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Menshn opens up to UK users and runs into security storm

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Tory MP Louise Mensch's Twitter wannabe network opens for business to UK users, but developers find security flaws in first hoursLouise Mensch's Menshn social network opened in the UK on Sunday – and quickly ran into arguments about how secure it was, and questions about whether its use of cookies...
Menshn opens up to UK users and runs into security storm

ParkatmyHouse takes its parking marketplace to iOS, but it's UK-only for now

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ParkatmyHouse is the sort of company that makes you wonder why you didn’t manage to come up with the idea first. It’s so simple, appeals to just about anyone with a car and, well, it solves a genuine problem. Launched originally in 2006 by London-based Anthony Eskinazi, ParkatmyHouse does exactly...
ParkatmyHouse takes its parking marketplace to iOS, but it's UK-only for now

Waze nudges its community-powered navigation app up a notch, letting UK drivers find the cheapest fuel

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Back in June, community-powered road navigation app Waze rolled out a new feature to let users find the cheapest gas station around them, as well as get discounts when filling up. The initial launch of the real-time fuel price feature was US-only, but starting from two weeks ago the Waze...
Waze nudges its community-powered navigation app up a notch, letting UK drivers find the cheapest fuel

Facebook loses 10 million US users

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Number of unique visitors falls in US and remains static in UK, but social media site's profits show healthy growthFacebook has lost 10 million users in the US and seen no growth in monthly visitors in the UK over the past year, according to data from market research firm Nielsen.Research...
Facebook loses 10 million US users

Gamesys acquires Virgin Games to bolster real-money and social gambling games portfolio

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According to trade publication eGR Magazine (paywalled), game development company Gamesys has acquired Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Games for an undisclosed sum. In addition, eGR (exclusively) reports that Gamesys has signed a ‘long-term deal’ to develop real money and social gambling properties, globally, under the Virgin brand. Originally started in...
Gamesys acquires Virgin Games to bolster real-money and social gambling games portfolio

UK Politicians Don't Seem To Mind That Every Web Page You Load Is Copyright Infringement Under Current Law

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Last year Techdirt wrote about the almost unbelievable Meltwater decision in the UK, where the courts said that viewing a Web page without the owner's permission was copyright infringement. In November last year, leave was granted to Meltwater to make an appeal against the ruling to the UK's Supreme Court....
UK Politicians Don't Seem To Mind That Every Web Page You Load Is Copyright Infringement Under Current Law

Boku signs up Sprint, sets sights on physical good sales

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Boku, one of the leaders in carrier billing, has finally signed a direct billing deal with Sprint, giving it direct integration with all four major U.S. wireless operators. Sprint users will now be able to pay for goods online at merchants such as Electronic Arts, Riot Games, Gaia Online and...
Boku signs up Sprint, sets sights on physical good sales

BT Wi-Fi launches Windows Phone app, as it passes 4.5m UK hotspots

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BT today announced that its Wi-Fi hotspot numbers increased to around 4.5 million across the UK and to match this news it has launched a new BT Wi-Fi access app for Windows Mobile so that its broadband customers can find a hotspot and log in. The free app available from...
BT Wi-Fi launches Windows Phone app, as it passes 4.5m UK hotspots
Samsung Galaxy S III security fix reportedly rolling out to UK users

Movies and TV Shows oddly disappear from Apple TVs for many users

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Movies section disappeared from Apple TV http://t.co/a3YwwnOd— Jon Veal (@jonveal) December 27, 2012 Several 9to5Mac readers, most of which are located in the UK, report movies and TV shows have oddly disappeared from the Apple TV menu. A thread on Apple’s Support forums confirms many users are experiencing the issue....
Movies and TV Shows oddly disappear from Apple TVs for many users

'Android apps pass user data to advertisers'

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Research finds UK users' data is passed to US network – potentaily breaching European data protection lawsAdvertising networks used by apps in Android devices can get access to user information, according to an investigation by a UK information security company. MWR Infosecurity found that a significant number of the top...
'Android apps pass user data to advertisers'

BBC iPlayer will allow radio content to be downloaded for offline access from 2014

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The BBC launched its new standalone iPlayer Radio app for UK users last October, kicking off with iOS. While the Android incarnation finally followed suit in May this year, both apps still lacked one significant feature – downloads. As things stand, you must have an Internet connection (WiFi or 3G/4G)...
BBC iPlayer will allow radio content to be downloaded for offline access from 2014

Apple Expands iTunes Movies in the Cloud to UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

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In addition to today's iTunes Match expansion to Hungary and Poland, Apple has also undertaken a significant expansion of its iTunes in the Cloud feature, adding movies to the list of eligible items in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. We've heard from several UK users who have reported...
Apple Expands iTunes Movies in the Cloud to UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

Lissted helps you find journalists and monitor the media on Twitter

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The press release distribution service RealWire has launched a new curation tool called Lissted. Its tagline is pretty self-explanatory: “Curating the media on Twitter.” What it doesn’t say, though, is the size of its database (“the Lisst”), which includes over 10,000 journalists and growing. As a matter of fact, media...
Lissted helps you find journalists and monitor the media on Twitter

Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

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Numbers dropped by 1.86% over festive period, fuelling speculation that site is reaching saturation point in core marketsThe number of Facebook's UK users dropped by 600,000 in December, according to data by social media monitoring firm SocialBakers.Though representing a typical seasonal dip in use over the Christmas period, the UK...
Facebook UK loses 600,000 users in December

$1 million: UK’s Top 10 buys .com domain name for global expansion

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[UK] A million dollars, baby. That’s the amount paid by UK price comparison site ‘Top 10 Broadband and Top 10 Mobile Phones‘ to purchase the Top10.com domain name from US-based investor Idealab in a cash plus equity deal. Apparently, this also makes it one of the most expensive domain names...
$1 million: UK’s Top 10 buys .com domain name for global expansion
TVCatchup Android app leaves beta, offers mobile TV for UK users

BBC launches Olympic apps with live streams for UK users

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As expected, the BBC has launched several mobile apps that will offer live streams from the London 2012 Olympic Games. Available for both iOS (Free, App Store) and Android (Free, Google Play), the apps will mirror the information and streaming content offered by the BBC website to UK-based users throughout...
BBC launches Olympic apps with live streams for UK users

Virgin Mobile UK becomes latest Euro carrier to offer Google's Nexus 4

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Some say that it's "better late than never," and, as of right now, this may very well be a good thing for Virgin Mobile UK users looking to snag one of those chart-topping Nexus 4s. A mere few months after the LG-made handset was first announced, Virgin Mobile is...
Virgin Mobile UK becomes latest Euro carrier to offer Google's Nexus 4

Google reclaims @gmail addess for UK users | Media | guardian.co.uk

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Google reclaims @gmail addess for UK users | Media | guardian.co.uk

Facebook charges users to contact celebs

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Trial charge for messages to people outside users' social circle, from 71p for Robert Peston to £10.68 for Tom DaleyPoll: would you pay to contact celebrities on Facebook?Facebook has started charging UK users up to £11 to send messages to celebrities and other people outside their circle of friends.It has...
Facebook charges users to contact celebs

Google and Sustrans join forces, bring bike navigation to UK Maps

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Pedaling your way through the streets of London Town and eager to avoid giant hills or dangerous traffic? Well, Google Maps is about to become your new best friend. The (still kinda-sorta) search company partnered with Sustrans to bring cycling directions to UK users of its mapping app. Now,...
Google and Sustrans join forces, bring bike navigation to UK Maps

TNW's Daily Dose - Apple ditches YouTube and Facebook UK gets a gambling game

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Apple ditches YouTube from iOS6, and picks up a new lawsuit in China. Nasdaq takes the wraps of Market Steam and Facebook offers gambling game to UK adults. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web....
TNW's Daily Dose - Apple ditches YouTube and Facebook UK gets a gambling game

Facebook now allows adult UK users to play games for real money - Gamesys first to App Center with 'Bingo Friendzy'

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UK-based online gambling holding Gamesys has launched a new Facebook app called ‘Bingo Friendzy’, the first to hit the social network’s App Center that lets UK users aged 18 and over to play an online games for real cash prizes. We knew this was coming, but now the wait is...
Facebook now allows adult UK users to play games for real money - Gamesys first to App Center with 'Bingo Friendzy'

Intuit Launches Its Square Competitor In The UK

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Financial software giant Intuit offers a Square-competitor, GoPayment, which allows users in the U.S. and Canada to accept payments via a reader that attaches to any smartphone. Today, Intuit is expanding across the pond with the launch of a mobile card reader in the UK, however; the offering has a...
Intuit Launches Its Square Competitor In The UK

Ketchum: Brits like their tech simple, while China is in discovery mode

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The people of Britain like their tech like their reality TV hosts, simple and entertaining. In the latest research from global communications firm Ketchum, familiar technology has the greatest appeal in the UK with television proving to be the favourite. Simplicity in the use and the purpose of technology also...
Ketchum: Brits like their tech simple, while China is in discovery mode
YouView UK TV service launching later this month, set-top boxes priced at £299

Spotify Ditches Its 5 Play Limit For Spotify Free Users In The UK

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Freetards rejoice. Spotify has ditched the 5 play limit imposed on UK users of the free version of its music streaming service, Spotify Free, which until today kicked in after six months usage and meant that no one track could be streamed more than 5 times — it would become...
Spotify Ditches Its 5 Play Limit For Spotify Free Users In The UK

Facebook deserted by millions of users in biggest markets

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Facebook's dominance in the social media world has come under threat from newer services such as Instagram and PathFacebook has lost millions of users per month in its biggest markets, independent data suggests, as alternative social networks attract the attention of those looking for fresh online playgrounds.As Facebook prepares to...
Facebook deserted by millions of users in biggest markets

Internet users' privacy concerns may mean cookies start to crumble

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Firefox is about to follow Safari's lead by disabling third-party cookies, but the web simply would not work without themWhen the Cookie Directive, officially known as the EU e-Privacy Directive, was first drafted two years ago, tablets hadn't been adopted in their millions, and smartphones had nothing like their present-day...
Internet users' privacy concerns may mean cookies start to crumble
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