Social Media and Privacy

Social media prompt Congress to revisit online privacy legislation
Boston Globe
Now with data trollers creating huge libraries of digital profiles and teenagers often oblivious to the consequences of sharing their lives online, privacy advocates contend the need to broaden the law is urgent. “As Facebook goes public, it's obvious ...

Boston Globe

Motorola Mobility Showcases the Evolution of TV and a Smart, Simple Connected ...

MarketWatch (press release)
"Today, Motorola is once again at the forefront of the next big media revolution, creating the enabling technologies for tomorrow's digital lifestyle." EVOLVING TV THROUGH SMART SOFTWARE Motorola unveiled its early vision for converged media experiences ...

YouTube's April video usage up 55% over 2011
Digital media companies like YouTube and Yahoo have yet to see how much they will have increased their ad base by upping the quality of their video content recently. But as monthly video data released by comScore shows, ...

How to Engage Fans on Facebook with a New Timeline Approach Shared in Online ...
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Austin, TX (PRWEB) May 19, 2012 Today's article said finding out how to engage fans on Facebook has been an ongoing struggle since the social media giant began growing into one of the most-visited sites in the world.

TV industry's smitten by social networking sites
Times of India
Many channels have taken a step further to cash in on the new media advantage by integrating social networking platform to their own websites wherein a TV enthusiast may log in to facebook or twitter on the respective website itself too leave a comment ...

Hyundai re-ups for Super Bowl; takes shot at GM
Detroit Free Press
By Fred Meier As soon as General Motors said this week that it would quit paid ads on Facebook, Ford was on Twitter saying it has doubled-down on social and digital media -- and hinted in a tweet that GM just didn't know how to use new social media.

Popular, but have you Klout?
The Australian
RUNNING late for a flight last week, comedian and TV writer Dan Ilic decided to test his social media influence. The social media user tweeted: "Hey @VirginAustralia I'm running late to catch my 1300 to SYD from MEL . . . Help!

Social media and a new 'opportunity'
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
The profession: Social media directors are really in charge of creating buzz in the digital world about a product, business, organization or causes. It is also about communicating with customers and potential customers through social networks such as ...

1 Key Metric to Watch for's Future
Even with annual revenues of $51 billion, the online shopping giant continues to grow at a blistering clip, shaking up industries like retail, publishing, and digital media and challenging rivals as varied as Apple (NAS: AAPL) , Netflix (NAS: NFLX) ...

TV: no longer the drug of the people

The Japan Times
Out of the picture: Despite the conversion to digital broadcasting and gimmicks such as 3-D TV, sales of televisions continue to decline in Japan. KYODO That sounds like good news for consumers, but it's also a clear indication of how desperate the ...

The Japan Times

Social Media & Digital Marketing Engagement Gap
Business 2 Community
Only a quarter of agencies, marketers and publishers are engaged in cross-channel digital marketing and a scant 15% on average do real-time interactive marketing. So what is preventing marketers from being in sync with user behavior online?

New CCK Levy to Subsidise TV Boxes
By Winfred Kagwe, 18 May 2012 Broadcasters and other players in the communication industry may have to assist consumers to buy signal converter devices to enable full migration from analogue to digital broadcasting. The Communications Commission of ...

Digital music player Spotify considers Dublin for their new location
Their potential new offices will join with Google, Facebook and Zynga, among other digital media platforms with major offices in Ireland's capital. Last year Twitter confirmed that they would locate their international headquarters in Dublin.

TCL Multimedia Surged to Top Five Global LCD TV Market Share, and Expected to ...
EIN News (press release)
Its TV market share in the PRC Market was 18.1%, driving its ranking up to No. 1 from No. 2 in 2011. Its LCD TV market share in the PRC Market was 17.5%, pushing its ranking up to No. 2 from No.3 in 2011. It is the first time a Chinese TV enterprise ...

Teens Text More Than Adults, But They're Still Just Teens
While it's true that teens incorporate social media into many facets of their lives, and that they face new pressures their parents didn't—from cyber-bullying to fearmongering over “online predators”—the core elements of high-school life are ...


NRL unlikely to break $1bn
The Australian
THE new Australian Rugby League Commission has set an ambitious target of more than $1 billion for its TV rights. A benchmark based, no doubt, on the huge $1.25bn Australian Football League deal completed last year. The NRL has a lot to learn from the ...

Facebook Timeline Questions Answered in Digital Marketer's RAW Training
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
"Facebook Timeline for Marketers: Everything You Need to Know to Make the Switch" takes the research and analysis Digital Marketer excels in and applies it to aiding marketers in their social media approach. It helps make the right adjustments, ...

Etisalat to cut broadband internet rates by up to 50%; landline rates by 30%
Emirates 24/7
He revealed plans by etisalat to introduce what he described as the “smart land telephone” before the end of this month, adding the facility would enable subscribers to access internet, including Facebook. “This phone will also allow users to make ...

