The latest online marketing news for 2016.
We will be compiling news from the Digital Marketing world as well as some of the latest Internet News and Trends here.
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- Mon, 24 Feb 2020 22:53:35 +0000: Yorkshire Tea calls for truce after chancellor tweet attracts abuse - Internet | The Guardian
Company Twitter account bombarded with offensive messages after Rishi Sunak posts picture posing with brand
Yorkshire Tea has issued a plea to people to “try to be kind” after it received a deluge of online abuse because the chancellor was photographed with a large packet of its teabags.
The brand had faced a weekend of calls to boycott it after Rishi Sunak, the Conservative MP for the North Yorkshire seat of Richmond, shared the image with the caption: “Quick Budget prep break making tea for the team. Nothing like a good Yorkshire brew.”
Quick Budget prep break making tea for the team. Nothing like a good Yorkshire brew. pic.twitter.com/zhoQM9KshoContinue reading...
- Mon, 24 Feb 2020 16:13:31 +0000: Say what you want about Toby Young – no, really, he’ll defend your right to say it | Joel Golby - Internet | The Guardian
The grifter who keeps on giving has turned his attention to defending free speech on Twitter. What a brilliant idea
Toby Young has done something, again, and we have to talk about it. It’s simply astonishing how often that sentence has had to be pulled out over the past 20 years, isn’t it? There is some singular power to Young that pulls your forehead like gravity towards the nearest wall, and here he is again, talking about free speech – and here we are again. Talking about Toby Young. Just like he wants us to. He’s done it again. The Michael Jordan of Being Wrong on the Internet.
Anyway, here’s what Young’s done: he’s very solemnly announced he is the general secretary of the new Free Speech Union (FSU), a sort of grift-cum-movement. For £49.95 a year (£24.95 for retirees and students, though I would pay a sizeable amount of money to observe the day-to-day workings of any student who wants to pay Young to defend them on the internet) Young’s union will protect you if you want to start shit online. “All members will be defended by the FSU if they are penalised for exercising their legal right to free speech,” the silver-member tier promises. “If you’re targeted by an outrage mob on social media, we’ll mobilise an army of supporters.”
My real fear, though, is: what if this isn’t a grift? What if … Young is being serious? Because there are shades of Nigel Farage’s early Ukip mobilisation to thisContinue reading...
- Mon, 24 Feb 2020 07:32:16 +0000: Fly365: online flight booking firm goes into administration, leaving travellers out of pocket - Internet | The Guardian
Sydney-based company with links to collapsed firm Bestjet wipes website, leaving customers unsure how to recoup their money
An online flight booking company with links to collapsed budget airfare company Bestjet has left travellers thousands of dollars out of pocket after it entered voluntary administration just days after customers say they handed over money to the firm.
Sydney-based Fly365 appointed a voluntary administrator on Friday, wiping both its website and Facebook page and leaving customers who believed they had secured flight bookings through the company with little information about how to recoup their money.Continue reading...
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 13:31:49 +0000: Irish drug dealer loses £46m bitcoin codes he hid in fishing rod case - Internet | The Guardian
Clifton Collins fears fishing gear was taken to dump by his landlord after he was jailed
In early 2017 Clifton Collins, an Irish drug dealer, had a dilemma: where to hide the codes of his illicit €55m (£46m) bitcoin fortune.
His solution was to print them on to an A4 piece of paper and stash it in the aluminium cap of a fishing rod case kept at his rented home in Farnaught, Cornamona, County Galway. It seemed a good idea at the time.
Bitcoin is the first, and the biggest, 'cryptocurrency' – a decentralised tradeable digital asset. The lack of any central authority oversight is one of the attraction.Continue reading...
- Fri, 21 Feb 2020 06:00:46 +0000: The killer who preyed on the 'invisible' – podcasts of the week - Internet | The Guardian
The Nobody Zone tells the story of a murderer who targeted the vulnerable. Plus: how Tom Hanks changed the life of one ‘dead-eyed’ actor
Raging about the state of UK politics is one of life’s pleasures at the moment, and the inhabitants of The Bunker make it an artform. Whether they are taking down the boomers who ruined their kids’ futures or delving into the murky world of impeachment, they bring smart one-liners and Swearmaster General Ian Dunt’s furious but funny profanities. This week, shifting Irish politics and the wonky justice system are under the microscope, with a panel of guests including the Atlantic’s Helen Lewis. Hannah Verdier
The BBC podcast Tunnel 29, about a series of daring, stranger-than-fiction missions under the Berlin Wall, is to be made into a TV series or a film, from the producers of Chernobyl. After The Missing Cryptoqueen was nabbed earlier this month in what Deadline described as a ‘heated auction’ between programme-makers, which show will be on our screens next?Continue reading...
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