The Guardian

Beamly

British social TV app Zeebox rebrands itself as Beamly

In a bid to expand its user base and retain loyalty, London, UK-based social TV app Zeebox rebranded itself as a new app called Beamly which now has enhanced social functionality and content discovery range.

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Moble apps

New UK tax law may increase price of apps by 20pct

A new tax law in the UK that will take effect at the beginning of 2015 seeks to close a loophole that exempts online music, apps, and downloads from a 20% value added tax.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey may ban Facebook and YouTube over alleged corruption leaks

The prime minister of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, is planning to pass a law that will ban Facebook and YouTube in the country after recordings revealing his group's alleged corruption went viral on the Internet.

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Bitcoin

Can Porn help the Bitcoin economy succeed?

A report on UK-based news firm The Guardian cited Sagan Ltd marketing director David Kay saying porn could help the online currency Bitcoin succeed because of its private and quick transaction methods.

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ITV Plc

ITV sells last of its stake in Scottish broadcaster STV for £7.5 million

London-based broadcaster ITV Plc has sold its remaining 6.79% stake in Scotland-based broadcaster STV for £7.5 million, severing a shareholder relationship that goes back to the 1990s.

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Eurostar

Britain to sell Eurostar stake under GBP10 billion privatization program

A new GBP10 billion privatization program will see Britain's 40% stake in cross-channel rail operator Eurostar sold off to help pay down UK's debts.

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Hinkley Point

Lloyd's Register director says South Korea is a possible investor in Britain's nuclear industry

South Korea was reported to be a possible investor in Britain's nuclear power market after the Asian country hired Lloyd's Register to evaluate its nuclear reactors, according to a director at Lloyd's.

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American journalist Glenn Greenwald

Greenwald to join Omidyar media venture after Guardian exit - sources

UK newspaper The Guardian had confirmed the departure of American journalist Glenn Greenwald, who is rumored to be joining a new media venture backed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar.

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