Sony told to pay BBC £5m for stock damaged in London riots

April 24, 2020 at 04:55PM Warehouse held £40m of DVDs and CDs when it burnt down in August 2011 Sony must pay the BBC £5m after the High Court found it failed to prevent a warehouse containing about £40m-worth of DVDs and CDs from being burnt down during the London riots. The Sony Digital AudioContinue reading “Sony told to pay BBC £5m for stock damaged in London riots”

Coronavirus lockdown causes London traffic to drop 90%, Citymapper app reveals

March 30, 2020 at 02:15PM Less journeys across the capital sees air pollution nosedive in March Coronavirus lockdown causes London traffic to drop 90%, Citymapper app reveals … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus lockdown causes London traffic to drop 90%, Citymapper app reveals

Coronavirus: Facebook shuts down London offices after employee tests positive

March 06, 2020 at 04:30PM Facilities will be subject to deep clean after employee with virus visited from Singapore Coronavirus: Facebook shuts down London offices after employee tests positive … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Coronavirus: Facebook shuts down London offices after employee tests positive

London-based Gyana raises $3.9M for a no-code approach to data science

February 27, 2020 at 04:31PM Coding and other computer science expertise remain some of the more important skills that a person can have in the working world today, but in the last few years, we have also seen a big rise in a new generation of tools providing an alternative way of reaping the fruitsContinue reading “London-based Gyana raises $3.9M for a no-code approach to data science”

Time: London Police to Deploy Facial Recognition Cameras Despite Privacy Concerns and Evidence of High Failure Rate

January 24, 2020 at 04:29PM Police in London are moving ahead with a deploying a facial recognition camera system despite privacy concerns and evidence that the technology is riddled with false positives. The Metropolitan Police, the U.K.’s biggest police department with jurisdiction over most of London, announced Friday it would begin rolling out new “liveContinue reading “Time: London Police to Deploy Facial Recognition Cameras Despite Privacy Concerns and Evidence of High Failure Rate”

Apple Pay ‘Express Transit’ mode arrives in London, meaning iPhones can be pressed straight onto Tube payment machines

December 02, 2019 at 07:43PM New update will also allow phones to be used to pay even when their battery has died Apple Pay 'Express Transit' mode arrives in London, meaning iPhones can be pressed straight onto Tube payment machines … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Apple Pay 'Express Transit' mode arrives in London, meaningContinue reading “Apple Pay ‘Express Transit’ mode arrives in London, meaning iPhones can be pressed straight onto Tube payment machines”

With Uber’s future in doubt, how else might Londoners zip around town?

November 30, 2019 at 04:00PM As the biggest ride-hailing app faces trouble over fake IDs, we test out its three main rivals, and find few can match taking the bus or tube For London, Uber is not yet over. But last week’s decision by the capital’s transport authority to reject the global ride-hailing firm’s applicationContinue reading “With Uber’s future in doubt, how else might Londoners zip around town?”

Uber loses licence to operate in London

November 25, 2019 at 10:33AM Ride-hailing service to continue while it appeals against Transport for London decision Uber has lost its licence to operate private hire vehicles in London after authorities found that more than 14,000 trips were taken with uninsured drivers. Transport for London announced the decision not to renew the ride-hailing firm’s licenceContinue reading “Uber loses licence to operate in London”

Pokémon Center London opens to vast queues, as hundreds of fans wait for hours to visit pop-up

October 18, 2019 at 10:29AM Store will only exist for a month Pokémon Center London opens to vast queues, as hundreds of fans wait for hours to visit pop-up … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Pokémon Center London opens to vast queues, as hundreds of fans wait for hours to visit pop-up

‘It’s going to be a revolution’: driverless cars in new London trial

October 03, 2019 at 10:10AM Self-driving vehicles reach UK milestone with first demo in ‘complex urban environment’ in Stratford Work to bring driverless cars to Britain’s streets has reached a milestone with the first demonstration of an autonomous fleet driving in a “complex urban environment” in London. Ford Mondeos fitted with autonomous technology from theContinue reading “‘It’s going to be a revolution’: driverless cars in new London trial”

