The Digest: Facebook restricts violent videos… and 4 other things people are talking about today

Stuart O'Connor Apple, Facebook, Gadgets, Google, Internet, The Digest Leave a Comment

Facebook restricts violent video clips and photos | BBC News "Facebook has begun placing warnings over videos posted to its site, stating their contents might 'shock, offend and upset' if viewed. The alerts prevent the videos from automatically playing in feeds unless they are clicked, unlike other clips. The site is also preventing…

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TalkTalk buys Blinkbox from Tesco for £5m

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Tesco has announced this morning that it has finally sold Blinkbox to TalkTalk - for a surprisingly low £5m. According to Business Insider, integration between Blinkbox and TalkTalk's existing TV business will be kicking off immediately - with "revenue synergies" (ie: job cuts) expected. Interestingly, it isn't just a video on demand business TalkTalk has…

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Is Tesco building ROBOTS?

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Tesco is expecting robots, wearable technologies and "cognitive computing" to become commonplace within the next five years, according to the company's Chief Information Officer. According to Brand Republic, the executive has been speaking at the IGD Convention, where he has used a lot of business buzzwords to explain the inevitable: "We’ve only scratched the surface,…

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Tesco evasive on the future of Blinkbox streaming service

James O'Malley TV, Web 2.0, Websites Leave a Comment

Speaking at the Tesco Hudl 2 launch this morning there was one topic that Tesco's Group Digital Officer Michael Comish clearly didn't want to talk about: the fate of Blinkbox, the on-demand video and music streaming service that the retailer owns. When asked directly by a Bloomberg journalist amongst the assembled hacks whether the service…

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