Pinterest Expands Promoted Pins Internationally

Pinterest announced the launch of Promoted Pins in the UK, its first international expansion of the product. According to the company, this is a major market for Pinterest with Pinners in the UK having grown 50% over the past year.…

Twitter Launches Moments in Another Country

Twitter announced the launch of its new Moments offering in the UK – its third country. Moments launches in the UK today! https://t.co/heTLl0Sb4Y — Twitter Moments (@TwitterMoments) December 15, 2015 From a post on the Twitter UK blog: Here in…

PayPal Ad Ruined Christmas, Say Pissed Off Parents

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority could launch an investigation into a PayPal ad that many parents say spoils the Santa secret. The ad, which first aired on Sunday during The X Factor, features two kids worrying about not getting any…

E-Cigarettes 95% Safer? Not So Fast, Says Top Medical Journal

The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best-known medical journals, has blasted a widely-publicized report that said e-cigarettes are 95% safer than regular, combustible tobacco. “Tobacco is the largest single cause of preventable deaths in England—e-cigarettes may have a…

Netflix’s Queen Elizabeth Series ‘The Crown’ Is Its Most Expensive Yet

The Crown, Netflix’s upcoming series about the life of Queen Elizabeth II, is going to be huge – in terms of scope and cost. The Telegraph reports that the show is Netflix’s most expensive to date – £100 million, or…

E-Cigarettes Are 95% Less Harmful Than Smoking, Says UK Report

According to a UK health agency, electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are about 95% less harmful than smoking, according to its best estimate. “I want to see these products coming to the market as licensed medicines. This would provide assurance on the…

YouTube Music Videos In the UK Are Getting Slapped with Age Ratings

Some in the UK feel that YouTube videos, like movies and other forms of art/media, need age ratings. According to The Guardian, YouTube and Vevo have collaborated with two organizations – the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) and the…

Uber Sued Again Over Employee / Contractor Issue

Uber’s stance has always been that it’s a software company. Uber connects people wanting a ride to those offering a ride. It’s a logistics company. Uber simply connects third-party contractors with customers. Its drivers are independent contractors, not employees. That…

Amazon Prime Music Launches in the UK

More than a year after Amazon debuted its music streaming service in the US, the company has opened it up across the pond. Amazon Prime Music is now live in the UK. Prime Music isn’t a monthly subscription service, like…

Amazon Is About to Start Delivering Groceries in the UK: Report

It looks like Amazon is gearing up to take its grocery delivery service across the pond. Amazon is readying its Amazon Fresh service for the U.K., according to sources familiar with the plans. From the Times of London: Plans for…