It's amazing what can be done with raw data. YouTube user STLTransit has created over 40 visualisations of public transport activity across major cities and regions in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
It emerged over the weekend that Game Group, Europe's largest video games retailer, has been rescued from administration. The group has been bought by private investment partnership OpCapita - reportedly for the nominal fee of £1. Now, its new owner is strongly advised to "develop a digital strategy", and fast.
Maxroam has launched its own virtual mobile network in the United Kingdom, after reportedly signing an operator agreement with Vodafone UK. As a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), Maxroam can offer its global customers domestic rates while in the UK.
The cost of advertising on Facebook is rising, with the average cost per click increasing as much as 45% in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to a report from Facebook advertising technology firm TBG Digital.
Facebook is set to reach one billion active users by August of this year, according to research from iCrossing. Facebook, comfortably the world's largest social network, currently has in excess of 800 million active users.
Netflix, the film and TV episode streaming service, has officially launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland as of today, complete with one-month free trial. While some users reported early access to the service yesterday, both netflix.co.uk and netflix.ie are officially available from this morning.
A little over one month since launching initially in the United States, and Brazil a few days ago, iTunes Match is now available in a number of new countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and possibly unconfirmed others.
Miramax is the latest film studio to announce streaming agreements with on-demand movie service Netflix ahead of their launch in the United Kingdom and Ireland early next year. Since October, Netflix has announced content agreements with MGM and Lionsgate in the two countries.