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Virgin Media Subscribers Told To Pay 'Thousands of Pounds' To Settle Piracy Laws

An anonymous reader quotes a report from TorrentFreak: Virgin Media subscribers receiving letters accusing them of movie piracy may find that settling their cases will be a costly affair. TorrentFreak understands that settlement demands run to several thousand pounds, a massive uplift on the several hundred usually requested in similar cases. Interestingly, however, some subscribers could be immune from being sued. [...] At this stage it's too early to definitively say what factors are being con...
Tags: UK, Tech, High Court, Northern Ireland, Virgin Media, Voltage, Ava, England Wales, MaverickEye


Post-pandemic shifts means Patch will take co-working to UK small towns and suburbs

It would be fair to say the pandemic has had enormous effects on the world of work, but it has come at a time when other factors were already ongoing. The decline of main-street shopping due to e-commerce has only been hastened. The shift to remote working has sky-rocketed. And people no longer want to commute 8am-6pm anymore. But we’ve also found that working from home isn’t all its cracked up to be. Plus, they don’t see the point of commuting into a big city, only to have to co-work in someth...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, London, US, San Francisco, Entrepreneur, Tech, E-commerce, Ceo, United States, United Kingdom, Commuting, WeWork, Kingston, Founder


Comcast and UK Subsidiary Sky Reportedly Launching Smart TVs

Comcast appears to be planning to offer TVs running its own software across at least two territories, according to recent reports from Protocol and The Financial Times. It comes a little more than a week after Amazon announced that it too will be getting into the TV set business. The Verge reports: In the US, the TVs will reportedly be branded as XClass TVs. Originally manufactured by Hisense, the 43 and 50-inch sets will run Comcast's X1 operating system, which is already found on its set-top b...
Tags: Amazon, UK, Disney, US, Tech, Netflix, Comcast, Hisense, Peacock, Roku Comcast


UK’s MarketFinance scores $383M to fuel its online loans platform for SMBs

Small and medium businesses regularly face cashflow problems. But if that’s an already-inconvenient predicament, it has been exacerbated to the breaking point for too many during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, a UK startup called MarketFinance — which has built a loans platform to help SMBs stay afloat through those leaner times — is announcing a big funding infusion of £280 million ($383 million) as it gears up for a new wave of lending requests. “It’s a good time to lend, at the start of the econ...
Tags: UK, Tech, Barclays, Marketinvoice, Digital Ocean, STOCKER, Intesa Sanpaolo, Anil Stocker, Barclays Bank PLC Barclays, MarketFinance, Black River Ventures


UK’s MarketFinance secures $383M to fuel its online loans platform for SMBs

Small and medium businesses regularly face cashflow problems. But if that’s an already-inconvenient predicament, it has been exacerbated to the breaking point for too many during the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, a UK startup called MarketFinance — which has built a loans platform to help SMBs stay afloat through those leaner times — is announcing a big funding infusion of £280 million ($383 million) as it gears up for a new wave of lending requests. “It’s a good time to lend, at the start of the econ...
Tags: UK, Tech, Barclays, Marketinvoice, Digital Ocean, STOCKER, Intesa Sanpaolo, Anil Stocker, Barclays Bank PLC Barclays, MarketFinance, Black River Ventures


Blackbird.AI grabs $10M to help brands counter disinformation

New York-based Blackbird.AI has closed a $10 million Series A as it prepares to launched the next version of its disinformation intelligence platform this fall. The Series A is led by Dorilton Ventures, along with new investors including Generation Ventures, Trousdale Ventures, StartFast Ventures and Richard Clarke, former chief counter-terrorism advisor for the National Security Council. Existing investor NetX also participated. Blackbird says it’ll be used to scale up to meet demand in new a...
Tags: Facebook, UK, New York, Etsy, Tech, Walmart, Weber Shandwick, Blackbird, ESG, Khaled, NLP, Richard Clarke, Fabula, Dorilton Ventures, National Security Council Existing, Wasim Khaled


Alternative financing startup Pipe snaps up Stripe and HubSpot execs, expands to UK

Pipe, a two-year-old startup that aims to be the “Nasdaq for revenue,” announced today it has snagged former Stripe EIC Sid Orlando and HubSpot’s ex-Chief Strategy Officer Brad Coffey to serve on its executive team. The Miami-based fintech also revealed today its first expansion outside of the United States with its entry into the U.K. market. It’s been a good year for Pipe. The buzzy startup has raised $300 million in equity financing this year from a slew of investors, such as Shopify, Sl...
Tags: Startups, TC, UK, London, Finance, Tech, United States, United Kingdom, SaaS, Miami, Alexis Ohanian, Pipe, Fintech, Orlando, Marc Benioff, U K


