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Brands still weighing up advantages of new Twitter video app Vine

    On the 24 th of January 2013, Vine, a new Twitter-based iPhone app was launched on the iTunes website. An number of leading brands including ASOS, Tate and...

YouTube, not TV, the medium of choice for a new generation of British media talent

    In 2005, YouTube didn’t exist. Television pretty much had the monopoly on attention in the living room mainly because there was significantly less choice of...

British developer King.com's cross-platform strategy puts it on top of Facebook's games castle

This week it has been reported that British casual social games developer King.com has usurped US giant Zynga's crown at the top of Facebook's games chart. According to AppData the...

Latest from Nintendo: a corporate restructures in a convergent world

    Nintendo has a great track record of innovation throughout gaming history. For example, Nintendo were the first organisation to include an analog stick on a...

Set top boxes to solve the problem of streaming content to our TVs

  As the television industry continues to rapidly upgrade across hardware, software and content, consumers have become wary about investing in new technology that may become...

Research suggests readers still want to turn crisp, bound pages

Since the launch of the Amazon Kindle some five years ago the general consensus has been that as with music, photographs and maps, books would also become the next victim of disruptive...

The approaching future of the games industry

  Bigger, better and far more immersive. With Nintendo's launch of the Wii U in November and Microsoft and Sony both expected to pitch in with successors to the Xbox 360 and...

An Opportunity in the Creative Industries

This post is submitted by John Whatmore.   Such is the power of e-mail, Facebook and Twitter that we get drawn by them into a world of instant action and re-action. And we miss...

A report from our briefing event in London

On Tuesday this week we held the last in our mini-series of briefings around Challenge 3 of the Convergence In A Digital Landscape feasibility study fund . Last week I reported back from our...

And a brief report from Belfast

Reposted from Turner Hopkins .   So, I left Sarah as she headed off from Liverpool back down to London for a few days of GEP meetings and along with CI KTN's genius...

A brief report from Liverpool

Reposted from the Turner Hopkins blog .   I've mentioned our little mini-tour with the Creative Industries KTN, promoting the upcoming Technology Strategy Board's...

Some convergence questions

So... next week I'll be in Liverpool and Belfast , and the week after in London , helping to promote the upsoming third "challenge" in this year's TSB convergence R&D...

Some thoughts on convergence 2: Are the decision makers just a little too old?

  I said I'd get round to demographics, and I specifically want to talk about age. Now, I write this as a 45-year old, not an angry young man, but let me start with a double...

Some thoughts on convergence. 1: We were promised jetpacks

As I'm sure anyone reading this knows by now, this year has so far seen two stages, or rather, "challenges", in a three-stage TSB funding round for feasibility studies around...

Youview to Miss Olympics?

According to a quote in the FT, it might: “It has missed the whole point – to have it up and running for the Olympics,” says Ian Maude, an analyst at Enders. “It...

Monterosa Partners With Zeebox On New Self-Serve Second Screen Service For Creative Industries

UK Play-along TV Veterans Monterosa is entering into a strategic partnership with Social TV start-up zeebox that will give broadcasters, producers and brands early access to Monterosa's new...

80 Per Cent of UK Tablet Owners Use Tablet While Watching TV - 25 Per Cent Daily

Whether to check email or to look up program or product information, watching TV while using a tablet or smartphone is becoming more and more prolific according to a Q4 2011 Nielsen survey of...

Social TV - The Digital Water Cooler

What is Social TV, and where are we now in the development curve in 2012? What does it mean for the business models of the current industry and what challenges lie ahead? This article...

Google launches facility in East London's Tech City

Google has joined other brands such as Deloitte and Telefonica and launched a facility to help mentor startups in London's East side tech cluster also known as Silicon Roundabout. The...

UK Technology Strategy Board To Invest Up To £1.8m In Feasibility Projects For Convergence In A Digital Landscape

The Technology Strategy Board is to invest up to £1.8m in feasibility projects that address the converged nature of the digital landscape in a fresh programme will be delivered in three...
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