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Will speaking on BBC Radio Lincolnshire about cloud computing and online job seeking

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Here is the latest recording with the BBC where William Wright (@mrwilliam) and I talk about security issues, paid for content, cloud computing and how large businesses are using services like LinkedIn to recruit people for specific jobs.

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BBC Radio Lincolnshire tech slot with William Wright

Listen to Will talking with @mrwilliam in his tech slot today. Cloud Computing & online jobs – scroll to 2hrs 30mins http://ow.ly/jC8e

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Listen out for Will tonight on the radio

Listen to Will on William Wright’s Tech slot on BBC Radio Lincolnshire tonight @ 6-30pm – topics Windows Azure & web jobs http://ow.ly/jx46

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Radio Broadcasts Go Visual

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Watch a radio broadcast? Of course!

One of the things I particularly miss when on holiday or away on business is the BBC news. Anyone who has ever watched the news in the USA will know just how poor their news seems after being used to the BBC. The BBC is so completely available now that there is no need to miss any live news broadcasts from the them.

Last year, I spent six weeks in India and piped in BBC Radio through my laptop and listened as though it was no different from listening at home, apart from a time difference of five and a half hours. Sixteen years ago, I was lying in my tent with my brother in a forest in Cameroon with insects crawling all over the place, listening to the BBC World Service on our short wave radio. I can watch programmes I missed during the week on iPlayer too. I can watch those on my laptop, my mobile phone and soon, we will be able to watch iPlayer through our TV’s.

The BBC is just everywhere. And that’s good. They have almost reached saturation point with making themselves available and accessible. Unless they want to implant chips in our brains which receive digital radio signals, I can’t see how they can make themselves more available.

With this ‘availability saturation’, the BBC has now started to mix its media. Listening to the BBC Radio 4’s ‘Today’ news programme on the way to work recently, I heard an interview with the well known Kate Adie who was recalling Tiananmen Square protests in 1989. It was very interesting. And, in case you wanted to listen to it again, you can, of course, listen to it again on the iPlayer. But, if that was not enough, you can watch the recording of the interview too which is on the programmes web site.

Where next? I am intrigued.

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Will talking about eBay Desktop and QR Codes on BBC Radio Lincolnshire

QR Codes look like this, apart from the girl..     

QR Codes look like this, apart from the girl..

Here is a recent recording of Will on William Wright’s BBC Radio Lincolnshire drive time ‘techie’ slot talking rich Internet applications and the QR codes.

Rich Internet applications have been around for a while but they are becoming more prominent as companies start to realise the benefits that they offer to help their customers make better informed decisions about their products before buying them. 

QR codes are appearing more regularly on products such as drinks bottles and advertisements to encourage people to try their products or to enter competitions. You take a picture of the QR code using special software on your mobile which connects to the camera on your phone.  

Have a listen to this recording if you want to hear more about these technologies. If you have any questions, email me: will@digi-business.co.uk. 

 

 

Will talking about eBooks on BBC Radio Lincolnshire

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eBooks are starting to sell...

Here is a recent recording from when Will was invited by BBC Radio Lincolnshire’s William Wright to talk about eBooks and the market for them on his drive time ‘techie’ section.

Despite what you may think, eBooks are starting to sell at places like Waterstones.com. The advent of better reading devices like Sony’s eReader, have made buying them and reading them far easier. Some newspapers are available as subscriptions through these devices too.

However, there are still major hurdles to overcome such as digital rights management and payment models before they become very popular amongst the masses, apart from the fact that reading devices can cost around £300.