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The Next Web UK: Weekly Re-Cap

The Next Web UK: Weekly Re-Cap
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James Glick

James is a London based technology blogger and writer for The Next Web Network. Working for UK online advertising agency 20:20 Media and An James is a London based technology blogger and writer for The Next Web Network. Working for UK online advertising agency 20:20 Media and Analytics, James has a strong passion for start ups, social media, apps and the web community. He can be found writing for his personal, company and of course TNW UK blogs. Follow him via Twitter and Facebook.

It’s that time again, a quick re hash of this weeks tech, web and start up news in the UK from The Next Web.

If you’ve got any news you’d like adding to the Weekly Re-cap, you can simply tweet a link to it and include the hashtag, #tnwukrecap.

Internal news from TNW UK includes a couple of new faces to the team as we continue to grow the blog.  Tim Difford and Elizabeth Fish have recently joined us and we’re still on the look out for talented writers with a real passion for the tech, web and start up industries in the UK.  Get in touch with myself at [email protected] or through our Junior Editor, Matt Ellis ([email protected]) if your interested.

Anyway, here’s the latest re-cap on the most prominent news in the UK this week.

TimeOut London are set to release an iPhone app for London that will undoubtedly drive the much loved publication forward and give Londoners even less of an excuse to explore the city.  Due on the 14th December, just in time for the busy festive period, it will revolutionise the way Londoner’s enjoy nightlife, culture and eating out in the city.  (Full Article)

MySpace UK Launches Music Service
“MySpace expanded its presence in the entertainment market on Thursday with the British launch of its music service, as the social networking site seeks to reinvent itself after being eclipsed by rival Facebook.”:
(Full Article From Yahoo News)

Channel 5 Joins YouTube Shows. Following YouTube striking a deal with Channel 4 two weeks ago, they’ve managed to come to an agreement with Channel Five to allow them to broadcast many of Five’s shows online.  The various shows currently available are the Australian soaps Neighbours and Home and Away along with The Hotel Inspector and The Gadget Show. They can be accessed via YouTube Shows along with the 250 hours of archived footage that will be available shortly. (Full Article)

UK First: Town Appoints an Official “Resident Tweeter”.
A teacher has become the first person in the UK to be appointed as a “tweeter in residence” for a town. Mike McTimoney, or @TheDarloBird, will use Twitter to keep the town on top of news and events in Darlington. McTimoney, of the town’s Queen Elizabeth sixth form college, said: “I think it is great to be the UK’s first twitterer in residence and I hope other towns will follow suit.” (Full Article)

The Golden Twits – The Winners As Twitter Awards Come To London. The first annual Twitter awards were held last week at Fabric in London with a host of well known Twitterati picking up awards. The Golden Twits is a side project from the advertising and media online magazine, The Drum and was also broadcasted live online. Winners included Man City FC, Twibbon, Compare the Meerkat and Duncan Bannatyne. (Full Article)

Other News:

  • The UK has been in deep mourning this week as Lilly Allen gives up technology. (Full Article)
  • Google, Facebook and Ebay ganged up on the UK Government over recently announced UK Digital Bill (Full Article)
  • Doctors told to stop flirting on social networks. (Full Article)
  • Clean up the language, the UK tells Apple. (Full Article)
  • 1,219 bogus designer websites shutdown (Full Article)
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