The UK’s travel industry is booming

Travel media marketplace The Travelodge has been hit by a wave of cancellations in recent days and cancellations that continue to grow in number.The travel industry has been on a tear in recent months with cancellations on average increasing from over a million a day to around 4.5 million a week.However, in a recent article on the company's website, the site's CEO Mark Davenport claimed that the...

Why do Google and Yahoo still love each other?

I'm not sure whether the recent news of Google and Facebook's merger is actually good news for consumers or bad news for businesses, but the deal has been going on for some time.I think it's fair to say that both companies have a pretty strong incentive to continue sharing the content they produce.So, the more recent news has definitely made some business sense.I also think the deal could...

When is the last time you bought a TV?

The Australian dollar is trading at a record low against the US dollar after a two-week surge to a six-month high of $US0.8098 on Monday.In the past fortnight, the AUD/NZD exchange rate has climbed 0.7 per cent to $US2.11, its strongest level since February.The AUD/US dollar has gained 10 per cent against a basket of currencies since the beginning of February.The index is trading near its highest...

When Facebook and LinkedIn bought each other, there was one thing left to say, but not enough: Facebook and Instagram are now the two biggest social media companies, writes Mark Pincus

Share This Article Facebook has finally launched its new social media platform, Instagram, with more than half a billion users.The company also announced the acquisition of Instagram-owned Snapchat.The acquisition brings Instagram's total number of users to more than 6.7 billion, making it the second-largest social media company in the world behind Twitter.In a statement, Facebook CEO Mark...

Which are the top five digital media businesses in Italy?

Digital media marketplace Go Media is the fourth largest digital media company in Italy, according to the 2016 edition of the Italian Media Market Study, a market research organization.It also ranked sixth in Europe, behind e-commerce giants Amazon and Facebook.The company employs more than 50,000 people and is a pioneer in the field of online video distribution.The Italian media company is also...

What to know about J.J. Abrams and Star Wars: Episode IX

The first trailer for Star Wars Episode IX is now available.In the video, which premiered on Twitter and Instagram, Abrams introduces a "brief" teaser for the upcoming film.The trailer focuses on the new cast and crew of the Millennium Falcon."What's new with the movie?"Abrams asks."It's going to be a lot of new things, a lot more than what you saw in the trailer," director Rian Johnson tells...

Grace is back and more of her songs are in the works

Grace is BACK.The New York rapper and producer is set to release her latest album Grace in August.In a press release, Grace's label, Warner Bros., shared that she's been in the studio with her producer and co-producer, Brian Wilson, for a couple of months now.She also shared that the album is a new direction for the project, with her vocals returning, as well as a more upbeat, live-and-let-live...

How to use an iPhone for business, for a fraction of the price

An iPhone that can take a photo of itself or upload a video clip is the latest trend in the tech industry.But even if it can make it easier to upload videos, that's still not the whole story.For the uninitiated, an iPhone is basically a computer chip that can do everything a smartphone can do.It can be used for everything from sending and receiving messages to downloading files.That includes...

What is the Australian Media Marketplace?

AUSTRALIAN MEDIA MISSION (AMP) is a national public interest nonprofit that helps communities in the 21st century build stronger media networks and empower local media.The AMP's mission is to advance and preserve the integrity of Australian media.AMP was established by the Government of Australia in the early 2000s as a public-private partnership, and is managed by the Australian Broadcasting...

Facebook’s new content management platform is a big deal for the content industry

Facebook has just unveiled a new product that promises to change the way publishers and brands sell and market their content.In a keynote presentation, the company's chief content officer, Phil Schiller, announced the launch of a new business-to-business platform, the Media Marketplace, and a new platform for content management.Schiller said the platform will allow publishers and content managers...