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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘UK’

Anthony Davis Earns USBWA Player of the Year

University of Kentucky’s Anthony Davis has been selected to receive the U.S. Basketball Writers Association National Player of the Year. Davis is the only player from the University of Kentucky to win the award, and only the second in the SEC to win it. “Pistol” Pete Marovich won the award twice while at LSU. The Oscar Robertson Trophy, will be …

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UPS Responds To Offended UK Fans Online

UK fans have been quite upset about the commercial that UPS is running, using the infamous 1992 Duke win over UK as an example of great “logistics”. UPS has defended its use of the commercial, defying its own customer and worker base in Kentucky. The objections of UK fans is based on two simple points: 1) That game is a …

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Will Groupon Be Better Now, Following Regulation?

Groupon has been surrounded by controversy for various reasons for quite some time. Sometimes it’s a flub like the Super Bowl ad that some were offended by. Other times, it’s more directly related to Groupon’s business. This time, it’s an investigation by the UK’s Office of Fair Trading, which is generally likened to the Federal Trade Commission here in the …

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UPS Commercial Is Stupid Business Move

It was twenty years ago this month that UK fans were handed one of the greatest disappointments of our basketball-loving lives. It was the 1992 NCAA East Regional Finals. The Elite Eight. Duke vs. Kentucky. It was a battle to go to the Final Four. Coach Mike Krzyzewski vs. Coah Rick Pitino. UK was 12 points down in the second …

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Mother’s Day In UK celebrated This Weekend

Unlike here in the states, where moms are given a special day in May, the UK celebrates Mother’s Day on the fourth Sunday in the month of Lent to honor the Virgin Mary. Since the days of Lent change every year, Mother’s Day is not a fixed date in the UK, and this leads to forgetfulness regarding the holiday. This …

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StubHub Launched In The UK

eBay launched StubHub, its secondary ticketing service, in the United Kingdom today. This marks the first international expansion for StubHub. The company is positioning it as an attept to “shake up the UK ticketing market”. The company will sell tickets to various music, sporting and entertainment events, just as it does in the US. “The UK has an incredibly rich …

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Should The iPad 3 Be Named After Steve Jobs?

It’s official – the iPad will be launching this week as Apple preps for the launch event on March 7. The only piece of the puzzle that remains is what Apple is going to name the new iPad. While leaks and reports are suggesting it will be called the iPad HD, a lot of people seem to think it should …

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Complaint About Siri In Britain Rejected

Britain’s Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) has struck down a complaint about Siri, the personal assistant software on the iPhone 4S. The frustrated iPhone owner complained that Siri was not able to direct him to businesses in his area, despite advertising that, he said, suggested it would. The ad in question was for Britain’s Vodafone mobile carrier, and focused on some …

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The Mu Is The Future Of Plugs

I like to think that the USB outlet adapter that my Android gets its power from is already pretty small. A team in the UK has made it even smaller. Say hello to the Mu, a transformable folding USB adapter for your phone. It’s a pretty neat little accessory that fits in your pocket and folds out to handle all …

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Microsoft / Yahoo Search Alliance Expands in UK, Ireland, France

Microsoft and Yahoo have begun the migration of Yahoo Search Marketing accounts in the UK, Ireland and France to Microsoft adCenter. This is, of course, part of the “Search Alliance” between the two companies, with Microsoft powering Yahoo Search, both on the organic side of things, as well as on the paid side. The transition has been complete in the …

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UK Court Rules The Pirate Bay Illegal

In what could be a major hit for The Pirate Bay, a UK high court has ruled the Web site violates copyright law on a major scale. The Guardian is reporting that Justice Arnold of the London High Court has ruled that both the Web site, The Pirate Bay, and its users “unlawfully share copyrighted music.” Record labels are wanting …

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Anti-Terror Plan In UK Seeks To Spy, Store Personal Data On Everyone

We live in a world full of terror. To protect its people from this terror, the UK wants to store all of its citizens personal data – phone calls, text messages, online browsing history – to combat whatever terror is threatening them next. The Telegraph is reporting that the UK is cooking up a new anti-terror plan. The plan would …

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