• Mail Online Changing Domain Name To .com
    Mail Online is switching from a .co.uk to .com homepage address, following protracted negotiations with the US paper that owned the dailymail.com domain name. Owner Daily Mail & General Trust is thought to have paid potentially as much as GBP1m-plus to secure the valuable domain name. The technically challenging domain shift will see the 161 million monthly unique browsers who visit Dailymail.co.uk instead land on dailymail.com.
  • Vice, Antenna Group Pair For Expansion
    Vice Media has struck a partnership with southeast Europe's leading media and entertainment company, Antenna Group, in a strategic bid to boost the presence of the youth media brand in the region. The move will extend Vice's distribution capabilities, and is linked to the launch of bureaus, digital content channels, and linear TV programming which aim to provide domestic audiences with Vice content across a range of platforms.
  • Independent Ends 'Positive Year' With Record Traffic
    The Independent saw the biggest increase in monthly traffic to their websites of all audited titles in December, according to figures released today by the Audit Bureau of Circulation. The increase, of 7.9 per cent month-on-month to 29.9 million, represents the highest ever monthly audience for the title. The Evening Standard saw a significant increase in traffic as well, with monthly visitors rising 6.5 per cent to 4.5 million.
  • Court Hears 10 Devices Linked To Rebekah Missing
    Up to ten mobile phones and computer gadgets potentially linked to Rebekah Brooks have never been found by police, the hacking trial heard. An iPhone, an iPad and "unknown device" listed on Brooks' home router were never recovered in searches on the former News International chief executive's office and addresses in London and Oxfordshire, Detective Constable Philip Stead told the court. News International also provided details of three BlackBerry phones, an HTC phone, two Apple iPhones and an Apple iPad thought to be linked to Brooks.
  • BBC Tech Boss Ousted Post-Digital Media Failure
    The BBC executive who oversaw its doomed GBP100m Digital Media Initiativehas left the corporation, it has been revealed. Chief technology officer John Linwood was relieved of his GBP287,00-a-year post without a payoff six months ago but his departure could not be revealed until now due to legal reasons. Linwood was suspended from his post following the costly - and embarrassing - failure of the Digital Media Initiative, which was intended to make the corporation 'tapeless'.
  • Google Appeals Order To Delete Sex Video Pics
    Max Mosley, the former head of Formula One racing who was caught frolicking in an S&M orgy with five German-speaking prostitutes, has notched another victory in his fight to force Google to delete records of the incident. On Friday, a court in Hamburg reportedly ordered Google to block six pictures from its website and to pay Mosley symbolic damages of 1 euro. Google said it will appeal the decision, as it is doing with a similar one issued by a French court last fall.
  • Gallagher Tweets Post-Defenestration Thanks To Fans
    After three days' Twitter silence, deposed Daily Telegraph editor Tony Gallagher has returned to thank the "hundreds" of well-wishers who mourned his defenestration. "To the many many BBC outlets seeking an interview - man there are so many of you - the answer is No ... Same goes for publishers who have been in touch. Though it would make a fun book ..." he added. But the newsman has yet to update his Twitter profile, @gallaghereditor, which still poignantly declares that he is "Daily Telegraph editor".
  • Metro Is Fastest-Growing Newspaper Website
    Metro was the fastest-growing UK national newspaper website in December with daily traffic up nearly three-fold year on year to 835,980 'unique browsers' per day, according to ABC. The free daily was up against poor figures from a year ago when its new website was still bedding in and is evidently now feeling the benefit of the new platform. Mail Online continues to be the most popular UK national newspaper website.
  • BBC Radio 1 Hires Social Media Producers
    BBC Radio 1 and 1Xtra have appointed social media producers to handle the Twitter, Facebook and other social activity for the stations. Starting from February, Charlotte Greenman - who currently works on BBC's EastEnders' social media team - will become social media producer for BBC Radio 1. Alex Manzi, co-founder and editor of independent music website We Are SME will begin work for BBC 1Xtra at the same time.
  • Consumer Rights Panel Boost Net Neutrality
    A committee of the European Parliament has almost unanimously voted through net neutrality proposals that had been proposed by digital agenda commissioner Neelie Kroes - but not without some amendments that seriously tighten up the language. For the most part, these changes will please net neutrality advocates (who are in any case getting their first European net neutrality legislation here).
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