January 31, 2010 |
A treasure trove of TV shows can be found archived on the BBC website, featuring classic dramas, sitcoms, concerts, sports events, operas and documentaries. But, except in rare cases, you can't see them. They're electronically restricted to Internet users in Britain. Elsewhere, the stream is blocked. Ditto for two other major British TV networks. ITV is home to "Britain's Got Talent," the show that made Susan Boyle a mega-star. And Channel 4 has online episodes of "Gordon Ramsay's Great Escape," a new show starring the highly popular, profane chef.
December 27, 2012 |
BEIJING - For years, China's net censors turned a blind eye to a major loophole. Anyone who wanted access to blocked overseas websites like Twitter, Facebook, and more recently, the New York Times, only needed to download foreign software called a virtual private network (VPN) to circumvent the Great Firewall. But in recent weeks, even these tools have begun to falter, frustrating tech-savvy Chinese and foreign businesspeople who now struggle to access Internet sites as innocuous as gmail.com and imdb.com.
August 1, 2012 |
Not happy with NBC's coverage of the Olympics? There's an online alternative that's commercial free, more international in scope and does not feature Ryan Seacrest. It's at the BBC website, where the British broadcaster streams the Games live and offers clips in high-quality video just a tantalizing click away. The catch? That click will not work outside Britain. Or at least it's not supposed to. Some viewers have found a way around the BBC restriction by using a common online business tool — a virtual private network that can cost as little as $10 a month.
March 13, 1998
A Colorado Internet services company said Thursday that it has consolidated 30 local and regional affiliates nationwide, including two Orange County operations that it melded into one and now calls Verio Southern California. Verio Inc. said the consolidations are aimed at improving the company's presence in each of the 33 U.S. markets it serves.
March 7, 2000 |
Telecom in general continues to attract hoards of investment dollars. A hot new stock offering that will begin trading today: Net2000 Communications (ticker symbol: NTKK), a broadband services provider. It sold 10 million shares at $20 a share late Monday.
October 28, 2002 |
Palm Inc. is expected to introduce two new hand-held computer models today, each aimed at getting into the hands of tech-savvy mobile professionals and early technology adopters. Palm's new Tungsten T, with a suggested retail price of $499, is the company's first hand-held with built-in Bluetooth technology. That allows it to communicate wirelessly with a host of Bluetooth-enabled devices such as printers and cell phones and other equivalent Palm devices.