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Uncontacted Indians' houses, Javari Valley, Brazil
Science

Aerial photography confirms existence of unknown tribe deep in Brazilian Amazon

The Brazilian government has announced the discovery of a previously unknown tribe of people living deep in the Amazon rainforest. The tribe was first discovered when satellite imagery showed clearings which were likely caused by human activity. Funai, the Brazilian Government agency responsible for the protection of indigenous tribes later confirmed their existence during a fly-past in April.
BBC News Android app available worldwide from today
Mobile

International BBC News Android app launched

BBC Worldwide has today launched the BBC News Android app to audiences internationally. An iOS version of this free app has already proved very popular since it launched in April 2010, with over three million downloads outside of the UK alone.
Mark Thompson, Director-General of the BBC
Web

BBC confirms reduced online services with revised service license

Following on from budget cuts announced by the BBC at the start of this year regarding the national broadcaster’s online services, the BBC Trust has today published their revised service license for BBC Online. In January the BBC Trust announced a 25% budget reduction for BBC Online which would directly result in the loss of 360 jobs and the closure of over 400 BBC websites.
Professor Brian Cox
Entertainment

Brian Cox presents Wonders of the Universe on the BBC

Professor Brian Cox has returned to the BBC in a four part series titled Wonders of the Universe. Following on from Stargazing LIVE, a very successful three day solar exploration live broadcast event at the start of this year, Brian Cox returns to our screens in a new series and “reveals how the most fundamental scientific principles and laws explain not only the story of the universe, but the story of us all”.
BBC iPlayer not currently available in Ireland
Web

International BBC iPlayer could cost less than €7 per month

Speaking at the Financial Times Digital Media Broadcasting Conference in London yesterday, the BBC’s Director General, Mark Thompson, revealed that the international version of the BBC iPlayer will definitely be available before the end of this year, and will likely cost less than $10, or approximately €7.
BBC iPlayer on the iPad
Mobile

The future of BBC video on-demand is mobile

As the BBC iPlayer video on-demand service continues to break its own viewership records month-on-month, Daniel Danker, head of on-demand programming at the BBC, believes that the future of the service is becoming increasingly mobile.
The iconic BBC Television Centre in London
Web

Online activist saves 172 doomed BBC websites for $3.99

The BBC confirmed last month that it would proceed with a 25% online operations budget reduction, with the loss of 360 jobs as a result. As part of these budget curtailments, a decision to reportedly delete and not archive 172 BBC run websites has stirred one anonymous online citizen in particular into action.
BBC iPlayer iPad app home screen
Mobile

Both BBC iPlayer iPad and Android apps now live

The long anticipated BBC iPlayer iPad and Android apps have finally arrived earlier today. Response has so far been subdued, with most complaining that the apps don’t bring anything new to the table. Nevertheless, we checked out the iPad version and were quite impressed.
Prosessor Brian Cox and Dara O'Briain who will host Stargazing LIVE
Entertainment

Stargazing with the BBC

The BBC are broadcasting live over three consecutive nights of “extraordinary astronomical events” from across the UK and further afield. Professor Brian Cox (@profbriancox) and comedian Dara O’Briain (@daraobriain) host the live stargazing events that promise “epic images from observatories around the globe”.
Flickr Year in Review 2010
Web

A year in review, the global news perspective on 2010 [Video]

In 2010 over 25 billion Tweets were sent and about 9 billion emails were exchanged. We watch 700 billion videos on Youtube, that is about 13 million hours or the equivalent of 1,500 years of continuous viewing (We hope you like piano playing cats). At year’s end it is natural to look back, to review the dying year and take stock of what has happened. This is what the world’s media has been doing this week, so join us on The Sociable’s review of the reviews of 2010.
Google Insights Jesus Loves You
Web

The most searched term on Google News in UK & Ireland during 2010 – “jesus loves you”

“Jesus loves you” was the most searched term on Google News in the UK and Ireland in 2010, according to Google Insights for Search. In Ireland the term was 20 times more popular than “ireland“, the next highest ranking term. “Jesus loves you” even outranked search terms such as “gerry ryan“, “weather” and “haiti“. In the UK it was 10 times more popular than the second search term “news“.
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