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  • Reuter | Business Spectator
    country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Reuter Brazil delays vote on anti spying Internet bill senior lawmaker Offers temporary relief for Google and Facebook in a key growth market by Reuter 8 29am December 05 Google launches Helpouts video advice service Lets consumers pay for live video chats with experts on a particular topic by Reuter 7 59am November 06 Apple fails to impress Chinese market with new iphones The world s largest smartphone market finds the iPhone 5C too expensive colours and all by Reuter 9 58am September 12 Brazil delays vote on anti spying Internet bill senior lawmaker Offers temporary relief for Google and Facebook in a key growth market by Reuter 8 29am December 05 Google launches Helpouts video advice service Lets consumers pay for live video chats with experts on a particular topic by Reuter 7 59am November 06 Apple fails to impress Chinese market with new iphones The world s largest smartphone market finds the iPhone 5C too expensive colours and all by Reuter 9 58am

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  • Facebook phases in 'unfollow' button | Business Spectator
    Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Facebook phases in unfollow button Reuters 4 Dec 2013 11 11 AM Technology Social Media Allows users to block content from certain people You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Facebook Inc has replaced its Hide All button with the more succinct Unfollow letting users block all messages and posts from selected friends As with the previous button it gives users the option of blocking content from certain people without offending them say through de friending The latter alternative severs ties with that person on the social network without notifying them This means you are still friends but updates from that person won t appear in your News Feed The goal of this change is to help people curate their newsfeed and see more of the content that they care about Facebook said in an email The world s largest social network is constantly tweaking its newsfeed the main page users look at on the network often by reducing clutter especially from advertising and bringing to the surface or revealing the posts deemed most relevant to any particular user Facebook began rolling out the Unfollow button and

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  • Facebook lifts news presence | Business Spectator
    was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Facebook lifts news presence 4 Dec 2013 2 08 AM Technology Social Media Industries Information Technology Media and Digital Social media group enhances focus on real news in News Feed You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password AFP Facebook is boosting its efforts to put more news in its News Feed That is real news from the news media rather than status updates from friends The world s biggest social network cognisant of its growing importance for discovering news said in a blog post on Monday that it is revising the way it delivers information to its billion plus users People use Facebook to share and connect including staying current on the latest news whether it s about their favourite celebrity or what s happening in the world said the blog post from Facebook engineering manager Varun Kacholia and software engineer Minwen Ji We ve noticed that people enjoy seeing articles on Facebook and so we re now paying closer attention to what makes for high quality content and how often articles are clicked on from News Feed on mobile What this means is that you may start to notice links to articles a little more often particularly on mobile The blog noted that our surveys show that on average people prefer links to high quality articles about current events their favourite sports team or shared interests to the latest meme And Facebook will tweak the way its displays articles in user News Feeds This means that high quality articles you or others read may show up a bit more prominently in your News Feed and meme photos may show up a bit less prominently the engineers wrote They added that Facebook will also show people additional articles similar to ones they had just read Soon after you click on a link to an article you may see up to three related

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/news/2013/12/4/technology/facebook-lifts-news-presence (2014-01-12)
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  • Apple acquires social analytics startup Topsy | Business Spectator
    to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Apple acquires social analytics startup Topsy Reuters 3 Dec 2013 10 11 AM Technology Mobility Social Media Tech giant shells out over US 200 million in a rare foray into social networking You must be logged in to read this article Not a member yet Register today Business Spectator is available on all of your devices so you can access the latest news and commentary where and how you like Register now Already a member Sign in here Email Address Enter your Email Address Password Enter the password that accompanies your Email Address Remember me Log in Request new password Apple Inc has acquired social media search and analytics startup Topsy an unusual purchase for a hardware focused company that has made few forays into social networking Apple confirmed the acquisition but would not say why it bought the company which specialises in analysing Twitter data and providing insights into current sentiment on a variety of topics The Wall Street Journal which reported the news earlier cited people familiar with the deal as saying Apple forked over more than US200 million Apple buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our purpose or plans spokeswoman Kristin Huguet said Topsy did not respond to requests for comment The iPad and iPhone maker often does what it calls bolt on acquisitions small deals to acquire technology that then gets integrated into existing or future products Apple s main effort in social media has revolved around Ping a music centered social sharing network that was at one point integrated into its iTunes app The service which lets users post music tracks they liked

