The new Xbox gaming console, which will be unveiled today, has produced 66,000 more online conversations than the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the Facebook phone operating system combined, in the month leading up to its launch, according to global social media monitoring software provider Synthesio. By Catriona Oldershaw.more
A decade ago, the music world was reeling from the effects of Napster, the file-sharing website which was shut down amid growing legal battles. Apple’s iTunes service provided a solid income stream for labels and a user-friendly experience for consumers. By Gregory Mead.more
Four in 10 (39%) finance directors cite ‘opportunity to exaggerate experience/skills’ as the main reason for lack of trust. Experience (65%), references (38%) and education (37%) deemed the most important elements in a LinkedIn profile. Directly received employment applications considered more trustworthy than LinkedIn profiles. By Phil Sheridan.more
With car buyers increasingly turning to the Web for their research, today’s customers are extraordinarily well informed. For John Bache, database & digital marketing manager at KiaMotors (UK) Ltd. this means the role of the manufacturer’s website is changing. Car companies must move beyond standard brochure-ware and catalogues and start provisioning original content that increases customer engagement and helps to inspire people to visit their local dealer. more
Ask.com has reverted to its original brand – AskJeeves.com – in the UK, just three years after the iconic butler was dropped by the search engine. New Media Knowledge’s Chris Lee caught up with AskJeeves to find out why. more
It’s that time again. The Call for Competitors is open for entries! Got skills in 2D, 3D, or Motion? You could be one of the designers selected to represent London in fast-paced, single-elimination rounds, each with a unique design theme and set time limit. more
The first panel discussion broached the topic of 5D, the developing area of immersive design that touches on themes around sensory experience, virtual reality environments and design that is not just digital and not just virtual, but rather a hybrid of the two. more
Brendan Dawes, creative director of MacneticNorth, talked about the ways in which his early experience of technology has affected his approach to interactive media and of the seismic shift that has taken place in recent years in how people use technology. more
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