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Google's revenues climb 19% to $15.4bn in first quarter

Google's shares dropped 5% despite the company raking in revenues of $15.4bn for the first quarter, after analysts were disappointed by the pace of the company's transition in an industry increasingly dominated by mobile ads.

 

Google becomes major UK advertiser after boosting spend by 50% in 2013

Google was among the UK's biggest advertisers last year, after a 50 per cent lift in total spend.

 

Tech viewpoint on user experience

User experience means a variety of things to professionals across design, marketing and technology. So it was refreshing to have an opportunity for reflection on our bigger purpose at the recent UX Hong Kong conference.

 

Amscreen partners with Sharp to create 'affordable, scalable outdoor digital screens'

Amscreen has brokered a partnership with electronics giant Sharp to create what chief executive Simon Sugar believes will be, the "first truly affordable and scalable outdoor digital screen solutions" for anyone interested in the out of home space.

 

Will Facebook's auto-play videos appeal to brands?

Despite talk of poor user feedback, the format has just rolled out in the US. Will brands embrace it, Arif Durrani asks.

 

Media Week's traffic rises 40% following mobile site

Media Week's online reach has increased 40% following the launch of its mobile-optimised site.

 

Facebook prepares for virtual world ads after $2bn Oculus Rift deal

Facebook has bought Oculus VR, the manufacturer of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, for $2bn (£1.2bn) in a move Mark Zuckerberg believes could see the company introduce advertising into a virtual reality world that is the "most social platfor...

 

5 changes to the media business since Twitter launched

Eight years ago when Twitter launched, citizen journalism was still in its infancy, last week robo-journalism was mooted as a very real prospect for algorithm based stories on earthquakes. The differences in the media business pre and post-Twitter ar...

 

Google enters UK's TV market with £30 Chromecast dongle

Google has upped the stakes against rival Apple with the launch of Chromecast, a dongle that attaches to a TV and allows viewers to stream content from the likes of the BBC's iPlayer, Netflix and YouTube.

 

Wunderman hires X Factor social media producer

Wunderman has hired Steve Saul, a former social media producer on 'The X Factor', as its first social media production lead.

 

Havas moves AIS into media village

Havas's digital creative agency, AIS London, has relocated into the "Havas Village", as the communications group seeks to make itself more agile and joined up in the UK.

 

BT offers free broadband and BT Sport in N&S campaign

Northern & Shell, home to Channel 5, Daily Star and Daily Express, is offering free BT broadband and access to BT Sport for six months as part of a bespoke promotion across its media portfolio.

 

Twitter's potential is just beginning to be realised as a way to tap into our lives

What do you think is the peak time for jogging in the UK? Saturday morning, perhaps, when people have more personal time. Maybe Sunday afternoons?

 

UK mobile spend tipped to rise 90% and overtake newspapers in 2014

Mobile adspend in the UK is expected to rise 90% this year to hit around £2.26 billion, placing it ahead of advertising being placed in print newspapers, according to a report.

 

Twitter attracts more ads, but rates tumble 67%

The average cost of advertising on Twitter continues to fall as the number of ads it carries increases, with rates down 18% in the last quarter and 67% for the whole of 2013, according to figures compiled from its annual report.

 

Why we're loving: Erik Weihenmayer

Why Campaign are loving Erik Weihenmayer, adventurer and motivational speaker...

 

Total Media wins Lenovo EMEA business

Lenovo, the Chinese electronics company, has awarded Total Media its EMEA media account after a final two-way pitch.

 

Has Facebook lost its cool?

As the social media network prepares to celebrate ten years, Arif Durrani asks if an ageing user base spells trouble.

 

Dixons Retail hires AMV BBDO

Dixons Retail, the owner of Currys and PC World, has moved its £50 million UK advertising account into Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO from long-standing incumbent M&C Saatchi.

 

Facebook begins testing automatic video ads in News Feed

Facebook has started to roll out video ads in its News Feed that will play automatically without sound as soon as they appear on screen.

 
 

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