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BSkyB buys Telefonica UK's fixed-line business for $300M

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British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB) will buy Telefonica’s UK fixed-line broadband and telephony business for up to £200 million ($303 million), the companies announced early on Friday. The deal, which is subject to regulatory clearance, should close in April. If that goes ahead, the customers will be moved off the...
BSkyB buys Telefonica UK's fixed-line business for $300M

9 in 10 Londoners will soon have free Wi-Fi in Tube stations

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From June, almost all Londoners should be able to get free Wi-Fi access in London Underground stations, after O2 became the latest major carrier to sign up as a wholesale customer of Virgin Media. Virgin Media has been providing internet access in Tube stations since the Olympics in mid-2012. The...
9 in 10 Londoners will soon have free Wi-Fi in Tube stations

EE strikes deal with Virgin Media to give its customers free tube WiFi in 2013

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Londoners enjoyed not only "the greatest show on earth" this summer, but also free tube WiFi courtesy of Virgin Media. It's due to remain complimentary for what's left of the year, but if you're with EE, you'll be able to continue updating your status from subterranean platforms in 2013....
EE strikes deal with Virgin Media to give its customers free tube WiFi in 2013

Virgin Media adds YouTube to channel listings on TiVo boxes in the UK

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Following the news that Google had signed a deal with Freesat to launch a new YouTube portal on its free-to-air service, Virgin Media subscribers will now be able to access the video service from their channel listings, as long as they have a TiVo box. While Virgin Media subscribers have...
Virgin Media adds YouTube to channel listings on TiVo boxes in the UK
No surprise: British ISP's block on Pirate Bay isn't curbing piracy

BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

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Rupert Murdoch group celebrates online success, but pre-tax profits dip as TV subscriber growth slowsBSkyB has moved past TalkTalk to become the third largest broadband provider in the UK in the three months to the end of September, as growth in TV subscriber numbers slowed.BSkyB, which reported a 6% fall...
BSkyB overtakes TalkTalk to become UK's third biggest broadband provider

UK now has 2 million "superfast" connections

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United Kingdom (UK), one of the laggards in Europe when it comes to superfast broadband, has finally passed the two million subscription mark or roughly 10 percent of UK’s fixed lines, according to broadband research firm, Point Topic. Their data shows that the UK superfast broadband has downstream bandwidth...
UK now has 2 million "superfast" connections

Nokia confirms Windows Phone 7.8 coming to the UK today, prices Lumia 620 at £149.99

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Brits who ground their fingers to stumps pressing their Lumia update button will finally get a rest, as Nokia UK has confirmed that Windows 7.8 is rolling out from today. The company is also talking about pricing for the Lumia 620, which will bring Windows Phone 8 to the...
Nokia confirms Windows Phone 7.8 coming to the UK today, prices Lumia 620 at £149.99

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

Wi-fi Tube contract won by Virgin

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Virgin Media wins the contract to bring wi-fi services to the platforms of the London Underground network from July....
Wi-fi Tube contract won by Virgin

BSkyB profits up despite ad decline

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Net profit rises 8% as gains in total customers and efficiency make up for 6% advertising slide in second half of 2011BSkyB has announced net profit was 8% higher in the first half of its financial year despite a drop in advertising revenue.For the six months ending 31 December 2011,...
BSkyB profits up despite ad decline

As Europe Bats Around ACTA, UK Proposes Rules For ISPs Policing Copyright Breaches

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With Europe preparing for a big vote next week on ACTA, the sweeping online copyright and counterfeit trade treaty, today the UK regulator Ofcom set out a proposal for how large ISPs in this country (ie more than 400,000) should tell their users when they’ve been found to be infringing...
As Europe Bats Around ACTA, UK Proposes Rules For ISPs Policing Copyright Breaches

Broadband Britain: how fast is your connection?

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Do you have a whizzy 52mbps or a dozy dialup? Help us crowdsource Britain's broadband speedsWith your help, the Guardian will create an up to date broadband map of Britain, showing advertised versus real speeds. We want to highlight the best and worst-served communities, and bring attention to the broadband...
Broadband Britain: how fast is your connection?

Liberty buys Virgin, creating largest broadband company outside China

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The cable giant Liberty Global has bought UK-based Virgin Media in a cash-and-stock deal worth $23.3 billion, creating what they claim is “the world’s leading broadband communications company” with 25 million customers across 14 countries. That “world’s leading” tag is debatable, as China Telecom claims more than 90 million broadband...
Liberty buys Virgin, creating largest broadband company outside China

ZTE Grand X coming to UK for £190 pay-as-you-go: 4.3-inch qHD, microSD, stock Android 4.0

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If this is the "advanced gaming smartphone" that ZTE teased a few days ago, then we can't help but feel a little miffed. It'd be fairer to describe the Grand X as the most advanced phone in ZTE's growing budget line-up, and if you look at it from that...
ZTE Grand X coming to UK for £190 pay-as-you-go: 4.3-inch qHD, microSD, stock Android 4.0

