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A £2-a-month levy on broadband could save our newspapers

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Proceeds could be distributed based on UK online readership and reinvested to protect great journalismHaving survived more than 40 years at the coalface of British journalism (longer than a term of service in the ancient Roman army), I have been feeling a bit depressed lately by the insistent predictions of...
A £2-a-month levy on broadband could save our newspapers

BBC iPlayer booms in Australia, with a quarter of global subscribers now ‘Down Under’

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Two months after BBC Worldwide launched its global iPlayer app to 11 Western European countries in July, the app arrived in Australia, followed swiftly by Canada and then Scandinavia. The global BBC iPlayer app is a Video-on-Demand (VoD) pilot (paid) subscription service that differs from the UK version of iPlayer,...
BBC iPlayer booms in Australia, with a quarter of global subscribers now ‘Down Under’

BBC viewers 'very comfortable' with pay download service

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BBC director of content Roly Keating says audience research confirms iTunes-style purchase scheme would be welcomedViewers are "very comfortable" with the BBC's plans to launch an iTunes-style download service which would open up thousands of hours of never-before repeated content, according to a senior corporation executive.The BBC's director of archive...
BBC viewers 'very comfortable' with pay download service

Project Barcelona: Why the BBC’s download-to-own plans make a lot of sense

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The idea first started to float earlier this year: the BBC was apparently pondering charging UK iPlayer users to watch archived content beyond its initial catch-up period of 7 days. Despite it being far from confirmed, the licence-fee-paying public were up in arms about it, pointing out that they already...
Project Barcelona: Why the BBC’s download-to-own plans make a lot of sense

BBC boss confirms TV download pay service

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Mark Thompson says Project Barcelona will allow viewers to purchase programmes permanently just after they are broadcastBBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed plans for an iTunes-style download service that will allow viewers to buy programmes minutes after they have finished on TV.Thompson said the proposal, called Project Barcelona, would...
BBC boss confirms TV download pay service

Acer announces $400 Haswell-powered AIO machine - running Android

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It might look a little like Windows 8, but that’s Android The blurring of the line between PCs and tablets looks set to be accelerated after Acer announced an All-In-One (AIO) PC powered by a  3GHz Core i5 Haswell processor, but running Android instead of Windows. Choosing Android over Windows...
Acer announces $400 Haswell-powered AIO machine - running Android

BBC allows mobile iPlayer downloads

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Development means viewers will be able to watch on-demand programmes on iPads and iPhones while abroadViewers will now be able to watch the latest series of Doctor Who and other BBC favourites while travelling and on holiday abroad, with the corporation allowing programmes to be downloaded from the iPlayer to...
BBC allows mobile iPlayer downloads

Microsoft signs Chrome and Android deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai

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Software giant's deal with parent firm of manufacturer Foxconn covers devices using Google's smartphone system and browserBesides Samsung, there's one other company making Android pay: Microsoft. The software giant just signed a patent licensing agreement - including unspecified payment terms - with Hon Hai, the parent of manufacturing company Foxconn...
Microsoft signs Chrome and Android deal with Foxconn parent Hon Hai

A broadband levy to fund journalism? Now that's a very clever idea

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Has David Leigh cracked it? We have been puzzling for years about how to subsidise journalism once it makes the final transition from print to net (see here and here and here). One obvious model is the funding of the BBC through its licence fee.Objectors to such an idea -...
A broadband levy to fund journalism? Now that's a very clever idea

Why independent internet radio could be the answer to BBC local cuts

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When Roger Day's evening music show was lost to a network replacement, former BBC listeners followed him to UnCool RadioThere was much consternation and little consultation when the BBC decided to get rid of the standalone evening schedules of its local radio stations across England. As part of its Delivering...
Why independent internet radio could be the answer to BBC local cuts

Which businesses does Android really disrupt? Perhaps not those you think

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Many people think that Android is upsetting the smartphone business as it steals share from rivals - but closer examination shows the disruption is elsewhereWhat businesses does Android disrupt? The phrase floated out of a comment on the Technology blog earlier today, and it seemed an apposite one to examine,...
Which businesses does Android really disrupt? Perhaps not those you think

BBC to Launch Standalone News & Sport iPhone Apps. At last!

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The BBC announced today they will be releasing standalone iPhone applications for their news and sport content this April with Blackberry and Android versions to follow. In a move that some will say is well overdue, the BBC will move into developing applications for mobile devices as smart phone usage...
BBC to Launch Standalone News & Sport iPhone Apps. At last!
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