TrueLayer nabs $130M at a $1B+ valuation as open banking rises as a viable option to card networks

Open banking — a disruptive technology that seeks to bypass the dominance of card networks and other traditional financial rails by letting banks open their systems directly to developers (and new services) by way of APIs — continues to gain ground in the world of financial services. As a mark of that traction, a startup playing a central role in open banking applications is announcing a big round of funding with a milestone valuation. TrueLayer, which provides technology for developers to enabl...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Tech, Services, Cto, Alex Cook, TrueLayer, Francesco Simoneschi, Luca Martinetti, Simoneschi, Cazoo, Francesco Luca


10 Things in Politics: Post-Occupy Wall Street inequality keeps growing

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:10 Years Later: Why Occupy Wall Street failed and where it succeededSenate Democrats are facing a major setback on immigrationThe US is moving to swiftly deport Haitians camped out along the borderWith Phil Rosen. ...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Florida, Hbo, UK, Texas, Congress, Stephen Colbert, Australia, Navy, Washington Post, Washington, France, Senate, US, Trends


iOS 15 Features: Our Top 10 Picks

iOS 15 is absolutely packed with new features, and it can be overwhelming sorting through everything that's new. If you're wondering whether it's worth upgrading and what new features might be worth getting access to right away, we've rounded up 10 of the best new additions in the ‌iOS 15‌ update that you might not be aware of. 1. Android and Web-Based FaceTime For the first time, FaceTime is expanding to non-Apple device users, and those who are on Android and PCs can join in on a ‌FaceTi...
Tags: Apple, Google, UK, Featured, Instagram, Mac, US, Safari, Facetime, Federico Viticci, Siri zwnj, iOS 15, Tab group, Neural Engine, Siri Most Siri


The Station: Gogoro scoots into a SPAC, a Rivian milestone and Tesla prepares to unleash FSD beta software

The Station is a weekly newsletter dedicated to all things transportation. Sign up here — just click The Station — to receive it every weekend in your inbox. Hello readers: Welcome to The Station, your central hub for all past, present and future means of moving people and packages from Point A to Point B. The future of transportation beat was flooded with news this week as per ushe. There are two stories that I want to highlight here. First up, is that the first Rivian R1T electric pickup truck...
Tags: Transportation, Japan, Elon Musk, UK, New York, London, Supreme Court, Congress, California, Washington, Senate, China, India, Tech, General Motors, Tesla


Emmy Awards 2021: The Crown and Ted Lasso win big

Netflix drama The Crown and Apple TV Plus comedy Ted Lasso were the stars of the Emmy Award.
Tags: Apple, UK, News, Netflix, Ted Lasso


India’s Cars24, a used-vehicle sales platform, raises $450M at a $1.84B valuation

The used car market is getting another major infusion of venture capital today, with one of the faster scaling startups out of India picking up a major round of financing to double down on growth: Cars24 — a site and app that sells users cars and used two-wheeled motorbikes — has raised $450 million, a Series F of $340 million and $110 million in debt. The investment values Cars24 at $1.84 billion post-money, the company said, making it one of the more valuable privately-held used car startups g...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Europe, UK, Mexico, India, Tech, Automotive, Malaysia, Tencent, Brazil, Uae, DST Global, Zipcar, Falcon Edge Capital


India’s Cars24, a used-vehicle marketplace, raises $450M at a $1.84B valuation

The used car market is getting another major infusion of venture capital today, with one of the faster scaling startups out of India picking up a major round of financing to double down on growth: Cars24 — a site and app that sells users cars and used two-wheeled motorbikes — has raised $450 million, a Series F of $340 million and $110 million in debt. The investment values Cars24 at $1.84 billion post-money, the company said, making it one of the more valuable privately-held used car startups g...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Asia, Europe, UK, Mexico, India, Tech, Automotive, Malaysia, Tencent, Brazil, Uae, DST Global, Zipcar, Falcon Edge Capital


Amazon and Nike are among major brands advertising on websites that spread COVID-19 misinformation, report says

Ads for Amazon services were discovered on more than 30 sites, according to the analysis. Quinn Rooney/Getty Images Amazon, Nike, and others advertised on sites promoting false COVID-19 claims, The Observer reported. These companies may have unwittingly helped spread fake news, according to the outlet. Ads for Amazon services were found on more than 30 sites that distributed false news. See more stories on Insider's business page. Major companies and brands including Amazon, Nike, Ted ...
Tags: Amazon, UK, News, Microsoft, Ebay, US, Trends, Tech, Nike, Bill Gates, Retail, Honda, Asos, Bureau, Ted Baker, Observer


Teenager “Accidentally” Gets USB Cable Stuck in Urethra

A 15-year-old UK boy’s attempt to “measure his penis” that apparently involved inserting a USB cable into his urethra spelled disaster for the hasty child as he had to undergo surgery to get the device removed, serving as the latest in a long string of penis insertion “accidents”. It is said the boy was “triggered […]
Tags: Health, UK, Technology, Children, Accidents, Medical, International, Bizarre, Anime, Blood, Fetish, Penis Abuse, Urethra


Google and Facebook lay thousands of miles of undersea cables to ferry internet around the world. Here's how they do it.

