Digital Shoreditch has opened entries on a competition to provide one London-based tech startup with £1m in funding, with the aim of growing the winning company into a £100m business.
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The UK's data protection agency ruled in 2010 that Google did not breach UK data laws. But an FCC report may force the UK regulator into reinvestigating the search company.
Online travel specialist Expedia has submitted a formal complaint to the European Commission in the ongoing antitrust investigation into whether Google is abusing its dominance of the search market."Expedia filed a complaint with the European Commission that details specific business and search practices by Google that constitute a violation of European Union competition and consumer protection laws.
China has blocked searches for #Egypt on its State-approved, State-controlled version of Twitter.Searches for #Egypt on Sina (with over 50 million users) returns the message, "According to relevant laws, regulations and policies, the search results are not shown.
The company has apologised after the country's privacy commissioner said the search giant 'would have' breached privacy laws with its Wi-Fi data harvesting
China sent Google its most direct message yet on the search giant's plan to stop censoring its results.According to a bevy of reports, Li Yizhong, the minister of Industry and Information Technology, said Google has to obey China's laws---and that means censoring search results.
The centre, with branches in Paris, London and Munich, will add to Microsoft's existing annual $600m research spend in Europe, as Microsoft Live Search struggles to catch up with Yahoo and Google
The search giant has invited Queen Elizabeth to view ongoing tech projects at its London base in October
It was about six pm last night when I was sat in the reception of Microsoft’s London HQ twiddling on a BlackBerry that I got news of a new search deal between RIM and Microsoft themselves. Spooked as I naturally was, I looked over my shoulder to check whether I was being followed and read on as I had heard rumblings about this earlier in the day.
Due to a shortage of senior engineers with 'world-class experience' in Australia, the search giant is directing recruitment efforts to London to tempt ex-pats home
Well, we already knew that Google was a big funder of Mozilla and its various offshoots (some Mozilla press events have taken place at Google's London offices), but 85 percent?That seems to be the conclusion to draw after Mozilla released its 2006 financial statement, including this note: "Mozilla has a contract with a search engine provider for royalties.
For the online health care revolution to really get going we don't need prototypes, and we don't need search. We need better privacy laws, against Big Brother, Little Brother, and everyone else, a HIPAA for the 21st century.
The battle for anonymity on the Internet rages on. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, search engines are having to comply with assorted countries' laws while maintaining privacy for their customers, reports Tech News World.
The Google Search Kingdom is feeling the competitive heat: Ask.com, Google competitor and partner, engaged in guerrilla search warfare in London, and number one search rival Yahoo is calling out “Dare to Compare!
If all goes according to plan, Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales and partner Amazon will launch a socially-charged search engine to compete with Google, Yahoo, Ask and others early next year. According to the story in The Times of London, the project is called Wikiasari--wiki (Hawaiian for "quick" + asari (Japanese for "rummaging search)--and will be launched out of Wikia, Inc, the for-profit, venture-funded branch of Wales' effort to human-empower Web pages.
A hearing on protecting children yields a dozen proposed laws including Web blocking, surveillance and "search and destroy bots."
Google is targeting mobile search with a new London mobile division. The mobile search area is still open to someone who can produce the "killer" application of mobile search on the small screen. Gada.be does an excellent job with metasearches and is my current favorite mobile search method.
Case study: Camden in the market for a better search
If court rules that search terms are protected by privacy laws, criminal investigations could get tougher.
People are knocking Congress for calling search vendors to account for aiding Chinese censorship. Laws coming out of the hearings could be a disaster, but the conversation is essential.
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