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Will everything on the web one day be free?

I ask this question because I think we may well be inching closer to a point where lots of web services will be free. I say free, but what I really mean is advert-supported. But that’s still free, isn’t it? I thought about making this into a huge analysis of a possible future free web, […]

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Big movies for big prices makes little sense

Right now, here in England, some of the top-flight football clubs in the Premiership are struggling to fill their stadiums. The reason for this is pretty simple: they’re charging way too much for tickets. They’re pushing the grassroots fans out of the game and instead pandering to the armchair viewer who’s paying their stupidly high […]

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Adobe plan p2p technology move

When all is said & done, Adobe, and formerly Macromedia are vendors of software tools. They produce software that enables creative people to do cool stuff. What they haven’t done is muscle in on the content side of things. That’s what their customers do, and isn’t ordinarily the domain of the vendor. Of all the […]

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The Venice Project brings P2P to TV

Convergence can be an awkward thing. New ideas are often disruptive and inconvenient. So having a technology like The Venice Project that sort of falls between the two stools of being convergent and disruptive, then as an entrepreneur, you have to be light on your toes. For the likes of founders Niklas Zennstrom and Janus […]

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Tech’ news in brief: BBC, Google and Nasa

BBC moves to file-sharing sites “Hundreds of episodes of BBC programmes will be made available on a file-sharing network for the first time, the corporation has announced.The move follows a deal between the commercial arm of the organisation, BBC Worldwide, and technology firm Assures … The new deal means that users of the software will […]