Helens April News and Views!
NEWS AND VIEWS
Hello everyone! Welcome to this weeks News and Views to brighten up the miserable April showers…
Following the links of excessive internet use and depression, there is new concern on the negative impacts of Social Media. The largest concern is the risk to our privacy online, followed by personal information we keep from family or friends being exposed. Check out the survey conducted by Euro RSCG -
The battle of the Smartphones rages on as Samsung has poked fun at Apple users as part of the campaign for their new Galaxy Smartphone. In an arguably bitchy move, Samsung has suggested Apple users are sheep ‘following technology blindly’. For more details on the Galaxy SIII, please click on the link -
A story for the digital PMs and AMs facing challenges working with digital shy stakeholders and businesses! The lastminute.com co-founder and Digital Champion has initiated the Go ON venture to push smaller businesses and Third Sector organisations to go online at the risk of falling behind competitors and loosing touch with their audiences in the digital age.
In preparation of the much anticipated IPO next month, Facebook has made another bold move to protect itself from Internet Property infringement claims by spending $550m on web technology patents. Microsoft originally outbid Facebook and bought a billion dollar package of patents from AOL, however immediately announced they would be selling a proportion of the patents on.
Since breaking away from iOS software apps following a disagreement with Apple, Financial Times has hit a whopping 2m downloads for the HTML5 based app in less than a year. This is good news for other publishing houses interested in abandoning the limitations of iOS and exploring HTML5. Could these stats predict a fall in the interest in iOS based apps for publications?
A treat for all you gadget geeks…