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No Dish, No Contract – Sky Launches NOW TV

No Dish, No Contract – Sky Launches NOW TV

  • Posted: Jul 25, 2012
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Sky’s NOW TV will offer movies at first, but then sport and entertainment, on either a pay-monthly or pay-as-you-go basis.

By Katie Stallard, Media And Technology Correspondent

Sky has launched a pay-as-you-go internet TV service, as the battle for control of the digital living room heats up.

Google TV, widely considered a flop when it launched in the US in 2010, is due for release in the UK on July 30, and YouView, now backed by Lord Sugar, should be available by the end of the month. read more

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Phone Hacking Brooks And Coulson Charged

Phone Hacking Brooks And Coulson Charged

Ex-Sun editor Rebekah Brooks and former Downing Street spin doctor Andy Coulson are among eight people facing 19 charges.

Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson are among eight people who have been charged over phone hacking, the Crown Prosecution Service has confirmed.

Brooks, former editor of the News Of The World (NOTW) and The Sun, is being charged in relation to the alleged accessing of murdered Milly Dowler’s phone messages.

Coulson, who quit as David Cameron’s chief spin doctor in January 2011 and also used to edit the NOTW, is also accused of hacking into the schoolgirl’s phone. read more

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World Heads For More Mobile Phones Than People

World Heads For More Mobile Phones Than People

Number of mobile phones up from fewer than a billion in 2000 to six billion and rising, says World Bank report.

 It has been stated by the World Bank report that mobile fones are set to exceed the world population soon.

Currently the number of people that have a mobile phone is exceeding 6 bilions. So this is a benefit to mobile manufactories. This seems to be a growing indust. However we are in a recesion. People still need to talk and get around. So the mobile and internet industry is currently not affected.

The world population is estimated to be at least seven billion. read more

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Text-Mad Britons Send 200 Messages A Month

Text-Mad Britons Send 200 Messages A Month

A woman text in on her BlackBerry

Britons Send 200 Texts A Month

Text messaging is now the most popular form of daily communication between British adults, new figures have shown.

After years of increasing use, the amount of time British adults spend speaking on a mobile phone has dropped for the first time.

But the average Briton now sends 200 texts a month, Ofcom’s Communications Market Report found – more than double the figure of four years ago. read more

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Google Unveils Tablet To Rival Amazon

Google Unveils Tablet To Rival Amazon

The Nexus 7 is unveiled by Google – the latest device to enter the battle of tech heavyweights.

Hugo Barra unveils the Nexus Seven tablet

Hugo Barra, director of product management at Google, unveils the tablet

Hugo Barra, director of product management at Google, unveils the tablet

Google has unveiled its own branded tablet computer called the Nexus 7.

The tablet will have a screen that measures seven inches diagonally, smaller than the nearly 10 inches on Apple’s popular iPad. read more

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