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BBC Broadcast Sold to Australian Consortium

Creative Broadcast Services Ltd., which is made up of Macquarie Capital Alliance Group and Macquarie Bank Ltd., is buying BBC Broadcast from the BBC for 166 million.

BBC blogs the G8

Newsnight, the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV programme in the UK, will be blogging the G8 summit in Scotland on 6-8 July.

Podcast Awards contest accepting nominations

Shel and I don’t get into much self-promotion, shameless or otherwise, for For Immediate Release: The Hobson & Holtz Report, our twice-weekly business podcast.

The Continuous Alarm Bell for Telcos

BBC News interviewed Niklas Zennstrom, the CEO of Skype, on Friday. The wide-ranging interview includes commentary on Zennstrom’s early venture with Kazaa and discusses Skype and its impact on traditional telephone services.

Mainstream media knows more than you think

BBC News: Newspapers are far from dead, despite the challenge from online news and blogs, media executives have been told.

BBC Strikers Protest Job Cuts

Thousands of journalists and technicians began a 24-hour strike at the BBC in response to expected job cuts.

Podcasting Is Almost Mainstream

Is podcasting really starting to move as a serious business communication tool, never mind it’s entertainment appeal? Yet more signs:  1. iTunes to directly support podcasts…

Upcoming Geek Extravaganza In London

The last time I looked at the sign-up wiki for the London geek dinner next month, there were some 80 names. I looked again just now – and it’s 127.

The BBC Presents Online Television

A new phase in the broadcaster’s interactive Media Player (iMP) development begins in September.

Go Backstage With The BBC

A beta service rolled out by the British Broadcasting Company allows users to repurpose its content in a variety of ways.

Top Brands On The Net

BBC News: “eBay is the top brand name on the net, according to calculations by net monitoring company Envisional.

Epimetheus: Im ready for my close-up, Mr. Cassini.

In its sixth flyby of Saturn, US-European-Italian space probe, Cassini, delivered the best glimpse yet of Saturn’s tiny moon Epimetheus.

Collaborative Working With Wikis

The Financial Times has an excellent report on why wikis are an effective collaborative tool for the workplace, quoting examples from three prominent companies …

EU Urges China To Cut Back Textile Exports

The European Union is urging China to cut back its textile exports, and today EU commissioner Peter Mandelson is visiting the country.

Are Character Blogs Worthwhile?

Are character blogs – a topic that’s producing lots of discussion at the moment – worthwhile or not…

Casino Gambling To Be Legal in Singapore
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A plan to legalize casino gambling in Singapore has been approved by the country’s government.

It’s not a blog but the BBC News editor’s site is a good read

I wrote a critical commentary earlier last month about the BBC News website and how its editor, Peter Clifton, had started writing commentaries that “look back at the week in the newsroom – and tackle some of your questions.”

The Future of Radio Arrives

BBC News: DJs Paul Gambaccini and Tony Blackburn are backing a new website offering radio shows for digital audio players.

BBC Radio Launches Tech Blog, Sort Of

The BBC moves in mysterious ways regarding blogs, it often seems to me. Earlier this week, one of the BBC’s UK domestic radio stations…

Qwest Faces Rejection From MCI Once Again

MCI has rejected Qwest once again with their offer of $9.1 Billion which Qwest claims is superior to Verizon’s offer.

Google Video Wants Your Vlog
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At a cable television conference in San Francisco, California, Google co-founder Larry Page outlined his company’s vision for their video search service, Google Video.