Facial recognition – a powerful ad tool or privacy nightmare?

It may sound like science fiction but tech that identifies VIP shoppers could soon be used for customer loyalty schemes

streaming mobile video

Lights, camera, action: the unexpected rise of live online video

Facebook and Twitter are no longer simply text platforms but mobile video channels battling to turn consumers away from TV

Dick Costolo: Twitter unfollows the leader as social milestones are missed

Slowing growth in user numbers and failure to capture a bigger slice of digital advertising revenue drove the departure of the chief executive

Number 10 hands out Twitter exclusives to favoured journalists

A discussion topic in episode 701 of the FIR podcast, published today, looks at a question asked in the Metro newspaper last week: should British politicians take notes from Barack Obama’s campaign team? The Metro’s excellent report looked at the key role social media played  – especially Twitter – in both of the US president’s election campaigns in 2008 and 2012 in enabling direct engagement with reporters and opinion-makers as well as with voters in communities across the United States

PCC seeks to regulate press Twitter feeds

Watchdog to consult on how tweets can be brought under its remit, asking each newspaper to draw up a 'Twitter policy'

Al-Jazeera’s coverage of Egypt protests may hasten revolution in world news

Al-Jazeera English is enjoying new-found global popularity in the wake of the chaos in Egypt

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