Media: Chatter

"We also speak English - and English sells." - Stephen Carter, the communications minister, believes the UK's progress towards a fully digital society compares favourably with other countries

"News has become ubiquitous. Completely commoditised. Without value to anyone. Other than us as publishers, because we pay for it." - Sly Bailey, the chief executive of the Daily Mirror publisher Trinity Mirror, speaking at the Digital Britain summit on the erosion of the value of news

"What I'd like to see, but we are not there yet, is using him like an avatar where people could, say, dress him up with a Hawaiian shirt and flip-flops." - Cesar Mascaraque, the Ask managing director, on the possibilities for the cartoon butler Jeeves, who has been brought out of retirement as the face of Ask.com

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