All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘UK’

Apple Announces This Year’s iTunes Festival

Apple just announced its eighth annual iTunes Festival in London, which will take place throughout the month of September. Robert Plant, Maroon 5, Pharrell Williams, Beck, Sam Smith, Blondie, Kylie, David Guetta, 5 Seconds of Summer, Calvin Harris, and Chrissie Hynde are among this year’s headliners. Performances can be watched live or on-demand on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch devices, …

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Netflix Is Looking To Employ Someone To Watch Netflix

Netflix has a new job listing up for a “Netflix Tagger,” which is someone who will basically get paid to watch Netflix. Netflix describes the position in the above video: …A very special discerning viewer whose love for film and TV is so great that they’re ready to join our team of Netflix Taggers. Taggers are the bright sparks who …

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Regulators Probe Facebook’s Emotion Experiment

An experiment Facebook conducted with some of its users two years ago has been getting a lot of negative attention in recent days after a paper about it was published. The company basically took about 700,000 users, and tested the effects of showing them more positive or more negative posts in their News Feeds. The goal was to see how …

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Google Glass Likely Banned from UK Movie Theaters

Google Glass has been available in the UK for less than a week, but the largest cinema group in the region is already stating that the wearable tech will not be welcome in most of their represented establishments. The Cinema Exhibitors Association, which represents the interests of around 90 percent of UK cinema operators, is putting the kibosh on Glass …

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Google Glass Jumps Across the Pond

OK, Brits, it’s now your time to start confusing the elderly and getting banned from movie theaters with your very own pair of Google Glass. Google has just announced that they have opened their beta Explorer program in the UK. “The world sees the UK as a center (actually, a centre) of innovation. It has produced some of the greatest …

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“My Boobs Are More Important Than The Law” – Model

Sophie Dalzell is a 20-year-old topless model from Manchester, England, whom in which skipped a court date where she was charged of drunkenly assaulting two female police officers when flying to Belgium to get breast augmentation surgery back in January. “My boobs and my appearance are more important than the law,” Dalzell, whose job it is to appear on late …

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Prince William Better-Liked Than the Queen, Shows Poll

With less than a year to go before the next parliamentary elections in the UK, the political landscape of the country appears to be shifting back toward the Labour Party. Overall, though, the British public appears to be more focused on the royal family than on parliament. A new poll released this weekend by polling firm ComRes in cooperation with …

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Instagram Ads Going Global ‘Later This Year’

On the heels of what the company is calling a very successful ad rollout in the US, Instagram has announced that they plan on taking their new ads global very soon. According to Instagram, they will build on their “momentum” by launching ads in users’ photo feeds in Canada, Australia, and the UK ‘later this year.” “The results for advertisers …

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John Calipari Turns Down $60 Million Deal From Cavs

Before signing a new contract with the University of Kentucky, John Calipari reportedly met with the Cleveland Cavaliers to discuss a $60 million contract. According to Yahoo Sports, Calipari and the Cavs had lengthy discussions about a possible contract before Calipari accepted the new 7-year, $52 million deal, from Kentucky. Had Calipari accepted their offer, it would have made him …

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Google Ads Reportedly Catch Eye Of UK Regulator

Google is reportedly being monitored by the Financial Conduct Authority, a financial services watchdog in the UK, in relation to its comparison ads. The Telegraph’s James Titcomb reports (h/t: Greg Sterling): Of particular concern is that Google’s listing of search results includes interactive tools such as entering a car’s registration number to find a quick insurance quote. Complainants believe this …

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Girl Gets Stuck in Storm Drain Trying to Save Blackberry

Not worth it. Not even remotely. A 16-year old Dover, U.K. teen had to be rescued by firefighters after she descended (about half-way) into a storm drain in a misguided attempt to fetch her Blackberry, which had apparently fell out of her pocket. “I was talking to somebody and I went to put my phone in my pocket and it …

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Mitch McConnell Duke Faux Pas Leads to NCAA Probe

When Josh Wolford told us yesterday about Mitch McConnell’s embarrassing campaign ad faux pas, the one with a shot of Duke basketball players where he obviously meant to show UK players, the joke train was working up a head of steam in Kentucky. McConnell’s presumptive Democrat opponent in the Senate race, Alison Grimes, tweeted out to everyone: “KY, as your …

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