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  • Sizing up Netflix's Australian invasion | Business Spectator
    top boxes Entering the Australian market alongside France and Germany would cap off a good year for Netflix which has seen its shares rise 260 per cent since the start of the year Netflix now has more than 40 million subscribers and has more US subscribers than popular cable channel HBO But is Netflix the next bubble stock or is there a good reason for this optimism Stock market investing is driven by feeding frenzies They appear to have some rationality around them but like some television programs and web sites they are sticky and delicious kinds of candy Here are the facts that propel this giddiness At the end of the millennium Netflix provided a new model for getting rental DVDs in the US consumers booked them online and like Amazon and books and other products back then they were delivered to their door within 24 hours This model expanded rapidly when Netflix rolled out a monthly subscription system for more unlimited rentals rather than a single fee per DVD This blend provided something of a cable pay television feel to the subscription giving subscribers a greater sense of control in their viewing choices The business model reached its zenith in about 2003 when Netflix began online streaming of its catalogue of hundred of thousands of movies and television programs It kept its DVD rental and delivery system in place but gradually built online streaming to represent by far the largest base of its subscribers Recent counts put online subscribers at about 30 million in the US and another almost ten million internationally with DVD subscribers at about seven million 2003 and beyond On its own this backstory is interesting but what makes it sweeter is that Netflix continues to successfully migrate to new intersections in the relationship between entertainment and online culture It has managed the limitations that streaming movies online might have Instead of placing limits on numbers of hours of screening Netflix moved to a model of unlimited screenings per subscription which once again made the subscriber feel they had unfettered access to an enormous video library and archive Its growth interestingly intersected well with the expansion of broadband and DSL access in its home country so that the bandwidth necessary for screening was never significantly challenged in the market Netflix has worked very hard at connecting to devices associated with televisions that would allow online streaming to be easy for a family and permit movies to be seen on the biggest screen in the house via Wii Playstation and Xbox Netflix migrated to be as close to the set as the DVD player had formerly come And there are reports the company is in talks with US cable providers to get its streaming app on their set top boxes a major coup It s already signed similar deals in the UK and Sweden Netflix represents a model of delivery that has at last challenged the illegal downloading of movies with its superior quality and reliability

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/article/2013/11/26/technology/sizing-netflixs-australian-invasion (2014-01-12)
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  • P. David Marshall | Business Spectator
    disappointment a clean set of financial numbers is needed to restore confidence Politics Australian Election Federal Budget International News Asia Europe USA National Affairs Latest stories Gagging visas are an attack on democracy The skyrocketing price of a journalist visa for Nauru will limit coverage of Australian prisoners on a vassal state It is an insult to the democratic principles this country stands for Britain will be poorer for Scotland the brave The economic case for Scottish independence is far from settled with doubts hanging over volatile oil prices and uncertainty over future revenues One thing is certain it would be a disaster for Britain Technology NBN Buzz Mobility BYOD Smart Devices Emerging Tech Applications Big Data Cloud Computing Data Management Reviews Social Media Start ups Security Data Security Identity Management Wireless Security Telecommunication Latest stories Google v Facebook Who knows wins The unparalleled Google Analytics service means Google knows more about internet users than anyone else And runner up Facebook must go further to mine precious user insights if it wants to compete Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu P David Marshall Sizing up Netflix s Australian invasion Entering the Australian market would cap off a good year for Netflix as it continues to successfully migrate to new intersections in the online entertainment space by P David Marshall 10 45am November 26 1 comment Search Markets Global Indices Index Last Chg Chg DOW JONES 16437 05 7 7 S P 500 1842 37 4 2 0 2 NASDAQ 4174 66 18 5 0 4 FTSE 100 6739 94 48 6 0 7 NIKKEI 15912 06 31 7 0 2 Hang Seng 22846 25 58 9 0 3 The Spectators Scoreboard Dollar bounce Adam

