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Diane does not look like someone who would drug your venison chilli. She sits on a San Francisco patio, her dewy blue eyes lucid, her blonde, subtly a(...)

Strike a pose...Madonna vogues

Aren’t children funny with their foolish fads? From Furbies to fidget spinners they are so easily led. Unlike us adults who could never be suckered in(...)

Spotify and other music-streaming services online have helped the industry not just to get by, but to grow.

When More Life, the album by the Canadian rapper Drake, was released last month, it was streamed 385 million times in its first week in the US. The nu(...)

Acourt recently ruled Ireland’s internet service providers have to block three of the most popular sites from their services

What’s the gist of it? If you are using a multimedia box to stream content, the recent court ruling that Ireland’s internet service providers (ISPs) (...)

Spotify: may restrict the biggest album releases to its paid tier for a period of time. Photograph: Dado Ruvic

Spotify is closing in on licensing deals with the world’s largest record labels, hoping to clear a hurdle in the streaming music company’s path toward(...)

Old-school Nokia - streamlined and slick and back on the market

I remember exactly where I was when I first saw a Nokia 3210. It was 1999 and I was sitting in a home economics classroom in school when one of the co(...)

Psy’s Gangnam Style: 2.7 billion views and counting

There are times in the great streaming debate you can’t see the wood for the trees. For all the concentration on Spotify this and Apple Music that, th(...)

Netflix increasingly produces its own content, creating further competition with the film and television studios rather than offering a direct outlet for their content in the way Spotify does for the record labels. Photograph: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images

The recording music industry offers a cautionary tale to the US Motion Picture Association, which this week went to the High Court in Dublin to force (...)

A 2015 survey of Irish adults found while over 36,000 are downloading illegally, 42 per cent stated it is a last resort if they cannot find the content legally elsewhere.

After court action taken by a group of film studios to have three movie streaming portals blocked, the cat-and-mouse game of internet piracy endures a(...)

There are  a growing number of providers of Android boxes that plug in to a TV set and allow users to stream content from the internet onto their televisions. Almost every film and television programme ever made, as well as live sports, can be accessed from these services at a minimal cost to the end user. File photograph: iStockPhoto/Getty

For two decades those who make and sell content have been fighting a running battle with those making it freely available on the internet. A Commercia(...)

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