Thursday, January 3, 2013
  • Judges Could Force Archive Stories Removal Press Gazette

    Crown Court judges could be given the power to order newspaper publishers and other operators of online archives to block public access to material they believe causes a substantial risk of serious prejudice to trials, under proposals put forward by the Law Commission. The plans are detailed in a Consultation Paper on Contempt of Court which sets out possible ways in which the law could be changed to try to bring it into line with the development of the internet and new media.

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  • Sun Shines On 'Most Depressing' Time Of Year The Drum

    The Sun has launched a multichannel campaign featuring multiple prize giveaways aimed at raising people's spirits during what it deems "the most depressing" month of the year. The Big Smile Giveaway includes TV spots, digital outdoor, press ads, and direct marketing, online, mobile and social media activity. The newspaper will be giving away prizes including holidays priced from GBP9.50, family days out at top UK attractions, money off shopping, cinema tickets, two free tickets to Alton Towers in March.

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  • Andrew Sullivan Subscriptions Into Six Figures TechCrunch

    "It's been a pretty amazing day," Sullivan said. Six hours after he first made his announcement and put out his call for sign ups, he said, "We're well into the six figures." He described the system as a "leaky meter," where readers can hit the "read on" button a limited number of times per month before they have to pay; it's leaky in that readers can follow links from other sites without adding to the meter. A subscription costs at least $19.99 per year, but readers can pay as much as they want, and Sullivan estimated that about a third of the initial subscribers are paying more than the minimum.

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  • UK Student Tabloid Website Goes National Press Gazette

    A tabloid news website launched two years ago at Cambridge University has gone national with sister sites launched at 11 other universities. Founders of The Tab Jack Rivlin and George Marangos-Gilks now say they want to launch the tabloid-style student news website at every university in the UK and overseas as well. The pair launched The Tab in 2009, while still undergraduates at Cambridge, as an online rival to the two weekly student newspapers.

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  • Most Online Retailers Expect Sales To Soar The Telegraph

    While high street shops are being hit by rising taxes and slowing sales, internet retailers have seen a bumper few months. A poll by Royal Mail found that the majority of owners of online shops expect this sales growth to continue into 2013. Traditional high street stores have closed in record numbers over the last year. In 2012, 52 chains comprising almost 4,000 individual shops collapsed, the highest number since 2008. More closures are predicted in 2013.

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  • UK Anti-Smoking Campaign With Metastases Marketing Week

    A cigarette grows a cancerous tumor in a shocking UK Department of Health campaign to get people to stop lighting up. In the ad, a guy goes out to his back yard with his coffee and morning cigarette. As he smokes a carcinoma appears on the cigarette. It grows larger and larger as the man puffs. The Dare-created spot explains that smoking 15 cigarettes could cause a mutation that leads to cancerous tumors.

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