YouTube plans subscription services this spring

YouTube is reportedly planning to start selling subscriptions to some channels this year, and is in talks with video producers about the idea.

Tablet users spend more on content

Approximately 200 million tablets will have shipped worldwide since 2009, with an additional 1 billion tablets forecasted to ship over the next 5 years.

Microsoft buys R2 Studios to boost Xbox content

Microsoft is reported to have bought home entertainment technology startup id8 Group R2 Studios, in an effort to beef up its Xbox console.

Next-gen consoles to look beyond gaming



Next-gen consoles are expected to continue the current trend of emphasizing content well beyond gaming.



Expanded Tweets to include more content

Twitter's improving its Expanded Tweets, allowing more content to be previewed from within tweets.

Pastebin to police itself for illegal content

The owner of Pastebin - long used by hackers to dump leaked data - has said he plans to start hiring staff to examine the site for dodgy content.

India gets tough over 'objectionable' content

Running out of patience, an Indian court has given Google, Facebook and other internet companies just 15 more days to remove 'objectionable' content - although the companies say they've already done all they can.

Time Warner and Viacom take iPad dispute to court

Time Warner and Viacom have upped the stakes in their battle over whether Viacom's programming should be available on the iPad.

Google revamps YouTube to compete with broadcasters

Google's reported to be planning major changes to YouTube to help it compete with broadcast and cable television services.

YouTube buys Next New Networks to help improve content quality

YouTube's hoping to improve the quality of its content with the acquisition of web video production startup Next New Networks. The idea is to help budding film-makers up their game.

Yahoo opens newsstand for tablets

Well, there's not much point producing loads of content unless you can get it out to readers. And with personalization the order of the day, Yahoo's launched Livestand, a digital newsstand for the iPad and Android tabets.

3D adoption slows to a crawl

The mainstream adoption of 3D television is currently being limited by high prices and a severe lack of content.

...And wireless for all

The number of worldwide subscriptions for wireless services is poised to hit 5 billion this month - equaling approximately 73.4% of the earth's total human population.

DECE announces digital locker for universal movie access

A digital locker system for movies is soon to be launched by a consortium of content providers and technology companies.

Report: Hulu to charge for premium content

Hulu is reportedly planning to roll out a subscription service for multiple devices, including the Xbox 360 and iPad.

Need to wear glasses strangles nascent 3D TV market

3D TV will never take off until viewers can take off their specs, says Informa Telecoms & Media.

Apple's Gianduia is not a Flash killer

No, Apple's nascent Gianduia platform will not kill Flash for the masses. That is what HTML5 is for - at least according to Steve Jobs.

ICANN criticized over XXX domain delay

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has come under increasing pressure to create an XXX web domain for adult content.

Skyfire unlocks Flash video for Android

Skyfire has launched the first Flash video enabled mobile browser for Android-powered devices. 

The buzz on Buzz: it's mostly bots

Google Buzz is 'a robot party', according to web engagement monitor PostRank, which says almost 90 percent of content comes from bots.