Specialised vessels like this one are used to lay thousands of miles of internet cable along the seafloor. Alcatel submarine networks Google and Facebook are invested in dozens of subsea internet cable projects around the world. Laying these cables takes months of preparation, and specialized vessels take them out to sea. Once laid, the cables can ferry huge quantities of internet data around the globe. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google and Facebook have both laid...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Cable, Internet, Australia, Trends, Features, Ocean, Greenland, Underwater, Alcatel, Grace Hopper, Curie, Bilbao Spain, Stowell


United Kingdom To Regress To Imperial Weights and Measures

New submitter Generic User Account writes: Under plans unveiled by ministers today, it will once again become legal for market stalls, shops, and supermarkets to sell their goods using only Britain's traditional weighing system. "A document titled 'Brexit opportunities: regulatory reforms' includes plans to permit the voluntary printing of the crown stamp on pint glasses and review the EU ban on markings and sales in pounds and ounces, with legislation set to come 'in due course,'" reports The I...
Tags: UK, Tech, Eu, Britain, United Kingdom To Regress To Imperial Weights, Pippa Musgrave, International Organization of Legal Metrology


Michigan State Police to begin testing Ford Mach-E Interceptors

Andrew Tarantola Contributor Share on Twitter Andrew Tarantola is a senior editor at Engadget. The next time you get pulled over in Michigan, it could be by a cop in an electric SUV — at least if Ford has anything to say about it. The American automaker is stepping up its Police Interceptor program, which modifies existing models for use by law enforcement, typically with beefed up suspensions, brakes and added horsepower. The...
Tags: TC, Electric Vehicle, Column, UK, Tech, Ford, Michigan, Mustang, Ev, Engadget, Michigan State Police, Andrew Tarantola, Ann Arbor MI, Mach-E, Tceng, Ford Mach E Interceptors


Rolls-Royce’s all-electric aircraft completes 15-minute maiden voyage

Steve Dent Contributor Steve Dent is an associate editor at Engadget. More posts by this contributor Amazon’s cashierless ‘Just Walk Out’ tech is coming to Whole Foods stores NVIDIA’s latest tech makes AI voices more expressive and realistic Rolls-Royce, best known in aviation for its jet engines, has taken an all-electric airplane on its maiden voyage. The “Spirit of Innovation” completed a 15 minute flight, marking “the beginnin...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Column, UK, Tech, Ford, Nvidia, Airbus, Siemens, Rolls-royce, Royce, Ev, Engadget, Electric Aircraft, World Wildlife Foundation, Tecnam


Renewable AppleCare+ Coverage for Mac Now Available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, and the UK

Apple this week expanded the option to extend an expiring AppleCare+ plan to additional countries, including France, Italy, and Spain. In addition, Apple has also expanded the Mac coverage renewal option to all countries where extended ‌AppleCare‌+ coverage is offered: Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Prior to now, extended ‌AppleCare‌+ coverage options for iPhone, iPad, and Apple Watch were limited to the U.S., UK, Australia,...
Tags: Apple, Japan, UK, China, Spain, United States, United Kingdom, Apple Watch, Mac Apple, France Italy, AppleCare, Australia Canada France Germany Italy Japan Spain, U S UK Australia Canada Germany


Weekend reading: DIY disaster capitalists

What caught my eye this week. W hen I began investing in the early 2000s, the September 11th attacks still loomed large in investors’ minds. Of course, that shadow extended everywhere then. The West was at war in Afghanistan and soon Iraq. Terrorist plots exploded or were foiled with numbing regularity. It all hogged the news like Covid or Brexit. In investing circles there was seemingly an extra moral question, too. Was it right to try to profit from the share price moves that resulted from t...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, England, New York, Hollywood, London, Microsoft, California, China, Iraq, Marketing, US, Bbc, Afghanistan, West


Apple and Google bow to pressure in Russia to remove Kremlin critic’s tactical voting app

