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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.


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.


How playing games can be serious for the media world

The games designer Jane McGonigal tells Louise Ridley how gamification makes us the best possible versions of ourselves.


Microsoft reviews global agency roster

Microsoft has called a global review of its roster of agencies, which include Crispin Porter & Bogusky, Wunderman and UM.


PlayStation 4 'will compete with second-screen market'

The PlayStation 4 console will compete with mobiles and tablets for ad revenue, says Tom Briant, the European ad sales manager for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.


Sony PlayStation, Drum

James Swift enjoyed Sony s trip down memory lane: "Nostalgia can be tricky but Drum got it spot-on here. The film channels the passion people have for the PlayStation without feeling forced or overblown." It was created by Ben Kerr and Mark Rivers, a...


Media Week Awards 2013 winners to be unveiled tonight

The stage is set for the Media Week Awards 2013 tonight, which will be attended by 1,450 members of the UK media industry and hosted by Greg Davies of 'The Inbetweeners' fame.


Disney calls review of EMEA media business

The Walt Disney Company has called a review of its EMEA media planning and buying account, currently held by Carat. The pitch is part of a strategic review of Disney's media agencies and is in its early stages.


When it comes to digital ads, everyone wants to go native

Consensus is building that the best way to advertise on the internet is to not advertise at all. At least, not as we know it.


Nissan begins wearable tech with Nismo Watch

Nissan is set to become the first car manufacturer to create a smartwatch that will connect a driver to the car and will provide drivers with real-time biometric data.


Wunderman UK picks up Xbox EMEA

Microsoft Xbox has moved its EMEA creative advertising account from McCann London to Wunderman UK without a pitch after a process led from the US.


Moving on from the mouse

The computer mouse isn't dying, but it must learn to compete with new interfaces. Brands stand to benefit, Matt Dyke writes.


Tech Idol

Jason Goodman reports from a Seedcamp event in Berlin, where he scouted Europe's top young digital entrepreneurs.


Microsoft targets advertisers with all-in-one family platform

What kind of opportunities can brands expect from Xbox One, the successor to the 360? Alasdair Reid investigates.


How EA's Battlefield topped the 2013 Social Brands 100

Electronic Arts' popular 'Battlefield' game has been named the top social brand in 2013 by Social Brands 100. Simon Stokes, director of communities, reveals how the brand got to the top.


Mindshare opens The Adaptive Lab multimedia space

Mindshare has created The Adaptive Lab, a multimedia space for brands, designed to showcase the future of entertainment and connected experiences.


Can media learn from HMV?

Does the store's demise provide lessons for the industry, Arif Durrani asks.


Think BR: From Vegas to the world

Tablets, giant TVs and a fridge that orders its own milk; Videology's John Tigg takes a walk round the halls at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.


Think BR: Threats are simply dangers we can see

A lesson from the games industry could affect marketers and creative agencies alike, writes Gareth Kane, planning director, Game Room.


Currys PC World unveils festive idents

Currys PC World is running idents featuring a man turning into a knight in shining armour after giving his wife a present bought from the retailer.


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