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CNET UK Podcast 157: Would you pay to read news online?

Nate, Rich and Ian discussed the tech news in this week's podcast, with Tim Berners-Lee admitting regret at the forward slash, and Twitter fighting for freedom of speech

This week, a belligerent Nate, a peckish Rich and a temperamental Ian joined together for a discussion of all that is current in the world of technology. It wasn't a huge surprise, as it happens every week. This week though, news reached us that the father of all things www has remorse for the excessive use of slashes in URLs. We also talked about the new Android update and Sky's new music-streaming service -- which caused some controversy.

Web legend Tim Berners-Lee sorry for slashes
Android 'Donut' to be launched next week, possibly
Sky offers digital music service Sky Songs
UK Twitter users 'force' climbdown in libel case

Nikon D3S
YouTube and Channel 4 put full shows online

Would you pay for online news? Are micropayments the way to generate revenue for companies struggling to attract enough advertisers? It's a hot potato, but as a company that provides content free online, we do feel able to discuss the possibilities.

Do you agree with what we said? If not, hit the forums and tell us what you think. You can also add your vote to our weekly poll, to give us an idea of where you stand, or you can see how everyone else voted

Double WTF action this week with a woman arrested for poking someone on Facebook, and a new eau de Star Trek in the form of Tiberius cologne from Firebox. Very different stories, both with a whiff of the bizarre about them.

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