Tuesday, September 4, 2012
  • Vogue Takes 'More Elegant Visual Approach' Women's Wear Daily

    Vogue.co.uk has revamped its online presence, with a new site that launches today, ahead of the spring 2013 show season. British Vogue's editor Alexandra Shulman described the new site as taking a "more elegant visual approach," which she said is closer to the experience of reading the print magazine. She noted it would continued to "capitalize on the timeliness, newsworthiness and excitement of the Web." Indeed, the new site makes images the focus of its homepage.

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  • Telegraph Makes Huge Investment In Live Video Press Gazette

    Telegraph Media Group is supplying its journalists with a "backpack device" to stream content. TMG today announced a "substantial new investment" in live streaming facilities that would allow it to broadcast live video footage on an "unprecedented scale". Those new facilities include a "backpack device allowing high quality live video to be sent over 3G networks", a permanent circuit from BT Tower, and feeds from the Associated Press.

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  • Free Mobile Says It Has 5.4% of French Market Fierce Wireless

    The disruptive French mobile operator Free Mobile has attracted 3.6 million mobile phone customers after only six months in operation, according to its parent company, Iliad. The company said Free Mobile has already captured 5.4% of the French mobile market, and believes it can achieve significantly more. "When we look at the wave of subscribers we've gotten on mobile and fixed, we have hints telling us that it won't just stop from one day to the next," Iliad CFO Thomas Reynaud said in an interview with Bloomberg.

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  • BBC Debuts Mobile IPlayer Downloads Computer Business Review

    Programmes downloaded will be available up to 30 days on mobile devices and do not need a WI-FI or 3G signal. Once a user presses play to view a programme, they are able to watch it for seven more days. The feature also allows users to watch programmes on their mobile when abroad. The feature is currently available on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices and will be rolled out to Android devices soon.

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  • Business Magazine Goes Online-Only Press Gazette

    Midlands-based business title the Business Report has scrapped its print edition and gone online-only. Owner Jason Pitt said the move was "reflective of the change in the media landscape" and, in particular, the rise of social media. At its peak, Business Report had a circulation of 40,000, but that figure had dipped to around 6,000. The title, established 30 years ago by Birmingham journalist Andy Skinner, was taken over by Pitt's team in 2002.

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  • Poland Launches Premium Content Paywall Journalism.co.uk

    Readers of 42 newspaper and magazine websites in Poland are being asked to pay for premium content. Listeners to Polish National Radio will be required to pay if they want to access higher-quality audio. According to Piano Media, its payment system is not the first to be implemented in Poland, but it is by far the biggest with seven Polish media providing content from 42 websites, including three national daily and 20 regional newspapers, 15 different magazines and a national radio station.

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  • Tesco Follows Rival Into EBooks Market Digital Spy

    The company paid GBP4.5 million to acquire Andy McNab's digital books store Mobcast. The purchase of Mobcast, founded by Bravo Two Zero writer McNab in 2007 with Tony Lynch, marks the latest expansion of Tesco's digital entertainment offering. This follows the acquisition of the TV and movie downloads company Blinkbox in 2011 and a deal to buy the We7 digital music streaming service this year. Tesco said that buying the Mobcast platform will "offer our customers even more choice in how they buy and enjoy books".

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  • Web Porn Petitions Going To No. 10 Thursday Orange

    A petition signed by more than 110,000 people demanding internet companies block access to hardcore pornography as a default setting to protect children will be handed to the Government on Thursday. Peers, MPs and church figures are among those who have signed the Safetynet petition demanding internet service providers (ISPs) be made to compulsorily block access to pornography on computers, mobile phones and tablets, organiser Premier Christian Media (PCM) said.

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