The uncertainty surrounding AT&T's planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA increased recently when the proposed merger hit yet another stumbling block --- with the Federal Communication Commission (FCC)'s chairman stating on Friday that the merger failed to meet the FCC's standard for approval.
According to the findings of a new research carried out by a campaign group called Big Brother Watch, the implementation of stricter guidelines by the ICO have apparently failed to prevent loss of sensitive information by the UK councils --- with the councils having lost data more than 1,000 times in the last three-year period.
Going by the statistics put forth by the campaign group, it had been acknowledged by as many as 132 local authorities that they had lost sensitive data 1,035 times during the period between 2008 and 2011.
Activision Blizzard Inc.'s "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3" broke previous first-day sales records by moving a record number of copies in North America and the United Kingdom on the very first day of its launch.
The acclaimed videogames company revealed on Friday that it moved around 6.5 million units of the latest title from the popular war-game franchise and pocketed a revenue of $400 million (£250m).
The UK Prime Minister David Cameron's recent unveiling of an interactive map of East London's technology cluster has chiefly underscored the expansion of Old Street's "silicon roundabout", with the disclosure that there are over 600 firms in the Tech City area.
It is clear that the Tech City area has witnessed tremendous growth over the last one year, given the fact that there were only about 200 tech firms based there in 2010.
According to a 'State of the Internet' report by Akamai for the latest quarter, the UK features at a shamed 15th place in the list of 22 European nations boasting high-speed broadband connectivity --- the list being topped by The Netherlands.
As per the Akamai report, which essentially studies broadband connections around the globe, The Netherlands boasts the fastest Internet connection among the European countries; with a minimum of 5Mbit/s being clocked by over 68 percent of the broadband connections in the country.
A 20-year-old satellite, which weighs around 6 tons, is expected to crash tonight, a scientist state that the people in the UK will be able to see the action.
The scientist reveals that after the satellite crashes, it will take a form of a fireball, and will be clearly visible in the UK and in the countries located around it. The satellite will be seen moving from north to the west.
Finally, the Science Museum in London has decided to support John Graham for constructing Charles Babbage's mechanical computer. Babbage was a British mathematician and was the mastermind behind introduction of an Analytical Engine in 1837. When he was trying to launch a way for producing involuntary mathematical tables at that time, he got to know about the engine.
Application conference will be held in various educational institutions of the UK, to discuss the developments in the field. The conference is going to be held in Aberystwyth University, where the development of iPhone and iPad applications will be discussed.
The conference is expected to be attended by 170 representatives from various countries, some coming from Europe, US and Israel. The event will continue for three days is going to be started on Wednesday. The conference will be graced by Chris Price; Coordinator of iOS DEV will also contribute his bit.
Following the ways of its rival counterpart ZTE, the Chinese telecom device maker, Huawei is reported to have announced last week the coming of its brand of mobile phones and tablets globally, which includes the UK market.
Also, this is said to be an addition to the huge steps taken by the company, and the UK based independent retail giant Phones 4U, has confirmed that it will join forces with Huawei to promote and sell the first two phones newly introduced by the company.
Vodafone had launched the first ever operator billing for Android market in Europe, which can be accessed by the users in the UK and Germany. The users of the Android application on Vodafone will be able to transfer their App market purchases to their phone bills, instead of paying out through credit cards.
As per Vodafone, "In addition to facilitating the best possible user experience, Vodafone operator billing extends your reach to the large number of app buying customers who are unwilling or unable to use credit cards. In some countries this can be more than 90% of the market”.
Return of otters in English county from near extinction due to pesticides, and less food supply is considered to be one of the major indicators of the development in some of the areas like Kent.
Otter number got decreased when toxic pesticides got washed off the fields went in to the water. It also damaged fish stock. And by 1970, they were almost negligible.
Health authorities took the preventive measures and banned the use of pesticides in the field.
According to reports, UK's biggest five banks, recently announced that in the past three months, they have extended their plans to provide loan to UK companies.
However, all the five bank’s officials declared that the main aim behind this move was that they strongly wanted the UK’s economy to come back on the right track, as the current monetary problems extension problems, forced the government targets to become still.
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has revealed that UK’s population has been inclined towards social networking sites and smartphones. Around one fourth of the adult population and half of the teenagers have been using smartphones.
Ofcom revealed that among the smartphones owners, 58% of them were males and the female count was 42%. Among the younger generation, children aged between 12 and 15 years were surveyed, 52% of girls have been using smart phones and 48% of boys were using smartphones.
Sony is heading towards making itself the leading supplier of mobile phones based on the Android operating system and for attaining this position it has announce to launched two new smartphones and a new feature phone in the Asia-Pacific markets. It also wants to establish itself as a communication entertainment brand.
By the end of third quarter of current year, its new smartphones will be out, the Xperia ray, the Xperia active and the Sony Ericsson txt.
The police department of Wiltshire has introduced its Police National Database the previous day and has already disclosed a speedy development in a case regarding a victim of domestic violence. This Database facilitates the various forces to access and distribute the information which is available with the local authorities.
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