BT's move into sport looks like a minor deal, but it's part of the global competition for a converging TV/broadband market where the leading players include Rupert Murdoch's Sky and John Malone's Liberty Global.
News and comment on what's happening in the technology industry, and the direction it's heading.
Jack Schofield spent the 1970s editing photography magazines before becoming editor of an early UK computer magazine, Practical Computing. In 1983, he started writing a weekly computer column for the Guardian, and joined the staff to launch the newspaper's weekly computer supplement in 1985. This section launched the Guardian’s first website and, in 2001, its first real blog. When the printed section was dropped after 25 years and a couple of reincarnations, he felt it was a time for a change....
Barclays Bank is rolling out free Wi-Fi for customers in its local branches using a BT managed service. Around half are live now with the rest coming on stream this quarter
Twitpic has stopped showing full-sized images, so it's time to find an alternative. I've tried Yfrog, Flickr, SkyDrive and Twitter itself, but which is best?
The UK's tax authorities are changing to a new system where companies have to tell the government every time they pay an employee, and it starts on April 6. Are you ready?
Dell founder Michael Dell is taking his company private by giving the money back to shareholders. Why is he doing that, where is the company going, and can Mike make it?
Samsung is already piloting its Smart School technology in 24 countries, and unveiled its Android-based Smart Classroom Solution at last week's BETT show at ExCel in London
It looked as though Google's Chrome browser was going to breeze past Firefox and perhaps equal or overtake Microsoft's Internet Explorer. But so far, neither event has happened, as NetMarketShare's new numbers show.
Pioneers of Digital offers practical advice about social networking, digital media, advertising and marketing based on interviews with interesting figures such as Jaron Lanier, Danny Sullivan, Martha Lane Fox and even Stephen Fry
Twitter has only just launched its Vine video service, but already sites are springing up to show Vine videos outside Twitter. Early examples include Vine Peek, Just Vined, Vinesmap, Vine Roulette and All Around the Vines.
Apple's share price has been falling since it unveiled its latest financial results, and it is no longer the world's most valuable public company. But its business hasn't changed, and it will recover… Just don't ask me when.