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Facebook vs MySpace: College vs the street

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Share this post The BBC reports on research by Danah Boyd which found that Facebook users come from wealthier homes and are more likely to attend college while MySpace users tend not to have gone on to further education. While … Continue reading

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Mobile TV to boom in 2009

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Share this post Mobile handsets capable of displaying TV will hit 244 million by 2011, according to the Multimedia Research Group in the US. That’s double the number previously forecast for the uptake rate expected in 55 countries. Big leaps … Continue reading

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Mobile TV set for boom in 2009

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Share this post Mobile handsets capable of displaying TV will hit 244 million by 2011, according to the Multimedia Research Group in the US. That’s double the number previously forecast for the uptake rate expected in 55 countries. Big leaps … Continue reading

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Real life brands behave the same in Second Life

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Share this post Nic Mitham at the K Zero blog (a marketing and branding company) has posted a map of all the real-world brands he could find operating in the virtual world of Second Life. It’s a hard-wired map which … Continue reading

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Marketers failing inside Second Life

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Share this post Hamburg-based research firm Komjuniti has published the first extensive survey of Resident attitudes toward marketing in Second Life. MTV, Coke, Dell, American Apparel – they are all at it. The results [PDF] are that 72% of 200 … Continue reading

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IAB says it doesn’t push the ‘big’ publishers

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Share this post Guy Phillpson of the Internet Advertising Bureau spoke at The Media Guardian's Changing Media Summit. He said the IAB doesn't push any one publisher when talking about online advertising. The IAB has large and smaller members, he … Continue reading

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Podcast: Digital music – how the fans and the bands are revolutionising the music business

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Share this post The mbites.com podcast this week looked at how digital music is impacting both on music fans and the artists themselves. The guests (pictured) were Laura Lee Davies, former editor of Time Out magazine in London and a … Continue reading

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15% file share – 5% pay to download. Uh oh.

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Share this post Some interesting new research from Jupiter: Jupiter thinks the European music industry is facing “a demographic time bomb”. In its report “European Music Consumer Survey, 2005” it says that European consumers who download music from illegal file … Continue reading

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“Owning music is so last century”

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Share this post The San Francisco Chronicle (R.I.P. CDs) argues that there’s no reason to buy another compact disc ever again now that we have iPods, satellite and digital radio and the Net. MP3 blogs like The Hype Machine and … Continue reading

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