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News: BBC to overhaul mobile news strategy

The BBC has appointed James Harding, the former Times editor, to revamp its news, mobile and online offerings in an overhaul to the division that will suffer cuts of £80 million over the next 6 years. The organisation has created a new “controller” role for mobile and online content with James Harding at the helm, who will implement so-called […]

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Have you see Chirp? Finally a replacement for Bluetooth? ;-)

The BBC’s Rory Cellan-Jones has written a rather stimulating post about Chirp. It uses a shortcode broadcast via sound to broadcast images and data to smartphones that are listening. The implications of this kind of technology could be far reaching. For instance, you could easily be ‘pushed’ particular sets of data when you’re on-site in […]

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Did you see me on BBC Breakfast talking mobile roaming at the weekend?

Did you see me on the BBC Breakfast News at the weekend, suited-and-booted? There was some discussion in the MacLeod household over the appropriate clothing to wear. Open shirt? Jacket-n-shirt? Nope. Mothers and mother-in-laws were almost consulted before I took the pinstripe decision. You can’t go wrong with a pinstripe. And, as my wife pointed […]

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Video: My BlackBerry Is Not Working!

Have you seen this one? It’s definitely a different perspective on ‘BlackBerry’ Kudos to Dave on Twitter for bringing this to my attention.

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Got a favourite blog? The BBC would like your suggestions

Got this in from the BBC’s PR chaps and I though it may well be relevant to many readers: The BBC is looking for the best of the blogosphere – submit your suggestions on Twitter The BBC World Service is looking for the most interesting blogs from around the world and is asking for suggestions. […]

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New mobile BBC iPlayer hits beta

A blog post has appeared on the BBC informing of a new iPlayer mobile website in beta trials, plus support for new phones. Posted by Richard Titus, the new Future Media Controller, Audio & Music and Mobile goes on to highlight some interesting new developments. We’re probably all well aware the iPhone was the first […]

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Pudsey needs your mobiles

This year’s BBC Children in Need, needs your old mobile phones. By donating your unwanted handsets, MP3 players or PDAs the well known recycling company Regenersis will donate up to £80 per item to this much deserved charity appeal. The company has almost raised over £1,000,000 for Children in Need through such campaigns over the […]

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BBC iPlayer on the N95

Howdy folks, Whatley here… Haven’t written anything for a while, but this is something I just had to share. I just got back from filming the latest edition of the Mobile Industry Review Show (live from the T-Mobile event) and I was about to go to bed when I found this video in my Google […]

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Seriously underwhelmed by BBC’s Olympics text service

As Rob commented earlier, the BBC’s Olympics text service looked promising. I was looking forward to frequent text messages across the business day about plucky British chappies and ladies risking all for blighty and spectacularly failing. We’re very good at screwing up and coming last here in the UK. Or nailing the competition to the […]

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BBC’s computer generated map of British telephone calls

The BBC have been promoting a show called “Britain from Above” in which which they take telemetry from various trackable sources and generate fancy maps of our activities and, presumably, add a thick layer of social commentary. In the promo video linked below they show a few examples of air, land and sea movements but […]

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Has the BBC learned its texting scandal lessons?

The Olympics are nearly here. It’s been four years since myself and five friends screamed ourselves at a TV as the men’s coxless 4 won gold by a gnat’s knacker. Four years since I nearly got fired for watching the badminton semi final instead of working. Four years since GB I watched in rapture as […]

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BBC iPlayer comes to the Apple iPhone

If you fancy getting your fix of Auntie on your iPhone, relax: your dream has come true. The BBC’s iPlayer is now available for both the Apple mobile and the iPod Touch. For BBC junkies, that means a chance to switch off the goggle box and watch TV on the iPhone instead. Insterestingly, this is […]