The House of Commons culture committee is planning to question top Twitter executives following abusive tweets directed against Labour MP Stella Creasy. Creasy complained to police after receiving rape and death threats on the social networking site, after another complaint from Tory MP Claire Perry who alleged that she received similar threats. The move from the committee follows recent abusive posts to journalist Caroline Criado-Perez, who was threatened with rape tweets for her campaign to keep women on British banknotes.
The number of daily mobile gamers in the UK has grown 92% between January 2011 and April 2013, showing signs of soaring popularity of mobile gaming in the country, according to a new report. ComScore MobiLens' latest report revealed that of the overall gamers, women were more likely than men to play games daily, although men comprised a greater proportion of the total number of players. About 40% of smartphone gamers viewed in-game ads while 29% noticed ads in a non-game browser or app, while mobile games also witnessed high conversions.
Alan Rusbridger warned that the recent NSA spying and surveillance revelations present a serious threat to journalism during a Q&A on social forum Reddit on Wednesday afternoon. Rusbridger discussed the title's coverage of the massive whistle blower revelations from Edward Snowden, developments within the journalism and media industries and even found time for a Malcolm Tucker quote.
The Sun is to enter the world of online football broadcasting with a Sky Sports News-style show, called The Sun FC, which will kick off as the paper's website launches its paywall. From today the first of the 32 million users who browse the website each month will be greeted by a GBP2-a-week paywall, part of the paper's new Sun+ digital offering. For early risers there will be a new "near-live" on-demand sports news show from 6.30am, with the first edition set to air about a week before the start of the Premier League football season. England's top division kicks ...
Bauer said the site will issue exclusive long-form content not available in the magazine's print version alongside short-form Track of the Day and Clip of the Day features. Phil Alexander, editor-in-chief at MOJO, said: "The re-launch of MOJO4Music is great news for music obsessives around the world. We believe in giving our readers access to the very best music - now they can do that whenever and wherever they want."
The illustration cover, titled "This is our Britain", comes ahead of tomorrow's launch of Sun+, which will see the paper become the first national tabloid to charge for its online content. Pages two and three are dedicated to an editorial outlining The Sun's editorial position on a range of subjects, including politics, welfare, immigration and Europe. The cover picture depicts a range of images of Britain including the Angel of the North, Stonehenge, the Loch Ness monster, John Terry and an Easyjet plane.
Political magazine The Spectator made an operating loss of GBP500,000 in 2012, according to its chairman. In a statement to coincide with the magazine filing its financial result with Companies House, Andrew Neil admitted the year had been "disappointing" but said things were improving. He blamed the loss on one-off digital costs. Neil added that the company had made a profit of GBP400,000 already in the first six months of the current financial year.
Telegraph Media Group has partnered with Vodafone UK in order to launch a price plan that includes an iPad with a data plan and a digital subscription to the Telegraph. The offer will provide customers with an iPad, 2GB internet access as well as a daily digital subscription to the Telegraph.
European video advertising platform Ebuzzing has posted a 50% year-on-year increase in revenues from $20m in the first half of 2012 to $30m in the first half of 2013. The company, which creates and distributes video ads around the world through placements within social media and premium video properties, saw strong business growth in the UK, Spain, Italy and Germany.
The website for CrisisMappersUK, a group of people who are involved in building maps to track events in the UK, is to relaunch its website by the beginning of September, in a move which it hopes will drive further connections between those involved in such projects. The relaunch will offer enhanced community engagement on the site, with a new forum and space dedicated to highlighting existing projects, as well as any specific areas within projects where help is needed.