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This Ferris Wheel Uses Tweets To Lighten Up The Mood Of The Olympics This Ferris Wheel Uses Tweets To Lighten Up The Mood Of The Olympics

EDF Engergy and Sosolimited are working together to put on what EDF calls the world’s first social media-powered light show. It uses tweets, and turns them into a real-time light show using the London Eye, a famous Ferris Wheel in …

Big Ben Renamed, To Be Called Elizabeth Tower Big Ben Renamed, To Be Called Elizabeth Tower
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Britsh Parliament’s clock tower, famously known as “Big Ben” to the world, will be renamed Elizabeth Tower in honor of the Queen’s diamond jubilee. The name change comes after a campaign by dozens of MPs to change the official name …

First London Underground Wifi Stations Named First London Underground Wifi Stations Named

London is installing 80 new wifi hotspots in its subway system, and some of the stations in the Underground that will be connected have been announced. Transport for London has named King’s Cross, Leicester Square, Liverpool Street, Oxford Circus and …

UK Police Can Now Access Cell Data On The Fly UK Police Can Now Access Cell Data On The Fly

In what is another erosion of freedom for the people of the UK, the police now have the ability to access the information on your cell phones while out in the field with mobile device data extraction system called the …

London Is Great at $#!)?@$$^%* Twitter Swearing London Is Great at $#!)?@$$^%* Twitter Swearing

Swearing, like 85% cacao dark chocolate and kalamata olives and people who always interrupt you, is an acquired taste. It’s enough put you off with your first experience to really write the entire notion off of the thing entirely yet, …

McDonald’s Supersized To 1/2 The Size Of A Football Field McDonald’s Supersized To 1/2 The Size Of A Football Field

The most popular fast-food chain in the world is opening up a new restaurant in London just to accomodate the Olympic games this summer, and while it will be made out of 100% recyclable materials, the decision to keep it …

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gets a Pretty Google Earth Tour Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Gets a Pretty Google Earth Tour

For those of you that aren’t going to be able to join the millions of people planning to convene upon London this June to participate in the Central Weekend of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Google Earth has a fun new …

London Underground Transit Alerts Now On Google Maps London Underground Transit Alerts Now On Google Maps

It’s pretty nice if you’re fortunate enough to live in a city where there is an underground subway system for public transport. You don’t really need a car, you get to smell all of the humanity (of which is legion), …

England Heat Map Reveals Country’s Energy Demand England Heat Map Reveals Country’s Energy Demand

England’s Department for Energy and Climate Change has built a new tool using Google Maps API that describes use of heat across the country. The agency put together the national heat map as a way for city planners to “identify …

Google Opens Campus London To Encourage Startups Google Opens Campus London To Encourage Startups

Google is dead set on creating startups around the world to encourage the adoption of new technologies and growth of Internet businesses. Their latest facility is called Campus London and it’s smack dab in the middle of an east London …

Student Arrested For Filming Buildings In London Student Arrested For Filming Buildings In London
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You have to watch this video of a young Italian student who is harassed and subsequently arrested by London police that were claiming she was committing activity suspicious of being terrorist and riding a bicycle on the wrong side of …

Retail Investors Are Treated By Google Finance Retail Investors Are Treated By Google Finance

Google Finance Service is bringing even more value to their retail investors by giving them access to real-time London stock exchange prices. This is a service and value that has only been afforded to subscribing customers of expensive specialized services …

UK Committee Seeks To Remove Violent Content From The Internet UK Committee Seeks To Remove Violent Content From The Internet

It’s pretty obvious by now that the Internet can be a nasty place. Is it nasty enough to warrant censorship though? That’s what the Home Affairs Committee suggested yesterday in their report titled, “The Roots of Violent Radicalisation.” The report …

It’s Criminal: Old Bailey Trials Online

Trial documents dating back as far as 1674 recorded for cases heard at London’s Old Bailey arrived online thanks to the work of a group of universities.

Dinner With Two PR Legends

Two names that are well known in the global online PR community are Mike Manuel and Josh Hallett.

Based in the US, both are with Voce Communications, a West-coast PR firm.

Mike and Josh will be in London next week and we’re planning a social get-together in London on Saturday April 12.

Yahoo Ditching London For Switzerland
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The European headquarters for Yahoo’s operations will be boxing up all of their purple goodies and shifting offices out of the UK.

Mobile Phone Film Project Open To All Women
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A new film project called "Overheated Symphony" is asking all women with mobile phones to make a short movie between 40 seconds and four minutes in length and then send it over the Internet to a London-based film director who will edit the clips together.

No Zep Tickets? The Song Remained The Same

If not for the Internet, you would be waiting for either 90 seconds of coverage on the 11 o’clock news, or the morning paper to find out about Led Zeppelin’s tribute to Atlantic Records late founder Ahmet Ertegun.

The Future of Web Apps London
Well it’s been a busy and crazy week but I’ve finally got some time to tell you all about my 3 Days in London attending The mashup* demo event and of course the awesome Future of Web Apps Conference and Expo which included the Live Filming of Episode 118 of Diggnation and the Carsonified Relaunch Party!

Google Street View Spreads To Europe?
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Four days ago, Google’s Global Privacy Counsel wrote a blog post about Street View and respecting other countries’ laws.  At the time, we believed his comments were directed at Canada.  But they may also apply to England; what appears to be one of Google Street View’s camera cars has been sighted in London.

Facebook’s London Audience Increases

New York’s network on Facebook is impressive, but not the biggest out there – both Vancouver and Toronto have it beat.  London’s the dominant location, however, and a Facebook employee made note of this fact over the weekend.

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