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BBC Asked For Assurances On Pay-To-Download Scheme

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Development of a radical scheme under which UK viewers would pay to download new and old BBC TV shows is inching forward, after suppliers of those shows expressed qualified support. paidContent has learned the BBC executive wants to make all its shows, both new and archive, available for download-to-own...
BBC Asked For Assurances On Pay-To-Download Scheme
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212,000 UK oil paintings are available to view online as the BBC partners with Public Catalogue Foundation

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The Public Catalogue Foundation (PCF) and the BBC have announced that they have completed a joint project of putting all 212,000 oil paintings in public ownership in the UK online. The project Your Paintings consists of 211,861 paintings from 3,217 venues across the UK, including museums, galleries, universities, local councils and...
212,000 UK oil paintings are available to view online as the BBC partners with Public Catalogue Foundation

Brian Cox iPad book-app sold 20k copies in its first three days

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HarperCollins reveals stats and says £4.99 price point paid off for Wonders of the Universe appPublic sales figures are notoriously hard to come by in the book-apps world, but HarperCollins has shared some details of how its Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe app performed following its release in March...
Brian Cox iPad book-app sold 20k copies in its first three days

Tablets Beat Smartphones In Web Traffic For First Time

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Is it time to start thinking about the post-smartphone era, already? Adobe's been busy tracking over 1,000 websites around the world for nearly six years, and has monitored some 100 billion visits by Netizens to these properties to create its Digital Index publication, and the latest edition has a...
Tablets Beat Smartphones In Web Traffic For First Time

Frankie Boyle launches alternative Thatcher funeral commentary

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Controversial comedian offers own take on funeral proceedings in series of tweets to 1.3 million followers on TwitterThe comedian Frankie Boyle has set up an alternative running commentary to Lady Thatcher's funeral, firing off edgy outrageous messages to his 1.3 million followers on Twitter.Boyle, who was last month reported to...
Frankie Boyle launches alternative Thatcher funeral commentary

Sir Patrick Moore obituary

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Astronomer, television personality, British eccentric and a great populariser of scienceSir Patrick Moore, who has died aged 89, had the air of a crusty, uncompromising bachelor and slightly dotty boffin who could have walked straight out of a Victorian or Edwardian novel. An amateur but distinguished astronomer, star of television...
Sir Patrick Moore obituary
Samsung backtracks on Galaxy S4 storage issues, hints at update to free up space

Graham Linehan: Twitter has made me

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The IT Crowd and Father Ted writer talks about social networks, internet distractions and why so-called pirates are really fansGraham Linehan would like to make one thing really clear, OK? It is this: Father Ted was filmed in front of a studio audience. It might look as thought it's all...
Graham Linehan: Twitter has made me

As Finland drops TV licence fees for a means-tested tax, what does the future hold for other nations?

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For some people, TV licence fees represent an archaic throwback to some prehistoric age when televisions were little more than bulky, black-and-white boxes. For others, however, a state-enforced fee helps ensure quality, impartial, ad-free public service broadcasts. Naturally, your viewpoint on the above will likely be colored by a number...
As Finland drops TV licence fees for a means-tested tax, what does the future hold for other nations?

George Osborne faces road row in his northern backyard

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Lifting commuter-snarl misery for some villages would damage others, say Cheshire protesters. Lovely, gentle countryside and farm jobs are also said to be at risk.You have to pinch yourself sometimes to remember that George Osborne is a northern MP; not that we should judge people on their appearance.He holds the...
George Osborne faces road row in his northern backyard
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