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  1. We set out to work with colleagues in Future Media, and the digital agency Kanoti to explore digital storytelling by creating an extra online episode for the fantastic new series from Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith "Inside No. 9" which has just started airing on BBC Two.

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  2. We recently conducted research around a topic we labelled ‘Digital Needs’ – exploring the various ways and reasons that people use the internet and how this differs between different demographic segments.

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  3. bbc.co.uk/ontologies is a human friendly view of the data models in the Linked Data Platform and is meant to give a comprehensive understanding of which ontologies the BBC uses, why and how. This is provided for members of the public and anyone who wants to get a better understanding of the BBC's Linked Data.

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  4. The web site is hosted on Linux servers. We have database servers running MySQL and Sphinx Search and application servers which run Apache and a web application written in Perl using Dancer and Template Toolkit. In front of the application servers a layer of Varnish application cache servers helps to handle the load.

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  5. I’m Ian Astbury, a Senior Investigations Engineer in the BBC Radio Technology Team. In my last blog on audio and music technology at the BBC I mentioned loudness measurement. I wanted to cover this in more detail and also to tell you more about how we are working with other broadcasters on a common loudness standard that can be applied to all types of broadcast content.

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  6. The BBC is investing in its online political coverage to meet the challenges of the next four years. We took the first step on this journey in May, with this year’s local elections service called Vote2013. We overhauled our technology, introduced responsive design and, for the first time, published linked data concepts in News stories.

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  7. This year you'll be able to see more of Glasto than ever before on whatever device you like, the first truly digital Glastonbury. We're beaming six stages of live music back from Glastonbury and distributing on mobiles, tablets, computers, and via the Connected Red Button so you can watch it live or on-demand.

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  8. Six months ago I blogged about the development of BBC Sport's Correspondent pages - Sport's first fully responsive web pages. Since then we have been working hard creating a whole range of Winter Olympics pages such as the Sochi 2014 homepage, discipline pages e.g. snowboarding, the medal table and schedule.

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  9. We want to offer our mobile audiences the same capabilities that we offer on desktop and laptop computers. This summer, for those of you watching the World Cup and Commonwealth Games, we will be offering the ability to 'rewind' all the way back to the beginning of a live event in case you missed the start.

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  10. Ring in 2014 with World Darts, Team GB's Winter Olympics medal hopes, Stargazing LIVE, a behind-the-scenes look at one of CBBC's biggest shows and more new year treats from BBC Red Button.

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  11. The two aims of the event were to get a better understanding of how we can use 'people' to tie together BBC content online, and to put the Linked Data Platform through its paces.

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  12. BBC North Future Media at MediaCityUK, Salford are piloting a brand new Higher Level Apprenticeship Scheme in IT, Software and Web Technologies. The scheme will give young people the opportunity to work on the products that BBC Future Media is responsible for, including iPlayer (TV & Radio), Sport, CBBC, CBeebies, iWonder and Homepage & Search.

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  13. Previous work at the BBC had already determined a 2D platform game would form the base genre for us to build on … but the demands of the curriculum required our examples of problem solving to be based in the real world, which is 3D.

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  14. In response to public demand, instead of our previous policy of comprehensively testing specific devices before enabling downloads, we are now offering video downloads functionality by default to all Android devices running Ice Cream Sandwich or above.

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