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UK 'considering rival' to EU Galileo project

UK 'considering rival' to EU Galileo project

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The UK is considering launching its own satellite navigation system to rival the EU's Galileo project after being shut out of key elements of the programme, according to reports.It comes after a row with Brussels over whether Britain can be trusted with sensitive European security information after the country voted to leave the bloc, the Financial Times reported.Galileo is the EU's Global Satellite Navigation System (GNSS) which provides accurate positioning and timing information.Business Secretary Greg Clark is reportedly taking legal advice on whether the UK Government can recoup the €1.4bn (£1.2bn) it has invested in the programme since 2003.Image:A UK Government official reportedly said the EU was 'playing hardball'Mr Clark warned the European Commission's actions could threaten cont...
Fullscreen 'YouTube Red rival' to close in January

Fullscreen 'YouTube Red rival' to close in January

Technology
Online talent management firm Fullscreen is closing the subscription video platform it set up last year to rival YouTube's premium tier.The service promised to produce "higher quality" programmes featuring popular YouTube and social media stars.Fullscreen said it had attracted "hundreds of thousands" of paying customers but wanted to focus its investment in areas with more "immediate impact".The service will close in January.At its launch in April 2016, the service featured programmes by British comedians Jack Howard and Dean Dobbs, and US vlogger Shane Dawson.There was also a catalogue of old television programmes such as Dawson's Creek.The service did regularly add new programmes to its offering but laid off some of its staff in September to "streamline operations". "When we set out to l...