News Headlines - 03 August 2010

▽Zardari: International community is losing war against the Taliban
The Pakistani president, Asif Ali Zardari, warned today that the international community was "losing the war against the Taliban", as he prepared to travel to the UK.

▽Virgin Media complains to Ofcom about Project Canvas
Virgin Media has lodged a complaint with Ofcom, aimed at halting the BBC-backed video-on-demand service Project Canvas.

▽ITV plans online micropayments system and Project Canvas pay-TV offer
ITV  is looking to launch an online micropayment system and has admitted that it hopes to charge for some of the content it provides on Project Canvas, the controversial BBC-backed venture to bring video-on-demand to Freeview and Freesat.

▽Carphone Warehouse launches Music Anywhere service to rival iTunes and Spotify
Members of the Music Anywhere service, which costs £29.99 per year to join, matches tracks in a user’s iTunes or Windows Media Player library with its catalogue of more than six million songs from all the major record labels to create a duplicate song library ‘in the cloud’.

▽Chinese businessman Kenneth Huang closes in on Liverpool buy-out
Sources have confirmed this morning that the Chinese businessman Kenneth Huang has offered to buy Liverpool's £237m debt from the Royal Bank of Scotland in an attempt to end Tom Hicks and George Gillett Jr's control of the Premier League club.







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