For the first time, AltConf are expanding beyond the US. The organizers of the free conference that runs alongside WWDC every year, are now experimenting with some international events. This year, AltConf is hosting an evening keynote viewing event on June 4th, the first day of WWDC 2018.
There will be a drinks reception, a big screen to show the keynote stream, followed by a panel discussion once the show ends. If you are in London on the 4th, you can grab a ticket for free here. There are about 400 seats, and they expect to sell out.
Uber continues to run up against various regulatory problems in different parts of the world, including London, where it's been battling to stay operating under pressure from taxi driver groups and Transport for London. Now, it's promising to make some changes to its service in the UK.
"We recognise we can use our technology to go even further in setting a higher standard for private hire and other transport options," Uber says in a blog post. "After listening to feedback from drivers, riders, local regulators and the police we're introducing a number of new features and changes to enhance driver and passenger safety."
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Blizzard’s Overwatch League has seen the addition of another two teams, with one of them being the first European franchise to enter the competition: an outfit based in London.
LA-based esports firm Cloud9 has bought the rights to the London team, and founder Jack Etienne commented: “We are thrilled that Cloud9’s formidable fan base throughout Europe and the UK now has a local team to call their own.”
According to the BBC, Etienne and Cloud9 forked out $ 20 million (around £15.5 million, AU$ 25.5 million) to secure the London franchise, which just shows you how much money is sloshing around in the esports world these days.
Uber's fleet of electric vehicles in London is set to rise in the coming weeks after the company announced an expansion of its partnership with Nissan. The two companies have committed to deliver an additional 100 Nissan LEAF EVs, trebling the number… … Engadget RSS Feed