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Pay for BBC iPlayer says TV chief

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 07:25
Former BBC One controller says users of the BBC's iPlayer should be charged "micro payments" to use the online catch-up service.

Add as friend: Justin Timberlake to star in new Facebook movie

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 06:58
Pop star and actor Justin Timberlake lands a role in the forthcoming movie about social networking site, Facebook, according to reports.

Broadband tax 'to be made law'

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 06:56
The minister for Digital Britain reiterates the government's commitment to a 50p tax on fixed phone lines.

French gamers call for a retro game museum

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 06:46
A collection of gaming enthusiasts are lobbying authorities for a dedicated museum of retro gaming in France.

Intel shows chips can get smaller

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 06:12
The head of the world's biggest chipmaker says it believes silicon chips can continue to get smaller and faster.

Intel on offensive in EU case

Wed, 09/23/2009 - 00:41
Intel says it is looking forward to its day in court when its appeal against a record fine imposed by EU anti-trust regulators is heard.

Yahoo's new web portal goes live

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 18:47
Internet giant Yahoo relaunches its homepage, in an effort to boost traffic and turn the company's fortunes.

In pictures

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 12:33
The latest tech for people with impaired vision

Google backed in trademark row

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 12:25
A senior judge at the European Court of Justice has opined in favour of Google in its dispute with Louis Vuitton.

Microsoft increases search share

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 08:24
Microsoft's search engine Bing has made some small inroads into the dominance of Google, new figures suggest.

High-tech hub?

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 06:19
Rwanda tries to rebrand itself, in sound and images

Samsung cautious on chip outlook

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 06:14
Samsung Electronics says it remains cautious about the outlook for the memory chip sector.

Parents get 'virtual school gate'

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 05:50
A social networking site giving parents the chance to discuss their children's education is launched.

EU probe 'costing Sun millions'

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 05:50
Oracle boss Larry Ellison says takeover target Sun Microsystems is losing $100m a month as it waits for the verdict of an EU probe into the deal.

$1m 'movie choice' prize claimed

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 04:21
A three year challenge to improve the accuracy of online movie recommendations has been claimed by a team of seven.

'Open internet' rules criticised

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 03:09
US proposals to ensure the net remains an open and neutral platform draw criticism from the wireless industry.

Mobile net speeds 'too slow'

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 02:58
A survey finds that UK mobile broadband speeds are much 'lower than advertised', with an average of 1.1Mbps.

Stars at war

Tue, 09/22/2009 - 02:05
Music artists launch assault on illegal file-sharing

US proposes open internet rules

Mon, 09/21/2009 - 10:20
The US communications regulator proposes new rules that would require ISPs to respect the principle of "network neutrality".

Dell to acquire Perot for $3.9bn

Mon, 09/21/2009 - 07:57
Computer giant Dell is buying Texas-based IT services provider Perot Systems for $3.9bn in an all-cash deal.


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