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EE switches on UK's first 4G mobile broadband service

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Newly rebranded owner of Orange and T-Mobile says fourth-generation mobile broadband will be five times faster than 3GEE, the UK's largest mobile network and owner of the Orange and T-Mobile brands, has switched on the country's first 4G service and is promising to roll it out to 16 cities before...
EE switches on UK's first 4G mobile broadband service

Apps Rush: Dead Trigger, Song Pop Premium, Cloud DJ, Official Top 40 Chart App and more

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What's new on the app stores on Wednesday 4 July 2012A selection of 12 new and notable apps today:Dead TriggerMadfinger Games' Dead Trigger made a splash on iOS last week, but now it's available on Android too. The zombie-strewn first-person shooter looks spiffing, while owners of devices with Tegra processors...
Apps Rush: Dead Trigger, Song Pop Premium, Cloud DJ, Official Top 40 Chart App and more

Social media sentiment tracking predicted the London Mayoral election result

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The way in which we follow and engage with politics has changed vastly with the emergence and evolution of social media. The US elections are followed around the world across platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. But can social media sentiment predict an election result? Lithium, the community software and...
Social media sentiment tracking predicted the London Mayoral election result

Amazon opens office for 1,600 staff in London

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Online retailer expected to move hundreds of employees from Slough as it seeks to expand UK businessAmazon is opening an office for 1,600 staff in central London as the internet retailer seeks to expand its UK business."This new office location will provide the space we require for hundreds of our...
Amazon opens office for 1,600 staff in London

Amazon expands in Europe, sets up design and development hub in London

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Amazon is expanding its workforce in Europe, announcing that it will set up a new design and development hub in London that will focus on building services for TVs, game consoles and mobile devices, the Evening Standard reports. The company will open its Digital Media Development Centre in Glasshouse Yard...
Amazon expands in Europe, sets up design and development hub in London

Sarah Sands is new editor of London Evening Standard

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Evgeny Lebedev confirms appointment of Geordie Greig's replacement on Twitter after Boris Johnson backs SandsSarah Sands is the new editor of London Evening Standard, the title's proprietor Evgeny Lebedev has confirmed on Twitter.Lebedev said on Friday that he was "proud to announce Sarah Sands is new #Standard Editor. Sure she...
Sarah Sands is new editor of London Evening Standard
Amazon to open design and development hub in London for next-generation TV and film services

David Cameron joins Twitter

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Prime minister receives torrent of abuse after first post promising not to make 'too many tweets'David Cameron has signed up to Twitter, prompting users of the social networking site to inundate him with hundreds of hostile messages.The Tory leader clocked up more than 50,000 followers within hours of his debut,...
David Cameron joins Twitter

Tax is a distraction in the London mayoral race | Ken Livingstone

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Tory focus on candidates' finances proves that Boris has absolutely nothing positive to offer LondonThe London mayoral election is that most unusual thing in politics – the chance for voters in tough times to make themselves better off, by £1,000, or more. Fear that this message may get through leaves...
Tax is a distraction in the London mayoral race | Ken Livingstone

Johnson Twitter 'swap' criticised

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Labour make an official complaint after Boris Johnson transferred the official Mayor of London Twitter account into his name....
Johnson Twitter 'swap' criticised

How Psy taught me Gangnam Style

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Korean pop star Psy invented 'Gangnam style' to mock the pretensions of Seoul's wealthy citizens. Since then, thanks to 700m YouTube hits, David Cameron, Barack Obama and Ban Ki-moon have learned the moves. But who is he, and can he teach Jay Rayner? Eh, sexy lady...• Video: Watch Psy teach...
How Psy taught me Gangnam Style
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Twitter data 'predicts Boris Johnson victory'

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Boris Johnson will claim victory over Ken Livingstone in the London mayoral election, according to analyses based on data from Google searches, Twitter and Facebook....
Twitter data 'predicts Boris Johnson victory'

O2 crash hits Barclays London bike rental scheme

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Almost one in five of capital's bike terminals out of commission for pay-as-you-go customers as O2 network used for paymentsBoris Johnson's popular fleet of rental bikes have become an unexpected victim of O2's nationwide outage, as more than 100 bike stations across London were hit by the network blackout.Some Londoners...
O2 crash hits Barclays London bike rental scheme
Mayor Pumps $33M Into London Startups With New MMC London Fund, TechCity To Benefit

Mayor Of London Says Internet To Blame For British Press Sins

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The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, is something of an institution in the UK, famous for his blond mop of hair and outrageous opinions. He's also been a journalist on and off for two decades, and is close to Rupert Murdoch, so it should perhaps come as no surprise that...
Mayor Of London Says Internet To Blame For British Press Sins

