Thursday 3 January 2013


DEADLINE HOLLYWOOD: OSCARS Nomination voting deadline extended to 5pm January 4 (Pacific Time)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has extended the deadline for members to vote for Oscar nominations by one day to Friday, January 4, 2013, 5.p.m. Pacific Time.  (The original date was Thursday, January 3, 5 p.m. PT).  Members may vote online or submit a paper ballot.  Any votes received after the deadline will not be counted.

This is the first year the Academy is providing its membership the opportunity to vote online. Several voting resources are available to members, including assisted voting stations in Los Angeles, New York and London, and a 24-hour support call center.

THE GUARDIAN: Two billion YouTube music video views disappear … or just migrate?

Reports that Universal and Sony Music were stripped of billions of view counts turn out to be exaggerated by over 1.9bn.

The beauty about writing about the music business is that everybody is prepared to believe that there is a great rock’n’roll swindle out there. Over at the MailOnline there is this fun looking story illustrated by a picture of a surprisingly well dressed Rihanna The headline is “You Tube cancels billions of video views after finding they had been ‘faked’ – but were hackers working for the music industry?”

 AD WEEK: Fashion retailer debuts ‘pushy’ promos

If push notifications become a staple in mobile marketing for years to come, the industry can point to 2012 when the tactic started to gain traction. With that in mind, fashion retailer Cache was sure to include push notifications in its first mobile app, which began testing earlier this month and will be promoted among the brand’s properties after the holidays.

THE TELEGRAPH (LONDON): Can Fairy Gill lift the curse on the BBC?

In her annual festive address, the radio sprite has some advice for the beleagured corporation.


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