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Toyota Considers Boston Dynamics Buy & Crunchy Snapchat Experiment

Toyota’s got its eyes on Alphabet’s robots and a 2013 Myspace hack could still cause problems today. These are among today’s top news stories. 1. Cadbury’s Great Snapchat Experiment There’s a lot of hype among marketers about the potential...

Read More01 Jun 16
Disruptive Watchlist - 7 Stories You Need To Know

From Time. Inc’s time warp to view counts for Instagram here are the stories you need to read to stay in the know. 1. Pandora’s Box Of Earnings Music streaming service Pandora’s Q4 2015 earnings are in and both revenue and earnings-per-share...

Read More12 Feb 16
3 Tips For Startups, From Founders, Investors & Tech Veterans

Run through brick walls to sustain organic growth, don’t camp outside VC offices to catch a pitch opportunity and don’t try to solve problems you don’t have are just a handful of the pieces of advice for startups shared at the Startup Extreme and...

Read More19 Jun 15
Instagram, Snapchat & Periscope - Will They Change The Way Social Media Users Consume Music?

In theory, social media and music should work in perfect harmony. Superstar artists already account for some of the most-followed and 'liked' profiles across social networks and musicians from garage-based Blink-182 cover bands to ageing icons using the...

Read More30 Apr 15
Snared By The Acqui-killers - 4 Companies That Would Be Better Off If They Hadn't Been Bought

An acquisition can represent the glorious and lucrative final chapter in years of hard work for a startup, or it can mean a struggling firm being put out of its misery after struggling to go it alone. Either way, big-money M&As are generally seen as a...

Read More07 Mar 14
Let’s Take Selfies! – The Rise Of Digital Narcissism

The Pope’s done it. Justin Bieber does it way too much. People do it with their lunches. Some do it really badly. They do it with their dead relatives. They do it with cats to make their pets look like a beard. Its use in the English language is...

Read More20 Nov 13
Bebo founder buys back site for USD1m

Bebo has been bought back by its founders Michael and Xochi Birch for USD1m having offloaded the social network to AOL in 2008 for USD850m. Micheal Birch announced the acquisition via tweet saying: “We just bought Bebo back for USD1m. Can we actually...

Read More02 Jul 13
MySpace passes 30m visits in first two weeks after re-launch

MySpace claims to have attracted 31m unique visitors to the site in the first two weeks of relaunching, thanks to a USD20m advertising campaign. Refurbished to pitch itself as a cool place for music fans, the site left beta mode two weeks ago following...

Read More01 Jul 13
Four Reasons Why Myspace Doesn’t Stand A Chance In The Current Music Landscape

Myspace is back. The pioneering social network that was all but left for dead by the rise of Facebook and Twitter is relaunching with a new design, mobile apps, a USD20m marketing budget and a lot of Justin Timberlake, who now part owns the business....

Read More13 Jun 13
Myspace gears up for relaunch as new site goes live

Myspace is opening its new website to the public after months of beta testing, as it attempts to reinvent itself as a music-focused service in a bid to regain popularity. The firm has timed its relaunch to coincide with the release of a new record from...

Read More15 Jan 13
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