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British internet providers forced to block certain torrent sites in court order
The London High Court has ordered that major UK Internet service providers (ISPs) block access to three specific torrent sites that allegedly offer links to pirated material.
Visualising the flow of public transport in major cities
It’s amazing what can be done with raw data. YouTube user STLTransit has created over 40 visualisations of public transport activity across major cities and regions in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Google unveils new MacBook Air-esque Chromebook
Google has unveiled a new MacBook Air-esque Chromebook “for folks living entirely in the cloud” that will be available to purchase later this week for $249.
4G: What is it & what effect will it have on the average user?
Broadband Genie’s Kerry Butters takes a look at 4G, what is it and how can it benefit mobile users.
Everything Everywhere to offer 4G in UK as early as next month
Ofcom, the independent regulator for the British communications industries, has today approved an application from Everything Everywhere to use its existing 1800 MHz spectrum to deliver 4G or LTE services.
Netflix posts record audience in the UK & Ireland but still plenty of room to grow
Netflix’s UK & Ireland audience has grown faster than any other territory but it still has a long way to go until it catches up with TV.
Netflix’s Nordic launch is only a few months away
Nexflix will launch in Norway, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland by the end of 2012 but won’t be called on an official release data just yet.
Contract mobile customers double monthly data usage in less than a year
Contract mobile customers in the UK on Three’s network have doubled their monthly data usage in less than a year, according to a release from the operator.
Physical music sales eclipsed by digital in UK
Physical music sales have been eclipsed by digital sales in the United Kingdom for the first time. Digital music sales had already exceeded physical in the United States last year.
UK ISPs forced to censor access to The Pirate Bay
The UK High Court has today ruled that internet service providers (ISPs) operating in the UK must censor access to file sharing site The Pirate Bay.
GAME gets a lifeline, must “develop a digital strategy”
It emerged over the weekend that Game Group, Europe’s largest video games retailer, has been rescued from administration. The group has been bought by private investment partnership OpCapita – reportedly for the nominal fee of £1. Now, its new owner is strongly advised to “develop a digital strategy”, and fast.
Maxroam launches its own virtual mobile network in the UK
Maxroam has launched its own virtual mobile network in the United Kingdom, after reportedly signing an operator agreement with Vodafone UK. As a Mobile Virtual Network Operator (MVNO), Maxroam can offer its global customers domestic rates while in the UK.
Two start-up events merge to create the London Web Summit
Two start-up events, Mike Butcher’s GeeknRolla and Paddy Cosgrave’s Dublin Web Summit are merging this March to create the London Web Summit.
Netflix officially launches in the UK and Ireland with one-month free trial
Netflix, the film and TV episode streaming service, has officially launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland as of today, complete with one-month free trial. While some users reported early access to the service yesterday, both netflix.co.uk and netflix.ie are officially available from this morning.
iTunes Match now available in Ireland, Germany, United Kingdom and others
A little over one month since launching initially in the United States, and Brazil a few days ago, iTunes Match is now available in a number of new countries, including Australia, Canada, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and possibly unconfirmed others.