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Genesis Angels: A new VC fund for robotics, AR and AI, chaired by a former Israeli Prime Minister

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Editor’s note: This story was written by Henn Idan and Yaniv Feldman and was originally published in Hebrew by Newsgeek, the largest tech blog In Israel.  At an unofficial press conference held yesterday, former prime minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert announced the founding of a new venture capital fund named Genesis...
Genesis Angels: A new VC fund for robotics, AR and AI, chaired by a former Israeli Prime Minister

Indian court drops censorship case against Microsoft, Google and Facebook still on the hook

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With so many patent trolls out and about, you'd be forgiven if the Indian government's censorship case against Google, Facebook, Microsoft and other web companies slipped under your radar. Indeed, not a whole lot has happened since then, but Microsoft, at least, is making an early exit from the...
Indian court drops censorship case against Microsoft, Google and Facebook still on the hook

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Japan's political parties flock to Line after ban on Internet election campaigns is lifted

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There’s more evidence of the rising importance of messaging apps in Asia after Line announced (Google Translate) that ten political parties in Japan have opened official accounts on its service in a bid to increase their engagement and communication with voting members of the public. Line recently passed 150 million registered users,...
Japan's political parties flock to Line after ban on Internet election campaigns is lifted

Home secretary upholds decision to extradite Richard O'Dwyer

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Theresa May says she will not review case that could see Sheffield student facing 10 years in US jailThe home secretary, Theresa May, has told the House of Commons that she will not revisit plans to extradite Sheffield Hallam student Richard O'Dwyer to the US on copyright charges, saying the...
Home secretary upholds decision to extradite Richard O'Dwyer

Margaret Thatcher's bomb-proof bus goes under hammer

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Iron Lady's 'iron' bus, which weighs 28 tonnes and has armour-plated glass and blast-proof floor, fetches nearly £17,000An armour-plated bus believed to have been used by "Iron Lady" Margaret Thatcher has been sold for nearly £17,000.The 28-tonne battle bus, as it was known, is thought to have been built in...
Margaret Thatcher's bomb-proof bus goes under hammer

Putin seen behind bars in spoof video

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Vladimir Putin accused of embezzlement in Russian courtroom in spoof state news channel report seen by 2 million on YouTubeA spoof video featuring Vladimir Putin behind bars has become Russia's latest internet sensation, with more than 2 million people watching it on YouTube.The video superimposes Putin's face on that of...
Putin seen behind bars in spoof video

AllThingsD Sprouts Up at the Brussels Forum, Rubbing Elbows and Talking Tech

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Since Thursday morning I’ve been in Brussels, the capital both of Kingdom of Belgium and of the European Union. I’m here attending the Brussels Forum, which has been described to me — and I think accurately — as a D: All Things Digital conference for people who care about trans-Atlantic...
AllThingsD Sprouts Up at the Brussels Forum, Rubbing Elbows and Talking Tech

Wikimedia prevails in Italian lawsuit brought by Berlusconi ally over 'defamatory' Wikipedia entry

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Wikimedia Foundation, the American non-profit that operates Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia and a host of other collaborative wiki projects, has won a lawsuit initiated by former Italian politician Cesare Previti (pictured above). Previti, a longtime associate of media mogul and former Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi, filed the lawsuit in...
Wikimedia prevails in Italian lawsuit brought by Berlusconi ally over 'defamatory' Wikipedia entry
Al Jazeera's Secret Gaddafi Tapes: Dictatorship In The Age Of YouTube

BBC to play Ding Dong in chart show despite anti-Thatcher Facebook push

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Radio 1 says it may ask Newsbeat reporter to explain context of song, as top five entry poses test for corporation's new chiefBBC Radio 1 is planning to play Ding Dong the Witch is Dead, the Wizard of Oz track being bought by anti-Thatcher protesters in the wake of the...
BBC to play Ding Dong in chart show despite anti-Thatcher Facebook push

Is there life after politics? | Edwina Currie and Jacqui Smith | Comment is free | the Guardian

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Tony Blair is busy brokering multi-billion pound mergers. But what of other ex-ministers? Edwina Currie and Jacqui Smith discuss what to do after WestminsterWhen she left parliament Edwina Currie embarked on a new career as a writer - and has a second volume of diaries out next week. Former home...
Is there life after politics? | Edwina Currie and Jacqui Smith | Comment is free | the Guardian

Is Thatcher Dead Yet? website creators face Twitter threats

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Creators face angry tweets after website updated to read 'Margaret Thatcher is dead. This lady's not returning'The creators of a website called Is Thatcher Dead Yet? - set up in June 2010 - have been receiving threats on Twitter after the death of the former prime minister.Jared Earle, a computer...
Is Thatcher Dead Yet? website creators face Twitter threats

10 Downing Street on Google Street View. Check out the UK Prime Minister's front door

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The Google Maps and Earth team has finally managed to get past security and add a walk-through of Downing Street where users can take a look at the home of the British Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer. In a post of the team’s blog by Razia Ahamed, Geo...
10 Downing Street on Google Street View. Check out the UK Prime Minister's front door

Zerofund: An innovative platform to kickstart Greece's startup scene

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Greece-based journalist Eleni Natsi. You can find her on Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. In 2011 the leading French newspaper Liberation published an extensive report on the Greek economic crisis as well as what happened to the global financial markets following former Prime...
Zerofund: An innovative platform to kickstart Greece's startup scene

The Margaret Thatcher unlookalike!

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Start the day with a smile... move over Meryl Streep and make way for this very different impersonation of Margaret Thatcher. Britain's former prime minister is portrayed by a man called Shu Jya Wei, a comic actor famous in Taiwan for his lookalike roles. Or should that be unlookalike roles?For...
The Margaret Thatcher unlookalike!
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