Live: Samsung Unpacked Live Updates Apple HomePod 2 Review Apple Earnings Preview Resurrecting the Dodo COVID Health Emergency to Expire DOJ Eyes Tesla Self-Driving Tech DC's 'Gods and Monsters' Slate Salami, Sausage Recalled
Want CNET to notify you of price drops and the latest stories?
No, thank you

Sky goes mobile and Apple makes record money in CNET UK podcast 419

Sky is getting into the mobile game, Sony lets Spotify worry about music streaming and Facebook crashes Tinder.

Now playing: Watch this: Sky goes mobile and Apple makes record money in CNET...

2015 is the 30th anniversary of the British mobile phone industry -- so it's perhaps fitting that we're seeing some of the biggest ever shake-ups. In the latest big news, Sky is getting into the mobile game.

So why is the industry shrinking from five big players to three? It's all about quad-play -- broadband, landline, TV and a mobile phone -- but what effect will these changes have on you?

Things are changing among the folks making mobiles too. Samsung and Apple are now neck-and-neck in market share. Samsung suffered another dismal few months, while Apple made money hand-over-fist, earning more profit in the last three months of 2014 than any other company ever. But is Apple relying too heavily on the iPhone?

Meanwhile Sony has ditched its Music Unlimited service in favour of a PlayStation-powered partnership with Spotify, Auntie Beeb is asking for your votes on its ideas and experiments with BBC Taster, and a Facebook outage swiped out Tinder.

We find out how a drone crashed the White House, and learn how drones could make the world a better place with a $1 million competition rewarding UAVs finding landmines, replanting rainforests and rescuing drowning sailors.

Hit play on the video and enjoy!


Having problems with the audio player? Try this link.

After that, we hear you in our feedback section. Keep telling us what you think of the show and the rest of the week's technology news in the comments below.

Subscribe to the CNET UK Podcast

Subscribe in iTunes

iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (HD) | iTunes (HQ) | iTunes (SD)

Use these RSS feeds to subscribe in your podcast app

RSS (MP3) | RSS (HD) | RSS (HQ) | RSS (SD)

Subscribe on YouTube

YouTube Playlist