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YouTube plans to challenge cable and Netflix with paid for channels

YouTube is planning the next phase of its development and is reported to be launching pay-per-view channels, which would see it challenge cable TV as well as streaming services such as Netflix and LoveFilm. According to various reports, Google’s YouTube has been in contact with a number of content producers with a view to supplying it with programming, which could be priced in the region of $1 to $5 (63p to £3.17) a month. Read More »

Twitter has 10 million active UK users as its celebrates its first birthday

Twitter celebrates first UK birthday - now has 30 UK staffTwitter is celebrating its first birthday in the UK 12 months after it open its London office, which has gone from zero to 30 staff.

Twitter has marked its anniversay by giving an update on the number of active users and says there are now more than 10 million in the UK making British tweeters among the world’s most active. Read More »

What next for the goggle box as Google enters the film rental business?

LoveFilm made the news recently when it announced it’s expanding its collection of online films thanks to a new deal with Disney. That was big news then, but may seem like just a small step now that Google has announced that it’s signed licensing deals with a number of major Hollywood Studios to allow movie buffs to rent films through YouTube.

Netflix has also announced its decision to license original content. What does this mean for traditional TV broadcasters as yet more content becomes available not only on demand and online, but exclusively so? Read More »

Amazon plans major online grocery expansion

Is there anything Amazon doesn’t want to do? Last week in the UK Amazon snapped up LoveFilm and this week Amazon plans major expansion into online fresh food and groceries.

The FT is reporting that in the US the online retailer is developing a free weekly home-delivery service for everything from alcohol to fresh fruit and veg. Read More »