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4 December 2013
WhatsApp updates iOS as it leads with 44% market share

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Real-time messaging service WhatsApp updates iOS with fresh a look as it leads with 44 percent share of social messaging users across five markets.

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22 October 2013
BlackBerry takes a second crack at #BBM Android and iPhone rollout

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Technology company BlackBerry is taking another bash at releasing BBM for Android and iPhone rolling out the app a via VIP list.

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21 September 2013
BlackBerry to release BBM across Android and iOS this weekend

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
BlackBerry to release BBM messaging service for other operating systems this weekend as it anticipates $1 billion (USD) loss and to shed 40% of its workforce.

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3 September 2013
Microsoft to acquire Nokia devices and services for £4.6 billion

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
As Microsoft searches for new CEO it prepares to acquire Nokia devices and services for 5.4bn Euros ($7.2bn; £4.6bn) and grabs access to several patents via licenses.

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26 August 2011
UK government rethinks position on social media

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Yesterday, the UK government has backed down on its position regarding social media and networks in times of civil unrest. In a meeting organised by the UK government, ministers, police, social network Facebook, telecoms provider Research in Motion ([RIM] the makers of Blackberry), and microblogging service Twitter resulted in unclear direction from the Home Office.

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23 August 2011
Social media and its role in the London riots rages on

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
This week may shed more light on how the government, and in turn the police, will manage social media in times of unrest. On Thursday, social network Facebook, microblogging service Twitter and Research in Motion (RIM)'s Blackberry are to meet the UK Home Office to discuss the riots in England.

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