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UK mobile tech companies have a reputation to be proud of…

Ed Vaizey MP

, March 2, 2015 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

There’s a great scene in Oliver Stone’s 1987 film, Wall Street, where Gordon Gekko, played by Michael Douglas is giving a pep talk to his protégé, Bud Fox, as the former watches the sun rise over Manhattan from the beach at his Long Island home. It’s a great scene, where the imagery of power and…

Is London losing out in the race for superfast broadband?

Ed Vaizey MP

, February 18, 2015 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

Is London losing out in the race for superfast broadband?  It’s a vital question, and one that the Evening Standard is right to ask – because good broadband is essential for a thriving economy.A couple of weeks ago, we reached a milestone in our mission to get superfast broadband to people living in rural areas. …

Protecting a cats’ home, and preserving our aural heritage

Ed Vaizey MP

, January 16, 2015 — Culture

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

Earlier this week I had the chance to go to a place in London that I hadn’t visited before; a place with a reputation for being something of a national treasure but, at the same time, one that I suspect very few people would recognise from a photograph.A brilliant institutionThe place – Battersea Dogs and…

Saluting our Video Games Industry – A British Success Story

Ed Vaizey MP

, November 28, 2014 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

The history of the video game is not straightforward. Some say the earliest game that broadly fits the description was something inspired by radar displays used during World War II. Patent applied for in 1947, it had a selection of knobs which allowed the player to adjust the curve and speed of a moving point…

A Good Year for Giving

Ed Vaizey MP

, — Uncategorized

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

Good news sometimes comes in unlikely packages.  Yesterday (Thursday 27 November) the DCMS published something called ‘Charitable Giving Indicators 2013/14 – Statistical Release’.  Not, perhaps, a title to make the pulse race but, for all that, it contains some rather sensational news: charitable donations to our cultural institutions at an all-time high.  Let me explain.Museums…

The Digital Revolution will be Mobile

Ed Vaizey MP

, November 6, 2014 — Media, broadband and creative industries

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

It’s a cliché but it’s true: the internet has completely revolutionised the way we live our lives. In 2014, the world works, shops, studies and socialises online.And the revolution is increasingly mobile. Some analysts believe that, by the end of this year, the majority of UK internet traffic will come from handheld devices rather than…

Lights, Camera, Action!

Ed Vaizey MP

, October 8, 2014 — Culture

Ed Vaizey was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries in May 2010 and promoted to Minister of State for Culture and Digital Industries in 2014.

Today marks the start of the 58th annual BFI London Film Festival (LFF) and it is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate our thriving UK film industry. The film business is big business in our capital city. With huge films such as Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb,Frankenstein and Paddington recently being shot in London and classics such as The…