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UK Officials Consider Banning Tiny Mobile Phones

The world’s smallest phones are not welcomed in the UK according to the UK’s Serious Organised Crime Agency and the National Trading Standards Board. Officials have advised retailers to stop selling miniature cell phones because they were targeted at prisoners. Prisoners are not allowed to have mobile phones in the UK and the country have even considered jamming cellular signals in order to prevent prisoners from conducting illegal activities while incarcerated.

UK agencies are also advising car manufacturers to sue Chinese phone manufacturers for copyright infringement since the mini-phones mimics the appearance of car fobs. Some even used logos from car makers in order to hide their true function. Read more

Kickstarter to Host Workshops in London to Kickstart UK-Based Projects

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Kickstarter today announced two new workshops to teach artists, writers, and other creative people in London how to raise money for their projects in the cloud. The New York-based company opened its crowdfunding platform in the UK two weeks ago. Already the creators are hard at work making “the rather bland luxury underwear market interesting” and other must-see projects.

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Move Over Lovefilm: Netflix Plans UK Launch for 2012

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Despite a rather difficult few months in which they lost 800,000 U.S. subscribers, Netflix is still one of the top dogs in the world of American film and television show streaming. They played a big part in the downfall of Blockbuster and have stepped on the toes of other major players like HBO as well. Now it looks like they’re headed across the Atlantic, to try their luck against UK players like Amazon-owned on-demand service Lovefilm.

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