Apple and Google have removed a tactical voting app created by the organization of jailed Kremlin critic, Alexei Navalny, from their respective mobile app stores in Russia. Earlier this week Reuters reported that the Russian state had been amping up the pressure on foreign tech giants ahead of federal elections — appropriating the language of “election interference” to push US companies to censor the high profile political opponent to president Putin. On Twitter today, a key Navalny ally, Ivan Z...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Apps, Europe, Politics, UK, Activism, Putin, Russia, US, Tech, United States, President, Moscow, Vpn


Morning mail: Aukus deal backlash, strip search breach, Murdoch hires Piers Morgan

Friday: Australia’s nuclear-powered submarine deal with the US and the UK sparks international fury. Plus: everyone is listening in Liane Moriarty’s new novelGood morning. The US, UK and Australia’s defence deal has upset not only China and France, but climate experts too. Labor’s national secretary has appealed to Google over misinformation concerns ahead of the federal elections. And the controversial British journalist Piers Morgan has joined News Corp.China has denounced Australia’s nuclear...
Tags: Google, UK, Labor, Australia, France, China, US, World news, Australia news, Beijing, United States, United Kingdom, Piers Morgan, Murdoch, Morrison, US UK


When You Can Pre-Order the iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, and iPhone 13 Pro Max in Every Time Zone

Pre-orders for the iPhone 13 mini, ‌iPhone 13‌, iPhone 13 Pro, and ‌iPhone 13 Pro‌ Max will kick off on September 17 at 5 a.m. Pacific Time, allowing customers to purchase any iPhone model in Apple's 2021 ‌iPhone‌ lineup. Apple is planning to make the new devices available in multiple countries around the world simultaneously, so we've created a list of when pre-orders will kick off all around the world. Australia West - 8:00 p.m. AWST Australia East - 10:00 p.m. AEST Austria - 2:...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Japan, UK, France, China, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Taiwan, Austria, United States, Italy, Portugal, New Zealand, Belgium


Rules on GM farming and cars to be top of UK bonfire of EU laws

Minister reveals plans to change laws inherited from EU, with rules on medical devices also in crosshairsRules on genetically modified farming, medical devices and vehicle standards will be top of a bonfire of laws inherited from the EU as the government seeks to change legislation automatically transferred to the UK post-Brexit.Thousands of laws and regulations would be reviewed, modified or repealed under a new programme aimed at cementing the UK’s independence and “Brexit opportunities”, Davi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Technology, Law, Environment, David Cameron, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, Medical Research, Farming, Gm


Tanso nabs $1.9M pre-seed to help industrial manufacturers do sustainability reporting

The climate crisis is creating massive demand for data capture as industries grapple with how to decarbonize. Put simply, you can’t cut your carbon emissions if don’t know what they are in the first place. This need to gather data is a big opportunity for startups — and a wave of early companies have already been founded to try to plug the sustainability data gap, through things like APIs to assess emissions for carbon offsetting (which in turn has led to other startups trying to tackle the data...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Europe, UK, Tech, Sustainability, Eu, European Union, Artificial Intelligence, Munich, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Environmentalism, Sustainability Reporting, GreenTech, Green Deal, Zurich, Tanso


10 things in tech you need to know today

The Inspiration4 crew, who are all civilians. Netflix Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. ​​Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.Let's get started.1. SpaceX launched its first all-civilian crew into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The Inspiration4 mission was the first involving solely amateur astronauts, comprising a billionaire school dropout; a geoscientist; a p...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Spacex, UK, New York, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Newsletter, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Spain, Nasa


The Geek in Review Ep. 130 – Mary O’Carroll – The Power of Community in Driving Change

Ironclad ‘s Chief Community Officer, Mary O’Carroll , has spent the past two decades bringing business acumen to the legal industry. In an industry run by lawyers, most of whom had little to no business training, Mary points out that it is logical that legal ops teams are needed to be the right-hand people in helping lawyers in the business process. Her experience with Orrick, Google, CLOC, and now Ironclad has one common thread, and that is the need to drive change. Mary says that it is ju...
Tags: Google, Europe, Podcast, UK, Law, Australia, China, Singapore, Uncategorized, US, Data, Silicon Valley, Jason, General Counsel, Thomson Reuters, Contracts


Catch of the day... for Google, anyway: Transatlantic Cornwall cable hauled ashore (the register)

Grace Hopper landed Google's newest transatlantic subsea cable has finally been hauled ashore in Cornwall, more than a year after the megacorp revealed plans to connect the UK and US.… [Author: Tim Richardson]
Tags: Google, UK, News, US, Cornwall, Tim Richardson, Transatlantic Cornwall



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