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Free news forever?

Posted by Neville Hobson

13 February News will be (free forever) if you read Le Figaro, according to PaidContent UK, as the French newspaper prepares to launch its content-access service on Monday. It seems similar to the Financial Times' model of free access to some content, but you pay for what the FT considers as premium content. One difference the FT has is that you have to register after a certain number of accesses during a month, although some content is still free, notably news content.

David vs Goliath

Posted by Grant Butler Coomber

12 February In the online world Google is seen as a giant among mere mortals, but in some arenas this is far from the case. I am talking about the social media scene where Facebook and Twitter are leading the way and Google is running along behind trying to keep up. The weapon Google has chosen in place of the traditional slingshot is Google Buzz, a new add-on for Gmail that, as they put it, will 'go beyond status messages' ...

Social media fail

Posted by Danny Whatmough

12 February Last Friday, Vodafone UK joined the likes of Habitat, Motrin, Wal-Mart and Eurostar in the list of social media fails. If you missed the story, a slightly inappropriate message appeared on the company's Twitter account.

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