned through my longevity in this industry that business decisions often times override...
Paula, Nicole & Steve Out At 'The X Factor'
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