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UK Court Orders Apple To Rewrite Its Samsung Statement

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 Apple’s statement isn’t good enough. Bloomberg reports that the UK Court of Appeals has told Apple that its statement is …

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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 day for UK-based projects. Well, check your calendars. Kickstarter is now open for business in the UK. There are plenty …

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Europeans Can Get Their Kindle Fire HD Fix Starting Today

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 it to Japan yesterday. Now some new Kindles are making their way across the Atlantic. Amazon announced today that the …

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Muslims Protest Outside Google UK Headquarters Over “Innocence Of Muslims” [Video]

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 from YouTube. Some held signs saying, “Larry Page supports terrorism.” Here’s a video from the protest that has been uploaded …

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Kickstarter Finally Opens Up to UK-Based Projects

Today, crowdfunding site Kickstarter announced that they will finally open up to folks in the UK. Although we knew that this was coming since July, today’s announcement provides details and a specific date for project-creators to shoot for. On October 31st, people in the UK will be able to launch their projects on the site. Kickstarter is announcing this three …

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Bing UK Adds “Popular Now” Feature to Homepage

Bing has just announced that users in the UK will now be able to see which searches are trending, right on the homepage. Today, they’ve launched the “Popular Now” section on their homepage. “Each day the Bing UK editorial team will monitor for the most popular trends and topics and update them onto the Bing UK homepage,” says Bing in …

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Netflix Hits One Million Members in the UK & Ireland in Only Seven Months

In just seven months after launching their streaming service in the UK & Ireland to compete with European heavyweight Lovefilm, Netflix is announcing a pretty big milestone: UK & Ireland Netflix members now total over one million. Netflix says that this is the fastest that any territory has ever hit one million users. “This membership milestone is evidence that Netflix …

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Barnes & Noble Takes Nook To The UK, Expanding Internationally For The First Time

Barnes & Noble is bringing its Nook products to the UK this fall, the company announced today. Customers will be able to access the digital storefront via nook.co.uk, and the company will begin selling its E Ink Readers, Nook Simple Touch, and Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight. This is a significant occasion for the company, not just because it’s opening …

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This Ferris Wheel Uses Tweets To Lighten Up The Mood Of The Olympics

EDF Engergy and Sosolimited are working together to put on what EDF calls the world’s first social media-powered light show. It uses tweets, and turns them into a real-time light show using the London Eye, a famous Ferris Wheel in the city, and determines the mood of the tweets to dictate the color of the lighting. “We have written software …

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UK Pirate Bay ISP Blockade Did Nothing To Stop Piracy

The entertainment industry is pretty short-sighted when it comes to finding solutions to piracy. They file a little lawsuit here and a little domain ban there in hopes that people stop using P2P services to download their content free of charge. Their latest attempt in the UK that saw ISPs blocking The Pirate Bay on the IP level is once …

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Bing Says It’s More Relevant Now In The UK

Bing announced that it’s rolling out some updates to its UK site, including some design tweaks, speed adjustments, and some changes that have improved relevance. The design adjustments allow for the homepage image to be displayed larger (as seen above). Bing users often cite the homepage images as one of the more pleasing elements of using the search engine. Now, …

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Facebook App Center Pushed To U.K. Users

Facebook launched the App Center in the U.S. on June 8th, after a few weeks of speculation. The Facebook App Center was billed as the best new way to find all of the Facebook-connected mobile and web apps, all collected in one convenient location. Facebook’s App Center originally launched with just over 600 apps, which were all listed with a …

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