• 'Forgotten' Ruling Is 'Empty Gesture,' Says ISBA
    Advertising trade body ISBA has labelled the European Court of Justice's (ECJ) 'right to be forgotten' ruling an "empty gesture", and has backed the House of Lords' dismissalof the verdict. The ruling, enforced by the ECJ in May, requires search engines to remove links deemed to be "irrelevant" information.
  • Airbnb Will Be Port In Storm In 2 U.S. Cities
    Lodging website Airbnb will help provide disaster relief to the residents of San Francisco and Portland, Ore., under a new agreement. As part of the deal Airbnb will identify hosts willing to take on guests in the event of a disaster, as well as providing educational materials and notifications through its website and mobile app. Brian Chesky, chief executive of Airbnb, said: "When Superstorm Sandy hit the east coast 1,400 Airbnb hosts in New York opened doors and cooked meals for those left stranded.
  • Tips, Apps That Help With Mobile Reporting
    Glen Mulcahy, innovation lead at Irish broadcaster RT, shared some of his favourite mobile reporting tips and tools at a news:rewired+ session hosted by Journalism.co.uk last week. Below, in no particular order, is a list of apps for tablet or mobile, covering everything from shooting video, recording audio, editing, and even live-streaming.
  • Mirror's Simon Fox Defends No-Paywall Strategy
    Trinity Mirror will continue to "experiment" with commercial partnerships and advertising to make money online rather than adopting a paywall, chief executive Simon Fox said yesterday. The Mirror is launching a dating website, Mirror Matches, this week, to join a number of other offshoot websites, such as usvsth3m.com, ampp3d.mirror.co.uk and the recently relaunched Mirror Bingo site.
  • Max 'Sex Party' Mosley Plans To Sue Google
    Mosley, youngest son of Sir Oswald Mosley, former leader of the British Union of Fascists, has issued High Court proceedings against Google Inc and Google UK Limited for misuse of private information and breaches of the Data Protection Act through his lawyers Payne Hicks Beach. The former president of the FIA is seeking to stop Google from gathering and publishing images first featured in the now-defunct News of the World claiming to show him at Nazi-themed orgy.
  • Police Warn Against Copyright Infringement Online
    At the moment, the U.K.'s crackdown on online copyright infringement is thankfully more about warning people off certain services than cutting off their internet connections. Another major strand of the campaign, falling under a police initiative called Operation Creative, has been to go after the advertising - and therefore the funding - on infringement-aiding websites.
  • Lords Report 'Forgotten' Fixes Revenge Porn
    Revenge porn is an undoubtedly vile phenomenon. A couple, often young and foolish with lust, get together and share trust and intimacy. In the modern style, they take pictures or videos of each other or "sext" each other revealing selfies. Then they break up and he posts these pictures on a website and labels her a whore to the world. Modern love?
  • Mumsnet Mulls A Father-centric Equivalent
    Justine Roberts, founder of UK parenting website Mumsnet and Gransnet - one of the top sites for the over-50s - is considering the potential launch of a father-centric equivalent, Dadsnet. Roberts said that she "really hoped" for a launch as the world moves on from the issue of women taking the bulk of the responsibility with children, as well as glass ceilings in the office, and there is more shared responsibility around parenting.
  • Trinity Mirror's Digital Revenue Up Nearly 50%
    Trinity Mirror's digital revenue has increased by nearly 50 per cent year-on-year, according to the publisher's financials for the first half of 2014. The increase helped soften the blow of ad and circulation revenue declines as revenue dropped overall by 2.3 per cent year-on-year to GBP324.2m. Ad revenue fell by 8.8 per cent to 108.3m and circulation revenues were down by 1.2 per cent to GBP142.5m.
  • NME's Mobile Site Improvements Unveiled
    For returning users and new visitors the purpose of the redesign is to make NME's content more accessible, richer and more intuitive. Improved navigation enables music fans to tailor what they see on-screen and the whole site is designed to make sharing content on social media much simpler. It features a mixed content stream on the homepage, including news, photos, blogs, reviews and TV and film news. In particular, the photos section has been improved to ensure it can better showcase iconic NME music photography - with photos visible as clear thumbnails which can be enlarged.
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