BBC to shutdown it’s Global iPlayer service

For those of you who like to get their fill of BBC dramas and documentaries from the international version of the iPlayer, you may soon be out of luck.  BBC has just announced that it will be shutting down its international version which was available in 16 countries, including Canada.  According to the Engadget story, auto renewing series subscriptions will end between May 26th and June 26th.  British subjects need not worry as this closure only applies to the Global iPlayer and not the version available in the UK. 

Source: Engadget and BBC

Harry Potter books – On-line sales

So just how many Harry Potter electronic books were sold since it was introduced last week. Well not too many details have been made available but today during an interview, Pottermore CEO Charlie Redmayne said that $1.5 million worth of books were sold during the first three days. At an average price of $9.13 this translates into about 164,000 copies. The CEO admits to being surprised by the strength of sales since it has been available in hard copy form for many years. As with most things Harry Potter, expectations are always exceeded.

Source: All Things Digital