• YouTube stars rank tops in U.S. youth survey

    YouTube stars rank tops in U.S. youth survey

    A survey commissioned by Variety magazine and published in the latest issue found that among teenagers in the United States, the five most influential figures they list are all YouTube favorites rather than mainstream celebrities. Even Jennifer Lawrence and Seth Rogan failed to make the top five. The highest-ranking figures, according to Variety, were Smosh
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  • Entertainment start-ups – still a viable proposition?

    Entertainment start-ups – still a viable proposition?

    Hollywood, show business, call it what you will, it has lured millions of hopefuls and dreamers for well over a century now. Given its promises of fame, glamour and fortune, who wouldn’t want to work in entertainment? Unfortunately, that cliché also suggests that dreams of entertainment success are almost always destined to fail, that there
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  • Blame the web for America’s ungodliness

    Blame the web for America’s ungodliness

    Americans are less religious these days thanks to the internet, according to Allen Downey, a Computer Science Professor at the Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, Massachusetts.

  • App transforms web into TV

    App transforms web into TV

    People might watch more videos on the internet if they follow the same format as television shows. That is the idea behind Pluto.tv, a new website and application that was unveiled on Monday. Unlike on the web, where people have to search for videos themselves unless they have already gone viral or have been shared
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  • Twitter can be used to detect HIV outbreaks, study says

    Twitter can be used to detect HIV outbreaks, study says

    Twitter and other real-time social media outlets can be utilised to detect HIV outbreaks as well as drug behaviour, according to a group of researchers from UCLA. The study, which was published in the Preventive Medicine journal, was conducted via UCLA’s Center for Digital Behavior. It showed that there is a relation between the geographical
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  • Pharmacy app mimics in-store experience

    Pharmacy app mimics in-store experience

    Online pharmacies have certainly come a long way in the last few years. The first online pharmacies were little more than a basic web store where you could purchase a range of over-the-counter medicines. Modern day websites now offer a whole host of services and advice. The latest trend is in the development of smartphone
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