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Jun 03, 2010, 18:02 (0 Talkback[s])


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"The BBC is using open source technology to provide visitors to its 10 national radio websites with a live text service.

"The live text tells users what's on air now and what is coming up, whether it be the current number 1 on the Chris Moyles show, football match commentary on Radio 5 Live or the latest comedy on Radio 4.

"The new service replaces an older text update service from the broadcaster, and uses XMPP, the platform on which Google Wave is based, and push feed technology."

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