So it seems that social media is coming of age: the ning platform (AmbITion Scotland's network is run on it as well as this great network) has announced that they are changing from their freemium business model, and ning will now have to be paid for. AmbITion Scotland and 38Minutes already pay the premium version, so we won't be closing up shop.… Continue
Andrew Nuttney recently released a 160 page review of "Social Networking Market Opportunity."
It lies along the lines of several other publications focusing on marketing opportunities within social media, but also carries a critical tone which I found refreshing. As careers and personalities are being leveraged in the poker game that is social… Continue
The Gaelic media service MG ALBA has appointed Surefire Television Productions Ltd (SurefireTV) to prepare an independent report on options for a long running Gaelic-language drama series...
MG ALBA's Director of Operations Neil Graham said "SurefireTV were the obvious choice to help us with this project. They are well placed to given an independent view of the various production options. Eric Coulter is widely known and respected in Scottish television drama through his work as… Continue
Muvizu is very excited to announce that we will be screening and preparing a demo of our 3D animation software at the Trongate103 in association with the Scottish Animation Group and GMAC. Our animators - Kevin McDade, Navis Binu and Martyn Gutteridge - will be presenting and demoing the application with a focus on the challenges and the fun they had working on the project.
I've created an event in the events section of this site, so… Continue
Very recently we put together a little promo video for a brand spanking new 3d animation company based in Belfast called BillyGoat Entertainment. I was hoping you folks, the great 38minutes community, would have a look at it and let us know your thoughts.
We're one of a number of small animation companys operating out of Belfast at the moment with big ambitions to produce real quality work for all manor of forms of digital media.
Assume many of you will have seen the fabulous range of iconic Scottish screenprints of Tunnock's Teacakes, Creamola Foam and Plain Bread by artist Gillian Kyle. The foil prints are particularly lovely.
I (un-necessarily) chose to re-invent mine at the weekend and it is now the most gorgeous appropriately squishy cushion with pewter metallic fringing that would make Nancy Smillie green with envy.
#scotlandspeaks is an online campaign, focussed mainly on Twitter, to allow Scots to add their voice to the UK leaders debates which will shape the outcome of the current general election. It started out as a protest against the exclusion of the SNP. Now it more of a movement that allows people of all political perspectives and none to comment about issues affecting Scotland. Today we were the second most trending topic on Twitter in the UK -… Continue
Muvizu, the free character animation app, has updated its Beta version with political assets. It's a green-light for 3D election satire as Cameron's forehead, Brown's lazy eye and er, Clegg's, er, hair (?) all become available for use. In truth we've added dozens more attachments and props along with political logos and some boring but important performance improvements.
Muvizu is a free application that lets you create 3D animated… Continue
Morning folks. First update in a while from me. I've been off, being a busy and productive member of Denki up in Dundee. Sadly though, they had to let a great many people go a couple of weeks ago. The company will go on and the new game, Quarrel, *will* come out (even if I have to kill someone to make it happen), but I'm no longer an official part of team Denki.
Soooo, there are several *insanely* talented programmers and artists (plus a… Continue
Added by Brian Baglow on April 22, 2010 at 8:04 —
Fin Wycherly one of the star broadcasters of Leith FM has just posted a call-out (Tweet) looking for Board Members to join Leith FM. They are looking for people that are experienced, visionary and with bags of energy. You've to contact Fin herself or the station direct.
The Digital Economy Act went through parliament under the "wash up" procedure - in this episode we speak to Valerie Surgenor, IT Lawyer with Macroberts who explains the "wash up" procedure and some of the key aspects of the Digital Economy Act. Valerie explains where she forsees issues with the act and explains a little about the procedure for making future amendments.… Continue
Added by Kyle Murdoch on April 21, 2010 at 12:01 —
Award winning production company, KEO films (River Cottage/Meet the Natives), are looking for a group of creative folk to take part in various brainstorming events, in Glasgow, over the next couple of months. The aim is to come up with television programme ideas.
You don't even need to be working in TV, so if you fancy a earning a spot of extra cash and sharing your creative thoughts then please email a copy of your CV to… Continue
KPMG’s Media and Entertainment Barometer showed consumer spending on digital media almost halved over the past six months, with ‘traditional’ media spend down just under 20%. However, time spent consuming media has risen sharply, with traditional up from 11h 40m per month to 12h 13m, and digital up from 6h 14m to 7h 28m. KPMG head of media David Elms said the figures “illustrate the problem faced by the media sector in curbing the structural… Continue
Added by Dr Admin on April 20, 2010 at 9:55 —
The hyperbole has yet again smashed through the apoplexy barrier with some of the comments and headlines surrounding the eruption of the Eyjafjallajokul volcano, the name still sounds vaguely like a Glaswegian threat to me, 'Aye-ya-fjalla-yokel'.
There are doom laden predictions of Europe's economy set to be in tatters, it could last years, it's a health risk, we're all going to die etcetera. Most alarming was the news that the… Continue
The following I saw today in Senscot's ebulleting (the Scottish Social Entrepreneur Network)- written by Lawrence DeMarco (Co-founder and Director)...
"Ryanair has confirmed that it is to charge for the use of toilets on its flights; a spokesman says that they hope to change our behaviour – so that we use the toilet before and after flights. This ‘toilet training’ remark is so insulting that it makes me wonder if Michael O’Leary enjoys winding us up. His cavalier attitude towards… Continue
Hey - there's some good chat going on at the BarCamp Linkedin group, on MPs/MSPs use of social media as part of the General Election, as well as a discussion - FEATURE FRIDAYS - a weekly showcase for any cool work that you and/ or others are involved in. Go on, you're bound to have something good to post… Continue
one of our established agency clients needs an additional developer as a result of an influx of new work. Working primarily with the Umbraco CMS system, you'll need to have 12-18 months experience of using Umbraco and a background in C# .Net development. Easy to commute city centre location - give me a shout for more info! email@example.comSee More
Leading Software is an innovative software company based in the heart of Edinburgh. Intrallect and Identico are two companies within Leading Software that focus on the educational and security sectors respectively, and are looking to expand. Our development team works hard to support one another, and strives to foster a friendly and collaborative working environment.The ideal candidate is passionate about software development, values quality code, design and best practices, and thrives under…See More