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Posts tagged with Broadband

BT pioneers new ‘spam-buster’ system

BT hopes to take a lead in the battle against the scourge of spam on the internet by introducing a new system designed to filter out spam before it reaches their customer’s PCs.

BT’s Content Forensics system, devised by StreamShield Networks, will scan millions of emails every day, alerting them to the location of spam related problems on its network.


Carphone Warehouse buys AOL's UK unit

Carphone Warehouse has announced an agreement to purchase AOL’s UK internet access business for £370m.

The retailer is believed to have fought off competition from BSkyB for the ISP, whose sale forms part of AOL’s refocus from subscriptions onto ad revenues.


UK broadband coverage will reach 64% in next 2 years

New research predicts rapid growth in UK broadband coverage over the next two years, with broadband penetration reaching levels of up to 90% in some areas. 

Point Topic's forecast uses data from each of the 222,000 Census areas in the UK, allowing them to paint a geographical picture of broadband take-up around the country.


BT signs music deal with Sony BMG

Sony BMG has struck a deal with BT to offer on-demand access to music videos through the telco’s upcoming IPTV service, BT Vision.


Orange pulls out of bidding for AOL UK

Mobile operator Orange has pulled out of the bidding for AOL’s UK internet access unit, according to a report in The Times .

The move will see BSkyB and Carphone Warehouse going head to head for the division, the newspaper said.


Sky to stream Champions League matches

Sky Sports has announced its digital Champions League plans ahead of tonight’s group games, including live online coverage of matches for the first time.

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Daily Mail buys SimplySwitch.com

The owners of the Daily Mail have expanded their web presence with the £22m purchase of Simply Energy Limited.

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Your website’s technology infrastructure is a marketing and commercial issue, not a technical one

Often marketers complain that ‘IT’ are too inflexible, too difficult to work with, and don’t understand marketing. But marketers too can be guilty of not understanding, or appreciating, what they deem ‘IT’.

A website’s technical infrastructure is a case in point. I believe it is a marketing issue, and marketing responsibility, not an ‘IT’ one.

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We don't need no television

Britain’s youth is driving a ‘radical shift in media consumption’ away from TV, radio and newspapers and onto the web, according to industry regulator Ofcom.

Ofcom’s Communications Market Report for 2005 shows declining interest in TV among 16-24 year olds, who watched one hour of TV less per day than the average viewer last year.


Britons spend 50 days a year online

The average British broadband user now spends around 50 days a year on the web, according to a new survey by YouGov.

General surfing was the most popular internet-based activity at an average seven hours and 54 minutes per week.

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Beware the online behemoths?

There comes a time in every startup's life when you ask whether your bright idea will be stolen / pillaged / destroyed by a much larger 800–pound gorilla – where all you have effectively done is illustrate the potential of a market, enough at least for the gorilla to decide that he wants to eat, shoot and then possibly leave.

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Sky launches broadband, triple play services

BSkyB has announced plans to roll out a broadband service, to be bundled alongside its pay-TV and newly relaunched ‘Sky Talk’ telephone service. Triple play, baby!