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The new Taster VR app brings VR content from the BBC to your smartphone

The BBC today released a new mobile application that will allow it to experiment with transforming BBC content into VR experiences. The app, called BBC Taster VR, comes from the broadcaster’s te

Twitter and the BBC partner for the first time on live video

Twitter over the weekend announced another live streaming partnership, this time with the BBC . The new deal will bring live video and breaking news from the BBC’s U.K. election coverage to Twi

British TV streaming service BritBox launches in U.S.

Adding to the plethora of streaming services on the market, BBC Worldwide announced the launch of its subscription-based, video-on-demand service called BritBox, arriving today. The service offers a l

Facebook’s content moderation system under fire again for child safety failures

Facebook has again been criticized for failing to remove child exploitation imagery from its platform following a BBC investigation into its system for reporting inappropriate content.

New streaming service BritBox brings British TV to the U.S.

BBC Worldwide is teaming up with U.K. broadcaster ITV and AMC Networks to launch a new streaming service called BritBox, which aims to bring the best of British TV to American audiences. The service p

The BBC is making a major global push to grow its audience to 500 million people

The BBC, the UK's national media organization, is expanding its international presence as part of an ambitious goal to reach an audience of 500 million people by 2020.

BBC: And then we strapped a helicopter rig to an elephant

Imagine being part of the BBC's natural history unit, traveling the world to create some of the world's most beautiful documentaries. Sounds like a dream job, right? I sat down with Huw Cordey, the pr

BBC iPlayer Radio app now available in the U.S.

BBC does radio well, and now Americans can experience the full effect of the UK broadcaster’s audio content expertise with the iPlayer Radio app for iOS and Android. The app contains all of BBC&

BBC micro:bit learn-to-code device up for public pre-order in UK

A tiny programmable board designed as part of a UK educational initiative for kids to learn programming skills and originally distributed by the public service broadcaster, the BBC, to one million sch

The Facebook effect: BBC cuts Food site, local news and more factual content to save £15M

While the BBC is planning to take on Netflix by building its own “Britflix” on-demand video streaming service, on the news front, it looks like the UK media giant is cutting back to s

Torturing the ghost

So we probably have our Satoshi. The Economist, GQ, and the BBC have all posted semi-breathless stories on their personal interactions with Craig Steven Wright, an Australian computer scientist and in

BBC micro:bit learn-to-code device finally rolling out to UK schools

A tiny computer intended to encourage UK kids to get programming is finally being delivered to schools, some half a year later than originally planned.

BBC Launches Japanese Language News Site To Extend Its Global Advertising Reach

BuzzFeed isn't the only global news heavyweight entering Japan. The BBC, the UK's national news organization, this week launched a Japanese site, which becomes its first dedicated non-English news web

The Micro:bit Is Shaping Up To Be The Perfect Programming Device For Kids

The BBC is set to continue its history in educational computing with the Micro:bit. First displayed in March, the broadcaster just revealed the final design and programming environment of the tiny pro

Amazon’s Delivery Drones Could Find You Wherever You Are

Amazon’s delivery drone plans may have seemed more like a media stunt than a concrete vision back when it launched, but with active testing taking place in Canada and now, new details showing up

Twitter Makes Tweaks To Limit Abuse And Abusers

Twitter has today announced some product and policy changes aimed at better tackling violent threats and abuse on its platform. The problem of the mainstream social network being misappropriated as an

Examining Tech Solutions To Natural Disasters

When Cyclone Pam hit Vanuatu, it struck a very vulnerable target. The Pacific nation is considered one of the world’s poorest and is ranked by the United Nations’ WorldRiskIndex as the most disast

Remixing Culture And Why The Art Of The Mash-Up Matters

Ben Murray Contributor Ben Murray is the editor for The Space, a digital art non-profit organization in the UK and was a former BBC digital editor. More posts by this contributor Remixing Culture And

In Bid To Get British Kids Coding, BBC To Give Away 1 Million ‘Micro Bit’ Computers

In a move that will bring a nostalgic smile to some British kids (and teachers) of the 80s, the BBC has announced that it is to produce a new educational mini-computer -- codenamed the 'Micro Bit', a

BBC Uses WhatsApp For An Ebola Health Alert Service In West Africa

While Snapchat may reportedly be talking to a dozen news organisations for a “Snapchat Discovery” service, another big name in mobile messaging is also breaking new ground with big media.
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