1 December 2015

Tamar’s #DigitalHistory – The Story of Snapchat

Here at Tamar, we’ve been marking our 20th year by looking at digital networks who have been around as long as we have – and how they got to where they are today. So far we’ve looked at Google, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest. Our latest subject is a site which has tripled its user base in the …

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24 February 2015

Everything brands need to know about Snapchat

A number of brands struggle to reach the younger demographics; those that are unable to embrace the ever evolving world of social media are at a distinct advantage. With the younger generation leaning away from the “retro” sites where their parents dwell (Facebook and Twitter), the more visually based apps and platforms are becoming hugely appealing. Launched back in 2011, …

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18 March 2014

Scrabble – Epically failing online since 2008. But why?

In these days of social gaming, it’s easy to assume that every game ever invented has the opportunity to take on a new lease of life. In lots of cases, this is true – Only this morning I was sat on my train to work, listening to the unmistakable ‘jingle jingle’ soundtrack of a child playing Sonic the Hedgehog on …

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20 November 2013

mChristmas – Native browser vs App, how do you choose?

There’s little argument that this is going to be a mobile Christmas for etailers. We’re undoubtedly at an inflexion point for ecommerce with handheld devices rapidly taking over from PC-based browser access. And whilst smartphone growth continues, it is tablet usage that is leading the way. More than half of all tablets sold in the UK last year were bought …

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19 April 2013

Twitter Introduces Twitter #Music

Twitter is expanding into all kinds of new services these days. Rumours have once again been flying, about what Twitter’s next bold move was going to be, especially after the mention of an upcoming announcement last week. Well, yesterday, Twitter took to ‘Good Morning America’ and announced ‘Twitter  #Music’ a slick, new service and app likened to a ‘21st Century …

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23 December 2012

23rd December- Remember the Olympics Opening Ceremony?

23rd December:  All that British cynicism and apathy finally vanished, as we were all stunned by Danny Boyle’s creative, eccentric and totally, wonderfully British opening ceremony.  ‘Isles of wonder’ featured athletes from over 200 countries. Actors, volunteers and musicians celebrated contributions that Britain has made to the world. It really was spectacular, and we’d challenge you to find someone who wasn’t ‘wowed’ …

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21 December 2012

21st December- Remember When Andy Murray Won Gold?

After a tumultuous relationship borne through several frustrating Wimbledon appearances, the country finally warmed to Andy Murray in 2012, as we all cheered him for winning Gold. The chilly Scot finally had a massive grin on his face – Murray described beating Federer as the ‘the best week of my life. Will Murray’s tennis career be complete in 2013, by …

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20 December 2012

20th December: Remember When Jessica Ennis Won Heptathlon Gold?

Golden Girl Jess Ennis started Team GB’s Gold rush on Super Saturday – the image of her with the flag around her shoulders, the tears, the cheers… What an incredible day for British sport. Add to that her second place in this week’s “Sports Personality of the Year”and you’ve got a pretty good year for the girl from Sheffield. And …

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19 December 2012

19th December – Remember Usain Bolt’s 100m Victory?

“Number one baby, all day, every day!”… Today we celebrate Usain Bolt’s 100m victory. Bolt beat off the likes of Blake and Gatlin to win Olympic Gold, completing the sprint in just 9.63 seconds. If the two billion people watching Bolt had blinked, they could have missed it. Bolt really did show why he is so often regarded as the …

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