Paul Sandle

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10 Jan 2019 | 4:48 PM

After meeting May, Japan's Abe says world does not want no-deal Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Japan's Shinzo Abe said on Thursday that the world did not want to see a disorderly Brexit and that he fully supported British Prime Minister Theresa May's withdrawal deal from the European Union now facing defeat in parliament.

23 Dec 2018 | 10:09 PM

Police release two people arrested in Gatwick drone investigation

LONDON (Reuters) - British police on Sunday released without charge two people arrested in an inquiry into the illegal use of drones at London's Gatwick Airport that crippled operations for three days last week.

9 Nov 2018 | 12:53 PM

Chinese smartphone maker launches in Britain with flagship device

Xiaomi, the world's fourth ranked smartphone maker, entered Britain on Nov 8 with the international debut of its flagship Mi 8 Pro, which it hopes will win fans in a market dominated by Samsung and Apple.

1 Nov 2018 | 6:23 PM

Father of Web says tech giants may have to be split up

Silicon Valley technology giants such as Facebook and Google have grown so dominant they may need to be broken up, unless challengers or changes in taste reduce their clout, the inventor of the World Wide Web said.

Berners-Lee said he was disappointed with the current state of the internet, following scandals over the abuse of personal data and the use of social media to spread hate. — Reuters
30 Oct 2018 | 11:00 AM

Britain to target online giants with new 'Digital Services Tax'

Britain said it would tax the revenue that online platforms such as Google, Facebook and Amazon make in the country to update a system that had not kept pace with changing digital business models.

23 Oct 2018 | 7:31 PM

Dyson chooses Singapore over Britain to build electric car

James Dyson, the billionaire British inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner, has chosen to build his electric car in Singapore to be close to Asian customers, supply chains and a highly skilled workforce.

Dyson announced its plans to build an electric car a little over a year ago. — Reuters
30 Aug 2018 | 9:30 AM

Facebook rolls out Watch video service internationally

Facebook is rolling out its Watch video service globally one year after it launched in the United States with original entertainment news and sports content to compete with platforms like Alphabet Inc's YouTube.

With Watch, users can have a two-way conversation about the content with friends, other fans or even the creatives themselves. — Reuters
29 Aug 2018 | 5:30 PM

Britain's O2 allows customers to choose smartphone pay back terms

Britain’s O2 said it will allow customers to choose how much they pay upfront for a smartphone and how they spread the payments of the balance, targeting subscribers who want more control over their mobile contracts.

O2 subscribers are free to select their own payment plans for their smartphones. — Reuters
24 Aug 2018 | 11:50 PM

Thomas Cook evacuates 300 from Egyptian hotel after couple's deaths

LONDON/CAIRO (Reuters) - Thomas Cook said it was evacuating all 301 of its customers from a hotel in Egypt's popular Red Sea resort of Hurghada as a precautionary measure after two of its holidaymakers died in circumstances it said were still unclear.

2 Aug 2018 | 2:30 PM

Everything but the voice: Britons’ mobile calls fall for first time

Britons are more attached to their mobile phones than ever before, but the amount of time they spend using them for their original purpose – talking to someone else – has fallen for the first time, Ofcom said on Aug 2.

Ofcom said the popularity of Internet-based services such as WhatsApp, Skype and Snapchat, all of which can be used to make calls as well as send messages, had reduced the time spent on mobile voice networks. — Reuters