The BBC outlines its plans to push ‘Red Button’ online

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When discussing the BBC’s digital services, iPlayer and its website will likely feature highly in the conversation agenda. But what about the BBC Red Button? First introduced in 1999 as BBC Text, the Red Button constitutes part of the BBC’s digital TV offering, replacing its analogue Ceefax service. Today, the...
The BBC outlines its plans to push ‘Red Button’ online
First 80 Wi-Fi Tube stations announced in London

Despite huge shifts, “TV’s still going to look a lot like TV five years from now”: Ooyala’s Bismarck Lepe

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Unless you take a keen interest in back-end online video technologies, you’ve probably never heard of Ooyala, and yet you’ve probably used its services without realizing it. It powers video offerings from the likes of Dell, ESPN, Virgin Media and Yahoo Japan, as well as a range of magazine and...
Despite huge shifts, “TV’s still going to look a lot like TV five years from now”: Ooyala’s Bismarck Lepe

UK ISPs Start Blocking KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy

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KickassTorrents is currently listed among the 50 most visited websites in the UK, but this is about to change. Starting today, several British Internet providers started blocking the popular torrent site, as well as Fenopy and H33T. The blockades follow on from the High Court verdict last month which required...
UK ISPs Start Blocking KickassTorrents, H33T and Fenopy

BitTorrent Site Admin Hits Out at UK Music Industry Site Blocking Demand

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Last year nine record labels including EMI, Polydor, Sony, Virgin and Warner asked several of the UK’s leading ISPs to censor The Pirate Bay under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. At the end of April 2012 the process concluded when the High Court ordered the site...
BitTorrent Site Admin Hits Out at UK Music Industry Site Blocking Demand

UK ISP Virgin Media Blocks Rapidshare and Megaupload

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UK ISP Virgin Media Blocks Rapidshare and Megaupload

Booting Up: Congressional Testimony Edition

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vie Wikipedia Congress sent Apple a letter requesting representatives to brief the Energy and Commerce Committee on app privacy and security issues after their initial response was found unsatisfactory [The New York Times] Google plans to revamp search. Answers to queries will soon appear in addition to links [The Wall...
Booting Up: Congressional Testimony Edition

UK pricing begins to filter out for Motorola's Intel-powered RAZR i smartphone

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Soon after it's unveiling, the Intel-based RAZR i showed up in Clove's listings with a SIM-free price of £342, and now it looks as if a few more outlets are pushing pricing details to the world. Expected to storm the UK in October, the phone should ship to Virgin...
UK pricing begins to filter out for Motorola's Intel-powered RAZR i smartphone

Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack

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Anonymous claims takedown victory Virgin Media's main website dropped off the interwebs on Tuesday with hackivist collective Anonymous claiming responsibility for the DDoS attacks in response to the company's recent cut-off of The Pirate Bay.…...
Virgin Media site goes titsup in Pirate Bay payback attack

Sky Broadband starts to block access to torrent site proxies, other ISPs likely to follow

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Sky Broadband has quietly started blocking access to proxy services that allow people in the UK to access torrent websites such as The Pirate Bay (TPB) and Kick Ass Torrents (KAT), previously closed off by a legal ruling. Since a High Court ruling in the UK in April 2012, the...
Sky Broadband starts to block access to torrent site proxies, other ISPs likely to follow

Virgin bill goes viral on Facebook

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A broadband bill sent to a deceased man by Virgin Media has gone viral on social media after his son-in-law complained....
Virgin bill goes viral on Facebook

Netflix announces 'Super HD' and 3D streaming for select ISPs

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Netflix (NFLX) on Tuesday announced new enhanced streaming options for users on select ISPs. Following a series of rumors that suggested as much, Netflix has confirmed the availability of “Super HD” streaming — which is simply Netflix’s branding for 1080p content — and 3D video streaming. Both services are available...
Netflix announces 'Super HD' and 3D streaming for select ISPs

Dell and Virgin Media in $20bn deals

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Computer maker announces it will be sold to consortium led by founder Michael Dell as similar price tag placed on pay TV firmPlans for two debt-backed mega-deals, reminiscent of the pre-financial crisis buyout frenzy, were unveiled yesterday when computer-maker Dell and cable TV group Virgin Media confirmed they are both...
Dell and Virgin Media in $20bn deals

56 London Overground train stations to get free wifi

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According to a report in The Telegraph, London’s Overground train passengers will be able to access 60 minutes of free wifi per day with the introduction of hotspots. The good news is that it will be free to begin with but it eventually become a pay as you go service....
56 London Overground train stations to get free wifi

HTC Desire C unveiled featuring 3.5-inch display, Beats audio, 5-megapixel camera and NFC support

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Having already made the rounds under the guise of HTC Golf and Wildfire C, HTC has today confirmed the launch of the Desire C, a budget Android smartphone that features Beats audio, Ice Cream Sandwich and NFC support. The 3.5-inch smartphone is powered by a 600MHz Snapdragon S1 processor and...
HTC Desire C unveiled featuring 3.5-inch display, Beats audio, 5-megapixel camera and NFC support
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