Archives for January, 2013

Online Food Ordering Startup Delivery Hero Fully Acquires Hungryhouse


The online food ordering market has become even more competitive after Berlin startup Delivery Hero announced it has fully acquired UK-based firm Hungryhouse, as well as purchasing smaller UK player EatitNow.co.uk, and putting pressure on its major rival Just Eat in the UK and across the world. The deal comes after Delivery Hero acquired a ‘controlling interest’ […]

Support the Stonewall – Hold your peace campaign


If you are an advocate of equality (and let’s face it why wouldn’t you be?) then you should support the @StonewallUK campaign for #equalmarriage  – check out their campaign at Stonewall or if you are too lazy then here are bullet points! On Tuesday 5 February 2013 MPs will vote on the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill which […]

Oh, those crazy Frenchies: Facebook faces family photo tax in France • The Register


Facebook should pay the French government for hosting the holiday photos and status updates of the French people, a new report commissioned by the French government has suggested. The new 200-page report* on taxing the digital economy – commissioned by four French Cabinet Ministers – proposes that France should tax data collection. The touted idea […]

Who needs dating sites now you have Facebook Graph Search?


“Single women who live nearby and who are interested in men and like Getting Drunk” Actual Facebook Graph Searches: “Single women who live nearby and who are….

Apps providing spin-off opportunities for popular magazine brands | Technology | guardian.co.uk


A great article on how some publishers are looking to bespoke apps and experiences to monetise mobile rather than replicating the magazine format on tablets and mobile. … a new app released by Dennis Publishing’s male health mag aims to change that, although it’s no digital replica. Men’s Fitness Cover Model Body Plan is a […]

What will happen once the ASA starts to regulate Online Behavioural Advertising? « Privacy and information law blog


Early next year, the UK Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA“) will start regulating Online Behavioural Advertising (“OBA“) in the UK – meaning that online advertisers who serve targeted ads to website visitors will have to worry not only about the risk of cookie consent enforcement by the ICO, but also the risk of investigation and public admonishment by the […]

Security audit finds dev OUTSOURCED his JOB to China to goof off at work • The Register


This is genius! I wonder how many people at my office are doing the same as a lot of their days seem to consist of the same ‘work days’. After getting permission to study Bob’s computer habits, Verizon investigators found that he had hired a software consultancy in Shenyang to do his programming work for […]

Privacy winds blow through Clouds towards Switzerland • The Register


Unsafe harbour Companies with links to the US will have to prove they are not simply shipping all data to the US, and this may prove impossible. The lack of oversight and control over use of the US PATRIOT Act renders the whole Safe Harbor agreement effectively meaningless, yet companies without such links will only […]

Think of Facebook “as a self-absorbed, petulant brat, one that doesnt understand how to play well with others” | The Wall Blog


“think of Facebook as a self-absorbed, petulant brat, one that doesn’t understand how to play well with others”    Advertising Age has published what reads as a damning round up of recent activity at Facebook. This includes the controversial recent privacy changes. The point of the piece is that Facebook isn’t a start-up anymore and […]

Amazon’s and Facebook’s Ad Privacy Practices Irk Ad Agencies | Digital – Advertising Age


Two of the biggest publishers on the web don’t use the advertising industry’s standardized ad-privacy program, and it’s a problem for even the largest digital-media buyers. Facebook and Amazon both offer targeted display advertising that can sometimes incorporate behavioral data from third parties. However, while nearly every other relevant media firm, ad network and ad-data […]


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