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BBC iPlayer to get Facebook, Twitter, Bebo integration

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

Twitter’s Most Followed Unsigned Artist plays Twitter HQ showcase

Some interest here at news that London-based rocker Noush Skaugen is to perform live at Twitter’s San Fran HQ tomorrow (Friday).

Noush Skaugen has the distinction of being Twitter’s number one unsigned artist with 1.2 million followers (Stephen Fry has 1.3 million followers).

Skaugen’s performance will streamed live at www.noushskaugen.com/live at 5.30pm PST which is 1.30am GMT – the first unsigned act to be given this opportunity.

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Virgin act Tweets free track on millionth follower

a fine frenzyComing in fresh from the “this band gets digital” department comes news of Virgin act, A Fine Frenzy, who are celebrating the recruitment of their millionth follower on Twitter with the release of a free download.

To celebrate the moment and to thank fans, the band is tweeting a free MP3, an acoustic version of their single, “Blow Away”. This version was recorded during a recent visit to Cincinnati radio station Q102.

The album version was released digitally on July 14 and has been added to dozens of radio station playlists already, Continue reading

Why Facebook couldn’t munch Twitter

Guy Kawasaki loves it, Facebook wants it, but Twitter won’t sell to the social networking service, at least not right now.

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.”

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Popular music service iLike up for sale

Facebook could potentially lose a critical digital music application, as the popular iLike service is seeking a purchaser, according to MediaMemo.

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.

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Facebook fails $500m Twitter takeover

Facebook has failed in its bid to acquire Twitter for $500 million in stock following several weeks of intensive discussion, Kara Swisher reports for D: All Things Digital.

A deal between the two companies has been whispered of for weeks, but there was in fact meat on rumour’s bone, the report informs. Discussions began at the behest of Facebook in mid-October, the report informs.

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