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This Week’s Culture Picks

By on Mar 28, 2015 in Staff Picks, Weekly Round Up | 0 comments

What do clothes, Singapore, murder and zombies have in common? Absolutely nothing but they are all in this week’s top culture posts. Pulling off the perfect crime, especially if it’s murder, would take a lot of time, planning and a perfect execution. Or would it? Well, depending on where you live, it might just a be a little bit easier to get away with murder. Hypothetically, of course.   listen to ‘The Perfect Crime (Rebroadcast)’ on audioBoom     Why do we dress baby boys in blue and baby girls in pink? Why is it only socially acceptable for women to wear dresses? Why did parents in the 19th Century refer to their children as ‘it’? Turns out, clothing and gender may be more complicated than you first thought.   listen to ‘It’s All Academic: gender and clothing’ on audioBoom     On this week’s Nerdist Writer’s...

The Biggest Celebrity Tantrums…

By on Mar 27, 2015 in Entertainment | 0 comments

After Jeremy Clarkson’s not so shocking departure from the BBC this week, some of us at audioBoom HQ got “hooked” on searching out more celebrity “fracas”. Most of these moments seem to be more justified than Clarkson’s alleged Steak-Cheese-Plate-Gate, but are no less dramatic. First up, serial offender, Alec Baldwin. The actor has a track record of threatening the paparazzi, here he threatens one journalist who tried to catch him on camera. We REALLY wouldn’t want to get on the wrong side of Alec.   listen to ‘Alec Baldwin threatening the paparazzi ’ on audioBoom   Guests on Never mind the Buzzcocks know they’ll be in for a televised ribbing – and with the cameras rolling the strops come thick and fast. Fun Lovin’ Criminals frontman Huey Morgan’s blood boiled when the ‘Next Line Game’ repeatedly used his lyrics, the singer...

Midweek Business Update

By on Mar 26, 2015 in Current Affairs, News | 0 comments

There are more women than ever before on the boards of the largest companies in the country. With 23.5% of FTSE 100 board members being female, only 17 more women need to be appointed this year to reach the trade minister’s 2015 target of 25%. Kate McGough looks into how far we’ve come in the last few years, and how these figures affect those just starting out in business.   listen to ‘More women than ever on FTSE 100 boards’ on audioBoom   Inflation in the UK has fallen to 0%, and while we all love it when our money goes that little bit further, this could have negative effects in the long run, especially if it turns into a full deflation. So what are the impacts of this for consumers and businesses alike?   listen to ‘UK Inflation at 0%’ on audioBoom   Tens of millions of email addresses, customer names and other personal data are among the assets...

Sharing the sound of the Cricket World Cup

By on Mar 26, 2015 in Sport | 0 comments

So, one of the most exciting Cricket World Cups we have seen is about to draw to a close and we at audioBoom have been bringing you the sounds of the tournament from first ball to final wicket. The International Cricket Council, competing nations from New Zealand to Ireland, and broadcasters such as Sky and the BBC have all contributed to the collection of great sounds from the grounds as the tournament unfolded. We heard from the people that matter most -the fans -as Cricket World Cup staff recorded interviews with the spectators like this one at every ground.   listen to ‘World Cup: “I’m loving it!”’ on audioBoom   We brought you the reaction from the players with interviews before and after the game and the press conferences.   listen to ‘Clarke and Smith reflect on semi-final win against India’ on audioBoom   We’ve found the key moments...

Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction: Internet Distraught

By on Mar 25, 2015 in #Trending, Entertainment | 0 comments

In news that has literally shattered the lives of million globally, Zayn Malik has quit One Direction.   listen to ‘Zayn Malik Leaves One Direction’ on audioBoom   But never fear the boy band will carry on without him. Here is their statement in full: As to be expected, the fans have gone into Twitter meltdown.   Here are some reactions:   listen to ‘#HeartNews LISTEN: Your reaction to Zayn Malik quitting One Direction’ on audioBoom   THIS DAY IS WHAT I’VE BEEN SCARED OF SINCE I BECAME A ONE DIRECTION FAN TBH — mariana (@nouistyle) March 25, 2015 Zayn leaving one direction got me like pic.twitter.com/nOB3r61cix — Typical Girl (@SoDamnTrue) March 25, 2015 Photos have since emerged on Zayn: *First photo of Zayn* pic.twitter.com/OOoeDdoyid — James Barr (@imjamesbarr) March 25, 2015   We do not condone this action: I got a little too angry about Zayn....

Interim Commercial Manager (London)

By on Mar 25, 2015 in Jobs | 0 comments

audioBoom is the biggest spoken-word audio platform on the web and mobile. We work with a worldwide group of broadcasters and publishers to bring the best of their audio content to our highly engaged audience. We offer the best in global audio news, current affairs, sports, music and entertainment from our worldwide channel partners. BBC, Sky, Reuters, CNBC, Time, NPR, talkSPORT, LBC, Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Guardian, Premier League and Universal are among our 2000 professional content partners. audioBoom is at an exciting period of growth, and we are looking for an Interim Commercial Manager to work on a freelance basis (three month initial period). You will be based at our London Bridge office and will report directly to our CEO and COO as well as advising our Content Team. KEY DUTIES: Ensure content partner and advertising contracts are well negotiated, robust and...

Plane Crash In France Latest

By on Mar 24, 2015 in Current Affairs, News | 0 comments

Latest news as it happens on the crash of Germanwings Flight #4U9525   Share this...

The Calm and The Chaos

By on Mar 23, 2015 in Entertainment | 0 comments

Being awarded the Brit’s Critic Choice Award is a big thing! In the past Sam Smith, Adele and Ellie Goulding have all won it! Last year Sam released ‘In The Lonely Hour’ which has now had 1.2 Million downloads along with eight non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 in the album chart. But it is time for Sam to move over as we have a new boy in town, Brits Critic Choice 2015 winner was James Bay and he has a new album out today!   listen to ‘James Bay on Total Access’ on audioBoom   Already Hold Back The River and Scars has been released from the Calm and The Chaos album. But with these song titles, already I am ready to give protection to James so that he does not end up like these singers:   listen to ‘Celebrity Meltdowns’ on audioBoom   Instead, we want to see James calm and here at AudioBoom we have some techniques we think he should use…once...