Neil Flash, 24 May
OK, it is not going to make a massive dent in today's 'lower than forecast' national debt of £156bn, but did those responsible in the NHS for the 406 'serious untoward incidents' recorded last year realise they were costing the UK about £2m a day in compensation? So how about we stop chucking money away as well? These incidents include surgical error, wrong medicines or wrong doses and failure in equipment and are only the tip of the iceberg ...
IS WEB TV A SUCCESS?
Ged Carroll, 21 May
Two stories over the past few days piqued my interest. First was the news that, at two billion videos a day, YouTube is almost making a profit.
This makes me think that a lot of the TV-on-the-web models may not be that successful and it is no wonder that Apple calls its AppleTV product a hobby. Secondly, there was the related news that Google was going to work with consumer electronics manufacturers to build a web appliance into the TV ...
PAY WALL APPROACHES
Matt Bourn, 18 May
The pay wall is approaching and the first-look articles about the new Times site are starting to appear. No doubt The Times (and its Sunday equivalent) will remain must-haves on PR targets for many campaigns.
The decision to withdraw ABCe figures will make it harder to track how the site fares behind the pay wall in terms of traffic. But the success rating will be tracked by all interested parties in the media world ...