All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘UK’

Tiger Kills Worker In British Zoo

A zoo worker mauled by a tiger at a British zoo died of her injuries at the hospital yesterday. The worker, 24-year-old Sarah McClay was in the big cat enclosure when the tiger attacked her. She was airlifted to nearby Royal Preston Infirmary, but did not survive. She reportedly suffered numerous head and neck wounds. The zoo, South Lakes Wild …

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Man Taunts Police on Facebook, Says ‘Catch Me If U Can,’ Promptly Arrested

It takes a special kind of idiot criminal to talk about their crimes on Facebook. We’ve seen plenty of that since the advent and expansion of Facebook. It takes a whole other kind of idiot to taunt police on Facebook when you’re a wanted fugitive. And I’m not sure what it makes you when you taunt police on their actual …

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Reuters: Google May Face Bigger Tax Bills In UK

Google may face bigger tax bills in the UK, according to a report from Reuters, which says that Google executives and the company’s auditor Ernst & Young, will be called to a British parliament committee to testify, after Reuters’ own investigation highlighted “inconsistencies” in Google’s portrayal of its activities. At issue is whether or not Google makes sales to UK …

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St. George’s Day 2013 Celebrated With Google Doodle

Google is celebrating St. George’s Day 2013 in the UK with a doodle on its homepage. The day represents the feast day of Saint George, and is celebrated by Christian churches in several countries, though the doodle appears to be unique to Google’s UK site. Wikipedia provides a little more background on the day: As Easter often falls close to …

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‘Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead’ Tops UK iTunes Charts Following Thatcher’s Death

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 Judy Garland classic in the top position for the country: Ella Fitzgerald’s version of “Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead” …

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Streetmap Sues Google For Burying Search Results

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 competing vertical search engines. Google is actually currently facing a lawsuit in the UK alleging that it buries competitors’ results. …

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Google Map Maker Heads To The UK

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 world are making contributions and improving Google Maps through Google Map Maker each month. Now it’s your turn to help, whether marking …

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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 the due date has been narrowed even further. According to an E! News report, Middleton spoke with the press in …

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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 grievous bodily harm and conspiracy to rob. Liverpool has been sentenced to life in prison, and will serve a minimum …

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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 in November of 2012. The player functions much like the desktop app, except it’s a bit more sparse, lacking app …

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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 on Twitter more than average users, they tend to be younger, they engage with Twitter throughout the day, they engage …

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Google Facing Legal Action In UK Over ‘Safari-Gate’

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 UK are getting together to sue Google over the debacle. The Guardian reports: At least 10 British iPhone users have …

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