The media, this month May '13
DIGITAL- Women’s magazine Easy Living is set to turn off the printing presses and go all-digital due to falling circulation figures, despite the title- owned by high end publishing giant Conde Naste- being amongst the most successful in its sector.
DIGITAL- Microsoft has unveiled its new XBox, christened ‘One’. It can show live TV and on demand services, respond to voice commands, ‘trend’ programmes Twitter-style, and link to Skype in a major attempt to create an all in one device.
DIGITAL- The Guardian is amalgamating its UK, U.S., and soon-to-be-launched Australian web editions into one core domain as international browsing of its combined sites reaches 80million.
PRINT- Lancashire Evening Telegraph is undergoing a re-model next week, increasing local coverage, and expanding some supplements including Amateur Sport and Entertainment, with Homes moving to Fridays. Full details here.
PRINT- iLove will launch in July, a brand new female lifestyle magazine delivered for free to 700,000 subscribers, with online editions also available. The beauty and fashion director has worked at The Sunday Times, Elle, Grazia, and The Guardian.
PRINT- Trade travel association ABTA is relaunching its magazine in a new multi-platform strategy. Industry news, in depth tourist destination information and blogs are all set to feature, with online content available at countrybycountry.com
SOCIAL- LinkedIn Today, the social network’s news reading service, has undergone a major re-design, dividing opinion in the process. In case you haven’t noticed, and don’t know what this useful tool does, take a look at this article.
SOCIAL- Flickr, Google+, Pinterest have all changed the way they work and look, with some interesting developments taking place. In all cases, content is displayed bigger, allowing for more information to be included. Read our summary here.
SOCIAL- According to research, one in around 179 words on Twitter is now spelt incorrectly, accentuating the importance of checking things twice, and the prevalence of negligence. One in 400 now begins with a #hashtag too.