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Uber to ignore German ban despite being ruled 'illegal'

A Frankfurt court has ruled against the personal taxi app Uber, effectively banning its use throughout Germany -- but the firm has no intention to …

These six lawsuits shaped the internet

When AOL executive Ryan Block went public with a recorded a customer service call in which a Comcast representative refused, for the better part of 20 minutes, to cancel Block’s service, the recording went viral not because it was an anomaly, but because the rep’s sales tactics were familiar: most …

YouTube boss explains how to go viral

"Viral is one of the most overused buzzwords in the history of the web," says Kevin Allocca, YouTube's head of culture and trends, speaking at The …

How news apps on smartphones could be amazing in the future

<i>The modern smartphone is seven years old and yet, when it comes to designing mobile applications, we are still barely scratching the surface. Today we’ll see how harnessing technology already embedded in a phone can unleash great potential.</i><p><b>A mobile news app has simple goals: Capture and retain</b> …

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Mobile’s “One Game Wonder” Problem

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tadhg Kelly is a games industry consultant, freelance designer and the creator of leading design blog</i> <i>What Games Are</i><i>. You can follow him on Twitter</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>One of the best Michael Palin bits from <i>Mothy Python And The Holy Grail</i> goes:<p>Everyone said I was daft to build a castle on a swamp, but …

How to make Facebook work better for you: Quit the 'Like'

The “Like” button on Facebook seems harmless enough: It’s an easy way to express your appreciation of something.<p>But as some people are discovering, that innocuous little like has some unintended consequences.<p>Wired writer Mat Honan found out what happens when you like every single thing that shows …

London Is Now The World's Crowdfunding Capital

London has overtaken New York City and San Francisco to become the world capital of crowdfunding.<p>At an event held by The Crowdfunding Centre in London today, an interactive map showing crowdfunding’s spread and distribution was unveiled.<p>London is the top city, with local businesses and startups …