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  • Social Media | Business Spectator
    mainstream success Climate Carbon markets Energy markets Renewable energy Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Social Media Social media will liberalise China Google s Schmidt China s government will be powerless to halt the power of online communities Google executive chairman says by Reuters 7 34am November 26 Twitter impliments new anti spying measures Makes it harder for intelligence agencies to spy on its users by Reuters 8 48am November 25 Active but orderly debut for Twitter options Unlike Facebook Twitter s options trading fails to turn into a frenzy by Reuters 7 08am November 18 Twitter launches self serve ads for SMEs outside of US Businesses in the United Kingdom Ireland and Canada now able to buy promoted ads that can be shown to targeted Twitter users by Reuters 3 04pm November 15 Is Snapchat worth more than 3 billion Here s why Snapchat may have turned down Facebook s seemingly generous 3 billion bid by Julie Ask Forrester Research 12 38pm November 15 1 comment Snapchat rejects 3bn offer from Facebook report Turns down all cash deal by Reuters 7 57am November 14 Short sellers test the water on Twitter Sellers start to circle around the recently listed social network by Reuters 7 52am November 14 Twitter s secret nest egg With all the chirping about Twitter s ability or inability to generate sufficient revenue via advertising it s important to consider the revenue potential of syndication by Doug Laney 6 21am November 14 DesignCrowd secures an extra 3m in funding for overseas push Aims to establish a US office and eyes opportunities in Europe Asia and South America by Harrison Polites 11 00am November 12 Internet firms overvalued Morgan Stanley Sector needs to accelerate to justify current valuations firm says by Reuters 10 28am November 12 Who s next on the tech IPO merry go round Twitter s gangbusters IPO has got the ball rolling at Silicon Valley with Box Square and Airbnb all likely to accelerate their IPO plans by Sarah McBride by Alexei Oreskovic

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/technology/social-media?page=1 (2014-01-12)
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  • Social Media | Business Spectator
    Resources Solar energy Wind power CleanTech Science Environment Green Deals Policy Politics Smart Energy Latest stories Marking the milestones of 2013 Australia s transition to a clean energy economy took some political blows in 2013 but progress on the ground was heartening with energy efficiency solar and wind all providing tangible proof of their future potential A fifth year of declining power consumption Power consumption fell again in 2013 dipping 2 8 per cent across the National Electricity Market as scheduled renewables rose to 12 per cent of the market Industries Advertising and Marketing Agribusiness Automotive Aviation Construction and Engineering Education Family Business Financial Services Food and Beverages Gaming and Racing Health and Pharmaceuticals HR Industrial relations Information Technology Infrastructure Insurance Manufacturing Media and Digital Resources and Energy Professional Services Property Retail Small Business SME Telecommunications The Ashes Tourism Transport and Logistics Video KGB TV China Spectator CEO Hub Leadership Lab Management Insights Young Leaders Knowledge Centre Adapt or Die Knowledge Hub Business Accelerators Webinars eBooks Menu Social Media Will Twitter s founder strike social gold twice Biz Stone is looking to tap into the selflessness of others with his latest venture Jelly Enterprises But the just launched app will have to quickly shift into something of real value if it s to become a mainstream success by Daniel Palmer 3 31pm January 08 Twitter founder s next social vision Details of Biz Stone s new social media venture Jelly may be thin on the ground but the app s focus on the nature of connectivity and its suite of high profile backers have the pundits talking by Daniel Palmer 10 03am December 31 Zuckerberg to sell Facebook stock Founder and chief executive to offload US2 3 billion worth of his shares 3 37am December 20 Facebook s Zuckerberg banks face lawsuit over IPO Charged with misleading investors about the health of the company before market debut by Reuters 8 05am December 19 Facebook gets serious on video ads The social network takes its first step in unlocking a source of revenue which could leave some users angry by Reuters 11 10am December 18 Twitter forced to reverse new block feature after user backlash Social network encounters its first revolt as a public company by Reuters 9 00am December 16 Gleaming success with social media action While most marketers grapple with converting social media engagement into tangible action Melbourne start up Gleam is doubling in size every month by Ben Shepherd 6 32pm December 13 2 comments Facebook to join S P 500 Decision follows Facebook s fourth straight profitable quarter in a row by Reuters 11 04am December 13 Instagram introduces photo sharing messaging service Features rival that of Snapchat s service by Reuters 8 35am December 13 1 comment Twitter shares soar to a new high Shares continue to climb despite the absence of any significant announcements from the social media debutante by Reuters 8 16am December 11 Snapchat files temporary restraining order Attempts to deter man who

    Original URL path: http://www.businessspectator.com.au/technology/social-media?destination=taxonomy/term/3028 (2014-01-12)
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