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Submission + - Raspberry Pi Computer on General Sale (bbc.co.uk)

jaminJay writes: Over at BBC News, the Raspberry Pi (a credit card-sized PC for teaching children to program) has been announced as officially on sale.

[W]hile production remains overseas, deals with two distributors, Premier Farnell and RS Components, mean that production volumes will be able to grow much faster than previously thought.
Rather than the foundation having to fund production, distributors have agreed to handle orders and deal with manufacturers paying the foundation a royalty on sales.


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Submission + - BBC to Further Infuriate ISPs? (highposition.net)

jaminJay writes: After recently aggravating British ISPs by encouraging increased bandwidth usage through their iPlayer service, the BBC has announced that Wii owners will be able to access the service through a new channel on Nintendo's flagship product.

This comes only a month after the BBC launched a version of the iPlayer for Apple's iPhone. Speculation of Sony and Microsoft's chagrin are sure to abound.

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