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UK plans $80M in tech initiatives, doubles tech visas to 2,000 to shore up support amid Brexit anxiety

While the UK continues to try to find solid ground to begin its contentious Brexit negotiations, the government has launched several initiatives to try to shore up support to (and from) the country&#8

Uber loses UK tribunal appeal over driver employment rights

Another blow for Uber's UK business: The company has lost its appeal against an employment tribunal ruling which last year judged that the Uber drivers who brought the case should be classified as wor

iOS and Samsung market share now tied in the US

iOS and Samsung’s U.S. market share is now tied, following growth for Apple’s smartphone OS over the three months ending in August, based on new data from Kantar Wordpanel, which tracks s

UK to criminalize re-identifying anonymized personal data

A major update to the UK's data protection rules will place new requirements and responsibilities on companies that process users' personal data, including by making it easier for consumers to withdra

Crunch Report | Instagram Stories Turns One

MKBHD get first look at the RED Hydrogen, CRISPR Cas9 gene editing technology is used to wipe out a genetically inherited heart mutation in embryos, Instagram Stories turns one year old, UK IKEA is no

Amazon debuts its own concert series in the UK as a perk for Prime members

Amazon is expanding its perks for Prime subscribers, with the launch of its own concert series called Prime Live Events. The debut shows will take place in London in May through July, starting with B

Mobile carrier Three buys UK Broadband for up to $373M in spectrum grab

After getting its proposed merger with O2 blocked by regulators last year, today Three UK announced another strategy to increase its presence in the market, specifically by growing spectrum capacity.

Report: $12BN invested in European startups last year, but fewer $30M+ deals

Investment in European startups held up last year despite fears of a slowdown, with some $12 billion invested during the year, according to an annual report compiled by French investment advisors Clip

Crunch Report | Amazon Drone Delivery Begins in U.K.

Uber self-driving cars get into permitting issues in San Francisco, Amazon drone delivery begins in the U.K., The Wynn wants to add an Alexa to every room and Donald Trump adds Elon Musk and Travis Ka

Amazon’s AWS opens its first UK region in London

Last year, Amazon’s AWS cloud computing service announced that it would launch a data center in the UK by the end of 2016. It’s now the end of 2016 and, true to its word, AWS has now launc

Clues point Amazon Echo launching in the UK on September 14

Earlier this week, Amazon debuted its Dash buttons in the UK, Germany and Austria for instant product reorders, and now it is gearing up for yet another new launch in Europe — one that could be

UK prisons can now get cellphones remotely blocked over suspected illicit use

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, really, that mobile phones are becoming an increasing concern among those tasked with policing prison populations. Smuggled in cellulars are being linked to all sort

SoftBank is reportedly bidding to buy chip giant ARM for $31 billion

SoftBank is bidding to buy chip giant ARM, one of the world's most influential technology companies, according to multiple media.

Bitcoin surges past $650 as Brexit result sends UK Pound tumbling to 30-year low

The global finance markets are slipping on Friday after the UK public voted to leave the EU, but there is one currency that is reveling in the uncertainty of the Brexit result: bitcoin.

Rakuten to exit the UK, Austria and Spain as global retrenchment continues

Rakuten is downsizing its international presence once again after Japan's top e-commerce firm announced plans to shutter its e-commerce businesses in the UK, Spain and Austria.

Amazon Pantry Arrives In U.K. Along With A Prime Price Cut

Amazon is today expanding its grocery delivery options for U.K. consumers with the launch of its Amazon Pantry service to Prime subscribers in the U.K. The service allows shoppers to fill a box with h

U.K. Web Users Now Prefer To Do It With Smartphones

U.K. web users now see their smartphone as the most important device for getting online, overtaking the previous most popular device, the laptop, according to a study of Brits' digital habits.

Apple Pay Has Officially Launched In The U.K.

The Eagle has landed. An accidental tweet told us that the U.K. wouldn’t have to wait for Apple Pay much longer, and that tweet was right. Apple Pay has officially launched in the U.K. Finally!

UK Chancellor Says “Google Tax” On Diverted Profits Will Come Into Effect Next Month

UK Chancellor George Osborne today confirmed that a new tax dubbed the “Google tax” — because of its aim at tech companies that divert profits made in the UK — will come into

Uber’s Larger Vehicle Service — UberXL — Hits The Road In London And Manchester

Uber is beefing up its presence in the UK, quite literally, today, after it introduced UberXL -- its large-seater car service -- in London and Manchester. The service allows Uber customers to summo
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