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Press Gazette relaunches site

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Share this post The UK’s Press Gazette magazine, a title for journalists, has relaunched its web site in a three column design. From the more colourful home page, drop-down menus lead the user into the various magazine and site sections. … Continue reading

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Guardian to launch food blog

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Share this post The Guardian is planning to launch a food blog, following on from its blogs for the media business, news, technology, arts, games, travel and many others. “Word of Mouth” is being billed in conjunction with the Observer … Continue reading

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Pluck searches for UK head

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Share this post Pluck, which re-packages social media content for publishers, broadcasters and major brands, is expanding beyond the US and is now on the hunt for a UK MD, according to a highly placed source. Last year the Austin, … Continue reading

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League sues YouTube over copyright

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Share this post The English Premier League will sue YouTube in the US for alleged copyright infringement and claims the site "knowingly misappropriated" its intellectual property by encouraging videos of matches to be viewed on its site. YouTube already faces … Continue reading

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Cridland goes to the Beeb

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Share this post James Cridland, head of new media at Virgin Radio, is leaving after six years to work for the BBC, as Head of Future Media & Technology, Audio & Music. "It’s a massive change for me, and a … Continue reading

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Bowbrick and Loic le Meur on social media

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Share this post Steve Bowbrick and Loic le Meur explain how social media will build good brands and kill off the bad ones. Recorded at Internet World London 2007. (And here's what it looked like from the other side).

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Guardian wins Webby

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Share this post The Guardian has won its third Webby, for the best newspaper on the web, beating off competition from the New York Times and the Wall St Journal, among others. It was the only UK newspaper publisher to … Continue reading

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Joost launches, expands invites

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Share this post Joost, the online television service from Skype and Kazaa founders Janus Friis and Niklas Zennstrom, launches today. Current beta testers will now get an unlimited number of invites, after being limited to five till now. A number … Continue reading

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Bebo hires Gambino to take on MySpace

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Share this post Whatever happened to Angel Gambino, she of "MTV 2.0"? Well she's been hired by Bebo to a new position of VP-music. Bebo is interested in rivaling MySpace in the music stakes. Until January this year she was … Continue reading

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Second Lifers avoid TV

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Share this post Over half of Second Life users are watching less TV since becoming memebers of the virtual world, according to a new report. But clearly TV advertisers had better get moving into this new world, because the report … Continue reading

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