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Virgin Media Brings 1.5Gbps Download Speeds To UK Folks

A £13 billion private investment by Virgin Media is making the Internet its fastest ever in London. Virgin Media, a popular and leading company is now providing Internet speeds of up to 1.5 Gbps which is 240 times faster than the average speed provided in London.

Almost every user is connected to a unique fiber optic cable network of Virgin Media through a high quality coaxial cable with almost negligible resistance. This is not the first time by Virgin media that they are crossing the limits in making things fast.

Murdoch Group In Hacking Crisis

Rupert Murdoch’s media company News International was in turmoil on Tuesday with its United Kingdom chief executive Rebekah Brooks facing calls to resign or be sacked following fresh revelations in the long-running phone-hacking scandal surrounding its tabloid newspaper, the News of the World (NoW), relating to the period when she was its editor.

With a police investigation under way, closely scrutinised by politicians and pressure groups, Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper group was braced for fresh allegations to emerge.

London To NY In Two Hours

A jet that can fly from London to New York in two hours could rob Concorde of its title as the fastest-ever passenger plane.Plans have been unveiled for the Hypermach SonicStar, a business jet which will be capable of a top speed of 2,664mph twice as fast as Concorde.It will fly at 62,000ft, allowing passengers to see the curvature of the earth

Woman Hires Hitman On Facebook, Makes Wall Posts

Thankfully, there are places like Facebook where anything posted on a wall or someone else’s wall can be easily seen by other people. It is social networks like these that cause dimmer bulbs to get caught, avoiding potential tragedies as the one in this story.

NZHerald reports, that a woman named London Eley had a heated argument with her child’s father, Corey White. Eley, who is 20 years old, offered $1,000 on Facebook to anyone who would kill White. Someone responded named Tim Bynum, 18 years old, from Pennsylvania.

Samsung And Visa Bring NFC To London 2012 Olympics

Samsung and Visa are currently in talks about a partnership delivering NFC mobile payment technology for the London 2012 Olympics. Both companies are considering rolling an Olympics and Paralympics Games handset in London that will be specially equipped with the new NFC technology. The new phone will work with a Visa payment application and a special SIM card. The consumer will be able to make a purchase with the phone by opening the Visa application and holding it in front of a special contactless reader.

London currently has 60,000 contactless readers in place and VISA is working hard with banks and retailers to make that number even larger. Samsung and VISA sponsored athletes will be among the first to get their hands on the new phone, with consumers later able to buy the phone through…

UK Tech Sector Gets $60 Million Push

U.K. investment firm Passion Capital just raised a fund of $60 million, $40 million of which was contributed by the U.K. government. They plan to make around 50 investments with the fund, each around $200,000, mostly to companies with little more than a pitch or a prototype. They recently released their invest strategy on their lovely website.

Partners Stefan Glaenzer, Eileen Burbidge and Robert Dighero, are former European angle investors before they got together to launch…

Social Network That Operates A Digital Currency

Hub Culture is a social network which manages a digital currency and the first to merge the digital and physical worlds. Members create online profiles and tag themselves to areas of expertise and knowledge. They also build groups to manage projects with wikis, file sharing, discussions and event planning, or exchange the virtual currency to acknowledge favors and benefits that come from sharing information. The site has dedicated representatives in over 60 locations worldwide, including Bermuda, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, San Francisco and Singapore, according to Wikipedia.