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Uber Ban in London lifted

Uber wins court battle to keep operating in London

June 26th, 2018

Uber has overcome a ban on operating in London, its biggest and most lucrative European market. The firm lost its license to operate in the UK capital in 2017, after regulatory body Transport for London declined to renew Uber’s permit, citing a “lack of corporate responsibility.” Although the firm had been operating under a temporary …

london caterpillar invasion

London is under attack… from caterpillars

May 11th, 2018

When you think of invasive species, a fluffy little caterpillar probably isn’t the first that that comes to mind — that is, unless you happen to live in London. The UK forestry commission has been fighting a battle against the larvae of an insect called the oak processionary moth (OPM for short), and after a …

Uber in London

Uber just lost the battle of London

September 22nd, 2017

London is one of Uber’s major markets, with some 3.5 million people using the app in the crowded city, according to the company. But come late September, Uber won’t be allowed to operate its business in London anymore. The local transport authority on Friday announced that Uber’s license won’t be renewed, saying the company is …

london boob

There’s a giant boob in London

April 3rd, 2017

No, you didn’t accidentally happen upon a late April Fool’s day joke, there is actually a massive inflatable boob hanging out in London. The huge organ, perched delicately upon a two-story building in the eastern part of the city, is part of an awareness campaign aimed at mitigating the stigma of breastfeeding in public, but that …

Unannounced BlackBerry 10 devices revealed by developer phone

May 7th, 2012

A number of unannounced devices currently being developed by Research In Motion have been revealed by the alpha software included on the developer preview phone the vendor distributed last week. BlackBerry watcher N4BB discovered a number of code-names referencing unannounced BlackBerry devices in RIM’s BlackBerry 10 alpha software, several of which are expected to run the …