Samuel Newman

Samuel Newman is a consumer journalist and blogger based in Sheffield.

Netflix plans £1.2bn for new TV and movies

Netflix plans £1.2bn for new TV and movies

On: Monday, 30 October, 2017
Video streaming platform Netflix has revealed plans to acquire $1.6 billion (£1.21bn) from its shareholders to help expand its lineup. Netflix is planning to spend half of that money to develop new movies and television episodes over next ...
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What does Ofcom actually do?

What does Ofcom actually do?

On: Wednesday, 23 August, 2017
Alongside the usual tide of dull figures about revenue streams and infrastructure uptake, Ofcom’s recent Communications Market Report featured detailed analysis on the holiday snaps we put on Facebook, how much time we spend editing our s...
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Older people most likely to get stung on rising landline prices

Rising call profits hurt older people most

On: Monday, 21 August, 2017
The volume of landline calls made in the UK has fallen by 11.9 percent through 2016, continuing the pattern of a long and steep downward trend. Over the past five years that number has almost halved as more and more people switch to mobiles...
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Can I use home broadband for my business?

Can I use home broadband for my business?

On: Wednesday, 9 August, 2017
If you’ve got your own business, getting it set up online is rapidly becoming less of a choice and more an absolute necessity. While you can run a Facebook store from your mobile, if it’s getting more serious and you’re adding staff, ...
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90% of people in Suffolk can get fibre broadband

Suffolk fibre broadband now reaches 90%

On: Thursday, 3 August, 2017
Perhaps better known for its rural vistas and soaring landscapes than superfast broadband, Suffolk has passed a technical milestone this week. The local council says 90% of people in this bucolic county now have access to fibre broadband. ...
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