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UK's SportPursuit secures £5M for Series B

SportPursuit, a flash sales site based in the UK, nabbed £5M from its Series B financing round led by London-based venture capital firm DFJ Esprit and participated in by Silicon Valley Bank and angel investors, TechCrunch reported.

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Bristow Helicopters picks up stake in UK's Eastern Airways

British helicopter airline Bristow Helicopters picked up a 60% stake in UK-based airline Eastern Airways International Ltd, with the two firms to continue operating as entities independent from each other, as part of the strategic investment deal.

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Bristow Helicopters picks up stake in UK's Eastern Airways

British helicopter airline Bristow Helicopters picked up a 60% stake in UK-based airline Eastern Airways International Ltd, with the two firms to continue operating as entities independent from each other, as part of the strategic investment deal.

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London-based Togethera closes £250K in seed funding to roll out private family photo-sharing app

London, UK-based startup Togethera closed $250,000 in a seed funding round led by European and American angel investors to roll out its private family photo sharing app on Android.

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British fashion startup ASAP54 picks up $3M in venture round

London, UK-based startup ASAP54 picked up $3 million in a recent venture round to support the development and international expansion of its mobile fashion search and discovery app.

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Irish media firm Communicorp snaps up eight stations from Global Radio for £35M

Dublin, Ireland-based media holding firm Communicorp snapped up eight stations from London, UK-based media and publishing holding group Global Radio in a deal valued at £35 million as the latter was forced by the Competition Commission to do so.

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Apple pulls last Bitcoin mobile wallet from App Store

Tech giant Apple has cleared the App Store of all Bitcoin mobile wallet apps by pulling Blockchain from the store on Wednesday without a clear explanation for the move, but retained other non-wallet Bitcoin apps in the said store.

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Babcock International Group adds Oman-based training institute

London, UK-based engineering and support services firm Babcock International Group added Oman-based oil and gas training organization National Training Institute (NTI) for an undisclosed sum to extend the latter's training services to the UK.

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Liverpool reportedly in talks to buy £11M stake in Australian football club Melbourne Victory

English football club Liverpool is in talks to acquire an £11-million stake in Australian professional football club Melbourne Victory, according to a report by News.com.au.

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British spy unit launches cyberattack on Anonymous -NSA leak

Secret British spy unit Joint Threat Research Intelligent Group (JTRIG) launched a distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on US-based hacktivist group Anonymous' Internet chat rooms, according to leaked NSA documents obtained by NBC News.

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UK working to unblock harmless sites barred by Internet filter

The UK government is now listing down charities, educational, and other random websites wrongly blocked by Internet service providers when web filters designed to block porn came into full effect.

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Coworking space Rainmaking Loft invades Berlin

Starting February 27, London-based co-working space Rainmaking Loft will be opening 80 desks within a 1,000-square-meter office space in Berlin to provide startups with links between the Berlin and London tech markets.

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Australian online tailoring startup InStitchu expands to the UK

Sydney, Australia-based online tailoring startup InStitchu expanded to the UK by partnering with two London-based entrepreneurs who planned to open a similar business but instead bought a minority stake in the company's new UK subsidiary.

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UK-based phone recycling firm Redeem acquires rival Eazyfone

Bathgate, West Lothian-based mobile phone recycling company Redeem Holdings acquired Macclesfield, Chesire-based rival Eazyfone for an undisclosed amount to enhance its processing capability and increase its annual takeover.

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US tech media startup Daily Dot adds London news site The Kernel

Texas, US-based tech media startup Daily Dot Media (DDM) added London, UK-based tabloid-style news site The Kernel, whose editor-in-chief is stepping down from his position, for an undisclosed sum.

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