Strong ARM Delivers Results

U.K. chip designer ARM once again delivered the goods, Wednesday reporting solid first quarter results ahead of market expectations on the back of its processor business. It’s also quietly confident about the outlook; reiterating its annual revenue guidance.

Bebo–Still Big in the U.K.!–Redesigns

Bebo, the social network bought and sold by AOL, still has 10 million monthly unique visitors, with an average user age of 17 and lots of them in the U.K..

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Google Goes Shopping, Picks Up U.K. Price-Comparison Site

Google today shelled out about $61 million for BeatThatQuote, a U.K. site that lets consumers compare and apply for lower rates and cheaper prices on various services and products, including financial, insurance, legal assistance, utilities and merchandise.

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Survey Finds Video Game Usage on Phones Tops Consoles, Computers

Seattle-based PopCap has commissioned a study that doesn’t necessarily support the bulk of its business to date — making games for consoles and computers. The pre-IPO casual-game maker of Bejeweled said the survey, conducted by Information Solutions Group, found that among mobile phone gamers in the U.S. and UK, 44 percent say the phone is the primary gaming device of choice, leapfrogging video game consoles (21 percent) and personal computers (30 percent) since a similar survey was last conducted in 2009.

Apple Hits New Milestones: 10 Billion Apps Downloaded, 160 Million iOS Users and More

Apple said today its App Store has hit more than 10 billion downloads worldwide, equating to roughly 62 apps for each one of its 160 million iPhone, iPod touch and iPad users.

Will Oracle and Microsoft Bid on Autonomy?

A sketchily sourced report out of London says that Oracle and Microsoft may be lining up to bid on the British Software firm Autonomy early in 2011. Rumors are always rumors of course, but there’s a good reason to give this one some thought.

Amazon's WikiLeaks Author Explains Why He Yanked His Book–And Why He's Selling It Again

You might think twice about publishing a WikiLeaks e-book if you got threatening emails, too. An odd chapter to a weird story.


Julian Assange Denied Bail After Arrest

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was denied bail at a court hearing following his arrest in the U.K. early Tuesday on an international warrant related to sexual-assault allegations in Sweden.


U.K.: Google Breached Laws

U.K. officials ruled Wednesday that Google Inc. broke the law by collecting data from wireless networks for its Street View mapping service, reflecting growing scrutiny in Europe of the U.S. Internet company’s privacy practices.


U.K.'s Times Gives Tally of Digital Sign-Ups

News Corp.’s U.K. newspaper division announced Tuesday that more than 100,000 readers have paid for digital editions of the Times and Sunday Times–with about half of those being monthly subscribers–following a move to put the newspapers’ content behind a paywall.

Two Months, Two Million iPads

Bing Gets a Spring Revamp