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On sale now: First laptops certified to ‘Respect Your Freedom’

Gluglug X60 Laptop now certified to Respect Your Freedom
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) today awarded Respects Your Freedom (RYF) certification to Gluglug X60 laptops. The RYF certification mark means that the product meets the FSF’s standards in regard to users’ freedom, control over the product, and privacy. This is the first laptop to receive RYF [...]

Scrap metal dealers will have to hold licences

All scrap metal dealers will have to hold licences as strict new regulations penalising rogue traders became law today (March 1st 2013).
The Scrap Metal Dealers Act, which will come into effect later this year, will require metal dealers to satisfy their local authority that they are a legitimate trader. It will give local authorities and [...]

Google publishes video to show how it feels to wear Google Glasses

See more about this on the BBC web site.

Whoops - I accidentally learnt some German

I was fascinated to hear about a language education web site called Duolingo.com. According to last week’s New Scientist (2nd Feb 2013) magazine, it has been found that “students [using Duolingo.com] needed an average of 34 hours to learn the equivalent of what is covered in the first semester of a university Spanish course”.
Naturally, I was intrigued [...]

O2 launches On & On with unlimited tariffs for UK Small Business

O2, the commercial brand of Telefónica UK Limited, today announced the launch of On & On, its new unlimited tariff created to deliver British small businesses with practical help and value in their day-to-day communications costs.

On & On will be open to existing and new O2 small business customers and lets customers use their phone [...]

Ofcom looks favourably on Orange/T-Mobile application to deliver 4G services

Mainstream 4G mobile services could be available in the UK as early as this year, under proposals outlined today by Ofcom.
Everything Everywhere,  the mobile phone operator running two of the UK’s most famous brands - T-Mobile (UK) and Orange (UK), has submitted an application to Ofcom to use its existing spectrum to deliver 4G services. [...]

Kodak Enters into Agreement for Proposed Sale of Gallery Photo Services Site to Shutterfly

Shutterfly to provide stalking horse bid in court-supervised auction process
ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 01 —

Eastman Kodak Company has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Shutterfly, a leading Internet-based social expression and personal publishing service, for the proposed sale of certain assets of its KODAK Gallery on-line photo services business for $23.8 million. [...]

Strategic Partnership formed to Revolutionise Facebook Marketing

360i parent company Dentsu Network West to invest in Expion to catapult social software company’s growth through integration of earned & paid social media

Digital agency 360i and social software firm Expion today announced a strategic partnership to revolutionize the way brands invest in Facebook. The partnership will result in the development of a powerful integrated [...]

Super-fast broadband goes live in two more Merseyside communities

Super-fast broadband is now available in two more Merseyside communities, BT announced today.
More than 9,400 householders and firms in Childwall, Liverpool, and over 2,300 in Rainford, St Helens, are poised to join in high-speed revolution as engineers complete the local upgrades in the coming weeks.
This latest development will take the number of premises in Merseyside [...]

Serial entrepreneur sells 3 year old company for $80m

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) announced, today, that it has acquired Mykonos Software, the leading provider of Intrusion Deception Systems that protect websites and web applications. Under the terms of the agreement, Juniper acquired Mykonos Software for a cash purchase price of approximately $80 million.
Mykonos Software is a private company that was [...]

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