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Saving time and pennies: Comparison websites considered

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Saving time and pennies: Comparison websites considered Copyrighted image Copyright: Production team
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 08 Dec 2008
Martyn Hocking from Which? magazine looks at the advantages of price comparison sites. Can you trust the sites to always find the best deal - and...

Weighing up the options: How comparison sites power the consumer

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Weighing up the options: How comparison sites power the consumer Copyrighted image Copyright: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 05 Dec 2008
Dr. Gabriel Reedy explains the positive impact price comparison sites have had on the consumer

Getting a good deal

Getting a good deal Creative commons image HK-DMZ under CC-BY-NC-SA licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 04 Dec 2008
Price comparison sites can take the strain out of shopping in more ways than one, as Gabriel Reedy discovers first hand

Has Sony killed the book as we know it?

Has Sony killed the book as we know it? Copyrighted image Copyright: Dreamstime
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 11 Sep 2008
Mike Richards suggests that eBooks have some way to go before the printed page is doomed

Online branding: why all the silly names?

Online branding: why all the silly names? Copyrighted image Copyright: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 11 Sep 2008
Many on-line services, such as Yahoo!, Egg and Amazon, have names that seem to be completely unrelated to the service on offer: so why do...

Death in the age of the Internet

Death in the age of the Internet Copyrighted image Copyright: Photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Aug 2008
We all lead digital lives now - but does that online archive of our doings mean we'll also have a digital afterlife?

The information economy

The information economy Copyrighted image Copyright: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 06 Aug 2008
The Open Minds programme explores the information economy.

That geek was my boss: a view from inside Microsoft

That geek was my boss: a view from inside Microsoft Creative commons image By Dunechaser via Flickr under Creative Commons licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 19 Jun 2008
A ‘heady and exciting time’ to be working for Microsoft in the late 90s – and you could say ‘that geek was my boss’.

Which way for digital democracy?

Which way for digital democracy? Creative commons image Donvanone under CC-BY-NC-ND licence under Creative-Commons license
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 10 Jun 2008
Ivan Horrocks asks whether social networking has distanced people from real world politics.

The OU comes to iTunesU

The OU comes to iTunesU Copyrighted image Copyright: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 03 Jun 2008
The Open University brings a vast array of free educational audio and video to iTunes