Archive for October, 2004

TiVo to Restrict Content Usage

TiVo, creators of the first digital video recorder, enter the world of content restrictions. Just wait for the backlash.

ShowCenter 1000g Gets UK Launch from Pinnacle

Pinnacle ShowCenter is not a new kid on the block but its latest version has supports 802.11g WiFi, upgraded software and has just been released in the UK.

UK Gov Opens Door to Open Source

Open source could be the UK government’s lower-cost alternative to proprietary software usage in the public sector – it’s now a serious contender on the desktop.

SBC’s $20 DSL Red Herring

At $19.95 a month for DSL, SBC has broken a barrier of sorts in the US, by coming in under $20 – but you need to sign up for a $48/month voice package to qualify.

BBC Creative Archive: Pilot to Start in 2005

The BBC’s bold Creative Archive project aims to make the 1.5m video pieces and 0.5m audio pieces in its archive available for download to the UK public. Last nights discussions revealed that the pilot will start in 2005 with a small subset of the available material and that there are still many issues to resolve for it to reach its long term goals.

Report: Euro Music Download Market $5.7 Billion by 2009

Generator report predicts that European Song Download Market will Reach $5.7 Billion by 2009

Micropayments to be $60Bn by 2015 in Says Gartner

Acceleration of electronic purchases below $5 will drive micro commerce market to $60 billion by 2015 says Gartner, whose findings were presented recently at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2004.

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Court Orders New Protections for People Targeted by RIAA

Public interest groups help protect anonymity of accused P2P file sharers while the RIAA and its partners in the music community continue a variety of public education efforts to deter illegal peer-to-peer use.

Half UK Mobile Customers can Access the Web via their Mobile

Mobile Data Association (MDA) quarterly figures show increased penetration of GPRS and MMS devices in UK has stimulated adoption and usage of new multimedia services and represents a key ‘stepping stone’ to 3G.