New TV licensing rules are making it illegal to use the BBC iPlayer app to watch the corporation's programmes without paying the licence fee. Up to now, only live content has been covered by the £145.50 annual licence, with online viewers having to confirm they have paid before they can watch a live feed of BBC channels. This policy is being extended to the catch-up service.
Media Commentator Maurice Smith joined the show to discuss further.
Recent research reveals that a normal British household spends 264 hours a year doing washing. So what's the alternative? Zipjet hopes that you would want to pay someone else to do it.
The startup is thinking big: It's announced a 3-month pilot partnership with Persil (Unilever) picking up, washing, and delivering clothes back to customers.
Co-founder of Zipjet, Lorenzo Franzi, joined the team to discuss the plan...
An Ofcom report showed the average person in the UK spends just under 9 hours using media and communications every day - more than they spend sleeping.
The telecom regulator's annual Communications Market Report, revealed some interesting data regarding the digital state of the nation.
Joe Aldridge spoke to Professor Alan Woodward from the University of Surrey about the changing ways we access the internet.
Steve Clarke, Joe Aldridge, Professor Alan Woodward
IBM has created a new app to determine whether or not a company's systems have been compromised by cybercriminals. But industry experts say the real threat to companies' cybersecurity is simply worker negligence. Colin Tankard, Managing Director of data security providers Digital Pathways, explained the biggest worries for companies.
Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are on the rise, so the debate in central banks is how to tackle digital money. Central banks certainly could enter this market, but would it be the right thing to do? Matt Cox has been hearing from monetary innovation specialist, Garrick Hileman.
In 2015, during London Technology Week, Wayra UK launched startupDNA, the first research study to reveal the social makeup of Britain’s start-up ecosystem. The Diversity Tech Summit is designed to bring together key individuals to pursue a diversity agenda and meet the challenges outlined in the startupDNA executive summary. Danny Bartlett, from Wayra UK, joined Share Radio to talk on the summit.
An online “code of conduct” aimed at fighting hate speech has been launched by the European Union in conjunction with four of the world’s biggest internet companies. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Microsoft have all been involved in the creation of the code, which is particularly aimed at fighting racism and xenophobia across Europe. Chris Green is a tech journalist and consultant, and he looked at the rules.
The Digital Media Strategies Conference is an annual affair organised by the Media Briefing Organisation and has publishers from all over Europe sharing problems and best practice. Digital Strategist, Nic Newman, is speaking at the event and he joins Share Radio to discuss his talking points.
Businesses are not taking cyber security seriously enough, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has warned, with under a third of cyber-attacks being reported to the police. In a new report supported by Barclays, named: ‘Cyber Security: Underpinning the Digital Economy’, the IoD revealed that companies were keeping quiet even though half of attacks resulted in interruption of business operations. Professor Richard Benham is author of the report, and he discussed the digital economy.