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Kent Youth Police Commissioner Paris Brown

8 April 2013
Kent Police may review job applicants social media accounts

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Kent Police Crime Commissioner Ann Barnes says job applicants Facebook and Twitter accounts not normally checked and current scandal perhaps a lesson for the future

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3 April 2013
Twitter has another crack at helping businesses

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Twitter takes another shot at helping businesses to reach audiences through its service and paid advertising models with Twitter for Business

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3 April 2013
ChangYou.com to release Dou Po Cang Qiong MMORPG beta

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Online gaming developer and operator ChangYou.com set to release Dou Po Cang, its Qiong massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) in beta.

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11 March 2013
YouTube’s new streaming music platform takes on Spotify

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
Last week, it was reported that Google owned YouTube is launching its own music subscription service this year – challenging current market leader Spotify

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26 February 2013
What’s the impact of cross media?: The Publishing & Media Expo 2013

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
With media and publishers experiencing the impact of cross media, what will the Publishing & Media Expo deliver this year?

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19 February 2013
Posthaven launches as Twitter to shut down Posterous

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Posterous is to close its doors, less than a year after it was acquired by Twitter and as cofounders launch new blogging service Posthaven

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13 February 2013
Tesco trials new online streaming service Tesco Clubcard TV

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
Tesco is trialling Tesco Clubcard TV its new free online TV and film service exclusively for Clubcard customers taking on BSkyB, Lovefilm, Netflix et al

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VirComm Summit 2013

8 February 2013
Online community VirComm Summit 2013 round-up

Rachel Hawkes, account director, Elemental By Rachel Hawkes
The second Virtual Communities (VirComms) was the first conference in our 2013 calendar, and being about online community management I was particularly interested to hear the panels

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20 April 2012
Cleve Gibbon from Cognifide to guest speak at Internet World

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
There’s no doubt that Internet World is going to be a bit special this year. Not only is Cleve Gibbon from Cognifide guest speaking, it also happens to be the 20th anniversary of what UBM claims is Europe’s largest digital marketing and internet conference.

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86% of users want social network Facebook to lose new changes

26 September 2011
86% of users want social network Facebook to lose new changes

Tim Gibbon, director Elemental By Tim Gibbon
How much does social network Facebook annoy users with frequent changes? Facebook is no stranger to change, which under different circumstances is never a bad thing. The social network often makes updates to its privacy policy, management of it and functionality (including it design), often under pressure resulting in changes that users reject.

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