In a week where the Oscar and Brit nominations were announced, a few greats were lost and the chilly weather set in here in the UK, it’s time to recap on some of the news stories that caught our eye over the last few days…
1. It’s all systems go with BT’s takeover of EE
News in today (Friday 15th January 2016) is that BT’s takeover of EE has been given the go ahead by the Competition and Markets Authority. The £12.5bn deal means BT will be re-entering the mobile market after more than a decade away. The Telegraph have an interesting article on why BT are making this purchase.
2. Netflix cracks down on proxy streaming
After recently expanding their services, Netflix now operate in 130 countries – however content available varies from country to country. While users have previously been able to use VPN’s and other proxy’s to access content available elsewhere, Netflix have now said they’ll be cracking down on this form of streaming.
3. How are you tracking your marketing success?
Struggling to find external statistics to help you push your marketing further? Econsultancy have shared their top four sources of global marketing statistics – worth bookmarking for a look through later.
4. Alton towers announce a virtual reality experience
After a tricky 2015, Alton Towers have announced their plans to open a virtual reality rollercoaster this year. ‘Galactica’ will combine a physical ride with virtual reality and have speeds of up to 47mph.
5. The dating app that tracks your heartbeat
It looks like online dating is going to the next level, with Mashable reporting on a new dating app that tracks your heartbeat to help you find your “perfect match”. ‘Once’ will connect with users’ Fitbit or Android Wear device and track your heartbeat as you look at profiles.
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