This Week in Digital…

Becky Grainger

This week in digital

Royal Baby Fever

The big news of course this week is the announcement of the Kate & Wills second Royal baby. Minutes after Clarence House confirmed the news on Twitter, the messages of congratulations came flooding in. Brands were quick to attempt to jump on the back of the news, but the winner definitely goes to Nissan who posted this on Twitter, just seven minutes after the official announcement.


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The worst tweet goes to Pizza Express who suggested the Royals should name the newborn Pizza. The Huffington Post have put together a post on the best Twitter reactions to pregnancy news.

HTC Slate Apple

Probably the second biggest news this week, is the much anticipated launch of the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and the iWatch. The launch has left the world divided over whether Apple are now copying what is already available. HTC were quick to jump on the back of this and welcomed Apple to ‘the world of big screens.’




The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus are set to be released on the 19th September, with people already queuing outside stores. When we will be able to get our hands on the iWatch is still a mystery. Despite featuring on the Apple website, there has been no official announcements on the release date and rumors suggest we still have a five month wait ahead of us.

Manchester Dogs’ Home Fire

Yesterday evening saw the devastating arson attack that caused a fire to sweep through a Manchester based dog’s home. The blaze has claimed the lives of over 60 animals, with the number set to rise. A 15 year old boy has since been arrested on suspicion of arson.

The support since the attack has been outstanding and #ManchesterDogsHome has been trending on Twitter, alongside people taking #dogselfies and texting donations. A JustGiving page was set up by Manchester Evening News to help support the dogs’ home and has so far raised over £500,000.


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Image source bbc news

Google Face $6bn Fine

The European Commission have told Google they must make more of an effort to resolve a long-running investigation into their ‘alleged abuse’ of the internet. If the investigation is not resolved and if Google do not reach an agreement with the European authorities they could face a fine of $6bn (£3.7bn)

The four-year investigation comes after claims that Google abuse their over 90% European market share. Google have improved its offer three times have competitors and European publishers have stated that they dominate the internet search market and actually limit advertisers from switching to competitors.

And Finally…

A Peter Pan pantomime in Bournemouth has been targeted as part of an email hacking attack that is rumored to come from Eastern Europe. The email is virtually undetectable by anti-virus software and claims to be a £145 invoice for nine tickets for a Peter Pan performance at the Bournemouth Pavilion theatre. The email is targeting UK businesses and if the attachment is opened it can retrieve personal information and passwords.