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To: Bennitto who wrote (14)4/5/2006 12:04:02 PM
From: Joe Wagner
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High Speed Internet is really coming down in price. This could be very positive for the Internet Equipment Manufacturers & Google.

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To: Joe Wagner who wrote (16)4/5/2006 3:16:21 PM
From: Bennitto
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And Yahoo!

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From: Lerandia5/30/2006 10:20:02 AM
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Just as a note of interest; in the earnings conference call the company was far more bullish than the media expected and discussed some new issues as well.

If anyone is interested, let me know & I will send you the link.

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To: Bennitto who wrote (15)6/1/2006 5:36:41 PM
From: joseffy
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BBC to take on Google and AOL
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31st May 2006

The BBC has outlined the scale of its global ambitions after the director-general said its aim was to rival internet giants Google and AOL.

Mark Thompson said the BBC was the only European brand with the clout to take on the American media giants.

Although he insisted that any international expansion would not be funded by the licence fee, critics claim it will inevitably rely indirectly on the tax on television sets.

His announcement will further alarm the BBC's domestic competitors such as Sky, BT and ITV who are already unhappy by what they say are the Corporation's expansionist tendencies.

The BBC has long had a strong global presence thanks to the BBC World Service, the radio service which is funded by the Foreign Office and broadcasts in 33 languages.

The authoritative reputation of the Corporation's TV and radio news has also helped with the growth of BBC News online - which is now the sixth most popular website in the world - while BBC America, its US television channel, reaches 45m homes via cable.

In a bid to beef up the BBC's international presence its commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, is set to launch a new advertising-funded website - which will be accessible only outside the UK - later this year.

It is also looking to buy up existing businesses including video-on-demand services while the Corporation's technicians are currently working on their own internet search engine which would be a direct rival to Google.

Other avenues being explored include buying up foreign magazine publishers in a bid to replicate the success of the BBC's own UK titles such as Top Gear and the Radio Times, and increasing the number of overseas BBC channels - such as BBC America - so that the Corporation is better able to make money out of hit shows such as The Office and Strictly Come Dancing.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Mr Thompson said: 'The BBC is the only European brand that could take on Google and AOL.'

But he insisted that the Corporation's plans was no different from any other media organisation in looking to explore new ways to growth.

'You won't find a single commercial organisation on the planet which is ruling out any distribution technology and the BBC's thinking in the same way that everyone else is really.

'There are some areas where we are quite cutting edge, such as on-demand over the web. Other areas, like mobile, we are in the pack.

'But we're doing no more than any other media organisation in the world is doing.'

But critics and competitors claim the BBC's global growth is founded on its guaranteed licence fee revenue - around £2.9bn last year.

The BBC is currently waiting to hear what its next licence fee settlement will be.

It has asked for the licence fee to grow at twice the rate of inflation over the next seven years - to £180 by 2013 - although rivals such as ITV claim its bid is based on 'back-of-a-fag packet' calculations.

Other British media companies have been frantically trying to adapt to sweeping technological changes such as the internet and digital television.

BT, for example, is moving away from being just a traditional telephone company and has started offering its customers TV and video-on-demand services too, while Sky has bought a broadband company to add to its main business as a satellite television broadcaster.

Google and AOL, part of Time Warner, are two of the biggest media companies in the world with stock market values of £60bn and £39bn respectively.

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To: Bennitto who wrote (17)6/2/2006 4:36:25 PM
From: joseffy
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Journalists union calls for Yahoo boycott

Technology News
Fri Jun 2, 2006
By Jeffrey Goldfarb

LONDON (Reuters) - The union representing journalists in the UK and Ireland called on its 40,000 members to boycott all Yahoo Inc. products and services to protest the Internet company's reported actions in China.

The National Union of Journalists said it sent a letter on Friday to Dominique Vidal, Yahoo Europe's vice president, denouncing the company for allegedly providing information to Chinese authorities about journalists. The union also said it would stop using all Yahoo-operated services.

Yahoo has been cited in court decisions as supplying China's government with information to help them identify, prosecute and jail writers advocating democracy.

"The NUJ regards Yahoo!'s actions as a completely unacceptable endorsement of the Chinese authorities," wrote Jemima Kiss, chairman of the NUJ new media council in the letter to Vidal.

A Yahoo spokeswoman in San Francisco could not immediately be reached.

Yahoo Chairman and Chief Executive Terry Semel said last month the company had no choice but to comply with local laws and did not have the power to change Chinese policy. He added that he was seeking help from the U.S. government to urge China to allow more media freedom.

The company has been accused by the NUJ and other journalism groups of providing records that led to an eight-year prison term for Li Zhi for discussing pro-democracy issues in a Web forum and of helping identify Shi Tao, who was sentenced to prison for 10 years for forwarding a government email to the foreign press.

Kiss said the NUJ was advising all members, who include reporters, editors, photographers and illustrators, to boycott Yahoo until the company "changes its irresponsible and unethical policy".

Other Internet companies also have come under fire lately for some actions in China, including Google Inc. for saying it would block politically sensitive terms on its Web site in the country and Microsoft's MSN for shutting down a blog under Chinese government orders.

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