Microsoft has announced a partnership with Scottish energy provider SSE. They'll attempt to make the energy sector more sustainable through a variety of efforts. Both are COP26 partners too.
Google has announced that its Grace Hopper subsea cable is now connected between the United States, Spain, and the United Kingdom. Once on, the cable should improve Google's services.
Three has said that it's bringing back roaming charges for people visiting EU countries. Customers will have to pay £2 per day in these countries from May 23 if they renew a contract after Oct. 1.
Facebook has written a defiant letter back to the UK's CMA saying its concerns over Facebook's Giphy acquisition are totally unfounded. Facebook's defiance could see the issue drag on.
Vodafone has announced that charities of any size can apply for free Vodafone SIM cards that offer unlimited calls and texts plus 20GB of data per month. The SIM cards will be free for six months.
PayPal has expanded its cryptocurrency service to users in the UK. With the new service, people will be able to buy Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, or Bitcoin Cash for as little as £1.
Three UK has announced that its customers are now able to upgrade their Google One storage to 100GB for the next three months under an offer that it's running. 100GB typically costs £1.59 per month.
Binance has been ordered by the UK High Court of Justice to identify hackers who stole $2.6 million from Fetch.ai. Once found, the court said Binance has to freeze the account of those responsible.
The UK's Competition and Markets Authority has raised concerns about Facebook's acquisition of the GIF platform Giphy. It said the merger deprives the internet of a digital advertiser.
EE customers on the Smart of Full Works plans can now choose Netflix as one of their Smart benefits. By default, users will receive Netflix Basic but they can upgrade to Netflix Standard or Premium.
Virgin Media O2 has announced that half of its broadband network is now able to access gigabit connectivity. By the end of the year it wants to make gigabit available on all of its network.
Vodafone has gone back on its word after just eight months by stating that it will re-introduce EU roaming charges from January 6. Luckily, existing customers that don't upgrade will be unaffected.
The UK government has created a £4 million fund to help innovators find ways to deliver fibre broadband through the water network to help connect homes and businesses out in rural areas.
The UK government could reject NVIDIA's takeover bid of ARM. Sources familiar with the matter say a CMA report, requested by the government, raises "worrying" national security concerns over the deal.
The NHS COVID-19 app has received an update that will see fewer people receive self-isolation alerts. The government faced criticism after 600,000 people were pinged in a single week in July.
The UK government has further developed its digital ID framework which will eventually come into law and allow certified organisations to offer digital ID services, helping users prove who they are.
The UK government has announced that an additional 1.85 million premises in the UK will be getting gigabit broadband with government funds, according to its latest plans published today.
Vodafone has published a new report which states that the UK manufacturing industry could get a £6.3 billion boost if it introduces productivity-boosting 5G technology into its operations.
EE has launched two new insurance options with its phones. The new options now come with AppleCare Services so you can get your iPhone repaired at the Apple Stores around the country.
TikTok and Spotify have made an agreement that lets TikTok users claim Spotify Premium, for free, for four months. The offer is available in several European markets including the UK and Germany.
EE has said it will zero-rate data on its mobile network this Sunday between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight so that more people can tune into the Euro 2020 final between England and Italy.
EE has announced a new data service called Stay Connected. Customers that run out of data for the month will still be able to get online at a capped speed so they can perform essential tasks.
Nokia is going to provide equipment to Lightspeed Broadband in the UK to help get communities in the east of England connected with 10 Gbps broadband. The rollout will last from 2022 to 2025.
Amazon has revealed its Echo Dot Kids smart speaker which it plans to launch in the United Kingdom next month. The device has been tailored so that it's child-friendly. It'll cost £60 on Amazon.
OneWeb and BT have announced a new agreement that'll see the firms explore how they can work together to deliver internet connectivity to businesses and communities in hard to reach areas of the UK.
Microsoft has been selected as a principal partner for the upcoming climate change event COP26 in the UK. In the role, Microsoft will help the UK government deliver a successful COP event.
The UK government has teamed up with Snapchat, Reddit, TikTok, and YouTube to help encourage young adults, who are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, to go and book their appointment.
The financial services firm, Wise, will be going public via a directing listing rather than an IPO. The firm will be listed on the London Stock Exchange rather than the NYSE or Nasdaq.
The GigaTAG group has outlined how the government can make gigabit broadband available to those on lower incomes. Measures include connection and device subsidies and digital skills training.
Members of Parliament in the UK have written to President Biden during his trip to the country asking him to drop the computer intrusion charges levelled against Julian Assange for his Wikileaks work.
Raspberry Pi has published its latest book, The Computers That Made Britain, which looks at popular home computers from the 1980s. The book also tells the stories of those who work on the machines.
The UK government has teamed up with dating apps in the UK to encourage users to get vaccinated. The news comes as the UK prepares to officially open up vaccinations to those under the age of 30.
A new vehicle-to-everything road safety system, which has had input from Vodafone and Nokia, has begun trials in the UK's West Midlands region with the aim of cutting fatalities and carbon emissions.
UK police have busted a bitcoin mining operation that was running on stolen electricity. West Midlands Police has now seized the computers and is making enquiries into those behind the operation.
The UK's Advertising Standard Authority has banned some Luno bitcoin ads from London's transport network for failing to warn users that bitcoin is not regulated and that they could lose money.
VOXI customers who pay £15 or £20 per month can now access TikTok content without eating into their data allowance now that the service has been added to VOXI's Endless Video offering.
The UK's Competition & Markets Authority has given the go-ahead to O2 and Virgin Media to pursue a 50:50 joint venture. The deal is expected to close on June 1 and begin operations.
O2 and Microsoft have signed a new agreement which will see them trial Mobile Edge Computing in a Private 5G Network. It's unknown when O2's customers will be able to benefit from these technologies.
The UK is set to begin testing an Emergency Alerts system. People near a disaster such as flooding or a terrorist attack will be notified about what's going on so they can get to safety.
Vodafone has announced its new Business Evolve plans for small and medium-sized businesses. The four plans are designed to give SMEs more choice in one complete plan. Prices start at £10 per month.