News@5: Hollywood Sticks With Flash; Broadband in Salem & Google

Major Hollywood companies, including Time Warner and NBC, have refused convert their video catalogues into iPad format from the current Flash format. They state this is because the internet is a Flash-dominated market.

Microsoft has dismissed reports that its CEO Steve Ballmer will be attending the Apple World Wide Developer Conference by way of Twitter.

BT has quoted 71-year-old Welsh resident Beverly McCartney £150,000 to install a broadband connection to her home in Carmarthenshire. BT has offered to put £8000 toward the costs.

Broadband metrics firm Ookla has ranked the United Kingdom 33rd in the world for broadband speed, behind fastest countries South Korea, Latvia, Moldova, Japan and Sweden.

Google has refused to hand over the hard drive containing illegally collected data to German authorities, instead asking for more time to review the possible legal outcomes.