Viral Video Chart: Kevin Pietersen does Gangnam Style, US presidential debate

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Watch the England cricketer take on Chris Gayle, and Barack Obama and Mitt Romney get the Bad Lip Reading treatmentYou know an internet phenomenon is almost over when Boris Johnson mentions Gangnam Style in his Tory conference speech. West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle couldn't help getting in on the action...
Viral Video Chart: Kevin Pietersen does Gangnam Style, US presidential debate

Banking industry opens new FinTech accelerator in London

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London is the world’s top financial center, so this one is something of a no-brainer: having run a FinTech Innovation Lab in New York for the last couple of years, Accenture and the big banks are bringing the idea across to the British capital. The setup is similar to that...
Banking industry opens new FinTech accelerator in London

Conservative conference diary: PM promises to keep things short and tweet

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David Cameron becomes 360th MP to sign up to Twitter despite his earlier claim that 'too many tweets make a twat'• Among David Cameron's game-changing initiatives before his party conference is a decision to start tweeting, the 360th MP to sign up to Twitter. From a man who once said...
Conservative conference diary: PM promises to keep things short and tweet

Media Monkey's Diary: John Witherow, Petronella Wyatt's undies and Twitter

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✒It is nearly six months since Peter Rippon stepped aside as editor of Newsnight at the height of the Savile saga on 22 October. Less than two months later, with the publication of the Pollard report on 19 December, it was announced he would not be returning to the BBC2...
Media Monkey's Diary: John Witherow, Petronella Wyatt's undies and Twitter

Boris Johnson tops Twitter trends list

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Boris Johnson dancing at the Olympics closing ceremony was the most tweeted event of 2012....
Boris Johnson tops Twitter trends list

Yammer announces move to expand into London's Tech City

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Further consolidating East London’s Tech City district as a centre for big tech names, Yammer, the enterprise social networks provider, is moving into a larger premises in the area. The new office will house Yammer’s EMEA leadership team, sales, marketing and recruitment personnel as well as a developer centre. Yammer...
Yammer announces move to expand into London's Tech City

Sprucing up Silicon Roundabout

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David Cameron and Boris Johnson are unveiling plans to transform Silicon Roundabout with new investment...
Sprucing up Silicon Roundabout

Take a tour of London's Digital Peninsula

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From Boris Johnson to Joanna Sheids, there’s no shortage of support for Londons’s Tech City. With employment in East London projected to grow 31 percent by 2031 compared with nine percent for inner West London, the incubator area near Old Street-better known as London’s “Silicon Roundabout” is regularly cited as...
Take a tour of London's Digital Peninsula

London Olympics: Orbit towers over debate on purpose of public art

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Anish Kapoor's sculpture divides those living in its shadow in east London as well as those in the artworld and beyondThe ArcelorMittal Orbit is visible for miles. But for the residents of Wilmer Lea Close, clumped up against the boundaries of the Olympic park, it is a constant companion, the...
London Olympics: Orbit towers over debate on purpose of public art

Viral Video Chart: 'catch the ice dude', Baumgartner in Lego and slow-mo dogs

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In this week's chart we look at how not to dive into some ice, a great skydive in Lego and some dogs filmed in slow motionNope you're not watching the German version of You've Been Framed (host Jurgen Hügel). This video of a plucky European trying to dive into an...
Viral Video Chart: 'catch the ice dude', Baumgartner in Lego and slow-mo dogs

Tech City - believe the hype?

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Technology clusters in areas such as Cambridge, Newcastle and Brighton may have a better case for getting exposure - and cashSince the Coalition came to power in May 2010, the Tech City initiative has had significant money, PR and industry support thrown behind it. Tech City is often trumpeted as...
Tech City - believe the hype?

U.K. Finally Gets 4G Mobile As Everything Everywhere Arrives

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Britain today got its very own 4G mobile network as new provider EE launched with a promise of Nokia flagship smartphones and veiled hint that the new iPhone might also be on its books. The service will be switched on in London, Cardiff, Bristol and Birmingham today, and will envelop...
U.K. Finally Gets 4G Mobile As Everything Everywhere Arrives

Shorter cuts: news doesn't get any smaller

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The battle of the Steve Jobs biopics, Mick Jagger's appreciation of Boris Johnson and a kids' tribute to the Beastie BoysHotline to the stars Russell Brand is clearly ancient history. Keith Vaz, starstruck chair of the Commons home affairs committee, is now planning to speak to Joan Collins about her...
Shorter cuts: news doesn't get any smaller

London Stock Exchange paves way for more tech IPOs with draft rule book for new High Growth Segment

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The London Stock Exchange has published a draft rulebook for the High Growth Segment, the Main Market segment for high growth companies. We heard last year that the UK government was considering the possibility of relaxing rules for high-growth companies on the LSE. David Willetts, the MInister of State for...
London Stock Exchange paves way for more tech IPOs with draft rule book for new High Growth Segment
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