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‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ Tops UK iTunes Charts Following Thatcher’s Death ‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ Tops UK iTunes Charts Following Thatcher’s Death
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The famous “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” song from The Wizard of Oz has been very popular this week in the UK, as Apple’s iTunes charts for that country show. Here are the top 10 overall songs, with the …

Streetmap Sues Google For Burying Search Results Streetmap Sues Google For Burying Search Results
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Google is currently dealing with an antitrust probe in Europe, as you’re probably aware. A report this week from the Financial Times suggests that Google will likely bow to regulatory pressure by taking measures to more prominently show results from …

Google Map Maker Heads To The UK Google Map Maker Heads To The UK
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Google announced the launch of Google Map Maker in the UK, kicking it off with a MapUp workshop in Bletchley Park. Program Manager Satish Mavuri writes in a post on the Google Maps blog: More than 40,000 people around the …

Kate Middleton Due Date Revealed to be “Mid-July” Kate Middleton Due Date Revealed to be “Mid-July”

As Kate Middleton’s baby bump grows larger, speculation about the Duchess of Cambridge’s due date has reached a fever pitch. In January it was officially announced that the Duchess’ due date is sometime in July. This week, the scope of …

Joss Stone Murder Plot Suspects Convicted Joss Stone Murder Plot Suspects Convicted

In 2011 two men were arrested in England for plotting to rob and murder pop star Joss Stone. According to a report in The Telegraph, the men, Junior Bradshaw and Kevin Liverpool, have been convicted on conspiracy to to cause …

Spotify Expanding Its Web Player Beta in the U.K. Spotify Expanding Its Web Player Beta in the U.K.

Spotify is opening up its closed beta for its new web player in the U.K., letting more people have access to the browser-based music streaming experience. We first learned that Spotify was finally planning on launching a web player back …

Mobile Twitter Users Use Twitter More [Infographic] Mobile Twitter Users Use Twitter More [Infographic]

Twitter has released an infographic based on a Compete study, looking at mobile users in the U.K. Last week, the company shared some findings from Compete about mobile users in the U.S. The companies found that primary mobile users are …

Google Facing Legal Action In UK Over ‘Safari-Gate’ Google Facing Legal Action In UK Over ‘Safari-Gate’
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Google continues to deal with the fallout from “Safari-gate” privacy scandal that led to a record fine (for a single company) from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last August. The company was fined $22.5 million. Now, iPhone users in the …

British Zombie Plan Revealed In Freedom Of Information Request British Zombie Plan Revealed In Freedom Of Information Request
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Is there a British zombie plan in case the nation is embroiled in an undead apocalypse? That’s what a recent freedom of information request sought to find out, and the answer didn’t disappoint. The Telegraph reports that the British government …

Apple’s Trademark Applications Are Getting Kind Of Ridiculous Apple’s Trademark Applications Are Getting Kind Of Ridiculous

Apple is one of the most well known brands around the world. Its logo is recognized by millions of people. It’s understandable that Apple would want to protect its brand, but its latest trademark application is a little ridiculous, even …

Nintendo UK Sold 40,000 Wii U Units In Its Opening Weekend Nintendo UK Sold 40,000 Wii U Units In Its Opening Weekend
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The Wii U launched in Europe and Australia on Friday, December 30. It’s been three days now, and analysts are already picking apart whatever data they can get a hold of. The latest numbers from the UK show the Wii …

Kickstarter UK Sees 30 Successes in the First Month Kickstarter UK Sees 30 Successes in the First Month

On October 31st, Kickstarter finally made good on a promise to open up to UK-based projects. Today, the company is letting us know how the first month has gone. In a word, promising. in the first month, UK-based projects saw …

UK Record Industry Tells Pirate Party To Shut Down Its Pirate Bay Proxy UK Record Industry Tells Pirate Party To Shut Down Its Pirate Bay Proxy
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ISPs in the UK are legally mandated to block access to The Pirate Bay thanks to a high court ruling in April. The ruling was welcomed by the British Phonographic Industry as a step towards curtailing piracy. As it turned …

Asthma Drug Rejected by U.K.’s NICE Asthma Drug Rejected by U.K.’s NICE
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The U.K.’s National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) this weekend issued a draft guidance stating that it does not recommend omalizumab, an asthma medication marketed as Xolair by Novartis Pharmaceuticals. NICE is a U.K. health authority that publishes …

Google Under Review In The UK For Not Doing Enough To Stop Piracy Google Under Review In The UK For Not Doing Enough To Stop Piracy

Google and the entertainment industry go back and forth over how much of the Web should be downgraded in search results. Google implemented a new ranking signal back in August that downgrades sites based on the number of DMCA notices …

Apple Publishes Revised Samsung Statement Apple Publishes Revised Samsung Statement

It’s rare for Apple to admit any wrongdoing. It’s even more rare when it comes to its competition as it took a court order for Apple to say that Samsung did not copy the iPad. The first public statement, however, …

L.S. Lowry’s 125th Birthday: Google Doodle Once Again Steers Users Away From Knowledge Graph L.S. Lowry’s 125th Birthday: Google Doodle Once Again Steers Users Away From Knowledge Graph
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Google is running a doodle on its UK site today celebrating the 125th birthday of English artist L.S. Lowry. Once again, Google has opted to display a pre-entered query for users who click the doodle, which fails to highlight its …

UK Court Orders Apple To Rewrite Its Samsung Statement UK Court Orders Apple To Rewrite Its Samsung Statement
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Last week, Apple published a statement on its Web site saying that Samsung did not copy the iPad. The statement was ordered by a UK court after Apple lost its patent battle against Samsung. Now the courts are saying that …

Kickstarter Finally Goes Live for UK-Based Projects Kickstarter Finally Goes Live for UK-Based Projects

Back in July, crowdfunding site Kickstarter told everyone that they would soon open up in the UK, allowing the people in the region to launch projects on the site. Earlier this month, Kickstarter set October 31st as the official launch …

Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today
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The Kindle Fire HD has already been available in the US for over a month. As such, it’s easy to forget that the newest gadgets take a while to reach other parts of the world. The Kindle Paperwhite just made …

Muslims Protest Outside Google UK Headquarters Over “Innocence Of Muslims” [Video] Muslims Protest Outside Google UK Headquarters Over “Innocence Of Muslims” [Video]
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On Sunday, thousands of Muslims (around 3,500 according to The Huffington Post, but more like 10,000 according to The Telegraph) gathered in protest outside of Google’s London HQ over the company’s refusal to remove the controversial Innocence Of Muslims film …