Media

Sony ups challenge to Apple with new music and video service

Sony is to announce a new internet-based music and video subscription service to run across all its devices including Playstations, Vaio computers, Blu-ray video players, Walkmans, Bravia TVs and Sony Ericsson mobiles. Millions of Sony consumers already access the internet ...

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Will Piers Morgan be any good as a replacement for CNN’s Larry King?

He hasn’t officially got the job yet of course but he’s acknowledged that negotiations are reaching a conclusion so expect Britain’s Piers Morgan, currently a judge on America’s Got Talent and host of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories on ITV in ...

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Now Google buys Linked-In lookalike Angstro

Google has obviously decided that Facebook is where the future lies and is dashing the cash all over the place to acquire anything that might help it close on Mark Zuckerman’s social networking giant (recently valued at $33.7bn). It’s just ...

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BBC’s Mark Thompson blasts Sky – but fails to answer some important questions

BBC director-general Mark Thompson took our advice and loosed off all available barrels at former Sky boss James Murdoch, his forerunner as MacTaggart lecturer at the Edinburgh International TV Festival. Murdoch junior had accused the BBC of being too big ...

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Fresh Toyota recall crashes latest ad campaign

Whoops! After thinking it had put all the alarms of last year behind it with the whizzy new “Your Toyota, My Toyota,” campaign, the embattled carmaker has now announced another recall involving a million cars in the US. The models ...

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Richard Desmond gets his timing spot on with purchase of Five

“Bring me lucky generals,” said Napoleon. One wonders quite what l’empereur would have made of the !8th century equivalent of Richard Desmond (they’d probably have got on famously) but Dessie, who recently paid £103m for UK terrestrial broadcaster Five, seems ...

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The iPad breaks into the corporate world

Further good news for Apple. The iPad looks set to rival the Blackberry as the must-have corporate gizmo, judging by the latest research from Forresters, which found that as well as the expected consumer excitement over the device, companies are ...

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