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France Rules Against Misuse of “Fibre Optic Broadband” in ISP Adverts

The debate over whether or not broadband ISPs that don’t sell a pure “fibre optic” (FTTH/P) broadband connection should be allowed to use such terminology in their adverts is nothing new, but a new ruling by the Government of France shows that some countries are taking a stand. The situation is already well explained in …

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Nintendo surprises with net profit

Japanese video game giant Nintendo beats expectations to swing to a net profit in its first quarter of this year. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Uber faces legal action by drivers

A union starts legal action against the cab company Uber, claiming it deprives them of workplace rights by classing them as “partners”. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Sky Broadband UK Growth Stable to Reach 5.62 Million Internet Users

Sky Broadband is holding its own against increasing pressure from BT and this is demonstrated by their Q2 2015 results reporting another +96,000 increase in Internet subscribers for the UK and Ireland (total 5.62 million), which is only a small dip from the +100k added in Q1 2015 and +106k in Q4-2014. The news is …

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Amazon suggests airspace for drones

US online retailer Amazon calls for a separate airspace zone for commercial drone flights that could deliver goods to customers. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Windows 10 launch is ‘new era’

Wednesday’s global launch of Windows 10 marks a “new era” for personal computing, Microsoft’s chief executive tells the BBC. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Microsoft boss Nadella on Windows 10

Satya Nadella has been at the helm at Microsoft since February 2014. Windows 10, which was released globally on Wednesday, is his most important milestone yet. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Twitter boss ‘not satisfied’ with growth

Twitter’s revenue and earnings for the second quarter have beaten expectations, but co founder Jack Dorsey says he is “not satisfied” with its user growth. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

VIDEO: Scientists fear robotic weapons

More than 1,000 scientists, including Stephen Hawking, have called for a ban on developing artificial intelligence for military use and to build robotic weapons. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

LinkedIn pledges to reduce emails

LinkedIn members opening their email inbox with a groan at yet another message from the professional networking site can rest easy. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

New fast memory tech outraces flash

A new kind of computer memory that is up to 1,000 times faster than flash storage is to go on sale in 2016, helping scientists and games developers alike. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

AUDIO: Motorola wants battery breakthrough

Motorola’s chief executive says he would love a battery tech breakthrough, but believes it will be a long time before phones last a full week between charges. Read more here:: BBC News – Technology

Amazon UK Prime Instant Video Users Get FREE Music Streaming

Online retailer Amazon UK has expanded their existing unlimited TV and Movie streaming service by adding Prime Music at no extra cost, which gives the service a slight edge over rivals like NOW TV and Netflix that tend to focus more exclusively on video streaming. Customers of Amazon Prime, which also includes a cheaper and …

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All Public Libraries in England to Get FREE WiFi Access by March 2016

The Government has announced that tier 1 local authorities can now apply for a slice of £7.1 million in public funding, which is designed to help them ensure that all public libraries in England can offer free wireless (WiFi) Internet access to visitors by March 2016. Admittedly the move isn’t all that surprising because it …

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