Spotify expands AI-powered DJ feature to UK and Ireland
Spotify is launching its AI feature called “DJ” for premium customers in the U.K. and Ireland. The feature is aimed at music discovery and it plays curated music with AI-powered commentary
UK narrows antitrust probe of Microsoft-Activision
The UK's antitrust watchdog has narrowed its probe of Microsoft's $68.7 billion bid for video game giant, Activision Blizzard, the regulator said today.
The UK joins other countries in banning TikTok from government devices
The U.K. has become the latest jurisdiction to ban social video app TikTok from government devices, confirming reports that surfaced earlier this week. The ban follows a security review ordered by U.K
UK Spring Budget: Chancellor plans £1M annual AI prize, quantum investments and a new £900M ‘exascale’ computer
The U.K.’s Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt’s spring budget — delivered on the same day that teachers, transportation workers, civil servants and others were on strike across
The UK rolls back controversial plans to open up text and data mining regulations
The U.K. government is seemingly backtracking on plans that would have allowed text and data mining “for any purpose,” plans designed to position the U.K. as a “global AI superpower.
Apple takes down Russian social network VK’s app from the App Store
Apple has taken down Russian social network VK’s app from its App Store globally. The social media company said the VKontakte app is “not available for download and update in the App Store
‘Insane’ — UK tech reacts to government moves that might hand UK startups contract to Barclays Bank
Tech Nation is trailing in second place in the race to remain the U.K.’s government-backed “startup champion” after the latter put the £12 million contract out to tender, according to T
TikTok faces $29M fine in UK for ‘failing to protect children’s privacy’
TikTok is facing a £27 million ($29 million) fine after the U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) provisionally found that the company breached child data protection laws for a t
UK trumpets roaming caps for travellers to Norway, Iceland and – maybe one day – Liechtenstein
U.K. residents travelling to Norway or Iceland will soon have their mobile roaming fees capped, representing part of a recent trade agreement between the countries. The U.K. signed a free trade agreem
Human drivers in UK won’t be liable for accidents when vehicle is self-driving
Manufacturers operating self-driving vehicles in the U.K. will be liable for a vehicle’s actions when in autonomous mode, according to the country’s new roadmap to achieve a widespread rol
UK government pushes ‘social tariffs’ to bring cheaper broadband to hard-up households
The U.K. government is rolling out a new scheme designed to create and promote cheaper broadband for lower-income households across the country. Several internet service providers (ISPs) in the U.K.,
Despite remote work and the economic downturn, some companies look to London for expansion
Barely a day goes by without news of layoffs emerging from the tech world — from cybersecurity to gaming, no industry is impervious. It’s not limited to any particular size of company, ei
Amazon hikes Prime subscription prices in Europe by up to 43%
Amazon has announced that it’s increasing the prices for its Prime subscription service in Europe, with fees rising by as much as 43% in some markets. The announcement comes some six months afte
The UK wants to boost AI development by removing data mining hurdles
The U.K. is planning to tweak an existing law to allow text and data mining “for any purpose,” in a move that’s designed to boost artificial intelligence (AI) development across the
TikTok children’s privacy lawsuit can proceed, says UK High Court
A UK High Court judge has granted permission for a class-action style privacy lawsuit to proceed against TikTok over its handling of children’s data. The lawsuit was filed back in December 2020
UK wants to squeeze freedom of reach to take on internet trolls
The UK government has announced (yet) more additions to its expansive and controversial plan to regulate online content — aka the Online Safety Bill. It says the latest package of measures to be
‘Pfeffel’ artist satirizes Boris Johnson with parody NFTs, sending 52% of proceeds to charity
As crazy as the NFT market has become, there’s been an increasing range of other things to do with NFTs other than pimp images of apes and punks — even if they have become enormously valuable.
UK will require new homes to have EV chargers starting in 2022
Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations will be required for all new homes and businesses in the UK starting in 2022, the government announced today.
Google wins appeal against UK class action-style suit seeking damages for Safari tracking
Google has won an appeal against a class action-style privacy litigation at the UK Supreme Court — avoiding what could have been up to £3BN in damages had it lost the case. The long-running lit
Why Draper Esprit doubled down on its status as a publicly listed VC
Draper Esprit, another British venture capital firm, moved from the AIM to the LSE proper, with a secondary listing on Euronext Dublin.