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The BBC commissions six original dramas exclusively for iPlayer over the next two years

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Earlier this year, we reported that mainstream BBC programming was to be shown exclusively on iPlayer for the first time, following a handful of other online-only endeavors in 2012. And today, the BBC has announced it has commissioned a strand of new BBC Three dramas exclusively for its online streaming...
The BBC commissions six original dramas exclusively for iPlayer over the next two years

EBay Battles Back With Mobile, Local, Personalization, And A More Streamlined PayPal

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It’s not easy for a $63 billion company to make a successful pivot, but if eBay manages to pull it off, it will be one for the history books. The e-commerce giant has been shifting focus from being primarily a marketplace to a mobile commerce giant with a dash of...
EBay Battles Back With Mobile, Local, Personalization, And A More Streamlined PayPal

Ahead of earnings, Netflix names former WB exec as new head of marketing

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After nearly six months without a permanent chief marketing officer, movie rental service Netflix has appointed Kelly Bennett to the position, the company announced today. Netflix’s previous CMO, Leslie Kilgore, departed back in January after the company experienced quite a bit of turmoil back in 2011 regarding an unpopular...
Ahead of earnings, Netflix names former WB exec as new head of marketing

Scientist eyes 39-day voyage to Mars

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WASHINGTON -- A journey from Earth to Mars could soon take just 39 days -- cutting current travel time nearly six times -- according to a rocket scientist who has the ear of the US space agency.Franklin Chang-Diaz, a former astronaut and a physicist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology...
Scientist eyes 39-day voyage to Mars

Passbook "key" in iOS 6, but Apple won't detail its future strategy

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When asked whether Apple's new Passbook app for iOS 6 hints at the company's larger strategy for deploying a digital wallet infrastructure, chief executive Tim Cook described the new app as "a very key feature" but said he "wouldn't want to comment specifically on that point."...
Passbook "key" in iOS 6, but Apple won't detail its future strategy

Mystery Samsung GT-P8110 tablet passes through the FCC

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We know our fair share about the redesigned Galaxy Note 10.1, but wait -- what's this? Another Samsung tablet, the GT-P8110, has made a trip through the FCC to complicate what was looking to be a simple near-future strategy for the Korean tech giant. The likely Galaxy Tab variant...
Mystery Samsung GT-P8110 tablet passes through the FCC

Dave Morin, CEO of Path: 'If Facebook Is A Chevy, Then We're A BMW'; 'Family Friendly' Network Pushes 6M Users, Launches Virtual Goods

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Dave Morin, CEO and founder of Path, today likened Facebook to a Chevy, and Path to a BMW or Audi, as he attempted to draw out the differences between his privacy-focused social network and the one that is now publicly-traded and recently passed 1 billion users (and happens to be...
Dave Morin, CEO of Path: 'If Facebook Is A Chevy, Then We're A BMW'; 'Family Friendly' Network Pushes 6M Users, Launches Virtual Goods

Shazam Brings On Former Yahoo Exec Rich Riley To Position For Growth And IPO

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In March last year Yahoo’s SVP of the Europe, the Middle East and Africa region abruptly quit his role in the rejuvenation of Yahoo, supposedly to be closer to family in Sunnyvale. However, after an orderly departure he’s now joined Shazam, the mobile music discovery app as CEO. Longtime CEO...
Shazam Brings On Former Yahoo Exec Rich Riley To Position For Growth And IPO

The Financial Times nabs former BBC iPlayer Chief Architect John O'Donovan as new CTO

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The Financial Times has announced a new Chief Technical Officer (CTO) as the Pearson-owned publication looks to continue its digital growth. John O’Donovan joins the FT from the Press Association (PA), where he served as Director of Architecture and Development since November 2010. Prior to this, he worked in a...
The Financial Times nabs former BBC iPlayer Chief Architect John O'Donovan as new CTO

Sprint Bids for Rest of Clearwire

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Sprint Nextel Corp. offered to acquire the 49% of Clearwire Corp. it doesn’t already own for $2.90 a share, confirming that the carrier is moving to consolidate a long-time partner that is key to its future strategy. Clearwire shares immediately rose above the offer price Thursday, reinforcing expectations that any...
Sprint Bids for Rest of Clearwire

MPAA / RIAA Want U.S. to Help Quash The Pirate Bay

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The U.S. Government is constantly evaluating and updating its copyright enforcement policies. To this end, Copyright Czar Victoria Espinel recently asked “the public” to come up with recommendations for the future strategy. The call resulted in dozens of submissions from individuals, entrepreneurs, digital rights groups and copyright holders. The RIAA...
MPAA / RIAA Want U.S. to Help Quash The Pirate Bay

Slide Deck: Can Johnston Press re-invent local news for digital?

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The UK’s troubled number-two local news publisher has vowed to launch national websites for pet shows, bonny baby contests, football fans and more, as part of new CEO Ashley Highfield’s big digital and transformation strategy. Johnston Press, which operates sites for each of its 238 local newspapers, has fallen in to...
Slide Deck: Can Johnston Press re-invent local news for digital?

Gruber: Apple Was Right, Adobe Get Over It [Video]

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Daring Fireball’s John Gruber has unexpectedly emerged as a central figure in the Apple-Adobe fiasco. It was his treatise on “Why Apple Changed Section 3.3.1″ that launched a thousand tweets. And it was his post that Steve Jobs referenced when a developer requested comment (“We think John Gruber’s post...
Gruber: Apple Was Right, Adobe Get Over It [Video]

Semantic Web/Q&A Startup Beepl Loses Ex-TechCrunch CEO, Gears Up For Mobile App

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The drive for more information has long been fueling the growth of the Internet, but that rising tide is not automatically lifting all boats, as one company trying to ride the wave has seen. Beepl, a Q&A startup co-founded last year and led by ex-TechCrunch writer Steve O’Hear, has now...
Semantic Web/Q&A Startup Beepl Loses Ex-TechCrunch CEO, Gears Up For Mobile App
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