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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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British Zombie Plan Revealed In Freedom Of Information Request

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 responded to the FoI request with a detailed plan on how Britain would emerge from any kind of apocalyptic event, …

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Nintendo UK Sold 40,000 Wii U Units In Its Opening Weekend

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 U is off to a decent start. MCV reports that Nintendo sold through 40,000 Wii U units in its opening …

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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 £2,069,164 in funding across 45,799 individual backers. 407 total projects have been launched since Halloween, and 30 of them have …

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UK Record Industry Tells Pirate Party To Shut Down Its Pirate Bay Proxy

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 out, the block did absolutely nothing to stem the tides of piracy, and now the BPI is going after one …

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Asthma Drug Rejected by U.K.’s NICE

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 guidelines for the National Health Service. Omalizumab currently has a U.K. marketing authorization as an add-on therapy for persistent allergic …

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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 the site receives. The search engine has also removed The Pirate Bay from autocomplete. All of that is still not …

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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, was quickly pulled as the court deemed it inaccurate. Now Apple is back with a revised statement that’s free of …

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L.S. Lowry’s 125th Birthday: Google Doodle Once Again Steers Users Away From Knowledge Graph

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 Knowledge Graph. Google seemed to be developing a trend of showing doodles that users could click through to instantly see …

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