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Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC Iran Linked To Cyberattack on BBC

Iran’s government has gone to some considerable lengths lately to muzzle the internet within the country’s borders. Not content with only blocking Google sites and encrypted search merely once in February, the government blocked SSL connections as well as many …

BBC World Service Broadcasts Live BBC World Service Broadcasts Live

In commemoration of its 80th birthday, the BBC World Service broadcasted its daily morning editorial meeting live, for the first time on Wednesday. The 55-minute taping was narrated with all speakers being introduced, to better accomodate a public audience. The …

The BBC Hunts For Internet Trolls The BBC Hunts For Internet Trolls
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What happens when the BBC tracks down an Internet troll? Pure hilarity. Now trolling is never nice, but to film the tracking of an Internet troll like it was “To Catch a Predator” is just odd. It’s obvious that trolls …

BBC Tells Journalists Not To Break News on Twitter BBC Tells Journalists Not To Break News on Twitter

Twitter’s growth in popularity over the last few years has seen it expand into a market its creaters never foresaw: breaking news. The real-time, rapid-fire nature of Twitter, combined with its high level of mobility makes Twitter perfect for breaking …

Amazon’s LoveFilm Strikes Streaming Deals With BBC And ITV Amazon’s LoveFilm Strikes Streaming Deals With BBC And ITV

Amazon announced some new TV streaming deals for its LoveFilm product. After owning 42% of the company, Amazon acquired the remaining shares of LoveFilm, a European Netflix-like company, last year. Since then, the company has been making deals to expand …

Infographic: Massive Doctor Who Timeline Tells the Doctor’s Life Story Infographic: Massive Doctor Who Timeline Tells the Doctor’s Life Story
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Doctor Who has been a fixture of British television since the 1960s. Though the first episode aired to dismal ratings, that was because of its aired on November 23, 1963, the day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The …

BBC iPlayer Comes to iPhone, But Not America BBC iPlayer Comes to iPhone, But Not America

The BBC has announced that their popular iPlayer app has come to the iPhone today. The free app allows access to live streaming of the BBC’s television and radio programming, as well as a significant archive of BBC’s older content, …

Zuckerberg Assesses The Google+ Threat Zuckerberg Assesses The Google+ Threat
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Despite whether or not anyone from Facebook truly sees Google+ as a threat, or if anyone at Google even has it in their mind that the new social network is in direct competition with the veteran service – it’s always …

Radiohead to Perform King of Limbs on TV Radiohead to Perform King of Limbs on TV

Well, kind of, anyway. Radiohead, the band that is single-handedly trying to change the way business is conducted in the music industry, will be performing their new album, King of Limbs on Nigel Godrich’s In The Basement. Because In The …

The BBC Introduces Food App In Chrome Store

The BBC said today it has launched its first ever custom food app in Google’s Chrome Web Store.

BBC.com Launches New Travel Site
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BBC.com has launched a new travel site in partnership with its sister company Lonely Planet.

BBC.com/travel is the first in a series of lifestyle sites, announced last month with the launch of the new BBC.com U.S. edition.

"We know the people who come to BBC.com are curious about the world and look to us to feed that curiosity," said Miranda Cresswell, SVP, BBC.com

BBC Ties Facebook, Twitter Into iPlayer

The iPlayer, which is a popular video-on-demand service offered by the BBC in the UK, is getting a lot more social.  A new beta version ties into both Facebook and Twitter (for starters), offering users the option to let friends know what they’re viewing and recommend different shows.

This integration was accomplished through the creation of a new login called a BBC iD, and it’s supposed to offer a bit beyond the standard click-here-go-there functionality, effectively creating a "social recommendation ecosystem."

Parliamentary Clips May Come To YouTube

Some rather important proceedings might soon become viewable to everyone with an Internet connection and access to YouTube.  A report’s indicated that a ban covering video footage of the UK’s House of Commons could be lifted in the near future.

BBC Journalists Commanded To Use Social Media
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Journalists who work for one of the most respected news organizations in the world will be making greater use of social media from now on.  Peter Horrocks, the BBC’s director of global news, has more or less ordered his reporters to become comfortable with sites like Twitter.

The Internet is All Over Climategate While the MSM Sleeps
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The mainstream media has its head in the sand again while one of the largest conspiracies the world has ever seen is exposed via Internet media. As most readers have heard by now, years of emails and programming code have been uncovered from the Climatic Research Unit (CRU) of the University of East Anglia, which is run by the scientists whose research is the basis for the world’s belief in man-caused global warming.

comScore: Facebook Beating BBC Sites In The UK
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Auntie, as the BBC is sometimes known, has been shoved back.  In what may or may not be a sign of the apocalypse, comScore reports that Facebook passed the BBC’s network of sites in terms of UK traffic.

According to a statement, "Facebook.com broke into the top 5 most visited properties in the U.K. for the first time in its history in September, reaching 18.4 million visitors."  This puts it behind just eBay, Yahoo, Microsoft, and Google.  The poor BBC came in sixth place with 18.2 million unique visitors.

BBC.com Gets A Makeover

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Today the BBC unveiled a new look to the BBC News website.

It’s a refreshing update. I visit very few websites these days and BBC News is one of them (it’s actually the home page in my browser).

U.K. Online Properties Attract Global Traffic

A recent study from comScore on the global traffic to online properties in the U.K. found that online traffic coming from outside the U.K. outnumbered the domestic visitors to the BBC, The Guardian, The Telegraph, The Times and The Daily Mail.

MySpaceTV Partners With BBC

MySpace has formed a partnership with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC to bring short video clips of BBC content to MySpaceTV.

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The partnership will allow MySpaceTV users to subscribe to a BBC channel, then view and share clips from new and archived content. Clips will be made available to all MySpaceTV users worldwide.

BBC Squeezes Joost CTO
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Dirk-Willem van Gulik departs video service startup Joost for the warm embrace of Auntie Beeb as BBC Future Media & Technology Chief Technical Architect.

Are the Online Video Rise and Writers Strike Really Related?

There’s just something not quite right about the suggestion that online video watching is growing rapidly because of the US writers’ strike.

The BBC has data from Nielsen Online and Pew Internet Project which points to an unusual jump in online video viewing in the past two months.