BBC Articles

Apple vs. Apple Takes Weird BBC Bounce

On Monday, the BBC managed to interview the wrong person, live on air, over the settlement of the Apple Records vs. Apple Computer trademark suit.

BBC Opens an API

The BBC has launched an experimental API for software developers. An API is basically a data stream.

Cabinet Minister Blogger Promoted in Reshuffle

Local elections took place in the UK yesterday and the governing Labour Party hasn’t done well at all.

The Shift in Trust

The BBC and Reuters published Trust in The Media (PDF):

Exposing the Past of BBC 2.0

One follow-up to my post yesterday about the BBC’s plans for re-invention – the broadcaster has posted its complete catalogue online, which includes:

BBC Online To Play Like MySpace

The venerable British Broadcasting Company plans to dramatically update its online presence, and the social networking site MySpace has inspired the new design.

An Obituary for Mass Media

The announcement Tuesday by the BBC on their plans to re-invent themselves for the age of participatory media’ makes everything that any mainstream media organization has done to date with blogs, podcasting and other social media just look like tinkering.

EU Domain Takes Off

Europeans have rushed to grab a virtual home in cyberspace, says the BBC.

Engage with bloggers, says the BBC

BBC journalist Paul Reynolds regards the blogosphere as a source of criticism that must be listened to and as a source of information that can be used.

Pricey Freedom of the Press

BBC News: Danish-Swedish dairy giant Arla Foods says the ongoing boycott of Danish products in the Middle East had so far cost it between 40m and 50m.

Disintermediating the News

A thoughtful article on Friday by Richard Sambrook, director of global news at the BBC, on how the internet is disintermediating news:

The Podcasting Opportunity for Mainstream Media

BBC News: Almost two million BBC radio podcasts were downloaded during December, with the corporation’s breakfast programmes the most popular with listeners.

Climbing the RSS Summit

Another RSS conference has sprung up and I’m speaking at it: The RSS Summit at Hyatt Regency Cambridge in Cambridge, MA.

BBC Opens an Authoritative RSS Primer

Complain all you like about how the bastions of old media don’t get the world of social media.

Yahoo, BBC Take Flight With Boeing

The next in-flight options from Internet provider Connexion by Boeing feature live television options for laptop computer-equipped passengers.

BBC Opens News Archive Online

For a brief time, the BBC will throw open the film vaults online and let UK-based users create mashups of the content.

BBC Getting into Blogging

The BBC’s political editor, Nick Robinson, started a blog last week, called Nick Robinson’s Newslog.

Text Messaging The Classics

A London college professor has compressed the essential parts of classic literature into tidy mobile text messages to help students study for exams. For example, (from my interpretation) a message about Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations might read PipsASissyTheEnd.

Email Might Still Be King …

Whatever the evangelists say about new communication channels like RSS, the reality today is that email as a direct marketing tool still reigns supreme among online media.

BBC Makes Archive Public On Internet

Nearly a hundred snippets of BBC television programming have been made available for “free public use in their own creative works.”

Hey! Leggo My Flickr!

There are some things you don’t mess with. You don’t mess with Texas. You don’t mess with a man’s family, food, wallet, or dog, and recently it has become apparent you don’t mess with a man’s Flickr.