Twitter, Facebook and Windows Live Messenger will be linked to a user’s “BBC ID” which they get when they register on BBC.co.uk. Continue reading
Summer’s coming and Apple has once again anounced its annual iTunes Festival in London for 2010.
Apple’s iTunes will present 62 bands across 31 days in a series of performances at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, London. Announced highlights include Scissor Sisters (July 1), Tony Bennett (July 2) & Ozzy Osbourne (July 3). Continue reading
Got to like this ad, based on the wonder that is Shazam it shows you how an iPhone 3GS user can hear a song while they’re out and about, listen to it, identify it, buy it and even learn when the next concert’s coming. Continue reading
Fisher-Price is offering a pair of new applications, including a Facebook and an iPhone app.
The ‘Moments to Share’ Facebook app which allows parents to create personalized timelines by adding photos and details for moments such as a child’s first steps or first Christmas, and to control who has access to the photos and information. Continue reading
The BBC is embracing the social Web, confirming that Facebook, Twitter and Bebo integration will be part of the future of iPlayer.
BBC future media chief, Erik Huggers, confirmed these plans when speaking with The Telegraph. As he explains it, the plan begins with integration of these services into iPlayer, with such integration then spread across the BBC site. Continue reading
Apple has announced its regular ‘Back To School’ promo for the UK, matching its already revealed US deal and offering a free iPod touch with any qualifying Mac purchase.
University students and faculty, as well as teachers and lecturers of all levels qualify for education pricing from Apple on a new Mac and software. Qualifying Macs include iMac, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and MacBook.
News out of Midem, where the Indie Mobile arm of the [PIAS] Entertainment Group, have reached a deal with US mobile content and widget specialist Dijit to be their exclusive European distribution partner.
Dijit’s widget allows labels and artists to sell direct to fans through their MySpace and Facebook sites without the need to set up cumbersome web shops. Continue reading
We reported on Facebook’s failed $500 million all-stock deal for Twitter last month, and now it seems money and monetization stood in the way of the deal.
Discussing the failed deal, Twitter CEO and co-founder Evan Williams this week told the New York Times, “We explored it, as we should. We took it seriously. It definitely made sense – the strategy we talked about with them – but it wasn’t the right time.”
While the company is actively hunting an acquirer, there’s no imminent purchaser on the horizon, the report explains. “Nothing imminent nor active discussions,” a company spokesman said.