After IPO, Facebook may go shopping
The News Journal
Still, it's unlikely Facebook will just build up a portfolio of content companies, said Rebecca Lieb, a digital- media analyst at Altimeter Group in New York. The social network will probably continue to let such providers run on its platform while ...

I Want My Pee-TV: Switzerland Hooks Up Video Units To Urinals
In Zurich, you just need to press a button and the displays on the waterless pissoirs show not only ads but Internet videos, news, traffic and weather reports. The system, called “Pinkel-TV” in German, makes it possible for “advertisers to reach an ...


App scans faces of bar-goers to guess age, gender
Privacy experts say social media has played a major role in making it easier to attach a face to a name. "Ten years ago if I walked down the street and took a picture of someone I didn't know, there was little I could do to find out who that person was ...

The Growth of Online Video Content in the UK
Business 2 Community
By Neil Davidson, Published May 19, 2012 A leader in measuring digital media has recently released some statistics revealing the extent of online video consumption in the UK in January 2012. comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR) made known that in January, ...

NASCAR and Twitter joining forces to bring fans even closer to the action
LAT PHOTOGRAPHIC - Brad Keselowski has been on the cutting edge of social media. He gained more than 100000 followers on Twitter after tweeting during a break at the Daytona 500 in February. NASCAR and Twitter announced on Friday a unique digital ...

How to promote your brands on social network
Stock Market Digital
Social media is a power tool which can be used creatively and strategically to promote your brand. Stock Market Digital describes how you can do it Social media is today's most powerful and the most modern branding tool. Promoting your brand through ...

Time Warner Cable customers finally get access to HBO GO
As detailed on the Time Warner Cable's Untangled blog, subscribers to Time Warner Cable can now access the HBO GO application on the Xbox 360, Roku set-top boxes and Samsung Internet-connected televisions. Customers of the company's cable television ...

London 2012: BBC Announces Most Comprehensive Digital Coverage Ever
Press Release Rocket (press release)
With the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games the BBC have announced their plans for digitalcoverage of the events. The BBC will be broadcasting live coverage of every single event throughout the day and are able to use digital TV technology to give ...

Does exile on CBBC prove Blue Peter has finally lost its appeal for the young?
Professor Karen Lury, of Glasgow University's Film and TV Studies Department, agrees. “I'm not sure moving it off mainstream television means anything for a lot of audiences now because they'll find it, wherever it is,” she says.


Former Chattanoogan does special effects for blockbuster films
Chattanooga Times Free Press
Interest in the digital-media field also came early for Gerlach, his family said. It was fueled by having lots of hands-on experience: helping his family edit wedding videos for clients, interning for a former Web production company at 12 years old and ...

Chattanooga Times Free Press

I don't think the print publications deliver on the net very well: Adi Ignatius
Business Standard (blog)
Do you think print media across the world been able to exploit the potential of the net yet? Or for that matter the entire digital platform? I don't think the print publications deliver on the net very well. However, the tablets, the iPads represent a ...

Film fund, fam tours boost biz
Bill sets up a film fund of some $12 million to allow a 40% cash rebate on production-related expenses and a 20% cash rebate on expenses in catering, transport and lodgings for film and TV-movie location shoots in the country.


How Nvidia's Kepler chips could end PCs and tablets as we know them
On stage at its GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, Nvidia had one person on an iPad gaming head to head with another on a new LG TV using a service called Gaikai. The demo game was Hawken, a mech-oriented title that isn't even in market yet.

Lovelorn men paying strangers to pose as online girlfriends
Newstrack India
Melbourne, May 20 (ANI): Lovesick men are paying strangers to pose as their girlfriends online, with some digital dames costing only 2.50 dollars a week, it has been revealed. Customers shop around for the girl of their dreams at sites, ...

'Clicktivism isn'ta replacement for boots-on-the-ground activism – but it does ...
MUCH HAS BEEN said about the Kony 2012 campaign which saw almost 90 million people watch a video online – the most ever in that new-found film category, the viral. The makers of the video, Invisible Children, came under fire for being too simplistic in ...

44 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed
By Matt Petronzio
Catch up on the latest digital media resources with our weekly features roundup. ... 44 Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed · Matt Petronzio May 19, 2012 by Matt Petronzio 4. Like Tweet +1 Share Pin It Share ...
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The Four Most Underhyped Trends In Social TV | TechCrunch
By Jeremy Toeman
Jeremy has over 11 years experience in the convergence of digital media, mobile entertainment, social entertainment, social TV and consumer technology working with companies like SlingMedia, Mediabolic, Boxee, Clicker, VUDU, and more. Follow him on Twitter@jtoeman. ... Did you know that many cable/satellite/telephone providers have created APIs to communicate and/or control their set top boxes over either home networks and/or the Internet? That's right, the dinosaurs who ...

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