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The Next Web UK: Weekly Re-Cap

The Next Web UK: Weekly Re-Cap
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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.

Welcome to the next edition of the The Next Web UK’s Weekly Re-Cap!

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.

It’s been another packed week of UK tech news, particularly with LeWeb conference featuring some great UK start ups over the last couple of days.  We’ve also had another writer join the UK ranks too, Jamie Riddell.  Who I’m sure will be bringing some great coverage of UK based apps and start ups for you, our readers.

As the majority of you know the LeWeb Conference took place this week and featured some up and coming UK start ups that we’ve featured this week on the The Next Web UK:

HyperWords: The One Stop Research Tool: The free plugin allows you to highlight any term, figure or content on a page and then perform any one of a number of actions whilst still on the page.  (Full Review)

90 minute delivery from your favourite online stores with Shutl. E-commerce shoppers in London could soon be experiencing 90 minute courier deliveries from their favourite online stores thanks to the brains, and technology behind Shutl a new UK startup. (Full Review)

FriendBinder – Not Just Another Lifestreamer. At first glance FriendBinder, the UK based start up from the midlands, looks just like another ‘me too’ lifestream site. (Full Review)

A summary of the rest of this week’s UK tech news can be found below:

Tesco announces UK tariffs. UK budget mobile network Tesco Mobile has announced its price plans for the iPhone but will they trigger a price war between British iPhone carriers?  Martin Bryant takes you through the ins and outs of Tesco’s announcement of the tariffs they’ll be introducing on the 14th December when they officially launch the iPhone 3G and 3GS on their network. (Full Article)

Kids to get online safety lessons…we’re getting somewhere!
The Government has outlined plans not only to teach kids how to be ‘net wise’ but also the ambition to include it in the National Curriculum by September 2011.  Kids will get guidance and lessons on how to avoid/deal with online bullying and pedophilia from as young as 5.  (Full Article)

Lady Gaga for Less? UK Music Price Comparison Site Goes Live!
UK music fans could soon be paying a lot less for their downloads. Consumer champion, Martin Lewis, founder of has launched a new price comparison service for music downloads. Tunechecker has the potential to save music fans serious money and may have an impact on the Apple iTunes Store’s dominance if the comparison site gains popularity in the UK. (Full Article)

Panic Button for FacebookDon’t Panic! Facebook to support new Internet Safety Code.
Facebook is to add Panic Buttons to its site to enable children to immediately flag up inappropriate and obscene material. The world’s largest social network is one of 140 organisations to sign up to the UK’s new voluntary internet standards to be launched on Tuesday, reports The Sunday Times. (Full Article)

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