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O2 leaves 3,000 employees to their own devices, launches a major remote-working pilot

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O2 is today launching what’s it’s calling “the biggest flexible working initiative of its kind,” as it lets a quarter of its 12,000-strong workforce work remotely for the day. Employees at the UK mobile operator’s Slough HQ will carry out their daily duties as normal, except they’ll be working from...
O2 leaves 3,000 employees to their own devices, launches a major remote-working pilot

Michael Phelps snoozes in high-tech compression jammies

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New Swimming champ Michael Phelps gears up for his next run at the Olympics with a special set of compression pajamas designed for muscle recovery. [Read more]...
Michael Phelps snoozes in high-tech compression jammies

Twitter is working with London Olympics’ organisers to thwart ‘ambush marketing’

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As we edge closer to the 2012 London Olympic Games, there is a growing fear amongst organizers that the carefully-controlled marketing and official sponsorships associated with the event will be ambushed by brands hell-bent on getting themselves free coverage. With that in mind, Twitter has agreed to help combat this...
Twitter is working with London Olympics’ organisers to thwart ‘ambush marketing’

BBC Sport connected TV app launches on UK TiVos, brings BBC News along

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As a part of the BBC's run up to this year's Olympics, it is bringing new approaches to broadcast technology in a number of ways including 3D, online streaming, multiple HD channels and now, connected TV apps. Today it's launching a BBC Sports app for connected TVs that bring...
BBC Sport connected TV app launches on UK TiVos, brings BBC News along

Twitter suspends Olympics protestors' account

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Twitter has suspended the account of a group who are planning a series of protests against the Games when they begin in London this summer, following a complaint by the organisers of the event....
Twitter suspends Olympics protestors' account
Google launches indoor maps in UK

Iran 'blocks 2012 Olympics site'

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Iranian internet users report that they can no longer access the official London 2012 Olympics website....
Iran 'blocks 2012 Olympics site'

First London, now Paris: Metro gets free WiFi

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London and Paris have had a competitive relationship for a little while now. So perhaps it shouldn’t be a surprise that just a few weeks after London announced the rollout of free wireless access on the Tube, the French have made a similar move. News coming from Paris tells of...
First London, now Paris: Metro gets free WiFi

Netflix secures European Lillyhammer deal, brings original content to the UK and Ireland

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Netflix has announced that it will bring its original TV show Lillyhammer to the UK and Ireland, picking up the rights to stream the Norwegian comedy drama following a deal with the show’s German distributor SevenOne International. Lillyhammer will debut on UK televisions later this year after being snapped up by the BBC,...
Netflix secures European Lillyhammer deal, brings original content to the UK and Ireland

Olympics launch Foursquare tie-up

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A tie-up between the Olympic Games and Foursquare means users can now "check-in" at past and present Games landmarks....
Olympics launch Foursquare tie-up

Olympics powerless over web video

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Olympic bosses admit their ban on spectators posting videos and images on social networking sites will be unenforceable....
Olympics powerless over web video

The BBC takes to Facebook to stream Olympics, Wimbledon and other live events with new Sports app

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BBC Sport announced today the launch of a new Facebook app that will let users follow live streams of major sports events, from Wimbledon to the Olympics. It seems this new app will only be accessible from the UK, as we couldn’t open it from other countries. Here’s how it...
The BBC takes to Facebook to stream Olympics, Wimbledon and other live events with new Sports app
Facebook Adds BBC As Latest Partner For Summer Sports Push

PSA: Samsung's Galaxy S III is out in the UK today!

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If you're European, or you pre-ordered Samsung's Galaxy S III, then you're already registering for that extra Dropbox space, playing with Flipboard or clutching your Olympics tickets. For everyone else, today's the day you can wander down to your local store and buy the flagship handset in the flesh....
PSA: Samsung's Galaxy S III is out in the UK today!