Uber granted two-month extension to London licence

September 24, 2019 at 10:23AM Transport for London again rejects ride-hailing firm’s application for a full licence Uber’s application to renew its private hire operating licence in London has been rebuffed again by regulators. Transport for London has instead given the ride-hailing firm only a two-month extension to its licence, which is due to expireContinue reading “Uber granted two-month extension to London licence”

Uber contradicts own research with London congestion ad claim

August 26, 2019 at 03:02PM Poster displayed near two TfL offices said car-pooling service helped reduce traffic An Uber advertising campaign in London has claimed that its car-pooling service reduces traffic, contradicting the findings of the US ride-hailing app company’s own research. A large billboard poster displayed in London this month says “Uber Pool reducesContinue reading “Uber contradicts own research with London congestion ad claim”

Apple teams up with Mayor of London to teach kids ‘most important second language’

August 07, 2019 at 05:13PM ‘Nobody in gang culture dreams as far as working with Apple or being trained by Apple,’ one participant says Apple teams up with Mayor of London to teach kids 'most important second language' … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Apple teams up with Mayor of London to teach kids 'mostContinue reading “Apple teams up with Mayor of London to teach kids ‘most important second language’”

Microsoft to open first European store in central London

July 10, 2019 at 03:47PM Gaming lounge and AR specs feature in store, which firm says proves commitment to UK Microsoft is opening its first European store on Oxford Street, in London featuring a McLaren Senna car customised as an Xbox driving simulator, a gaming lounge and a community education centre where children can learnContinue reading “Microsoft to open first European store in central London”

Crane, a new early-stage London VC focused on ‘intelligent’ enterprise startups, raises $90M fund

June 11, 2019 at 11:09AM Crane Venture Partners, a newish London-based early-stage VC targeting what it calls “intelligent” enterprise startups, is officially outing today. Founded by Scott Sage and Krishna Visvanathan, who were both previously at DFJ Esprit, “Crane I” has had a second closing totalling $90 million, money the firm is investing in enterpriseContinue reading “Crane, a new early-stage London VC focused on ‘intelligent’ enterprise startups, raises $90M fund”

Watch Dogs Legion lets players wreak havoc in dystopian post-Brexit London

June 11, 2019 at 10:29AM ‘The people are being oppressed by corrupt opportunists and it’s up to you to build a resistance to give the city back to the people,’ the game’s trailer states Watch Dogs Legion lets players wreak havoc in dystopian post-Brexit London … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Watch Dogs Legion letsContinue reading “Watch Dogs Legion lets players wreak havoc in dystopian post-Brexit London”

Saudi Arabia accused of hacking London-based dissident

May 28, 2019 at 07:00PM Kingdom targeted satirist Ghanem Almasarir with Israeli malware, letter of claim alleges Saudi Arabia has been accused of launching a sophisticated hacking attack against a prominent dissident in London who is allegedly living under police protection, according to a letter of claim that has been sent to the kingdom andContinue reading “Saudi Arabia accused of hacking London-based dissident”

‘Concreteberg’ The Weight Of A Blue Whale Plagues London’s Sewers

April 18, 2019 at 09:40PM “It goes without saying that pouring concrete down the drains into our sewers isn’t going to do any good,” a London water provider said. ‘Concreteberg’ The Weight Of A Blue Whale Plagues London’s Sewers…

Uber adds public transport information to London app

April 30, 2019 at 12:01AM Relaunch will let users compare journeys on other services such as tube and bus Uber is relaunching its London app to include public transport information, allowing users to compare journeys on other services, as well as its private hire cars. The ride-hailing firm said the change, integrating publicly available TransportContinue reading “Uber adds public transport information to London app”

London Marathon 2019: Fitness trackers add up to 11 miles to marathon, study claims

April 27, 2019 at 11:17AM ‘Our tests have found a number of models from big-name brands that can’t be trusted when it comes to measuring distance,’ say testers London Marathon 2019: Fitness trackers add up to 11 miles to marathon, study claims … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: London Marathon 2019: Fitness trackers add upContinue reading “London Marathon 2019: Fitness trackers add up to 11 miles to marathon, study claims”