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Snapchat’s Latest Update

This promotional video, by Snapchat, shows off some of the new features that its most recent upgrade allows. Team Snapchat sent the short video out to all of its users late last week. Users then had the option to double tap the clip to upgrade.

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Rise of the Selfie

“Selfie” has been named 2013’s word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries! The word began with humble beginnings, being used as a niche social media tag. Within the last year however, it has gone viral, entering mainstream social media and dominating our day to day lives. The definition of a selfie is “A photograph that […]

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A Picture is Worth 36 Tweets

As the age old expression goes; a picture is worth a thousand words, and with the average word consisting of 5 characters, and tweets limited at 140 characters, a small amount of maths suggests that each picture is worth around 36 tweets. Let’s see how fast that catches on: “A picture is worth 36 tweets” […]

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Social Media Update

Facebook In mid-November, Facebook introduced the new design of like and share buttons. Having seen some positive results already, Facebook has also recently launched the new design for the Follow button and the Like Box plugin. Vine Vine has recently translated their iOS and Android apps into 19 new languages including: ·         Danish ·         Dutch […]

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Google Glass

Google Glass was first released to developers in February 2013, and is scheduled to become available to consumers in early 2014. Google Glass is a wearable computer which has an optical head mounted display (OHMD), developed by Google and being manufactured by Foxconn. Google Glass displays information in a smartphone-like hands-free format that can interact […]

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Fanatix – A New Social Media Network Dedicated to Sports Fans

Created in 2011, Fanatix is a social networking site that is dedicated to sports fans, providing users with the latest sporting stories from around the globe. It was designed by the creators of the “immensely popular” football blog – Caught Offside. Whereas ‘Caught of Side’ specialise in football results and transfer updates; Fanatix pride themselves on […]

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Facebook’s Native app Adverts Hit The Mark

Facebook currently offer different forms of advertising including the usual brand promotions and sponsored adverts; however their latest type of advert, ‘Native App Advertising’, has had some positive responses. Native app advertising is explained by Facebook as ‘Mobile Ads for Apps’ and is designed to aid mobile app developers expand their business. Native app advertising […]

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Facebook Nearby

With so many competitors popping up everywhere, firms are forced one of two ways; either towards a niche market or aiming for total availability and a vast product selection. Facebook is doing the latter as its new service ‘Facebook Nearby’ incorporates the concept of existing businesses like Yelp and Foresquare- threatening their existence.   Facebook […]

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Mobile gambling set to boom – are you ready?

  Casinos, Lotteries & Betting 2012-2017 report predicts mobile will move from a retentive to acquisitive channel   Global annual wager via mobile handsets and Tablets will rise to $100bn by 2017, from less than $20bn last year, according to a report from Juniper Research. That surge will be helped along by a rise in social […]

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2012 – Social betting…have you thought about the opportunities?

  With one of the biggest sporting events to ever come to the UK  is set to launch in a year where consumers are becoming more bet savvy and trends continue to lean in favour of peer-to-peer, social and novelty bets. In just 24 weeks an estimated audience of one billion will be tuning in […]

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