Slow internet fears for Olympics

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The Internet Service Providers' Association warns that the UK's internet infrastructure may struggle during the Olympic Games....
Slow internet fears for Olympics

Check-in at Olympic stadiums on Foursquare to get a special badge, and location-based fitness tips

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If you’re fanatic about your Foursquare badges and have also found yourself swept up in the pre-Olympic hype, you’re going to love what the location-based service has in store for you. In yet another move which strives to cement London 2012 as the first social media Olympics, the International Olympics...
Check-in at Olympic stadiums on Foursquare to get a special badge, and location-based fitness tips
Facebook’s Social Olympic Ambition: A Dedicated Athlete Portal, But No Ads

Virgin Media activates more tube WiFi hotspots, minds the gaps in its coverage

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Virgin Media has flicked the switch and coated Kings Cross and Warren Street tube stations in gloriously free WiFi. The pair will be joined tomorrow by Oxford Circus and Green Park, while Victoria and Euston will do the same on the 9th. In order to use the service which...
Virgin Media activates more tube WiFi hotspots, minds the gaps in its coverage

London 2012 Olympics off to a false start in Iran, where the official website is now blocked

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In a disappointing move, we have learned that the official website for the London 2012 Olympics has been blocked in Iran, according to reports from local site, Kabir News. Internet censorship is certainly nothing new in Iran, with sites using the secure SSL protocol blocked in February, the US Virtual Embassy...
London 2012 Olympics off to a false start in Iran, where the official website is now blocked
NBC's Olympic portal goes live, ready to stream all 32 sports

The BBC's coverage promises to make you sick of the Olympics by the time it's done

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How much Olympics is too much Olympics? The BBC aims to find out at this year's London 2012 games, by offering up "the most comprehensive coverage ever," a list that includes 2,500 hours of coverage via the broadcaster's site and up to 24 live HD streams. Live coverage will...
The BBC's coverage promises to make you sick of the Olympics by the time it's done
First ever 'dead heat' photo-finish at US Olympic trials

YouTube will live stream HD Olympics coverage to 64 territories in Asia, Africa

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We've already heard about broadcast plans for the 2012 London Olympics in the US on NBC and UK from BBC, but what about other areas of the world? YouTube, which is partnering with NBC on streaming in the US, has also struck a deal with the International Olympic Committee...
YouTube will live stream HD Olympics coverage to 64 territories in Asia, Africa
Spotify Details New Global Partnership With Coca-Cola

London Olympics To Visitors: Don’t Share What You See

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Don’t copy that pole vault! According to the London 2012 Olympic “conditions for ticket holders,” you are not allowed to take pictures or video of the events nor are you allowed to “exploit” any video on social networks. Images, video and sound recordings of the Games taken by a Ticket...
London Olympics To Visitors: Don’t Share What You See
Virgin Media's London Underground Wi-Fi service is now operational

Celebration Pack Xbox 360 drapes itself in Union Jack, sings Rule Britannia

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If the Queen's Jubilee and 2012 Olympics pride have overcome your sense of subtlety, Microsoft has a special game console for you. The Celebration Pack Xbox 360 is a plain-jane 4GB Kinect bundle underneath, but it slathers the console, the wireless gamepad and the Kinect sensor in a tattered...
Celebration Pack Xbox 360 drapes itself in Union Jack, sings Rule Britannia

HTC chief Peter Chou to run Olympic torch relay, invade hostile territory

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The Summer Olympics in London are quickly turning into mobile-themed games: along with Samsung's official role in handling mobile payments, HTC is now stepping up with its own, if modest, contribution to the athletic get-together. CEO Peter Chou will be one of the Olympic torchbearers and carry the flame...
HTC chief Peter Chou to run Olympic torch relay, invade hostile territory

Airbnb acquires its British competitor Crashpadder just in time for the Olympics

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In its continuing conquest to dominate Europe, Airbnb has just acquired its British competitor Crashpadder for an undisclosed sum. Both companies offer the same peer-to-peer accommodation marketplace, i.e. a chance for homeowners, renters and landlords to monetize their spare room, and for visitors to enjoy alternative housing options instead of hotels or...
Airbnb acquires its British competitor Crashpadder just in time for the Olympics
London traffic lights rigged to win International Olympic Committee's favor
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