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March 16, 2011

YouTube snaps up Green Parrot to improve video quality

by Darren Allan
Google intends to strengthen YouTube further with the purchase of an Irish outfit which specialises in improving the quality of video. Green Parrot Pictures was snapped up by the company for an undisclosed number of pieces of eight. The company announced on its website: “We're excited to join Google, where we will apply our expertise to improve the online video ...

February 26, 2011

Google changes algorithms to favour high quality sites

by Darren Allan
Google has announced that it's altering the algorithms by which its search engine prioritises returned results. Naturally enough, Google is always tweaking its search processes, but this change is big enough to get an official announcement on the engine's official blog page. Google says the change will noticeably impact over 10% of queries, although we won't be noticing anything over ...

June 21, 2010

BBC improves its HD signal quality

by David Allen
Last August the BBC introduced now encoders for the BBC HD channel. This was noticed because, despite what the BBC said, viewers could see that the quality of the picture had gone down and so a campaign began. This campaign seemed to be getting nowhere and the BBC continued to state that the picture quality was just the same ...

January 22, 2010

More quality from the BBC

by David Allen
Suddenly the BBC is listening to the critics of how the corporation is run and the type of content is being made by the broadcaster. Could this be that, in the recession, the ordinary person in the street will no longer stand by while the suits spend public money like it is going out of fashion, or has the ...

October 28, 2008

New Zealand’s Broadband better than UK’s

by David Allen
It seems that the former colony of New Zealand has been quietly getting on with improving their telecom infrastructure, while here in the UK the consumer plays the waiting game for better broadband connections. The days of New Zealand and to some extent Australia being well behind the UK when it comes to day to day living are long ...

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