Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas.
Netflix took everyone by surprise when it announced it was tripling its global reach for video on demand. So who are the winners and potential losers in the new deal?
Amazon Prime Air
Amazon's latest delivery drone looks strange - here's how it flies.
Upon purchasing a product, many consumers will sign contracts that contain gag clauses in the fine print.
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Companies have increasingly been using hidden gag clauses, in which customers unwittingly sign away their rights to post online reviews after purchasing a product.
Amazon caused a stir when it unilaterally removed George Orwell’s classic novel 1984 from Kindle e-readers in 2009.
Enforcing copyright protection in the digital age has become complex. South Africa should tread carefully as it amends its copyright laws.
The EU is thought to be losing one trillion Euros from tax avoidance, evasion and arrears. But the latest tax reform is unlikely to fix that.
Forests are vital to life on earth.
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Forest loss has halved over the past 30 years according to the 2015 Global Forest Resources Assessment, released yesterday.
Testing times for broadcasters in transition.
A fractured broadcasting industry is destroying the business model for the giants. There are winners in the wings though, and the BBC could yet be one of them.
Amabots at work.
Reuters / Robert Galbraith
Is the recent exposé of the harsh working conditions at Amazon all that surprising?
We know a lot about what climate change will do, but ‘when’ is a tougher question.
What we think we know, don't know and things that might surprise us about climate change and the environment.
And the birthday presents have arrived.
The company is hardly the evil megalomaniac that many have depicted: it's actually been very good for the book industry.
The smartphone is rising as a reading device. What happens to the stories they're telling?
From 1-click to 1-push ordering with Amazon’s Dash Button.
Amazon Dash can ensure you never run out of soap, washing powder or razors again. But it can't push the button for you.
Will Dash make the Internet of Things stick?
Amazon just announced a new product called the Dash button. Basically, it is a button with a label like Tide or Cottonelle, connected to the internet and available only to Amazon Prime members (you know…
Observations from space have shown the world overall is getting greener despite deforestation and drought.
A new investigation of satellite records reveals that the Earth is getting greener, despite ongoing deforestation in Indonesia and South America.
Seismic changes in the television industry have transformed the ways stories are told and consumed.
Many refer to advances in television storytelling as novelistic or cinematic, but the medium deserves a term of its own: complex TV.
A ranger looks at the skull of an elephant killed by poachers - a frequent side-effect of development projects that open up remote forests to human access.
The G20 has pledged to spend more than US$60 trillion on new infrastructure in the next 15 years, much of which will affect pristine areas. Without a solid plan, the environmental toll could be huge.
Boxed in. Royal Mail rivals are knocking on the door.
Those of us with experience working in former state monopoly sectors such as trains, aviation and telecoms as they transition into a less regulated environment, know only too well the challenge of change…
“In a dance as old as time”: Bristol shoppers get ready for some 1950s bargains.
Christmas is never plain sailing. It’s tough on consumers trying to work out how much food to buy and how to get their hands on the latest must-have toy for children, and it’s tough for retailers trying…
Do online shop staff do online shopping while at work in their online shopping warehouse?
On Friday we witnessed images reminiscent of the London Riots from a few years ago. People with a crazed look in their eyes descended on shopping malls to plunder their contents. They fought with others…
Plans before Brazil’s congress pitch nature and tradition against development.
All eyes are on Brazil following the re-election of Dilma Rousseff as president after an eventful campaign in which the strongly pro-environment candidate Marina Silva was squarely defeated. Now, the country’s…