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BBC iPlayer catch-up window increased to 30 days

Good news if you want to catch up on that show you missed: The BBC has announced that iPlayer users will now get 30 days after a programme is broadcast to catch up, up from just a week before. In a post on the BBC Internet Blog, the Beeb's Dan Taylor-Watt explained how the extension…

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James O'MalleyBBC iPlayer catch-up window increased to 30 days
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Tesco evasive on the future of Blinkbox streaming service

Speaking at the Tesco Hudl 2 launch this morning there was one topic that Tesco's Group Digital Officer Michael Comish clearly didn't want to talk about: the fate of Blinkbox, the on-demand video and music streaming service that the retailer owns. When asked directly by a Bloomberg journalist amongst the assembled hacks whether the service…

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James O'MalleyTesco evasive on the future of Blinkbox streaming service
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Is Tesco about to give up on Blinkbox?

Tesco could be planning to sell-off its video and music streaming service Blinkbox, if reports are to be believed. The news was reported in The Times (by way of the IB Times) and curiously comes just days before the retailer is expected to announce the Hudl 2 - a successor to its surprisingly zippy budget…

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James O'MalleyIs Tesco about to give up on Blinkbox?
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Was a boardroom dispute to blame for Paypal and eBay splitting up?

Yesterday we reported that Paypal and eBay are consciously uncoupling into two separate companies. Now further details have emerged adding context to events: It turns out there was another woman. Bank Innovation reports on a recent bust-up between eBay CEO John Donahoe and former Paypal President David Marcus. Apparently Apple and Paypal had been in…

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James O'MalleyWas a boardroom dispute to blame for Paypal and eBay splitting up?
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eBay and Paypal split into separate companies – here’s why they’re consciously uncoupling

Intriguing corporate news today as eBay has announced that it is calling it quits with Paypal. The payment system, which was co-founded by electric cars and space tech entrepreneur Elon Musk is being spun off as a separate company. The split will see current eBay Marketplaces President Devin Wenig become the new CEO of a…

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James O'MalleyeBay and Paypal split into separate companies – here’s why they’re consciously uncoupling
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Is Microsoft killing Bing?

It looks like Microsoft is killing off the Bing brand name... and bringing back MSN right: MSN. In a brand strategy that seems to be increasingly randomly chosen, apparently the latest version of Windows Phone - 8.1 - sees the various Bing apps, such as Bing Finance being rebadged to remove the "Bing" name. The…

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James O'MalleyIs Microsoft killing Bing?
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Yahoo dump… umm, Yahoo

Yahoo has announced that it is to "sunset" (shutdown) three more of its services including, most intriguingly, Yahoo itself. When Yahoo launched a couple of decades ago it was designed to be a "directory" of websites - an early search engine in the days before everyone used Google. Now though, clearly realising that the company…

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James O'MalleyYahoo dump… umm, Yahoo
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Ad-blocking software is ‘the Napster of the advertising industry’

Blocking adverts on the internet is the equivalent of theft, according to the chief executive of PageFair. Sean Blanchfield, who is also the founder of the anti-adblocking company, described adblockers as “like the Napster of the advertising industry”. “[Adblocking] is really concentrated on exactly the kind of people that advertisers are targeting - millennials," he…

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Twitter putting “Buy” buttons directly on to tweets

Twitter is testing new functionality that could add "buy" buttons direct to tweets - making it easier to buy stuff over the network. At the moment, the links are only being tested with a handful of US users and a handful of retailers - but if successful could see it roll out to everyone. Here's…

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James O'MalleyTwitter putting “Buy” buttons directly on to tweets
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Twitter forcing Twitpic to shut down

Big news overnight from Twitpic, the original Twitter image sharing service - it has announced that it will be shutting down following legal threats from Twitter itself. Long time Twitter users will know Twitpic well: Long before Twitter itself supported uploading images with tweets, Twitpic was there fill the gap with a simple website that…

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James O'MalleyTwitter forcing Twitpic to shut down