Brits watched 5.5 billion videos online during February 2010, resulting in a 37 per cent increase from the previous year. Thanks to the popularity of Google-owned video site YouTube, the US search giant attracted the most viewers, who watched a total of 2.5 billion clips in February. The BBC was the second most popular site, […]… Read Article
We7, a UK-based streaming music service, has announced it is to launch a new subscription package. The company plans to offer a membership deal which will allow users access to over four million songs for £4.99 a month, with no interruptions from adverts. Its plan is to claim market share from Swedish rival Spotify, which runs a […]… Read Article
A former semi-professional footballer has attempted to set the world record for the longest online advert ever. David Sheath spent four days, two hours and two minutes painting a brand new white Fiat 500 with pink nail polish. According to the World Records Academy, he used a total of 131 bottles of nail varnish during the […]… Read Article
MySpace, the social networking site which has helped many British bands and artists kickstart a music career, is now set to help them get paid. The site, part of Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp group, has signed a deal with SoundExchange, an organisation which aims to unite artists with unpaid royalties. According to a report by […]… Read Article
Leading Chinese search engine Baidu is rumoured to be about to make a foray into online video, supported by an equity company which has already backed Hulu, the similar American venture. News agency Reuters has quoted reports suggesting that it is teaming up with Providence Equity Partners, to set up an online video channel in […]… Read Article
The head of telecoms firm O2 has apologised to customers for times when its mobile network has been overloaded by smartphone users. Speaking to the Financial Times, chief executive of O2, Ronan Dunne, said he was “disappointed” with the company’s network performance in London since the summer. He blamed the problem on an increase in the […]… Read Article
Paid subscriptions could be offered by YouTube as a means of attracting more premium TV and film content onto the site, according to a senior executive at the company’s owner, Google. David Eun, vice-president of content partnerships at Google, told the Reuters news agency that the company’s current advertising model prevented it from offering some […]… Read Article
They've conquered just about everywhere on the planet, but rock megastars U2 have reached out into cyberspace to let an online audience enjoy the full experience of one of their live shows. The band announced days before a concert at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, USA, that the gig would be streamed live to […]… Read Article
Thousands of accounts on web-based e-mail system Hotmail have been compromised in a phishing attack, software giant Microsoft confirmed. BBC News says it has seen a list of more than 10,000 e-mail accounts, predominantly originating from Europe, and passwords which were posted online. Microsoft said it had launched an investigation. Phishing involves setting up fake […]… Read Article