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UK tax change could hike up the price of downloaded apps, music and books

UK tax change could hike up the price of downloaded apps, music and books

By 24 March 2014

Music, book and app downloads may jump in price in the UK soon after VAT changes were announced in the annual budget. Chancellor George Osborn pointed out in his annual budget speech that companies are currently charged tax at source on digital downloads,... >>

Brand new Vimeo player is 50 per cent faster, uses HTML5 and adds new creator tools

Brand new Vimeo player is 50 per cent faster, uses HTML5 and adds new creator tools

By 7 January 2014

Vimeo has gone back to the drawing board and redesigned its video player from scratch to create a future-proof platform. The result is a faster and more accessible Vimeo. The new Vimeo player is an impressive 50 per cent faster than it was before, meaning... >>

What is HEVC and h.265? The future of 1080p movie streaming explained

What is HEVC and h.265? The future of 1080p movie streaming explained

By 29 January 2013

Video compression is essential for home entertainment. Without it, we'd be stuck in a world with just a few dozen TV channels. Since digital was first introduced in the UK, we've had compressed TV - it's a really great way of getting a lot more out of... >>

Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million in the late 1990s

Amazon tried to buy Netflix for $12 million in the late 1990s

By 8 October 2012

Amazon offered $12 million to buy Netflix in the 1990’s but was turned down by the video streaming company, according to a new book about to go on sale.  “Netflixed” claims Jim Bezos, Amazon CEO, originally met Netflix founders Reed Hastings and... >>

VIDEO: Sky Go in action

VIDEO: Sky Go in action

By 27 June 2011

Sky's revamped mobile offering - Sky Go - is all set to go live next month and the broadcaster has published this video of director of product design and development Brian Lenz, talking through the platform's new features. And whilst that's all well and... >>

YouTube movie rental service goes live

YouTube movie rental service goes live

By 10 May 2011

YouTube is maturing, and hopefully about to start making some serious money for Google, as its movie rental service is now live in the US and planning to bring around 3,000 movies to users. Pocket-lint brought you news of the plans, that will see YouTube... >>

YouTube Live: Video giant takes live streaming mainstream

YouTube Live: Video giant takes live streaming mainstream

By 8 April 2011

YouTube plans to take on services like Qik and Justin.tv with a new live streaming service launched on Friday. The new offering, called YouTube Live will promote live content streaming on YouTube. “With over 2 billion views a day, it's easy to think... >>

Google to launch YouTube movie streaming service in UK

Google to launch YouTube movie streaming service in UK

By 25 February 2011

Google is apparently looking to set up a pay-for, and unlimited, YouTube movie streaming service in the UK, to rival Amazon and its recent Lovefilm takeover. The news comes from the New York Post, who suggests that Google, who has been in talks with Hollywood... >>

Amazon.com Prime customers get 5000 free movies

Amazon.com Prime customers get 5000 free movies

By 22 February 2011

A nice looking service has now gone live for Amazon Premium member customers called Prime Instant Videos - well it's fantastic as long as you're resident in the US. Unfortunately the service is not available in the UK, and so any premium member, presumably... >>

Lovefilm takes Samsung Blu-ray players to the flicks

Lovefilm takes Samsung Blu-ray players to the flicks

By 31 January 2011

Lovefilm's relentless assault across digital platforms has increased, with the announcement by Samsung that the video rental service will be hitting its Blu-ray players, and Blu-ray home cinema systems. Lovefilm can already be accessed on Samsung TVs... >>