BBC Alerts

You can now get a desktop application that alerts you to a big breaking news story, courtesy of the BBC. The BBC already offers news via e-mail, but the alert will pop up in front of other applications when something big happens with a nice little BBC News theme sound alert, so it should be faster than e-mail. You need to download a small piece of software to get it working. It was developed for the BBC by Skinkers Communications who also created a similar product for Britain’s Channel 4 and Sky News and for Disney. News International is thinking of using it here in Australia — via JournOz

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One Comment

  1. Feòrag

    15 May 2004 at 7.42 pm

    Now if only they could make it available for nice computers… Or was making it Windoze-only a cunning plan to stop the rest of the media taking advantage?


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